Central Bedfordshire Council said that by providing funding to The Green Business Network it is helping local businesses manage their overall environmental impact and have a sound knowledge of a range of sustainability-related issues.
The Green Business Network (GBN) is a membership organisation and charity, set up over 25 years ago. It aims is to support businesses to reduce their impact on the environment through various support programmes. Including business networking, webinars, ISO 14001 implementation, green advice and signposting.
The Council is supporting GBN to set up a referral network, called Green Connectors, for providers of green products and services.
This network aims to increase business for green solution providers by teaching them how to refer each other to their clients.
Green Business Network Manager, James Varley, said:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Central Bedfordshire to help businesses make a sustainable recovery. It’s more important than ever that we move towards a green local economy and the Network is ready to support businesses in the local area.”
GBN brings together like‐minded businesses to help each other reduce energy and water consumption, eliminate waste, design products more sustainably, increase biodiversity on‐site, manage impacts, and put environmental issues at the heart of decision making for businesses as well as supporting them to reduce their liabilities by understanding their legal obligations.
CBC Executive member for planning and regeneration, Cllr Kevin Collins, said:
“A clear shift in the business world indicates that many companies are choosing to be more conscious about the environment, relating to their increasingly environmentally conscious consumer, as well as ensuring their legal obligations are met.
“I would encourage all businesses to take up this opportunity to access free support from the Green Business Network whilst it’s available, courtesy of the Council.”
For more information about the Green Business Network (GBN) businesses can email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 07792 480986 or visit Green Connectors.