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“Thank you very much for your support throughout this project, the lighting has made a great difference and we will also be saving money  on our bills, so its win, win!”
Linda Baker, Westways Vending, Hailsham

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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: Sustainability Tour of 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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Network Update – September 2017

New Events, Book Now! Our new Utilise Plus programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is kicking off with three exciting events across Sussex: a Case Study Visit to Wakehurst Place, a Business Networking Breakfast in Chichester, and an Energy Saving Workshop in Brighton. Find out more and book your place.   Boosting Economy, Reducing Energy New research […]

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Network Update – August 2017

Utilise Plus We’re excited to announce the launch of Utilise Plus, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This new programme offers energy efficiency grants, events, workshops, and energy audits, to SMEs in the Coast-to-Capital Local Enterprise Partnership region. To find out more, including eligibility criteria and application details, visit the Utilise Plus website. Event Report: Summer Networking Drinks On 27 […]

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Network Update- June 2017

Event Report: Sustainable Travel, 13th June Fantastic turnout for our Sustainable Travel Event. 50 delegates converged on Burgess Hill by train, bus, bike and electric car to learn more about sustainable travel. The event included great presentations from our speakers and great exhibits from local organisations. Read the full event report.   Energy Efficiency Grants Apply for grants of […]

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Environmental Management Systems and Staff Engagement

Getting staff buy-in to environmental improvements or an EMS is much easier if you base your approach carefully around the organisational culture. Do you recognise this scenario? You are responsible for your organisation’s environmental management system or action plan. You’ve got a top notch system, but for some reason not everyone in the organisation shares […]

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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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Network Update- June 2018

Energy Saving Workshop, Crawley- Book Now! Energy saving expert Kayla Ente of BHESCo will be delivering this interactive, fully-funded workshop. Take control of your organisation’s energy use and identify money-saving opportunities!  Book Now.   Sustainability Tour of Polesden Lacey This is your chance to have a look ‘behind the scenes’ and be taken on a […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Lighting Up Lingfield

      Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, in Tandridge, benefitted from a grant of £1,770 for their LED lighting project which was issued through our Utilise Plus programme. Utilise Plus supports small and medium sized enterprises that are interested in installing energy saving measures on their premises to reduce their energy bills and greenhouse gas […]
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@SustBusNetwork 18 hours ago  We are soon starting our new funding round for #energysaving projects. Register your interest for our Utilise Plus… https://t.co/WET0TvFd02

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Upcoming Events

  • 03/07/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Polesden Lacey, Dorking
  • 17/07/2018Energy Saving Workshop, Burgess Hill
  • 10/08/2018 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Horsham
  • 04/09/2018 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Bognor Regis
  • 12/09/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Earthship, Brighton
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