About Us

“Because we have been working on environmental issues for some time I was surprised at how much useful practical information was new to me which I can now apply within my organization.”
Sheila Daly, University of Portsmouth

Meet the Team

Shelaine Siepel, Managing Director

Shelaine is an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 20121 Sustainable Events specialist with an MSc in Science and Technology for Sustainability. She has been working in the sustainability sector since 2002 and joined the Sustainable Business Partnership in 2006, overseeing its spin out in early 2011 from a local authority project to a Community Interest Company. She developed the UTILISE Course and Sustainable Business Network, recognising the need to not only help businesses identify savings through resource efficiency, but also provide the link to the local suppliers that can help them turn their good ideas into action.

 

Svenja Czubayko, Programme Manager

Svenja is the Programme Manager and main contact for the East Sussex Energy Efficiency Grants and the ‘Sustainability in Business’ training courses, which enable organisations to reduce their carbon footprint and become more energy efficient. She is also an Elmhurst-accredited Commercial Energy Assessor and creates Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for business premises. Svenja qualified in Permaculture Design in 2016, accredited by the British Permaculture Association, and she is actively involved with the Brighton Permaculture Trust. She has a special interest in smart building design and sustainable technologies.

 

 

Brett Hagen, Director

Brett is a Heat Network Specialist with background as an Energy and Environment Manager at Crawley Borough Council and is a founding Non-Executive Director of the SBP CIC.

Network Update – October

East Sussex Energy Saving Grants Calling businesses in East Sussex! East Sussex County Council is funding small energy efficiency projects to help businesses reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more.   End of Utilise Plus Celebration at Brighton Pavilion Our Utilise Plus Energy Saving Programme came to an end in September. We celebrated the […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Park Cameras

Based in Burgess Hill, Park Cameras sells photography equipment, as well as offering printing services and photography courses. In early 2019, Park Cameras received a Utilise Plus grant from the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC to install energy-saving LED lights. This followed a fully-funded Utilise Plus energy audit they received in late 2018. Funded by the […]
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@SustBusNetwork 3 days ago  RT @GrowthSoutheast: See the Utilise Plus project appear under the Clean Growth section in our latest ERDF case studies at https://t.co/3sa…

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