“The event was very well organised and resourceful.”
Patrick Mballa, LST Projects, Eastleigh

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 up to £1,000 to cover 40% of the cost of an energy efficiency project, such as LED lighting, insulation or heating controls. Small and medium size businesses in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove) are eligible.

How to apply





Free Smart Office Guide

Check out this excellent Smart Office Guide produced by the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network. The guide has been created with experts from the companies in their network and provides the latest at-a-glance best practice in sustainable workplace management.


Download here.



Join our team

Would you like to work with us? We have a great new opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed person to join our team as a Project Officer.

To find out more about this varied role and how to apply, click here.




Environmental Management Systems and Staff Engagement

How do you engage staff in your company EMS? SBP Director Shelaine Siepel shares some ideas in this month’s blog article. Read full article here.




Member Spotlight

Urban Edge is a Brighton-based environmental consultancy specialising in ecological surveys and environmental planning. They provide practical advice to developers, architects and planning consultants to help them take into account the ecological value of their development sites. By identifying any potential issues concerning protected species and providing effective mitigation strategies, they help their clients produce robust planning applications that successfully secure planning consent.

They provide the full suite of ecological surveys and impact assessments and also help local authorities produce environmentally-sustainable plans and programmes and effective conservation of important habitats.



Event: Summer Networking Drinks

27th July, 17:30 to 19:30, Koru Architects, Hove

Join us for networking drinks at Koru Architects.

Event information will be uploaded shortly.





Event: Sustainable Development in the UK- Local Businesses in Brighton

29th June, 17:30 to 19:30, University of Sussex, Brighton

This event will discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and how your business can contribute to the goals and benefit from doing so. Sustainable Business Partnership Director, Shelaine Siepel, will be speaking at the event. Lectures are followed by reception and networking.

Details and Bookings




In short…

National Clean Air Day –  Report
Read the statistics behind the UK air quality crises.

Drop in renewable energy cost leads to global boost – Read more
Falling solar and wind prices have led to new power deals across the world despite investment in renewables falling

Last Chance to apply. Clean Energy Startup Competition – Registration deadline 21st June
Have an idea for a clean energy startup. Apply for funding from Energy Catalyst. Full details 


Dates for the diary…

Summer Networking Drinks- Hosted by Koru Architects  (free to attend)
27th July, 17:30 to 19:30, Koru Architects, Hove – Full details to be published shortly

Third party events…

Sustainable Development Goals in the UK: Local Businesses in Brighton (free to attend)
29th June, from 13:30 to 17:00 pm, University of Sussex, Brighton. Details and Bookings
This event will discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and how your business can contribute to the goals and benefit from doing so. Sustainable Business Partnership director Shelaine Siepel will be speaking at the event. Lectures are followed by reception and networking.

RetrofitWorks; Transforming the Built Environment of Sussex (free to attend)
30th June,10:00 to 16:00, Linklater Pavillion, Lewes. Details and bookings
Community Energy South are hosting a free event on 30th June in Lewes to introduce an innovative platform for generating new business in the retrofit industry called RetrofitWorks

Community Energy South Annual Conference
7th July, from 09:30 to 17:30, Linkalter Pavillion,Lewes. Bookings
Community Energy South is holding their Annual Conference which will include training events and an opportunity to network with industry peers as well as representatives from UK Power Networks.

Spotlight on Crawley Gatwick Diamond Economic Forum On Location Event. Bookings 
22nd Septemeber, Arora Hotel, Crawley
This event will encourage healthy debate and ideas on Crawley’s future based on an overview of current projects, plans and future ambitions given by those involved in planning them, as well as an update on Crawley and its future from those involved in planning it, and the chance for business stakeholders in the town to join the debate about its future.

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 […]

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

  • 10/10/2018 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Newhaven
  • 16/10/2018 9:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Croydon
  • 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
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