8th – 12th November 2021

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City of York Council & York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership – The Benefits of Doing Business Sustainably

Date: 11th Nov 2021, 11:02 to 12:32

Venue: Virtual Event

Organiser: City of York Council & York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Event Background

This event will bring together a selection of York businesses who have implemented sustainability measures within their business and/or have developed products and services aimed at improving businesses’ resource efficiency to share their learning. Event attendees will also hear what support is available from York’s two Local Enterprise Partnerships to support businesses to decarbonise, benefitting their business whilst contributing to local, regional and national net-zero targets.

Speakers and Panellists 

Emma Godivala – Director, York Gin

Dr. Hannah James – Sustainability & ESG Manager, VetPartners

David Emslie – Director, Novalux LED / NovaLoo

Jake Mason – Resource Efficiency Manager, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Erin Wheeler – Circular Economy Officer, York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Compere/facilitator

Sue Jefferson – Chair, Business Board, York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Programme Outline

11.02

Welcome address and introduction to the webinar

Sue Jefferson, Chair of the Business Board at Y&NY LEP (5 mins)

11:07

Introduction to our business Q&A panel (3 mins)

11:10

Interactive Business Q&A session

facilitated by Sue Jefferson – Chair, Business Board Y&NY LEP (35 mins)

11:45

Spotlight on ReBiz Programme

Jake Mason, Resource Efficiency Manager, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (15 mins)

12:00

Sustainability resources for businesses

Erin Wheeler Circular Economy Officer, Y&NY LEP (15 mins)

12:15

Interactive Q&A on decarbonisation support for businesses

facilitated by Sue Jefferson – Chair, Business Board Y&NY LEP (20 mins)

12.25

Final reflections

Sue Jefferson – Chair, Business Board Y&NY LEP (<5 mins)

12:30

Close

York businesses taking part in the Q&A

York Gin – Emma Godivala (Director)

https://yorkgin.com/sustainability-and-responsibility/

https://yorkgin.com/news/york-gin-launches-sustainable-new-bottles/

VetPartners – Dr. Hannah James (Sustainability & ESG Manager)

https://vetpartners.co.uk/vetpartners-commits-to-ambitious-sustainability-and-charitable-goals-across-its-uk-practices/

Novalux LED/NovaLoo – David Emslie (Director)

https://www.novaloo.com/

https://novaluxled.lighting/

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Hosted in conjunction with

City of York Council

See Green

York and North Yorkshire LEP

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Federation of Small Businesses

York BID

University of York

York St John University

York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Institute of Directors

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