Consultancy Services


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.

 Customer Hospitality

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).

Award Sponsor?

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
-Energy Project
-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

To find out more about the evening Click Here

2019 To secure your category

Please contact
Or call 01202 971 186

Expo Champion?

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 Hashtag
  • 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.


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

 Are you what we are looking for?

Apply today, to find out
Or, call 01202 971 186

A simple, worthwhile investment

It’s just £995.00+VAT to become a Champion for one year!
Or, talk to us about the 2 and 3 year Champion programme.
Or, call 01202 971 186


Big Green Awards 2020

October 6th 2020
Hilton Ageas Bowl (Southampton)

A glittering night of celebration
…new venue, new location, bigger, better!

This year, by popular demand, the Gala Dinner & Big Green Awards will take place on the same date and venue as The Big Sustainability Expo 2020. That’s non-stop corporate sustainability from breakfast to midnight.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to meet even more like-minded organisations with one date and two big brands.

Are you?
In the public or private sector in the UK
Making a difference to your environmental impact
A supplier of products, technologies or expertise to support them
Helping to accelerate climate action

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.

The suppliers, the trailblazers, the experts, the passionate, the investors, innovators and thought leaders.

2020 Gala Dinner Spectacular

As the doors close on the 2020 Big Sustainability Expo, so the doors open on the stunning Hilton Ageas Bowl Ball Room 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 2020 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 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 and trust us…this is it!

-Attend for a great night out
-To meet lots of like-minded businesses
-Nominate your organisation for an award this year?
-Get other businesses or clients involved by inviting them to join
you on the night

Your 2020 Award Categories…

1.  Carbon Reduction Project of the year
2.  Circular Economy Innovation of the year
3.  Consultancy of the year
4.  Energy Efficiency Project of the year

5.  Product Innovation of the year
SPONSOR & Event Ambassador.  Thank you to the  GHS Group

6.  Sustainability Leader of the year

7.  Waste and Resource Management Project of the year
SPONSOR Thank you to Eco Sustainable Solutions

8.  Water Management Project of the year

9.  Transport/Fleet Management Initiative of the year
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

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 2020 Gala Dinner & Awards Ambassador

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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.

Marc Smith is Managing Director.

Book your Gala Dinner Tickets here

Make a card payment… 01202 971 186
Or, email

Are you looking for a powerful tool for exposure for your organisation in 2020?

Then why not get even more involved by taking advantage of a powerful marketing tool by supporting an Award.

Help to shape the event this year by calling us on 01202 971 186

Sustainable Business Conference

A Sustainable Business Equals Sustainable Profits
Find the secrets to a sustainable business at the
2019 Sustainable Business Conference.

WHY? It is now a commercial reality that customers and employees rate a more responsible business as highly as customer service or quality.
This annual one-day event is designed to ensure your organisation is ready for the changes happening today – and to prepare you for the future.

It’s not the only business tool that is changing to meet new expectations. Collaboration, discussion, interaction, knowledge-share, learning and exchange – introducing the Non-Conference – Conference.

Overview of each Expert in their area of expertise.
Next Round table interaction with each expert – alongside your peers.
Then Move from table to table – or – you choose when – and if – you move.
Close Expert Panel Q&A session.
Including Refreshment Breaks, Networking and Tabletop exhibits.
Hot Buffet Lunch.

Delegate places are limited, so do BOOK EARLY
Via Eventbrite BOOK HERE here
Card Payments accepted, please call Anita Potten 01202 971 186
Or, request an invoice  Full payment due prior to the event.

 Protecting productivity and profitability

With changes in customer expectation comes the necessity for a more transparent supply chain.

Attracting the best and most motivated teams to serve your customer means understanding the way their expectations have changed.

According to MetLife UK, companies with a disengaged workforce face;

      • -16% lower profitability
        -49% more accidents
        -37% more absenteeism
        -65% lower share price
        -18% lower productivity

The benefits of a structured approach

There are so many benefits to adopting a structured approach to sustainability. Engaging with your sustainability strategy and approach will help you to;

    • build a resilient organisation able to capitalise on opportunities
    • demonstrate purpose
    • build your brand, its perception and reputation
    • understand why customers, partners and investors
    • recognise and reward more sustainable companies
    • reduce costs and increase margins
    • become a partner of choice
    • respond to investor, customer and employee requests for information
    • become an employer of choice, with the right teams in place and reduce staff turnover
    • reduce risks in your supply chain
    • get and stay ahead of consumer trends
    • differentiate your products and services
    • mitigate the risks that environmental and social issues present to companies today

  Take away with you FREE


Newly updated for 2019, Terrafiniti’s SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS ESSENTIALS explains why real corporate social responsibility matters to your business and how to build genuine shared business value.

  That’s not all….

Discounted … Mini Strategy Session

An intensive 3-hour one-to-one consultancy session covering 3 crucial aspects of sustainability best practice – your
company situation, objectives and focus. Normally £800 (+VAT), our partnership with Terrafiniti means that Sustainable
Business Conference 2019 delegates are entitled to a 50% discount for sessions booked before 30th April 2019.


The Conference will also host tabletop exhibits to enable us to demonstrate just some of the solutions on offer.

  Delegate Offer

Visitors on the day are entitled to a 15% discount from IEMA for their Affiliate Membership 



2019 Presenters

Building resilience…the benefits of a structured approach to sustainability

Joss Tantram
Founding Partner of Terrafiniti LLP

Terrafiniti LLP is a specialist consultancy pursuing the advancement of truly sustainable behaviour. They create value for through building an understanding of strategic risk and opportunity, stimulating innovation, driving operational efficiency and developing capacity. Activities have included the design and development of a range of groundbreaking publications and training interventions, research and information analyses, stakeholder-based partnership projects and the development of tools. Clients and partner organisations have included government agencies, local authorities, multinational companies and global NGOs.

Corporate Sustainability and CSR: Attracting and Retaining the Best Team

Katherine Pereira
Team Leader – Sustainability, Allen & York

Katheryn manages the Sustainability team at ALLEN & YORK, overseeing mandates for senior appointments through to mid-level hire for both corporate and consultancy clients. She is a highly experienced recruiter, having specialised in this field for over 10 years. Her team works collaboratively with a range of organisations, often on a retained or exclusive basis, taking time to fully understand businesses and enabling them to source the highest calibre of candidates to drive their sustainability agendas forward. Katheryn also holds a BSc in Geography and MSc in Coastal Zone Management.

Financial Proposition for Sustainability

Louise Mitchell
Relationship Manager at Barclays International

Louise joined Barclays in 2012 as a Relationship Manager. Her role is to look after a portfolio of SME customers in all sectors covering the Dorset area. She is very passionate about sustainability and keen to inspire others to consider how to make changes to the benefit of their business and the planet. She states it is clear that Sustainability and Climate Change is a key differentiator, that will divide those that successfully adapt to the challenge – and those that do not. Therefore, having a clear, coherent and comprehensive strategy around sustainability is not optional for successful organisations.

A priority for Barclays is to support clients with their strategic shift towards clean, green solutions and they will run events to raise awareness to challenge boardroom thinking and facilitate change as well as continue to develop new market opportunities.

Procurement: Respond to requests for information and reduce supply chain risks

Glenn St. John-Colgan
Managing Director. Augmentas Group.
Chair Institute of Directors

Sustainability in business is as much about commercial principles as it is about carbon footprint and succession. When a business spends money, it is the residue of cost after sales, tax, staff, operations and all other incidental costs. It is literally your bottom line and your money. Similarly, your approach to sales and bidding, without investing in the right opportunities, you will not grow. If you manage both of these in a commercially-sustainable manner, growth is assured.

Building on our successful workshop last year, we will provide enhanced learning on how your business can drive value into your buying while giving you key insights on how you can improve your sales and bidding approach. We hope in a short period of time to challenge how you and your organisation buys and how you bid. We will provide helpful hints and tips on maximising your spend, mastering your data, generating savings, and winning more work without affecting your customers, your sales or your quality.

Ensure your organisation is Fit for the Future

Dominic Tantram MCIEEM FICRS CEnv
Founding partner of Terrafiniti LLP

Dominic helps leaders from business and NGOs develop realistic sustainability plans and actions, reduce risk, identify business value, save waste and money.
He considers himself lucky enough to explore sustainability vision and purpose, develop strategy, deliver training programmes and review communications for organisations like Elopak, Intersnack, Ajinomoto, WWF, WEF & WBCSD. With a few straightforward steps, most businesses can move from being lost in a bewildering whirl of social and environmental issues to taking a structured approach. They can shift from reacting and focusing only on risk and reputation – to thinking about value, opportunity, purpose, and legacy.

 Round Table Session

Each delegate will take part in a table discussion with their table host and presenter for the day.

 Panel Discussion

Our lively panel discussion will be hosted by Consultants, Southern Sustainability Partnership.

£100 VOUCHER could be your YOURS!

RAFFLE: A Tesla Model X and Chauffeur to the value of £100 for one lucky winner.


 Delegate places are limited, so do book early

We try to keep it simple for everyone with three payment methods.

Eventbrite BOOK HERE here

Card Payments accepted, please call Anita Potten 01202 971 186

Invoice Request an invoice
With full payment due prior to the event.