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“Many thanks for arranging the team of volunteers from the chartered surveying company. They completely revamped the garden and created a fantastic new orchard!”
Liz Davis, Brighton Housing Trust

Network Update – July 2012

An exciting month ahead, including events at The Body Shop HQ in Littlehampton and Sussex Yacht Club in Shoreham-by-Sea. Plus rail and bus discounts for Mid Sussex businesses, hotel video case study and Environmental Policy do’s and don’ts.

Now booking – Sustainable Business Breakfast – 12th July, Shoreham
We’re in Shoreham-by-Sea for the next of our popular Sustainable Business Breakfasts. Over fresh coffee and bacon butties we’ll hear from Brighton Marina and Thomas Eggar LLP about how they have improved the energy and environmental performance of their premises, as well as Ampleo, the employee engagement specialists. Plus a chance to introduce yourself and your business to the audience in our round-the-tables session. 12th July, 08:00 to 10:00, Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham-by-Sea.

Book today. 01444 477501 or network@sustainablebusiness.org.uk. £20, or £30 for two (why not bring a colleague or friend?). Download a flyer.

New Video Case Study: Best West The Birch Hotel
The Birch Hotel in Haywards Heath has taken quick-win initiatives to improve energy and water efficiency and reduce waste, including LED lighting, heating controls and using concentrated cleaning products. Watch the video on-line.

Rail and Bus Discounts for East Grinstead and
Haywards Heath Businesses

A new initiative has been launched in Mid Sussex to encourage sustainable transport and help address congestion. Easit offers 20% discounts on peak time Southern Railways tickets and discounts on Metro bus tickets. The scheme is free to join for the first two years for businesses in Haywards Heath and East Grinstead. http://easit.org.uk/easitmidsussex.php

Environmental Policy – the Do’s and Don’ts
An Environmental Policy can help you demonstrate to customers, employees and the public your environmental best practice. There are three key commitments you should include; prevention of pollution, legislative compliance and continual improvement. Keep it short (one 1 side of A4 is fine), get management sign-off and avoid fluffy, non-committal language! Read our policy. Learn more at a free UTILISE Workshop: www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk/utilise

Buy With Confidence – Trading Standards Approved Traders Scheme
Businesses can demonstrate that they operate in a legal, honest and fair way by signing up to Buy With Confidence. The scheme is run by West Sussex County Council Trading Standards, who vet applicants before awarding the Buy With Confidence mark which they can use on their website and promotional material. More information, including videos of members and scheme prices, can be found at: www.westsussex.gov.uk/buywithconfidence. Alternatively, telephone: 01243 642124.

If you are looking for an approved trader you can search the Buy With Confidence directory:
www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk

And finally…
Recycling takes the biscuit:
www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?src=nl&id=22673
DECC halves Renewable Heat Incentive budget:
www.energylivenews.com/2012/06/12/decc-halves-next-renewable-heat-budget

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Utilise Plus Event Report: Sustainability Tour of Brighton Earthship

On a cool September morning, the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed delegates to the Brighton Earthship for a Sustainability Tour. This event was part of the Utilise Plus programme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises save energy, reducing their costs and Greenhouse Gas emissions in the process. The SBP CIC’s Jack Dale introduced the […]
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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

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