About Us

“Thank you very much for your support throughout this project, the lighting has made a great difference and we will also be saving money  on our bills, so its win, win!”
Linda Baker, Westways Vending, Hailsham

Our History

We have over 19 years’ experience helping 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 in 1998 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 1,800 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

Utilise Plus Event Report: ‘Reduce Single-Use’ Networking Breakfast, Billingshurst

Delegates were up bright and early for the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s networking breakfast on the theme of reducing and reusing waste. This event was held as part of the SBP CIC’s Utilise Plus programme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to save energy, reducing their costs and greenhouse gas emissions in the […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Whitgift Sports Club

Whitgift Sports Club, based in South Croydon, received a £5,000 Utilise Plus grant in December 2018 for their heating and hot water project. The Utilise Plus programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and helps small and medium sized enterprises to reduce their costs and environmental impact by saving energy. Whitgift offers […]
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Upcoming Events

  • 21/05/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of King's Academy, Ringmer
  • 29/05/2019 8:00 am'Know Your Energy' Networking Breakfast, Burgess Hill
  • 05/06/2019 8:00 am'Community Energy' Networking Breakfast, East Grinstead
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