About the Southern Sustainability Partnership

Southern Sustainability Partnership events are where genuine green initiatives meet real market opportunities. Showcase your organisation’s sustainable efforts and drive business growth.

The Sustainability Awards

Founded in 2015, The Southern Sustainability Partnership Limited emerged from a collective vision to champion corporate sustainability and the drive towards net-zero carbon across organisations of all sizes. With over 26 years of combined experience in sustainability, our founders, Anita Potten and Lynda Daniels, embarked on a mission to transform advice into action—creating a tangible platform for companies to not only navigate but excel in their sustainability journey.

We recognised the gap between knowing what to do and having the means to do it in the realm of sustainability. Our aim was to build the “ship” and “port” for organisations to embark on their sustainability voyage. The journey has been one of passion, dedication, and continuous learning, as we strive to make a difference in both the public and private sectors.

Our annual Big Sustainability Expo and the Big Sustainability Awards stand as testaments to our commitment. These events are designed to foster connections, showcase innovations, and celebrate achievements in sustainability. By creating a space where magic happens, we enable passionate delegates and caring suppliers to collaborate effectively.

Since our inception, we’ve broadened our horizons to include clean transport pop-up events, consultancy services, podcasts, and directories, as well as partnering with the Southampton City Council for public events. Each initiative is a step towards a more sustainable and socially conscious future.

Meet the Directors

Anita Potten

With a background in telecoms, sales, and project management, brings her expertise in reducing carbon footprints through telecommunications technology. Her journey into corporate sustainability was further solidified through her role in a carbon reduction initiative for the Borough of Poole, where she met Lynda.

Lynda Daniels

With extensive experience in marketing within the renewable energy sector and a passion for environmental management, co-founded the Partnership. Her journey intersected with Anita’s during their collaborative work on a carbon reduction initiative, leading to the foundation of The Southern Sustainability Partnership Limited.

A photo of Lydia Daniels at the Big Sustainability Awards 2023