“Good to receive thoughts and guidance in what can be a very complicated process.”
Mike Radlett, Carville Switchgear, Burgess Hill

Network Update – August 2013

Welcome to August’s Network Update. This month; Are there any grants out there? Tendering Masterclasses for renewables and energy efficiency businesses; Breakfast presentations; PV Feed-in-Tariffs; Worthing & Adur Business Awards.

Are There Any Grants Out There?
Not loads, but a few worth investigating…

Shoreham-Breakfast-DelegateShoreham-by-Sea Breakfast Presentations
We had a full house in Shoreham-by-Sea for our Sustainable Business Breakfast. Speakers included The Body Shop, Carbon Minded and Iron Mountain. Their presentations are available on-line.

We’re just finalising our events programme for the autumn and new year. Keep an eye on our website.

Keen to Sell to the Public Sector?
Then don’t miss our Tendering Masterclasses, free to attend for businesses working in the construction, energy efficiency or renewable energy sector.

You’ll get to meet the procurement teams that judge your tender applications, find out how to effectively and efficiently complete pre-qualification questionnaires and tender returns and learn where to find tenders and how to ensure you have the necessary policies and standards in place to compete.

Hastings 9th October, Chichester 10th October. Both 09:00 to 13:00. To book your place contact Jo Southernwood on: or 07807 588887. Further details.

Last but not least…

Defra seeks your views on how environmental guidance can be simplified – Visit website
The department also wants to know which information you submit is most useful.

Adur & Worthing Business Awards Open for Entry –
Visit website
Categories include Green Business of the Year and Contribution to the Community.

PV Feed-in-Tariff rates fixed until 2014Payment tables
Payment available per kWh electricity generated by photovoltaic solar panels will remain the same until the new year.


Join the Sustainable Business Network (it’s free!) and receive the Network Update to your inbox each month.

Network Update – March 2018

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