What are you doing already? Whether the answer is something – or nothing we will provide a review of the potential of your business to run a more responsible operation. The potential to reduce your running costs, for example, or to help with smarter procurement and sourcing solutions and suppliers. We can guide you through the environmental management element of the tender process and, ultimately, help ensure you meet the changing expectations of your customers – and your workforce.
Our team is on hand to offer continued advice to support you in your corporate sustainability or social value journey. We are at the end of an email or phone, or we can join you for meetings.
Many companies find that engaging the workforce in their aspirations to become a more responsible business helps to ensure its success. That is where we come in, by organising;
Sustainability Days Helping to engage your workforce through various exhibits, presentations and an interactive itinerary.
Lunch and Tell These are mini 2-hour sessions towards staff engagement.
Training We run an annual programme to accelerate your business and ensure it’s Fit for the Future.
Workshops Half day or two-hour training sessions.
With running a more responsible business now as important as quality or excellent customer service, companies are keen to demonstrate their advancements in this field. We support clients by enabling them to host half or full-day hospitality events, designed to suit them and the industry sector they operate within. Each event is tailored to suit you and to enable you to keep within budget and, to ultimately ensure you attract and retain the right type of customer stay ahead of their competition.
Clients are invited to join us at the annual event, The Big Sustainability Expo 2019 and to enjoy a complimentary drink in our Eco Coffee Lounge, as well as lunch in the venue’s restaurant Beefy’s run by Ian Botham. This year the Expo will take place on the 8th October at the Hilton Ageas Bowl (Southampton).
Help us to continue to make this important event happen again in 2019
Become an esteemed Sponsor of our 2019 Awards
The 2019 Gala Dinner and Big Green Awards will once again be a celebration of what is being achieved in the fields of Corporate Sustainability, Environmental Management and Social Value.
2019 Choose from the following Award categories
-Energy Product or Solution
-Waste or Recycling Product or Solution
-Waste or Recycling Project
-Transport Project or Solution
-Social Value Solution or Project
-Plastic Reduction Project -Innovative Product or Solution (No longer available)
-Sustainable Business of the Year
-Inspirational Person of the Year
The Big Sustainability Business Expo 2019 Champions
It’s time to take advantage of a unique opportunity…And become part of a unique new Champions Business Community. A group of organisations, keen to invest in the support of best business practice and rewarding achievements in corporate sustainability.
What’s in it for your business?
In return, you will enjoy a unique and powerful platform to promote your company, as well as the opportunity to network with a community of like-minded businesses. The Expo now enters its fourth year, so you will enjoy the following benefits;
Your company logo and write-up on the Champions page of Expo website and a link to your own website.
Champions table at Expo for lunch in Ian Botham’s Restaurant Beefy’s at the Hilton Ageas Bowl
Champion’s Drinks Reception and Networking
New Champion press announcement
Pre-Show Networking breakfast on Expo day
Entry in the Champion’s page of Expo Programme
Complimentary Coffee on show day
Your own best business practice?
It does not matter if you are just beginning, or well on your journey, the benefit of being a Champion business is that you are able to demonstrate your support for what has been achieved already and is being achieved every day
The Expo itself
Be a part of the largest Expo of its type in the region, The Big Sustainability Expo attracts leading experts, large organisations, SMEs and the public sector from right across the UK. With a prestige venue at the home of Hampshire Cricket, the event offers easy air, road and air links to Southampton, free entry and complimentary parking.
THERE ARE ONLY 10 CHAMPIONS PER YEAR…So, don’t miss out!
The Hilton at The Ageas Bowl is a stone’s throw away from the M27 and serviced by excellent transport links.
Botley Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 3XH
023 8202 0900
Delegates also enjoy FREE Parking
Reducing the environmental impact of your organisation is a vital part of doing business today. That’s why it’s so important to shine a spotlight on those who are making a difference. Our amazing suppliers, our incredible trailblazers, our experts, those who are passionate about the cause, our investors, innovators and our thought leaders. We congratulate you all and to us you are all worthy of an award.
By popular demand, the Gala Dinner & Big Sustainability Awards will take place at the same venue as The Big Sustainability Expo. A glittering night that brings together the amazing organisations so, do not miss the opportunity to meet them.
Work in the public or private sector in the UK?
Deserve recognition for your sustainability projects?
Supply products, technologies or expertise to support them?
Help to accelerate climate action?
Then, this event is for you!
2020/21 Gala Dinner Spectacular
Doors open from 7pm on the stunning Hilton Ageas Bowl Ballroom atrium for the Welcome Drinks Reception.
Your first opportunity to rub shoulders with like-minded businesses and to meet your Gala Dinner and Awards Night Ambassador GHS Group of Gosport in Hampshire – as well as our 2021 award sponsors.
From your Welcome Drinks Reception we move to the Ball Room itself, skilfully designed by the talented team at the Hilton Ageas Bowl for a night to remember.
We kick off proceedings with our master of ceremonies, a welcome from the GHS Group. Followed by your entertainment for the evening and a sumptuous 3-course meal prepared for you by the Hilton chefs.
Your awards ceremony will feature throughout the evening and will end with networking and dancing.
We all deserve a great night…this is it!
-Attend for a great night of networking
-Attend to meet like-minded businesses
-Attend and nominate your organisation for an award this year
-Attend and encourage other businesses to join you and get involved
10. Employee Engagement and behaviour Change Initiative of the year 11. Investor of the year 12. Social Value Project 13. Public Sector Sustainability Project of the year 14. Entrepreneur of the year 15. Project of the year in Education
NOMINATE YOUR ORGANISATION If you are a supplier, or an organisation, do get in touch to nominate your organisation.
WHY NOT SPONSOR an AWARD? Call 01202 971186 for information.
Your Gala Dinner & Awards Ambassador
Introducing Marc and Kerris Smith of GHS Group, Gosport, Hampshire photographed here at the 2019 awards evening.
GHS Group is delighted to introduce the third Gala Dinner & Big Green Awards alongside hosts, The Southern Sustainability Partnership.
GHS Group are former winners of the Business of The Year Award in honour of their work in the mechanical and electrical sector, serving both the commercial and domestic marketplace. The GHS Group is made up 3 companies that include Solved FM, their commercial division, GHS their domestic division and UpgradeMyBoiler which provides finance on new boiler installs. The company is also proud to introduce The GHS Trust, set up to give something back to the community by offering help to those who need it most when their service breaks down or needs replacing.