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How safe is your Company’s position in the Supply Chain?
Episode
Episode 1 of Series
Contributor
Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries
Discussing
Corporate sustainability has driven customers in the public and private sector to expect far greater transparency from their suppliers. Demanding they demonstrate both a desire and the strategy to operate more responsibly. So, we asked entrepreneur, founder and managing director of one of the South’s leading award-winning chains of children’s nurseries, Cheryl Hadland of Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training what she expects from her own suppliers. Cheryl’s sustainability journey began several years ago, in part to meet legislation yes – but, more importantly for her, to meet her own personal ethical standards. Her journey, she describes as a partnership between her and her customers…the children and the parents.

 

Consultancy Services

 Review

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.

 Guidance

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.

 Workforce

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.

 Expo

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).

Green Supplier Hub

News… Next ‘Meet the Supplier’ Lunch in July.  Find out more

The home of business acceleration

The Green Supplier Hub is a unique, closed-group of collaborating supply businesses providing quality products, services, technologies and expertise to service the development of corporate sustainability, environmental management and social value.

Launched in 2016, the Hub quickly proved what can be achieved by working together when embarking on business development.

Simply put, you will immediately extend your sales team – and your reach.

5 Members benefit from £365,000 of business in the last 6 months.

With even more potential business in the pipeline!

 How the Hub works?

-This is a small, ‘by invitation only’ group.
-You may still apply, but the group will decide who joins.
-This is not a networking group…Members sell with you – not to you!
-Members share leads
-Members work together on projects
-Members co-bid for work
-No competitors are invited to be a part of the group. 
-Meetings are facilitated to enable full and effective collaboration
-Meetings are minuted and shared with the group

 Bi-monthly Breakfast Meetings

– Collaboration time
– Facilitated round table project share and updates
– Minuted meetings 

 Support Groups

As we are on steering groups members are often asked to present at meetings such as…

-South Wessex Waste Minimisation Group (SWWMG)
-Sustainable Business Leadership Group (SBLG)
-GreenTech South
-Women in Sustainability
-Dorset and Hampshire Business Support Network

 Big Green Awards

Hub members receive an automatic nomination for the Big Green Awards which take place each November.

 Discounts

Hub members receive discounts for The Southern Sustainability events, including our Expo

Keeping it simple:
Membership is all-inclusive 

Extend your sales team and your reach today.

For just a one-off annual payment of £720.00+VAT (for less than £2 a day) we provide you with full membership that will also include all venue, catering and marketing costs. 

Our members prefer a one payment policy than ‘pay per meeting’. 

How do we apply?

Simply call Southern Sustainability on 01202 971 186
Or, email us info@southernsustainability.co.uk

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 info@southernsustainability.co.uk
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.

THERE ARE ONLY 10 CHAMPIONS PER YEAR…So, don’t miss out!

Venue
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 info@southernsustainability.co.uk
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.
nfo@southernsustainability.co.uk
Or, call 01202 971 186

REGISTER HERE

Big Sustainability Awards

The event that shines a spotlight on Sustainability.  Rewarding those making a difference. Fasten your seat belt…it’s going to be another amazing night!


20th April 2021
7.00pm till Midnight
Hilton Ageas Bowl (Southampton)


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Reducing the environmental impact of your organisation is as vital a part of doing business today as quality and customer service. That’s why it’s so important to shine a spotlight on those who are making a difference.

Our amazing suppliers, incredible trailblazers, experts, those who are passionate about the cause, investors, innovators and thought leaders.  We congratulate you all and invite you to join us on the night.

By popular demand, the Gala Dinner & Big Sustainability Awards has now moved to 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.

Do you?
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

Your 2020/21 Award Categories…

“In these times of climate change, every human should be a contributor when it comes to saving the planet and those with highest achievements deserve to be recognised.” David Saraby, Air-Site Limited
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
6.  Sustainability Leader of the year
7.  Waste and Resource Management Project of the year
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. B-Corp Company 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

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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

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Our Prestige Venue

The Hilton Ageas Bowl is home to Hampshire Cricket and the fabulous cricketer Ian Botham’s restaurant Beefy’s.  It provides us with a prestige backdrop for the evening with an on-site Spa and Golf Club.

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Check out The Big Sustainability Directory HERE today 


Looking for accommodation for the night?

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Looking for a powerful marketing tool?

Then why not get even more involved by taking advantage of a powerful marketing tool fand sponsor an Award! Just a few remain.

Help to shape the event this year by calling us on 01202 971 186  info@southernsustainability.co.uk

The Big Sustainability Expo (Southampton) 2020/21

20th April 2021  .  9.30am to 4.00pm
(Hilton Ageas Bowl . Southampton)

The topic no organisation can afford to ignore – at the event no organisation can afford to miss!


A vital date for your calendar

REGISTER HERE

The home of corporate sustainability celebrates its 5th anniversary event, with leading experts, suppliers of products, technologies and services, thought leaders, innovators, investors, publications and associations all brought together for you…under one roof.

The expo also provides an opportunity to meet and network with like-minded organisations and to learn from your peers.


Featuring in 2021

COVID-19 ready event.  Find out more here
Sustainability Panel – What the Experts have to say
Energy Management
Facilities Management
Waste Management
Recycling Solutions
Water Management
Technology for Good
Innovation
Infrastructure Solutions
Relevant Business Services
Consultancy
Transport Solutions
Social Value Options
Associations
Clinics
Unique membership deals
Networking
Case Studies

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
-Electric Vehicle Showcase with test drives
-All day networking in the Eco Coffee Lounge
-Free takeaway Expo Guide to refer to all year

2021 LearnZone

We will once again provide FREE ACCESS to leading experts from around the UK covering the Hot Topics of the day.  Find out more here

Case Study Forum

New for 2021 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 forum alerts

Electric Vehicle Audit & Showcase

-Business EV cost efficiencies
-Finance and Funding
-Autonomous vehicles
-How EV in tourism is an income generator
Option Pre-event fleet audit to review in more detail on the day

Meet the Sustainability Consultant

Free lunchtime session with one of the UK’s leading sustainability consultants – Upper Ground Floor between 12.30pm and 1.00pm
Ask all those burning questions. Book early here

Pre-Expo Networking Breakfast

The Hampshire Chamber will host the 5th anniversary of our pre-Expo networking breakfast between 7.30am and 9.30am – when the Expo doors open.  The event will include networking, breakfast and speaker.
Speaker…Hear from Alex Bruce a local young entrepreneur who brought his Turtle Straws to market in May 2018 following and spurred on by Blue Planet II and the viral video of a Turtle with a straw in its nose, he came up with Turtle Straws a single use straw alternative that he saw bars and restaurants being able to get behind. For more information please contact the Chamber direct HERE

What do we want from you?

No Entry Fee
No Parking Fee
Just your time
We will help you make the very best of your time on the day

REGISTER HERE


Expo Supporters

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IEMA is the professional body for everyone working, studying or interested in environment and sustainability. They provide resources, tools, research and knowledge sharing to meet the real world needs of members.  www.iema.net/


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ALLEN AND YORK deliver recruitment solutions for a sustainable future, matching talent with organisations across energy, environment, sustainability, health, safety, wellbeing and more. www.allen-york.com/


Need help before we open?
Check out the Big Sustainability Directory 


REGISTER HERE