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Network Update- June 2018

Energy Saving Workshop, Crawley-

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Energy saving expert Kayla Ente of BHESCo will be delivering this interactive, fully-funded workshop. Take control of your organisation’s energy use and identify money-saving opportunities!  Book Now.


Sustainability Tour of Polesden Lacey

This is your chance to have a look ‘behind the scenes’ and be taken on a tour to find out about sustainability features at the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey.
Find out about event details and bookings.



Utilise Plus Energy Saving Grants

Apply today for a grant of between £1,000 – £5,000 for an energy-saving project in your organisation. Watch your energy bills go down and your cash flow rise!
Apply today!




Energy Audits and Health Checks

Identify energy and cost saving opportunities in your organisation with a Utilise Plus energy audit, or tackle a particular issue with an informal Health Check. Apply today.




Members Spotlight

The Shaking Hands Crew proudly brought together local industry leaders at StartUp Croydon for their Environmental Social ‘Croydon’s Carbon Footprint’ to discuss how businesses can aid a sustainable city ecosystem. There’s never been a better time to get involved with the partnership and get aboard The SHIP.


In short…

Tesco to scrap 5p plastic bags all together! – Read more
Great to see some commitment- are others going to follow suit soon?

Keep Driving but much more sustainably! – Read more
This tiny efficient electric car is going to be trialled in Sweden soon!

Can we stop flying and still live well?  Read more
Carbon emissions from travel industry 4 times higher than estimated- we need to act!

Dates for the diary…

Energy Saving Workshop
21st June 2018, 09:30 to 13:00, Crawley, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
Take control of your organisation’s energy use with this practical, interactive session.

Sustainability Tour of Polesden Lacey
3rd July 2018, 9:30 to 12:30, Dorking, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
Look behind the energy-saving scenes of the National Trust’s stunning Polesden Lacey.

Energy Saving Workshop
17th July 2018, 09:30 to 13:00, Burgess Hill, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
Take control of your organisation’s energy use with this practical, interactive session.

Business Networking Breakfast
10th August 2018, 08:00 to 11:00, Horsham, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
A great way to connect to hear from our guest speakers and connect to local businesses.

Energy Saving Workshop
4th September 2018, 09:30 to 13:00, Bognor Regis, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
Take control of your organisation’s energy use with this practical, interactive session.

Sustainability Tour of Earthship Brighton
12th September 2018, 9:30 to 12:30, Brighton, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
Find out what low-carbon technologies are incorporated in this ‘off grid’ building.

Third party events…

Shaking Hands Speed Networking at IKEA
13th June 2018, 7:30 to 10:00, IKEA Croydon, FREE Details and bookings.
Make beneficial business connections in the Croydon area at this interesting venue.

Brighton Business Hub
14th June 2018, 18:30- 21:00, Brighton, £22.Details and bookings.
Join business leaders in exploring ideas and make the most of networking opportunities.





Utilise Plus Event Report: Sustainability Tour of Splashpoint Leisure Centre, Worthing

Delegates made their way to Worthing seafront on a December morning for a Sustainability Tour of Splashpoint Leisure Centre. The event was held as part of the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s Utilise Plus programme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises to reduce their costs and Greenhouse Gas emissions by saving energy. The SBP CIC’s […]

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

  • 18/12/2018 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Brighton
  • 11/01/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Weald & Downland Museum, Singleton
  • 31/01/2019Energy Saving Workshop, Horsham
  • 08/02/2019 9:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Worthing
  • 13/02/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Shoreham Port, Southwick
  • 07/03/2019 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Arundel
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