“Thank you very much for your support throughout this project, the lighting has made a great difference and we will also be saving money  on our bills, so its win, win!”
Linda Baker, Westways Vending, Hailsham

Network Update- March

‘Future of Solar’ Networking Breakfast, Lewes

‘The future of solar’ is the theme of this Business Networking Breakfast in Lewes on Wednesday 20th March. Hear from expert speakers from OVESCO and Brighton Energy Coop and enjoy networking over pastries! Book now.



Sustainability Tour of Brighton Waste House

Join us on Wednesday 10th April for this exciting behind-the-scenes tour of the Waste House which will be led by Cat Fletcher of Freegle UK. Book your place today.




‘Reduce Single-Use’ Networking Breakfast, Billingshurst

Join us in Billingshurst to network with like-minded businesses and hear from expert speakers on reducing and reusing waste, including Cat Fletcher of Freegle and David Treadwell of Mid Sussex Wood Recycling. Book now.


Energy Audits

Why not apply for a fully-funded Energy Audit to identify opportunities to save energy and money in your organisation?! Find out more and register your interest.




Event Report: Sustainability Tour of Shoreham Port

In February, we hopped on a Big Lemon bus for this behind-the-scenes tour. Shoreham Port is one of just eleven accredited ‘Eco-Ports’ in the UK. Read the event report here.


Members Spotlight – Jim Miller Design

Brighton and Hove-based Jim Miller Design is an architectural practice specialising in sustainable buildings. They work to Passivhaus standards aiming to improve the quality and comfort of buildings while reducing their carbon impact. Find out more



East Sussex Energy Saving Grants

East Sussex County Council is funding small energy efficiency projects to help businesses reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more.




In short…

Swedish Student Leader gets EU to spend Billions on Climate – Read more
Finally the top level is starting to take action but will it be enough?

Potential Ban to connect New Homes to Gas Grid – Read more
This might be a great step to reduce fossil fuel consumption in homes.

Kites and Drones to harness Wind Power – Read more
New renewable technologies keep surprising us!


Dates for the diary…

‘Future of Solar’ Networking Breakfast
20th March 2019, 08:00 to 11:00, Lewes, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
Hear from expert speakers on the future of solar energy.

Sustainability Tour of Brighton Waste House
10th April 2019, 09:30 to 12:30, Brighton, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
A behind-the-scenes tour of the famous Waste House.

‘Reduce Single-Use’ Networking Breakfast
16th April 2019, 08:30 to 11:30, Billingshurst, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
Hear from expert speakers on the theme of reducing and reusing waste.

Sustainability Tour of King’s Academy Ringmer
21st May 2019, 09:30 to 12:30, Ringmer, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
See a number of energy-saving technologies in action on this behind-the-scenes tour.

Third party events…

Brighton Sustainable Building Meetup
12th March 2019, 19:00 to 20:00, Brighton, Details and bookings.
An informal space to discuss sustainable building practices, techniques and issues for anyone interested.

Warmer Sussex – Not-for-Profit Advocate Engagement Event
19th March 2019, 13:30 to 16:30, Brighton, Details and bookings.
Warmer Sussex is developing a local initiative seeking to make homes more sustainable.

Utilise Plus Event Report: ‘Future of Solar’ Networking Breakfast, Lewes

Delegates made their way to Lewes on a sunny morning in March for the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s networking breakfast, on the theme of the future of solar. This event was part of the SBP CIC’s ongoing Utilise Plus programme which helps small and medium sized enterprises to reduce their energy use, saving them money […]

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

  • 10/04/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of the Waste House, Brighton
  • 16/04/2019 8:30 am'Reduce Single-Use' Networking Breakfast, Billingshurst
  • 21/05/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of King's Academy, Ringmer
  • 29/05/2019 8:00 am'Know Your Energy' Networking Breakfast, Burgess Hill
  • 05/06/2019 8:00 am'Community Energy' Networking Breakfast, East Grinstead
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