Susie Howells, of sustainability consultancy Greenmetrics, said: “SMEs represent over 99 per cent of UK businesses, employing around 60 per cent of the workforce and contributing over £1.8bn (around 47 per cent) to our economy.
“There is huge scope for smaller businesses to address some of society’s challenges and to reap the benefits of sustainable business: saving money, building reputation, preventing harm to people and the environment - and keeping on the right side of the law.
“I’ve found that smaller businesses sometimes struggle to engage with sustainability, mainly because it’s hard to find the time, money or opportunity to learn; with the perception that it’s nice to do, but too difficult with the pressures of business. This course is designed to address this, and to equip managers with the skills they need to integrate important issues into everyday decision-making.”
The course, held at Crawley Library, included a personalised pre and post-event review for each delegate. Further masterclasses will be run on 17 January, 21 March and 5 June 2018.
For more information, contact the Green Growth Platforms Marketing Manager Angela Ritchie via firstname.lastname@example.org.