Speakers at the last breakfast I attended were brilliant, thanks very much.
Harriet Bartley, Work This Way, Arundel

Network Update- May 2018

Book Now – Energy Saving Workshop, Newhaven

This interactive, fully-funded workshop will help you take control of your organisation’s energy use and identify money-saving opportunities by creating a practical action plan tailored to your organisation’s specific needs. Book Now.


Event Report: Business Networking Breakfast

Delegates from a variety of organisations attended this Utilise Plus networking event to hear from experts about trends in sustainability. Thank you to our guest speakers Anya Ledwith of Eshcon and Thaddeus Dell of SAS Energy for giving us useful insights, and to our hosts at Mid Sussex District Council. Read full report.




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!



NEW 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

Komedia Comedy Club is Brighton’s premier live entertainment venue located in the city’s bustling North Laine. This year, Komedia will be hosting two exciting environmentally-themed shows in the upcoming Fringe Festival.
Find out more.



More Events to come this Summer…

We are excited to announce that we have a number of events coming up this summer, including sustainability tours and workshops!
Full list of events here.



East Sussex Energy Grant Scheme

This grant scheme is funded by East Sussex County Council to help businesses with reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more.

In short…

No more Plastic Pollution – Read more
Companies pledge to cut down on plastics.

Are Solar Roads the future?Read more
More and more countries are testing out solar road technology.

A Win for the Bees  Read more
EU puts a ban on bee-killing pesticides.


Dates for the diary…

Energy Saving Workshop
16th May 2018, 09:30 to 13:00, Newhaven, fully-funded. Details and bookings.
Take control of your organisation’s energy use with this practical, interactive session.

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.

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…

Free Marketing on a Small Budget
9th May 2018, 18:00 to 20:00, Littlehampton. Details and bookings.
Identify clever marketing strategies for your business. Organised by Arun Business Partnership.

Sustainability in Action Masterclass
5th June, 9:00 to 14:00, Hove, £105. Details and bookings.
This Green Growth Platform masterclass gives practical guidance on business sustainability and more.

Utilise Plus Event Report: ‘Reduce Single-Use’ Networking Breakfast, Billingshurst

Delegates were up bright and early for the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s networking breakfast on the theme of reducing and reusing waste. This event was held as part of the SBP CIC’s Utilise Plus programme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to save energy, reducing their costs and greenhouse gas emissions in the […]

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

  • 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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