“The energy auditor showed us how to adjust the settings to most efficiently run our heating system as well as explained the benefits of low-cost measures such as draught proofing.”
Judith Brown, The Sheldon Hotel, Eastbourne


Sustainable Business Network
The Sustainable Business Network is a great place to meet like-minded environmentally aware businesses as well as source local green suppliers. Members benefit from a monthly email update, a place in the on-line directory and invitations to Network events, such as our popular Sustainable Business Breakfasts. Membership is free – why not join today?

Utilise Plus Programme
This programme offers a range of services: grant funding, events, workshops and fully-funded energy audits, for eligible small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout England. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), supported by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, and delivered by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC. Find out more…

Tap Into Brighton
This project is delivered in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and Southern Water. The project aims to encourage various organisations across the city to offer tap water in reusable containers instead of water in plastic bottles. This not only builds on the momentum around reducing plastic waste in the city and beyond but also improves access to tap water and highlights the health benefits of drinking tap water over alternatives. Find out more…

Grants & Funding Programmes
If you are a business based in Sussex or the South East and looking to expand there are a number of local and national grant schemes you could apply for. Find out more…

Energy Audits
Carried out by a qualified and registered Non-Domestic Energy Assessor who will undertake a thorough survey of your property using measurements and photographs and assessing lighting, heating and insulation systems, the building construction type and its usage, to create your bespoke Energy Audit Report. Find out more…

Display Energy Certificates & Advisory Reports
A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) provides a visual representation of how energy is used in your building. Mandatory for public buildings with a floor area greater than 250 m2, a DEC can also be a useful tool for businesses to help set a benchmark for improvement, engage employees and demonstrate their environmental commitment to customers. Find out more…

Workshops & Training Courses
Whether you are an environmental-minded business looking to engage employees with new initiatives or a local authority keen to help organisations in your area reduce their utility costs, our range of courses and workshops will help you reach your goals. Find out more…

Employee Engagement Days
Interactive and fun training sessions for all employees to encourage efficient use of energy and resources. Employee Engagement Days take place on or off your premises and are tailor made for your company’s needs. Why not add a volunteering or team building session to complete the experience? Find out more…

Consultancy & Project Management
Are you looking for business sustainability experts for a special project or work programme? We can help you! Find out more…

Sussex Recyclers List
From pallets to plastics and cardboard to cast iron, it is possible to recycle a wide range of materials. Our comprehensive Sussex Recyclers List will help you find the right recyclers for you. Find out more…

Past Projects
We’re proud to have delivered numerous projects throughout Sussex, helping various organisations to improve their resource efficiency and reduce their environmental impact. Find out more…

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 […]

Utilise Plus Case Study: Lighting Up Lingfield

      Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, in Tandridge, benefitted from a grant of £1,770 for their LED lighting project which was issued through our Utilise Plus programme. Utilise Plus supports small and medium sized enterprises that are interested in installing energy saving measures on their premises to reduce their energy bills and greenhouse gas […]


Upcoming Events

  • 21/06/2018 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Crawley
  • 03/07/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Polesden Lacey, Dorking
  • 17/07/2018Energy Saving Workshop, Burgess Hill
  • 10/08/2018 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Horsham
  • 04/09/2018 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Bognor Regis
  • 12/09/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Earthship, Brighton
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