“It is commercial, not ‘save the planet’.”
David English, Restore, Redhill

Network Update – March 2018


Business Networking Breakfast

Come along to our Utilise Plus fully-funded Business Networking Breakfast on 18th April in Haywards Heath. Hear from guest speakers Thaddeus Dell of SAS Energy and Anya Ledwith of Eshcon.
Sign up today to secure your place.




Utilise Plus Grants- Apply Today!

Save money and energy this winter with a grant of between £1,000 and £5,000 to fund an energy-saving project in your organisation. Applications for our current funding round close soon so register your interest today.





Utilise Plus Success Story


Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre – based in Tandridge – was awarded a Utilise Plus grant to upgrade their lighting system to LEDs, saving them over £1,000 annually! Apply for your grant today.





 Members Spotlight

Based in East Sussex, Materialise Interiors is an interior design company. Its founder, Chloe Bullock, was one of the first interior designers in the UK to be Vegan Design certified. Sustainability never looked so stylish! Find out more on their website.




Blog: Sustainability Plans


Our guest blogger, David Carlyon of the Monarch Partnership, discusses the business benefits of embracing sustainability. Read the blog here.





Goodbye Louise…

                              Welcome Svenja!

Louise has left the company to move on to new ventures. Thank you for all your hard work, Louise!
Welcome to Svenja Czubayko who has joined the SBP as the new Project Officer.




In Short…


German court empowers cities to ban old diesel cars – Read more
Germany is showing more commitment to reducing emissions.

Can climate leadership become a business opportunity?- Read more
Managing climate risk with carbon pricing and science-based targets

The Netherlands plans floating solar farm at sea Read more
This small country is finding creative solutions to place renewable energy systems.



Dates for the Diary…

Business Networking Breakfast
18th April 2018, 8:00 to 11:00, Haywards Heath. Details and bookings.
This networking breakfast is organised by the Sustainable Business Partnership.


Third party events…

SE Assist Greater Brighton Launch
8th March 2018, 16:00 to 18:00, Brighton. Details and bookings.
SE-Assist is launching their latest funding rouch offering great deals in social investment.

Sustainability in Action- Masterclass for SMEs
21st March 2018, 9:00 to 14:00, Worthing. Details and bookings.
Workshop delivered through Brighton University’s Green Growth Platform.

Action Learning Sets for EstablishedSocial Entrepreneurs
23rd March 2018, 10:00 to 13:00, Brighton. Details and bookings.
Lead by The Platform, Action Learning Sets connect with and learn from other enterprises.

Utilise Plus Event Report: Sustainability Tour of Shoreham Port, Southwick

On a clear morning in February, the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed delegates to Shoreham Port in Southwick for a Sustainability Tour. This event was held as part of the SBP CIC’s ongoing Utilise Plus programme which helps small and medium sized enterprises to save energy, reducing their costs and environmental impact in the process. […]

Utilise Plus Case Study: Whitgift Sports Club

Whitgift Sports Club, based in South Croydon, received a £5,000 Utilise Plus grant in December 2018 for their heating and hot water project. The Utilise Plus programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and helps small and medium sized enterprises to reduce their costs and environmental impact by saving energy. Whitgift offers […]


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Upcoming Events

  • 20/03/2019 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Lewes
  • 10/04/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of the Waste House, Brighton
  • 16/04/2019 8:30 am'Reduce Single-Use' Networking Breakfast, Billingshurst
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