Anita POTTEN
Director

Why The Southern Sustainability Partnership?

With collaboration at its heart, Anita set up The Southern Sustainability Partnership in 2015 to help to drive the message that operating under a more environmentally focussed strategy, with more socially conscious values is key to the future of your organisation. Anita has extensive experience in the field of telecoms, sales and project management for both private businesses and large public organisations including the NHS. Pulling on her knowledge, she assessed the requirements of the customer and matched their needs to the expertise required to get the job done. Adopting good telecommunications technologies reduces the need for face to face interaction, therefore reducing the carbon footprint of a business - this became a passion and led to the development of the partnership.

 

Lynda DANIELS
Director

Why The Southern Sustainability Partnership?

It was sheer frustration that led to the development of the company based on the fact that there are so many initiatives and groups telling you what to do, without offering a firm platform from which to help you to do so. Lynda has extensive PR and marketing experience in the electronics assembly sector, travelling the world in support of organisations working in this sector. Following a move to the renewable energy sector, she found her passion for environmental management and social value and started a network where she met her co-director Anita - and was asked to join various steering groups which are still supported today.

 

Penny MILLS
Research Specialist and Event Support

Penny has been a valued member of the team since we launched the first Expo in 2016. Originally working on the Keynote Speaker Theatre, she quickly became an invaluable researcher too.  Penny has worked in top level PA roles throughout her career, including PA to the Chief Executive of the The Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Research and attention to detail come as second nature to her, which is why she was so successful in managing a commercial travel diary for large sales teams for organisations in the engineering sector.

Dan CAREY
Design and Technical Manager

Dan is a big advocate of corporate sustainability and is known within the Dorset, UK business community and in large scale solar sector. Dan ensures the smooth running of everything technical including the website and also supports us with design. Dan has supported The Southern Sustainability Partnership since the beginning in 2015.

Adrian HOPPER 
Master of Ceremonies

Adrian joins the Expo team from his company, Creative Discipline based in Bournemouth - Dorset. His company has a mission to unleash the power of sustainability for ethical brands by providing a commercial point of difference and to help them understand what works and what doesn’t in terms of their sustainability activity.

Lex McKee 
Videographer/Photographer

Lex drives the sustainability message wherever he goes and he is well-known in the business community in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. And, he is very involved in The Business Network TBN with Jacqui Frampton. Lex runs our video interview booth The Corporate Sustainability Education Channel of Podcasts during the Expo.>

Paul THORLEY
Our Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Expert

Paul has been our resident expert in this field since early 2020. He can supply any make and model of new car or van, using incredible fleet discounts and a vast array of finance companies to get anyone the best possible deal that suits them. He just so happens to love Electric and Hybrid cars and vans - and is very passionate about being part of this amazing and exciting change with the rollout of new technology and a whole new range of vehicles. Paul has years of experience in the motor trade - running his own business since 2004 and in the past 10 years, he has been heavily involved in the leasing industry, helping to deliver the change in how people buy (or finance) a new vehicle - saving people £££ thousands over the years, delivering sheer excellence in customer service and understanding what each individual wants and needs are. "Imagine walking into a car dealership and being greeted by someone who never pressured you", he says. "Always has time for you, always there to help you and advise you, informatively, and all the options available to you. Plus, that car dealership has every single make and model of new car and van available and 14 different finance companies too. And, that the car dealership was also totally impartial to any brand or any finance company and was there to help you". To top all that off - his car dealership has access to syndicate buying power and recognized fleet operators to be able to use the best possible discounts and to share them with you.