About Us

“The course was great and very well put together.”
Graham Hillier, Cash Bases, Newhaven

Our History

Established in 1998, we have seen the sustainable business movement go from strength to strength. In this time we’ve helped a wide range of organisations improve their environmental performance and achieve savings through energy, waste and water efficiency. We run training courses, learning and networking events, various grant schemes, and offer site audits, Environmental Management Systems support and wider sustainable business consultancy services.

“Extremely useful and straight talking workshop.”
Keith Manger, Wakehurst Place

Company History

The Partnership was launched back in the last century as part of West Sussex County Council’s Economic Development activities. Partners included the district and borough councils, universities and Environment Agency. The model was successful and other Partnerships were set up across the South East region. In 2009 we launched the Sustainable Business Network that now has around 1,500 members and holds regular events across the region.

In early 2011 the Sustainable Business Partnership incorporated as a Community Interest Company. The move allowed us to develop our services and increase the support on offer to a business community that is increasingly recognising the value of sustainable business practice; the rationale for investing in resource efficiency to reduce running costs and the importance of playing a responsible role within the local community.

“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 organisation.”
Sheila Daly, University of Portsmouth

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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