KIRKLEES firms are being urged to gear up to the challenges and opportunities of going green.
Business support group CO2Sense Yorkshire is seeking more members for its Better Business Environment Forum covering West Yorkshire.
The forum aims to make sense of green issues – from regulations and legislation to new business and funding opportunities. It is backed by CO2Sense Yorkshire, a business support and market development programme funded by Yorkshire Forward and the European Regional Development Fund.
The forum brings members together to network, share best practice and get information and advice. Members can also access support on reducing the environmental impact of their operations.
The forum ran nine events last year, attracting 350 people from 250 different organisations. More than 2,500 contacts already receive news and information through the forum, making it one of West Yorkshire’s busiest and best resources for environmental news, information and networking.
The programme of events in the next few months includes a coach trip to the UK’s biggest environmental event Sustainability Live, a look into the world of sustainable buildings and a briefing on producer responsibility regulations.
Forum member Clare Townley, managing director of Todmorden-based engineering firm Harmsworth Townley, said “We love BBEF meetings as a versatile ‘green’ tool box. They help us make the most of our resources in a very enjoyable and informative way. We are able to network, promote our own renewable energy products and share our microgeneration and carbon cutting experience, whilst also learning from others in a supportive and non-competitive environment.”
Forum co-ordinator Sam Saxby said: “Interest in green issues is growing fast among West Yorkshire’s businesses. BBEF aims to help them seize the opportunities and rise to the challenges which we all now face.”
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