Bristol Venue Confirmed For The First Face to Face Sustainability Workout

Business founders, based in the West of England, looking to develop their sustainability credentials are invited to take part in SETsquared’s fully funded Sustainability Workout.

Launched during the pandemic, the programme which has already support nearly 40 businesses, has so far been delivered online. Now for the first time, the June Sustainability Workout is being run face-to-face at Bristol ScienceCreates.

As consumers increasingly place importance on products and businesses with sound sustainable practices, it’s never been more vital to ensure your business is doing everything possible to protect our environment.

The West of England Sustainable Technologies Scale-Up Programme, provides bespoke support to organisations in the region which are looking at ways their business could be more sustainable or for organisations who are developing a sustainable product or low carbon service. It’s fully funded through the European Regional Development Fund and available to registered companies operating in the West of England region.

The primary support is via a Sustainability Workout which is delivered by expert sustainability specialists and mentors where organisations will scrutinise their business model looking at specific areas to help them established their sustainability goals to help with their growth. Online registrations are currently open for the June Sustainability Workout, taking place on 29 & 30 June at Bristol ScienceCreates.

Talking about the programme, Andrea Kelly, Programme Manager, SETsquared says, “I’m delighted that we are finally able to run our very first Sustainability Workout face-to-face. Whilst we have had the technology to successfully run these online for the past 12 months it will be exciting to get back in a room where I’m sure synergies and the energy from attendees will be felt. As part of the programme we have been testing the water with some face-to-face outdoor networking events and we’ve seen the positive impact of getting like-minded people together.”

“We appreciate that meeting face to face won’t be for everyone so we will still offer a mixture of online and face to face workshops. Providing this flexible approach, we hope to attract and support even more organisations in the region with this expert, tailored free support.”

Laurent Perge, Innovation Advisor for the programme goes on to say, “As well as supporting companies who attend the Sustainability Workout we can also offer a package of support from academic experts at the University of Bath to help develop products, services and the business model. It is my role to facilitate those introductions and nurture those relationships. This programme offers a variety of skill sets to enable organisations to get expert guidance about scaling up sustainably. I’m looking forward to meeting organisations who join us for the June workout and finding out how we can support them.”

For organisations wishing to learn more about the programme and to make an online application information is available via the web link below. Once your application has been received someone from the team will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

The West of England Sustainable Technologies Scale-Up Programme

The West of England Sustainable Technologies Scale-Up Programme is run by the SETsquared Partnership and the University of Bath Centre for Sustainable & Circular Technologies.

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