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“The workshop has certainly opened my eyes into the hidden costs with regards to our utilities.”
Glenn Carter, Ingenious Design, Eastbourne

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Utilise Plus Event Report: Energy Saving Workshop in Brighton

The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed delegates to Brighton on 16th November for an Energy Saving Workshop. These half-day workshops are interactive sessions in which organisations produce bespoke action plans tailored to their particular needs. The group outlined their energy saving objectives. Some were specific, such as dealing with ineffective night storage heating, while others […]

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Utilise Plus Event Report: Business Networking Breakfast in Chichester

Delegates made their way to Chichester District Council bright and early for the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s Business Networking Breakfast. The event began with networking over pastries and coffee. Delegates from a variety of organisations attended, from all over Sussex. Louise Downey, of the SBP CIC, gave a short welcome to the event. After a […]

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Utilise Plus Event Report: Case Study Visit to Wakehurst Place

On a bright morning in November, the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed a number of Sustainable Business Network members from a wide range of sectors to Wakehurst Place. Funded and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place boasts world-renowned gardens, woodlands, wildlife and the state-of-the-art Millennium Seed Bank. The SBP CIC’s Louise Downey gave a […]

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Event Report: Museum Facilities Managers Forum #8

Our eighth Museum Facilities Managers Forum was kindly hosted by Weald & Downland Living Museum in West Sussex on a clear October morning. The SBP’s Shelaine Siepel welcomed delegates and reminded them of our new Utilise Plus programme, offering substantial grants and invaluable business support to eligible organisations, including museums. Delegates then introduced themselves and […]

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Event Report: Summer Networking Drinks at Koru Architects

On Thursday 27 July, members of the Sustainable Business Network made their way to Koru Architects’ award-winning Zero-Carbon Home, in Hove, to celebrate summer in style! The event was organised by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC and hosted by Koru Architects, with delegates working in a range of sectors, including architecture, environmental and business consultancy, and charities. […]

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Event Report: Sustainable Travel Event

50 delegates converged on Martlets Hall by train, bus, bike and electric car to learn more about sustainable travel. The event was organised by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC and supported by Mid-Sussex District Council, Haywards Heath & District Business Association and Burgess Hill Business Parks Association. Councillor Gary Marsh, MSDC Cabinet Member for Service […]

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Utilise Plus Event Report: Case Study Visit to Glyndebourne

We arrived on a crisp beautiful March morning to another fully booked tour of internationally renowned opera venue in East Sussex. The 36 delegates heard from Glyndebourne’s enigmatic Executive Chairman Gus Christie about the impressive range of initiatives they have undertaken to improve sustainability from the obvious (their 67m high wind turbine) to the less […]

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Event Report: Employee Engagement Day

The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC was asked by a global technology company with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability to help get their employees on board with their ISO:14001 EMS and delivering their environmental Key Performance Indicators. We held two hour long workshops for staff that began with an introduction from a volunteer from the […]

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Utilise Plus Event Report: Tour of Tangmere Solar Farm

Thirty-four delegates from various industries attended a tour of the Tangmere Solar Farm organised by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC. The event was part of UTILISE PLUS, a project supported by the European Regional Development Fund to enable Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) to become more energy efficient and cut their carbon emissions. The […]

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Utilise Plus Event Report: Business Networking Breakfast at Wiston House

Forty-five delegates from a variety of sectors gathered to learn about the energy efficiency and environmental initiatives implemented by Wilton Park and to hear from renewable heat experts Pope Consulting.

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Network Update – February 2018

  Utilise Plus Grants – Apply Today! Save money and energy this winter with a grant of between £1,000 and £5,000 to fund an energy-saving project in your organisation. Applications for our current funding round close soon so register your interest today!     Utilise Plus Success Story In December 2017, a social club received […]
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Billing & Tariffs

Reviewing the particulars of energy tariffs identified immediate opportunities for cost savings for three East Sussex businesses.
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Upcoming Events

  • 22/02/2018 5:30 pm#Socent Social & Showcase
  • 07/03/2018 9:00 amManaging Your Finances (Chichester)
  • 21/03/2018 9:00 amSustainability in Action - Masterclass for SMEs
  • 11/04/2018 9:00 amManaging Your Finances (Brighton)
  • 18/04/2018 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast
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