9 September 2014
08:30 – 10:30
The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR.
Are you a business interested in cutting costs and improving your sustainability? Then come along to the first meeting of the Herefordshire Environmental Business Network. It’s free to all Herefordshire businesses and coffee and bacon rolls will be provided (vegetarian alternative available on request at booking). The aim of the network is to enable Herefordshire businesses to share good practice, help to reduce costs and drive environmental improvements. As a result companies can attract customers, cut costs and increase their competitiveness through resource efficiency. We hope to support businesses to run this network for themselves in the future, thus focusing on topics relevant to them. Our guest speaker is Andy Whyle, chair of the highly successful Business Environmental Support Scheme Telford (BESST). The agenda for this meeting also features two case studies from local businesses showing how they have cut costs through environmental improvements. Agenda 08:00 – 08:30 Registration and Breakfast 08:30 – 08:50 Welcome, introductions and overview – Herefordshire Council 08.50 – 9.10 BESST Practice, guest speaker Andy Whyle Chair of the Business Environmental Support Scheme Telford, Andy will speak about the successes of the network and how businesses in Telford have improved their bottom line. 09.10 – 09:30 Local case study – Alex Pattison-Appleton, Cartridge World Alex Pattison-Appleton, Director of Cartridge World in Herefordshire will speak about their recycling and energy saving policies and how these have enabled them to cut costs and attract customers. 09.30 – 09:50 Local case study – Jimmy Swan, Wye Valley Brewery Jimmy Swan, Operations Manager at Wye Valley Brewery will speak about their recent upgrade to the brew-house which has resulted in 30 – 40% energy savings. 09:50 – 10:10 Discussion on future meetings Discussion about governance of network, topics for future meetings, desired frequency and timings of meetings, other desired support through the network. 10:10 – 10:30 Close, networking, questions
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