“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 – November 2017

Welcome New Members!

Our Sustainable Business Network keeps growing, with 1,800 members in total. A warm welcome to this month’s new members! Why not follow us on Twitter too, and never miss out on the latest news and events.


Energy Saving Workshop – Book Now!

There’s still time to book onto our interactive Energy Saving Workshop, fully-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). With expert support, you’ll create a bespoke plan of action to reduce your organisation’s energy use and save money! Book your free place.


GDBA Turns Ten

Nominations for the tenth Gatwick Diamond Business Awards close on 24th November 2017. The awards recognise innovative and inspirational businesses committed to the sub-region. Find out more.


Members Spotlight

Light Foot LED offer a range of lighting services, from design and planning to supply and installation. Using their immense expertise they tailor projects to suit their clients’ specific needs, maximising energy and cost savings. Find out more on their website, or hear from Light Foot’s Bryan Van Namen at our Business Networking Breakfast event.


Living Wage Week

It’s Living Wage Week, with events throughout the country celebrating the new, increased Living Wage of £8.75! We’re very proud to be one of over 350 businesses in Brighton & Hove committed to paying a fair wage. Find out more.



Upcoming Tenders…

Heat Network Specialist
Closes 10th November 2017 Find out more
Cheshire East Borough Council seeks to commission a district heating project manager.

Air Conditioning Replacement Works
Closes 17th November 2017 Find out more
Arun District Council invites tenders for the replacement of the Arun Civic Centre IT Comms Room cooling system.

In Short…

Electricity Created from Non-Recyclables Read more
A new plant near Manchester creates biogas and avoids landfills.

Clever Crows Cleaning Cities Read more
A startup in the Netherlands is training crows to collect cigarette butts.

Shell Launches First Electric Car Charging Stations Read more
The company have three ‘fast-chargers’ in Britain, with plans to expand.

Dates for the Diary…

Business Networking Breakfast  (fully-funded) 10th November, Chichester – Details and bookings

Energy Saving Workshop  (fully-funded) 16th November, Brighton – Details and bookings

Third party events…

Pop-Up ‘Media’ Breakfast with Juliet Tzabar
9th November,  09:00 to 11:00, Brighton. Details and bookings.
Held at the British Airways i360, as part of the Living Wage Week.

Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit (free to attend)
15th – 16th November,  London. Details and bookings.
Hear from experts on investing and finance, business leadership and strategy.

Grow Your Connections 

22nd November,  08:00 to 10:00, Lewes. Details and bookings.
Widen your network and share best practice at this Sussex Chamber of Commerce event.

Energy Audits Directive & ESOS Phase 2: Compliance for Multinational Corporates
30th November,  15:00 – 15:30, webinar. Details and bookings.
For organisations working across the EU to ensure they’re meeting their legal obligations.

Business Networking Breakfast
6th December 2017, 08:00 to 10:30, Lindfield. Details and bookings.
Hear from a guest speaker from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

Upcoming UK and EU Legal and Policy Changes
25th January 2018, 12:30 to 13:30, webinar. Details and bookings.
An IEMA event keeping you up-to-date with post-Brexit environmental legislation.

edie Sustainability Leaders Forum 2018

24th – 25th January 2018, Business Design Centre, London. Details and bookings.
A cross-sector event consisting of talks, panel discussions, workshops and networking.

Utilise Plus Event Report: Business Networking Breakfast in Crawley

Delegates were up bright and early to make their way to Avensys in Crawley for a Business Networking Breakfast on the theme of ‘smart technology for sustainability.’ This event was part of the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s ongoing Utilise Plus programme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises to save energy, reducing their costs and […]

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

  • 21/11/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
  • 29/11/2018 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Croydon
  • 05/12/2018 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Chichester
  • 13/12/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Splashpoint Leisure Centre, Worthing
  • 18/12/2018 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Brighton
  • 11/01/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Weald & Downland Museum, Singleton
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