July at Future Leap with Katherine Piper

Exciting Updates

Looking back at the past month, we have a lot of exciting updates to share with our newsletter subscribers. Firstly, we are delighted to welcome Keryn Seal to the team as our Business Development Manager for the Exeter region. Keryn is further expanding our reach into the Exeter region and is already making a great impact within the region. It is great to have him on board. 

Our Events Team are reviewing the tremendous success of the Festival of Sustainable Business exhibition and are now moving onto the final element of the Festival: the Sustainable Business Awards dinner. It was a joy to meet with our panel of judges last week to decide upon the finalists and winners, which will be announced soon. We invite you to join us at the sustainably-sourced gala dinner on November 9th to celebrate the businesses that are taking inspiring action for people and the planet.

Our events team has also been busy with various activities, including the soft launch of our Avonmouth and Severnside Forum, focusing on decarbonization in the area and also a wonderful Sustainable Fashion Show. Huge thanks to the team for their dedication and for organizing such inspirational events.

Organisational Sustainability 

Our Consultancy Team have been working hard to support organisations on their sustainability journey. This month, for example, we have been working to deliver a carbon reduction plan for Pieminister, and are completing carbon footprints for Stride Treglown, Cornish Gems, Aspiga fashion, Equisoft and WeAreEase Ltd. We are also researching the sustainability support requirements of local businesses as part of a consultancy contract for the West of England Combined Authority. We are also delighted to be chosen as YTKO’s delivery partner for an Organisational Sustainability course, running from August to September. If you are an SME within the WECA region, we encourage you to read on for more details and consider joining this course.

Facilitating Impactful Communication

As Sir David Attenborough recently highlighted, there is a communications challenge when it comes to raising awareness about the climate and ecological emergencies. At Future Leap, we are taking steps to address this challenge. Our carbon neutral media studios are now fully equipped and available for wet or dry hire. These studios provide a space where impactful communication can take place. Additionally, in my role as Head of Sustainability, I had the privilege of being filmed by UWE Bristol for their ‘Stories of Hope’ section, which will be part of a climate education module accessible to all students within the university.

Appreciation and Encouragement

We are blown away by the level of consideration that organizations, such as those above, are giving to people and the planet. It has been a pleasure working with these organizations, and we encourage them to keep up the good work.

Our events team continues to raise awareness about the climate and ecological emergencies, while our consultants provide tangible actions to improve environmental performance. We acknowledge the communication challenge that we face and remain committed to facilitating impactful communication.

With our carbon neutral media studios, ongoing collaborations, and dedication to supporting and celebrating sustainability leaders, we move forward with energy and enthusiasm. We look forward to what the next month brings and remain hopeful and optimistic about our collective efforts for a sustainable future.

With hope and optimism,


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