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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: 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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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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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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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 – January 2017

Welcome to January’s Network Update. This month: Breakfast at Wiston House; Case study: Water-saving devices; Tours of Glyndebourne and Tangmere Solar Farm; Salt-water battery; Marketing workshop; Brighthelm Centre looking for trustee…

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Stay Afloat With Water-saving Devices!

Newhaven based retail equipment manufacturer Cash Bases halved their water bills by installing innovative water saving devices

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Supporting Local Growth 2019

Our Utilise Plus Energy Efficiency Programme was chosen to feature alongside many other great low-carbon projects in the ‘Clean Growth’ section of the ‘Supporting Local Growth 2019’ report produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). The document is a great summary of exciting projects that have been delivered with ERDF funding. […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Park Cameras

Based in Burgess Hill, Park Cameras sells photography equipment, as well as offering printing services and photography courses. In early 2019, Park Cameras received a Utilise Plus grant from the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC to install energy-saving LED lights. This followed a fully-funded Utilise Plus energy audit they received in late 2018. Funded by the […]
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