“The guidance and support you and the team have given my small company to be accepted by one of the biggest contractors in East Sussex has been pivotal.”
Marie Jones, The Office Your Office, Bodiam
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 Networks Specialist at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Previously, he was the Energy and Environment Manager at Crawley Borough Council and he is a founding Non-Executive Director of the SBP CIC.