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
Have confidence in us.
We’ve made changes for your safety on the night.
COVID-19 We would like to let everyone know that the Big Green Awards and Gala Dinner will now take place on March 26th 2021 under the Hilton Brand EventReady with CleanStay. Stay safe everyone.
Big Green Awards…Receive the recognition you deserve at the 2021 Gala Dinner.
March 26th 2021
Hilton Ageas Bowl (Southampton)
A glittering night of celebration
…new venue, new location, bigger, better!
By popular demand, the Gala Dinner & Big Green Awards will take place at the same venue as The Big Sustainability Expo.
Do not miss out on the opportunity to meet even more like-minded organisations with one date and two big brands.
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.
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The suppliers, the trailblazers, the experts, the passionate, the investors, innovators and thought leaders.
2021 Gala Dinner Spectacular
Doors open from 7pm 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 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 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 2021 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 theGHS Group
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 2021 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.
Have confidence in us. We’ve made changes for your safety on the day.
COVID-19 We would like to assure delegates the event is going ahead as planned following the government guidelines, as you would expect. An action plan is currently in place for event day to ensure the safety of our visitors and for up to date information click here. Stay safe everyone.
The 2020 Expo marks the 5th Anniversary of the only dedicated Expo on the South Coast held in Southampton. The home of corporate sustainability it is now one of the UK’s leading dedicated exhibitions.
The Big Sustainability Expo 2020 – 9.30am to 4.00pm Hampshire Business Leaders Climate Summit – 8.30am to 2.30pm Expo Networking Breakfast – 8.00am to 9.30am
If you are reading this you are very likely working on, or looking to implement a strategy for the reduction of the environmental impact of your organisation. Our leading experts and exhibitors will work with you to reduce your running costs, improve your processes and help you in meeting the fast-changing expectations of customers and staff. Empowering your organisation to accelerate action against climate change.
Why this is a vital date for your calendar
Leading experts, suppliers of products, technologies and services, thought leaders, innovators, investors, publications and associations brought together for you…under one roof to answer all your questions.
We match your organisation with leading solutions in the drive towards cost reduction, process improvement and carbon reduction.
To meet and network with like-minded businesses.
“Don’t limit the potential of your organisation. Embrace the power of effective corporate sustainability, and, in turn, reward your organisation with reduced running costs, improved processes and customer perception, and the transparency required by today’s customer and talented and motivated workforce.”
What will feature in 2020
Sustainability Panel – What the Experts have to say
Technology for Good Innovation
Relevant Business Services
Social Value Options
Unique membership deals
Networking Case Studies
Water Stations – No Plastic Bottles
Hand Sanitising Stations
What you can expect on Expo Floor
-Exhibition floor with up to 100 exhibition stands -Programme of hot topic workshops throughout the day -Suppliers you will not find at any other expo -Product launches -Innovation -Technology for Good -All day networking in the Eco Coffee Lounge -Free takeaway Expo Guide to refer to all year
We will once again provide FREE ACCESS to leading experts from around the UK covering the Hot Topics of the day. Timing and topics to be announced shortly. Please send me early workshop alerts
Case Study Forum
New for 2020 Sit and listen to experts sharing their successful projects in the form of real life case studies. From those who organised and worked through the process from the start through to completion. Please send me early workshop alerts
What the experts have to say
-Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – IEMA -Chartered Institute of Wastes Management – CIWM -Ellen MacArthur Foundation -Terrafiniti -GEP Environmental Our experts are still building
Pre-Expo Networking Breakfast
The Hampshire Chamber will host a pre-Expo networking breakfast between 8.00am and 9.30am when the Expo doors open. The event will include networking, breakfast and speaker. For more information please contact the Chamber direct HERE
DO NOT MISS THE IEMA SHOW DAY OFFERS… We are delighted that we are once again partnering with IEMA for the 2020 Expo. IEMA will provide delegates visiting their stand with a 15% discount on memberships. As well as 15% off upgrades to Graduate, Associate, Practitioner and Full IEMA Membership
What do we want from you?
No Entry Fee Entry fee from non-exhibiting supplier businesses serving sector No Parking Fee Just your time We will help you make the very best of your time on the day
Find Electric Vehicle Charging locations on your route Dynamic city location Easy transport routes Hilton at The Ageas Bowl is the Expo venue for today’s professionals. Modern facilities. An experience that will complement any brand. Plenty of areas for quiet one-to-one meetings. Accessible from all major routes and public transport A stone’s throw from the M27 and serviced by excellent transport links Plenty of free parking, while accessible from sustainable public transport alternatives Expo coffee lounge for food and refreshments, with access to venue bar for food and refreshments Relax after the Expo at the Hilton Spa Organise Expo hospitality with a round of Golf at Boundary Lakes