Sustainable Business = Better Business

9:30am - 12:30pm, Thursday 25th October 2018

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Join Planet Markโ„ข Start! in this workshop designed to inspire and develop sustainability plans to improve your SME business.

About this event

Sustainability – A big business opportunity

Unlock the business benefits of sustainability – while others see risk, sustainable businesses see opportunity. Half of the Fortune 500 is predicted to disappear in the next decade.  Whilst big businesses wrestle to retro-fit sustainability, small businesses are ideally placed to embed sustainability into their products and practices. And many will go further by providing solutions that will directly meet the needs of our changing world.


The Planet Mark Start!

The Planet Mark™ Start! offers unique sustainability workshops designed to inspire SME’s to develop sustainability plans that will improve their businesses. Those attending events get the opportunity to network with like-minded organisations whilst accessing free sustainability planning, marketing and certification for their business.

The workshop content includes:

  • Interactive – Discuss the big issues of our changing world
  • Discover - The innovation driving the sustainability revolution
  • Reveal - How you can grow your business by being green
  • Act now - Expert advice to create your own sustainability plan and target setting
  • Certification - Awarded to those who produce a plan and commitments at the workshop
  • Collaborate – A sustainability themed networking session to connect businesses


The Planet Mark™ Start! is a simple programme delivered by experts to help you build sustainability into your business.  It is aimed at start-ups, small businesses (from 1–250 employees) and entrepreneurs with a business idea.

It is a FREE sustainability and certification programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council, and Bath and North East Somerset Council; delivered as part of the Environmental Business Resource Efficiency (EBRE) Support Service.

Businesses are eligible in Bristol City area, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North-East Somerset.

The Planet Mark™ Start! programme is being delivered by Planet First and Versio, and our delivery partners include Business West, South Gloucestershire Council and Bath and North-East Somerset Council.


Apex Hotel

Apex Hotel, James St W, Bath, BA1 2DA

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