“Very engaging, extremely relevant and ultimately informative.”
Paul Power, Downs Energy Ltd, Burgess Hill
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.
Johanne Kloster, Marketing Support
Johanne is a new intern from Copenhagen, studying to become an environmental technologist at Cphbusiness Academy. She has been introduced to and worked with the concepts of circular economy, business value chain, lifecycle assessment, energy efficiency, calculation of carbon footprint and obtaining and implementing environmental management systems (EMS). Johanne recently completed a project for a culture house called Kulturhavn Gilleleje, where she reviewed opportunities for the organization to obtain ecolabel certificates, specifically looking into Green Key and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. She is interested in waste and resources, ISO 14001 and also in the potential of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a tool for companies to get started with and framing environmental policies and actions into their value chains.
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.