SBEN newsletter - March 2021

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Staffordshire Business & Environmental Network


March 2021


Manufacturing & Engineering Expo 2021

  • When: Tuesday 30th March 2021
  • Where: online (Zoom)

The Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub are excited to announce that they will be hosting their annual Manufacturing & Engineering Expo… This year with a twist, as of course, it’s virtual!

The Manufacturing & Engineering Expo will be a central hub to update and inform delegates on the latest support and grant opportunities available across the region.

It’s your chance to hear short presentations from the experts and virtually visit and speak with the exhibitors, Growth Hub partners, who can offer a diverse range of funded support schemes to enable growth and sustainability for your business.

sben/LCBEP will have an exhibition stand so please come and visit us.

Click here for the latest information and to book your place.

Growth Hub

Virtual tour of the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR)

  • When: Wednesday 21st April 2021 , 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Where: online

Our previous tours of this facility which looks at the global impact of the huge increase in carbon dioxide on our forestry have proved extremely popular - this time we are going online!!

Click here for more details and to book your place - it's free to sben members

More LCBEP Grant successes

The Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP) is continuing to help businesses across Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire LEP reduce their carbon footprint and increase energy efficiency.

Click here for further details - benefits include:

  • A FREE specialist low carbon review around Energy Efficiency
  • Grant funding of between £2,000 – £20,000 (up to 60% of your net costs covered) to help businesses implement recommendations.

Also take a few minutes to check out these latest case studies on our website:


Active Travel Fund Consultation – your views wanted before 12th March!!

Staffordshire County Council have been awarded an additional £1.8m Government allocation to deliver walking and cycling improvement schemes in:

  • Burton upon Trent
  • Cannock
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Stafford

The improvements aim to provide an attractive alternative to the travelling public for shorter journeys, whilst improving the public realm for everybody, not just walkers and cyclists.

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Click here for more information and to fill out our short 10 minute questionnaire giving you the opportunity to put over views on proposals. Feedback will be used to consider any design changes required ahead of construction.

The Great Green Gathering - Going Greener. Can you help?

  • When: Saturday 5th June 20201, 10:00am
  • Where: Science Centre, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, ST4 2DF

Staffordshire University are planning a family-friendly and fun-filled day, the public being invited to join experts from across Staffordshire University and the local community for lots of fun and educational activities for all ages. The Great Green Gathering – Going Greener presents a fantastic opportunity for raising public awareness of sustainable issues and biodiversity and the benefits it can bring to health, wellbeing, industry and environment.

If, as a sben member, you feel  you could attend and run a workshop, stand, participate in talks, or provide material to be streamed online Staffordshire University would love to hear from you.

Click here for more information.


Staffordshire University launches a new Business Management and Sustainability degree

staffs degree

Do you want to be at the forefront of modern enterprise? This new BA (Hons) Business Management and Sustainability course challenges the traditional interpretations of enterprise and will open your mind to a broad range of contemporary themes in business.

Click here for more information

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