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Surrey Hills Sustainable Business Showcase

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Tuesday, 4 February, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

University of Surrey Guildford Surrey GU2 7XH

A showcase event to inspire and support businesses in Surrey to become more sustainable


DATE: Tuesday 4th February 2020

TIME: 6pm – 8.30pm

VENUE: Business School, University of Surrey

 PARKING: Adjacent to the Business School

This business showcase aims to:

  • Inform – providing information to support businesses to become more sustainable
  • Innovate – highlighting innovation and encourage collaboration
  • Inspire – Inspiring businesses to use sustainable alternatives

Learn how to deliver a more sustainable future for your business

Join a growing network of Surrey Hills organisations who are putting sustainability at the forefront of their business strategy. By attending this event you will walk away with tools, techniques and ideas to better enable your organization to take the increasingly vital actions needed to protect the environment of the Surrey Hills and beyond.

If you care about the environment and the impact your business is having on it, come and learn from fellow Surrey organsiations who are overcoming the hurdles and challenges to enable them to become more sustainable.

Plus you will learn how rising to the challenge will not only help the environment but can also help in the marketing and success of your business.


Putting Sustainability at the forefront of your business strategy

Event Programme

Opening address:-

Bridget Biddell – High Sheriff of Surrey

Key note speakers:-

John Revess – Director of Plastics and Packaging, WBCSD – World Business Council for Sustainable Development

John joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as Director of Plastics and Packaging in 2019 with a remit to mobilize private sector resources to build a circular economy for plastics. He leads WBCSD’s contribution to the Alliance to end plastic waste, a not-for-profit organization working to make the mission of no plastic waste in the environment a reality. John is an experienced sustainability leader and an expert in post-consumer material stewardship

Dr Xavier Font – Professor of sustainability marketing at the University of Surrey.

Dr Font specialises in helping small firms to gain a competitive advantage from using sustainable tourism as a tool for product development, marketing and communications.  Xavier has run courses in the UK and overseas over 130 times for 2,500, accommodation and activity suppliers, tour operators, national parks and government agencies.

Surrey Hills Businesses leading the way in sustainability

Ian Jones, Hill House Farm – developing sustainable packaging

Clare Brown Plant Passion – running an “off the grid” sustainable business

Mark Lebus, LC Energy – business environmental audits

Surrey Hills Community Collaboration

Cllr. Mike Goodman & Ella Drsicoll, Shere KitchensLaunch of Surrey’s Tree Friendly Business programme

Find out more about the speakers by clicking here


The event  programme includes excellent opportunities for networking, exchange and building collaboration with a wide range of organisations who are there to inform, inspire and support your business to become more sustainable



Alongside the event programme, there will be an exhibition showcasing businesses and organisations who are leading the way in sustainability. Exhibitors have been chosen for their ability to share knowledge and solutions and to support other business with their sustainability strategy




The showcase event has been organised by Surrey Hills Enterprises

Surrey Hills Enterprises works with local businesses to support the rural economy and to promote, protect and enhance the beautiful Surrey Hills. Find out more and become a Business Member of Surrey Hills and benefit from all the connections, marketing and Member support.

Discover the best of the Surrey Hills and the local food, drink, arts and crafts, pubs, cafes and places to explore:

Surrey Hills Sustainable Alternatives Initiative

In May 2019 a group of Surrey Hills Members came together for form the Surrey Hills Sustainable Alternatives Initiative. The group has been working to raise awareness of the challenges as well as solutions for the Surrey Hills community.



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