“Many thanks for putting together the Tendering Masterclass, for presenting the information in an interesting and interactive way and for making Nicholas Electrical more confident in the tendering process.”
Jessica Nicholas, Nicholas Electrical, East Grinstead

Network Update – January 2018


Utilise Plus Grants – Apply Now!

Start the New Year by reducing your organisation’s energy use and saving money with a Utilise Plus grant of between £1,000 and £5,000. Applications for our current funding round close soon so register your interest today.


Members Spotlight

Greenmetrics is a small, specialist corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and environmental management consultancy. Find out how they can improve the quality and impact of your sustainable business approach on their website.


GDBA 2018 Tickets

The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards recognise innovative and inspirational businesses committed to the sub-region. Tickets are now on sale for their tenth awards ceremony. Find out more.

Energy Policy Review 2017

In case you missed it, the UK Energy Research Centre published a report reviewing 2017’s energy policies, including the Clean Growth Strategy. Find out what recommendations they’ve made for 2018.


Join Us On Social Media!

Expand your online social network and follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and join our Sustainable  Business Network group on LinkedIn.


Upcoming Tenders…

Recycling Campaign
Closes 12th January 2018 –  Find out more
Leicester City Council invites quotes for delivering orange bags and leaflets.

Environmental School Engagement Programme
Closes 15th January 2018 –  Find out more
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council seeks to develop and deliver a programme for pupils to reduce energy-use in schools.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points Framework
Closes 15th January 2018 –  Find out more
Hampshire County Councils seeks to deploy an electric vehicle charging points framework.

In Short…

2017: UK’s Greenest Year Ever – Read more
Renewable energy soars past coal and gas, according to National Grid statistics.

Ultra-High-Speed EV Chargers Take Off in Germany – Read more
New 175 kW charging stations can service 4 electric vehicles simultaneously.

A Tasty Way to Reduce Waste Read more
Pret a Manger increases its discount on hot drinks for customers using reusable cups.

Dates for the Diary…

Third party events…

Sustainability in Action – Masterclass for SMEs
17th January 2017, 09:00 to 13:30, Brighton. Details and bookings.
The second in a series of four masterclasses, covering management systems, engaging stakeholders, drafting communications strategies, and more.

Upcoming UK and EU Legal and Policy Changes
25th January 2018, 12:30 to 13:30, webinar. Details and bookings.
An IEMA event keeping you up-to-date with post-Brexit environmental legislation.

edie Sustainability Leaders Forum 2018
24th – 25th January 2018, London. Details and bookings.
A cross-sector event consisting of talks, panel discussions, workshops and networking.

Better Business Show
1st February 2018, Worthing. Details and bookings.
Hear from expert speakers, network with exhibitors, and get free business support.


Utilise Plus Event Report: Business Networking Breakfast in Croydon

Delegates made their way to Sussex Innovation Croydon on a sunny October morning for a Business Networking Breakfast. This event was part of the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s ongoing Utilise Plus programme, which helps SMEs save energy and reduce their costs with grants, energy audits, and a variety of events. The SBP CIC’s Jack Dale […]

Utilise Plus Case Study: Spellman High Voltage Electronics

In Spring 2018, Spellman High Voltage Electronics was awarded a Utilise Plus grant of £3,500 for their LED lighting project. The Utilise Plus programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and offers grant funding and business support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The programme helps these organisations to reduce their energy usage, […]


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Upcoming Events

  • 30/10/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Tuppenny Barn, Emsworth
  • 08/11/2018 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Crawley
  • 21/11/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
  • 29/11/2018 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Croydon
  • 05/12/2018 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Chichester
  • 13/12/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Splashpoint Leisure Centre, Worthing
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