TECH SHOW EXHIBITORS A to Z
CHANDLERS @ BRIGHTON & HAILSHAM - ECO TECH SHOW STOPPERS
BRIGHTON - The BMW i3, previously known as the Mega City Vehicle (MCV), is a five-door urban electric car developed by the German manufacturer BMW. The i3 is part of BMW's "Project
i" and was launched as a new brand, BMW i. The i3 is BMW's first zero emissions mass-produced vehicle due to its electric
powertrain. BMW is the first company to launch a volume production vehicle on the market featuring carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer to improve the vehicle's energy consumption.
Chandlers BMW dealers in Sussex were exhibiting the i3 and i8 at the Amex
Stadium. These pictures cannot describe the feel of quality and style that
these cars have. You should arrange a test drive to really appreciate eco
motoring at its best. As to the styling, our designer explained to us how
difficult it is to make a compact car look snazzy. Inevitably the
aerodynamics will suffer. BMW appear to have made up for this with large
diameter wheels, to lower the rolling resistance.
HAILSHAM - The BMW i8, first introduced as the BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, is a plug-in hybrid sports car developed by BMW. The 2015 model year BMW i8 has a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers an all-electric range of 37 km (23 mi) under the New European Driving Cycle
(NEDC). Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cycle, the range in EV mode is 24 km (15 mi) with a small amount of gasoline consumption.
The BMW i8 can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 256 km/h (159 mph). The
i8 has a fuel efficiency of 2.1 L/100 km (134.5 mpg-imp; 112.0 mpg-US) under the NEDC test with carbon emissions of 49
g/km. EPA rated the i8 combined fuel economy at 76 equivalent (MPG-equivalent) (3.1 L gasoline equivalent/100 km; 91 mpg-imp gasoline equivalent).
Not bad for such a stylish ride.
THURSDAY EXHIBITION TALKS - 11 JUNE 2015
The organizers published these speakers for Thursday 11th June 2015. There
were three main seminar areas, with Seminar Area 3 being the home for Innovation Zone Speakers.
Seminar Area 1 - Panel discussions, policy & Energy Management
10.00-10.30 Keynote: How do we engage consumers more?
Hear the latest findings from EST’s UK Pulse research which looks at consumer attitudes towards renewables & energy efficiencyPhillip Sellwood, CEO, Energy Saving Trust
10.40-11.10 Case Study: Your Energy Sussex, making energy work for residents and businesses
Learn how YES is developing a pipeline of energy projects in liaison with businesses & community organisations across Sussex.
Colin James, Director of Place, West Sussex County Council
11.20-11.50 Low Carbon economic growth in the Greater Brighton Region
Hear about the ambitions of the Greater Brighton Region for low carbon economic growth
Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader, Brighton & Hove City Council
12.00-12.30 More for Less: Keeping the cost of ESOS compliance down and the benefits up.
Find out how companies across the UK are keeping the cost of ESOS compliance low, yet are managing to get real benefits from a better understanding of their energy use and the opportunities to improve.
Louise Quarrell, Director Carbon Smart & Approved ESOS Lead Assessor and Ben Murray, Managing Director Carbon Smart
12.40-13.10 Panel Discussion: Electric vehicle car clubs & renewable energy solutions
What are the opportunities for linking EVs, community car clubs & on-site renewables?
Robert Llewellyn, Actor & Electric Vehicle advocate, & guests
13.10-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 Case Study: How to make the business case for investing in energy efficiency
Discover how to sell the case for energy efficiency to your Directors, how to measure return on investment and what interventions have the best paybacks
Julie Allen, Energy Manager, Nandos Restaurants
14.10-14.40 What are the common ESOS topics people are asking the Environment Agency?
Find out whether your organisation needs to comply with the ESOS mandatory energy assessment scheme, & the audits it requires on energy use in buildings, industrial processes & transport
Jo Scully, Project Manager, Environment Agency
14.50-15.20 The Low Energy Company opportunity
Learn how by becoming a LEC organisations can reduce their energy consumption, by strategically embedding energy efficiency training within organisational practices
LEC concept by Rupert Redesdale, CEO, EMA
Tim Beasley, Director, Synergy Energy Services Ltd
15.30-16.00 Case Study: Being an Energy Manager in public & private sector
Understand how the role of an energy manager differs in the private & public sector and what are the challenges, & solutions, in each environment
Roger Low, Chartered Energy Manager, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Ministry of Defence)
16.10-16.40 Case Study: How to encourage employee behaviour change
Hear how one organisation has approached getting their employees’ buy-in to adopt energy efficiency & new technologyRichard Felgate, Director of Enstrat & former
Head of Energy Management at Mitchells & Butlers
- Here is a lovely i3
with range extender. This is an economical support vehicle for the SeaVax
crew, seen here in ocean livery, parked by Eastbourne Pier on the south
coast of England. By all reports this BMW is not only kind to your wallet,
but also glides like the blue bird on its flanks. Copyright photograph ©
1 November 2016 Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd. You will need the permission
of BMS Ltd to reproduce this picture.
Seminar 2 – Design & New Build
10:00-10:30 Case Study: Passivhaus design at Hadlow College
Hear about the award winning Passivhaus design of the visitor centre at Hadlow College, it's energy performance and occupant feedback
James Anwyl, Director, EUROBUILD
10.40-11.10 Case study: Fabric First, closing the gap between design intent and reality using thermal imaging
Find out how thermal imaging was used by ScanTherm to help architects Cedar Rydal close the performance gap between design intent and as-built housing on their Windmill Close project
Mark Colyer, MD, Scantherm Surveys
Mark Watts, MD, Cedar Rydal architects
11.20-11.50 Case Study: Domestic Eco-Renovation - Successes & challenges from local examples
Find out the keys to success for your energy efficiency retrofit project based on recent case studies
Alex Hunt, Partner, Bright Green Homes
12.00-12.30 Case Study: Boxing clever
Hear how shipping containers can add diversity to our built environment through interim use
Ross Gilbert, Director, QED Property
12:40-13.10 Case Study: Combining low cost measures with household behaviours to reduce energy use in affordable housing
Hear how Worthing Homes’ multi award winning RELISH energy efficiency initiative has saved their residents money and made their homes more comfortable
Robin Roberts, Director, Worthing Homes
13.10-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 Custom Build your home
Understand the growth of Custom Build, the legislative background and what this will mean for improving standards in housing standards from an ECO and thermal perspective
Tim Doherty, Director, Dobanti Chartered Surveyor
14.10-14.40 How can we drive uptake of energy efficiency?
Hear what we have learned from government initiatives, how data & insight can result in cost-effective targeting and how working with communities, businesses, social landlords and local authorities can be a route to new audiences.
Damian Coulton, Commercial Director, Energy Saving Trust
14:50-15:20 “Bridging the performance gap” – understanding predicted and actual building operational energyOperators of commercial and public buildings need clear and realistic guidance on targeting energy running costs for their properties and on the potential savings available
Andy Lewry, Principal Consultant, BRE
15.30-16.00 Case Study: How to achieve an affordable Code 5 home
Learn how building a home that meets stringent environmental performance criteria can be made affordable
Nicola Thomas, Director, Arch Angels Architects
16.10-16.40 Case Study: ESOS – the benefits of going beyond complianceUnderstand that rather than being a burden, an ESOS audit can open up a range of energy and cost saving opportunities
Sandra Norval, Head of Environment, Thameslink
Seminar Area 3 – Innovation, water efficiency & finance solutions
10.00-10.15 Innovation solution – ReCharge CargoReCharge is a pint-sized courier firm with some big ideas for more efficient logistics in our congested city-centres.
Sam Keam, Founder, ReCharge Cargo
10.20-10.35 Innovation solution - Q-bot
Q-Bot develops intelligent tools for the built environment that turn difficult, disruptive and dirty jobs into clean, efficient and safe processes.
Tom Lipinski, Managing Director, Q-Bot
10.40-10.55 Innovation solution - KnowNow Information
KnowNow Information helps organisations create additional value in real time from their assets and everyday activities through internet connectivity.
Chris Cooper, Director, KnowNow
11.00-11.15 Innovation solution – Hales Water TurbinesHales Water Turbines Ltd is a newly formed R&D company specialising in Renewable Marine Energy, which has several patents on various forms of tidal stream turbine and is very active in pushing the potential of an extremely rugged tidal stream turbine design.
Rodney Bromfield, Director, Hales Water Turbines & Senior lecturer at Kingston University
11.20-11.35 Innovation solution - The Solar Cloth Company
The Solar Cloth Company is the UK's leading innovator in the highly lucrative solar power market, including solar power coverings for non-load bearing roofs and car parking.
Christopher Jackson, Innovation Director, The Solar Cloth Company
11.40-11.55 Innovation solution - CorkSol
More and more painters and plasterers are discovering the advantages of spray cork for inside or outside use and take this solution into their product range. In addition, spray cork is also a suitable product for companies who use industrial coatings and are looking to make buildings more energy efficient.
Jonathan Ward, Founder, CorkSol
12.00- 12.15 Innovation solution - Upside Energy
The electricity grid is under stress. At peak times, it runs dangerously short of capacity. In order to meet demand, it turns on all its oldest, dirtiest, most expensive power stations. It’d be a lot cheaper and greener to pay people to not use electricity at peak times. That’s what Upside does.Graham Oakes, Director, Upside Energy
12.20-12.35 Innovation solution - Aquapax
As winner of the International QATRAH ‘Best Bottled Water’ award, Aquapax is all about facilitating a positive change in an industry with a questionable environmental record. Aquapax allows you to drink water on the go, without the fears associated with plastic toxins or breaking glassNeil Tomlinson, Founder, Aquapax
12.40-13.10 ‘Why ESCo Services Are A No Brainer’What are the financing options for ESCo services and how do you go about securing them?Diana Davidson, Managing Director, Vertemis
13.10-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 The electric company car?
Learn about the business case for EVs in business and commercial EV infrastructure
Mike Potter, Managing Director, Fleetdrive Electric
14.10-14.40 Credit where Credit is due
Think you don’t qualify for R&D tax relief? Think again, you’d be surprised what activities and costs qualify for this Government backed scheme. We have been helping SME’s with their claim for many years £46,000 on average– come and listen to find out moreJane Ollis, Managing Director, RIFT R&D
14.50-15.20 Case Study: The RBS Innovation Gateway
Find out what RBS is offering SMEs, innovators and inventors with pioneering ideas on resource efficiency the opportunity to test their ideas on RBS property.
Neil Woollam, Energy and Innovation Manager, RBS
15.30-16.00 Understand what support Innovate UK provides to low carbon projects and businesses
Understand what funding schemes & competitions Innovate UK is running to help support & finance low carbon projects & businesses
Nick Cliffe, Lead Technologist, Innovate UK
16.10-16.40 Case Study: Water saving solutions in a school
Hear about the range of water saving interventions that were installed in a Sussex school and the benefits that arose
Ben Earl, Water Efficiency Manager, Southern Water
FRIDAY EXHIBITION TALKS - 12 JUNE 2015
There will be three main seminar areas, with Seminar Area 3 being the home for the Innovation Zone Speakers.
The organizers will be updating their pages as new speakers are confirmed so keep an eye out for the latest news.
Seminar Area 1 - Panel discussions, policy & Energy Generation
10.00-10.30 Keynote: Where now post election?
Hear what are the likely impacts & opportunities for the environmental industries as a result of the General Election?
Matthew Farrow, Executive Director, Environmental Industries Commission
10.40-11.10 Energy management systems – the key to improving energy efficiency
Learn the benefits of a structured approach to implementing an energy management system
Andy Lewry, Energy Consultant, BRE
11.20-11.50 Renewable Heat – what are the solutions?
Find out how the RHI Schemes work and what are the most energy efficient solutions available
Patrick Allcorn, Head of Scheme, Domestic RHI, DECC
12.00-12.30 Case Study: Care without Carbon
Hear how one NHS Trust has developed a 7 step approach to improving patient wellbeing whilst reducing carbon emissions
Susie Vernon, Head of Environment, Sussex Community NHS Trust
12.40-13.10 Case studies: How to unlock the potential of rooftop solar?
With DECC policy being more favourable to rooftop solar than ground mounted, how do we unlock the potential of the 1.8M commercial properties in the UK?
Chaired by Panel Gaynor Hartnell, former Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association
Adam Hewson, Co-founder and Director, ReEnergise Finance
Will Cottrell, Chair, Brighton Energy Co-op
Christopher Jackson, Director, the Solar Cloth Company
13.10-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 Case study: Benefits of Energy Performance Contracting
Find out why increasing numbers of organisations are using Energy Performance Contracting as a way of making energy efficiency improvements & paying for them through the savings that result
Alexandra Hammond, Associate Director, Sustainability, Essentia, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
14.10-14.40 Case study: District Heating – lessons from Denmark
Danish communities installed significant district heating in the 1970s as a response to the Oil Crisis, hear what the benefits are and what we can apply in the UK
Ian Manders, UK Policy Advisor, Danish Embassy
14.50-15.50 Panel discussion: Where now with energy efficiency?
Debate on what has worked in energy efficiency over the last 10 years, & how we can do things differently in the future
Panel Chaired by Caroline Lucas, MP, Brighton Pavilion
Matthew Farrow, Executive Director, Environmental Industries Commission
Mike Walker, Head of sustainable energy using product policy, DECC
Christoph Harwood, Director, Marksman Consulting
Alex Hunt, Director, The Green Building Partnership
Seminar Area 2 – Energy Efficiency & Retrofit
10:00-10:30 Energy Efficient Cooling Strategies – Trying to save the UK 1% on its electricity bill
Did you know over 1% of the UK’s electricity is spent on cooling? Evaporative cooling is an energy efficient alternative to air conditioning, which can reduce cooling costs by 90%. Find out about specific installations of evaporative cooling and where the low hanging fruit exists.
Alan Beresford, Managing Director, Eco Cooling
10.40-11.10 The Energy Express retrofit solution
Find out about the Energy Express solution which brings a 'Kwik Fit' approach to domestic retrofit
Philip Strong, Managing Director, Energy Express
11.20-11.50 Achieving part L and beyond in the face of regulatory uncertainty
Understand how to meet Building Regulations part L on the “Conservation of fuel and power” in a changing regulatory backdrop
Martin Russell Croucher, Consultant & ex Director Sustainability, RICS
12.00-12.30 Case Study: Prioritising and managing energy improvement projects to deliver maximum ROI
Understand the use of tailored software systems to create a holistic energy plan, and how to engage people in the process – from senior management to operational personnel
George Richards, Business & Innovations Manager, JRP Solutions
12:40-13.10 ISO 50001, the Energy Management System
What is a Management System, what is the certification process and how do businesses benefit?
Mark Gouldstone, UK Client Propositions Manager, Small Business Sector, BSI Group
13.10 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 A guide to ESOS – The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
Hear how this mandatory energy scheme can benefit your organisation and reduce your energy spend
Dr Kyle Crombie, Senior Consultant, Green Energy Consulting
14.10-15.10 Taiwan Green Products Presentation
We are pleased to have been chosen to feature some of the leading low carbon innovations coming from Taiwan including:
14.10-14.30 eTouch Technology - Versatile FPC (Fibre Particulate Composite) Products
14.30-14.50 Delta Electronics - Lightweight Qumi HD Pocket Projector
14.50-15.10 Paper Shoot Technologies – Creating a New Green Standard for Electronic Products Across the World
Members of the Taiwanese Green Products Delegation, Taiwan Trade Centre
15.20-15.50 Case Studies: The benefits of retrofitting domestic buildings
Speakers from the Eco Open Houses network will talk about their experience of installing energy efficiency measures in their homes
Members of Transition Town Worthing
Seminar Area 3 – Innovation, behavioural change & waste
10.00-10.15 Innovation solution – Planet Feed
The Planet Feed idea is simple: we’re going to take the food waste that we throw away every day in our communities and we’re going to transform locally it into fantastic, natural fertiliser products that will support better local growing. So could this actually be the most genuinely sustainable solution for our local food waste? We’ll explain why we think so…!
Charlie Clarke, Founder, Planet Feed
10.20-10.35 Innovation solution – EHTech
Discover the Obox and save up to 63% on your water heating bill through capturing the heat remaining in grey water
Hugo Durou, Director, EHTech
10.40-10.55 Innovation solution – Novagg
Hear how Novagg Limited have developed a new and highly sustainable or ‘green’ lightweight structural aggregate construction material - converting domestic, commercial and industrial wastes into a world-leading product suitable for use in iconic buildings.
Bert Bingham, Founder Director, Novagg Ltd
11.00-11.15 Taiwan Green Products Introduction
An introduction to some of the latest products to emerge from across Taiwan’s flourishing green industries.
Sam Palmer, Project Manager, Taiwan Trade Centre
11.20-11.50 Case Study: How to turn your idea into a high growth eco tech business
Hear strategies for growing your eco technology business based on 15 years’ experience of running SINC
Mike Herd, Executive Director, Sussex Innovation Centre
12.00- 12.15 Innovation speaker – Driving your business growth through innovation with China
The Lancaster China Catalyst Programme provides support worth £70,000 to help ambitious UK companies to grow and access international markets through R&D and commercialisation with Chinese partners.
Jing Lu, UK-China Project Officer, Lancaster University
12.20-12.35 Innovation speaker – "IP for Cleantech Companies" JA Kemp Patent Attorneys
One of the largest UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firms, with offices in London, Oxford and Munich. The breadth and depth of their technical knowledge relevant to patents is outstanding, with over 50 science and technology graduates in the firm including at least 25 PhDs. During the event J A Kemp Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys are offering free, informal one-on-one clinics, where delegates can have their questions about intellectual property matters answered. There is no charge to attend and no obligation to take further advice. To book your 20 minute session, please email email@example.com
Steve Unwin, Partner, Patent Attorney, J A Kemp
12.40-13.10 Case Study: The benefits of demand-led innovation networks
Hear how IfS acts as an ‘innovation broker’ in helping bring low carbon solutions to market
Emma Joy, Director, Innovation Networks, Institute for Sustainability
13.10-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 Moving to a circular economy - the link between waste & design
Understand how with improved product design downstream waste can be significantly reduced
Professor Rob Holdway, Founder, Giraffe Innovation
14.10-14.40 Smarter driving & greening your fleet
Hear about the actions you & your staff can take to be fuel efficient as well as reducing carbon emissions
Andrew Benfield, Director of Transport, Energy Saving Trust
14.50-15.20 Opportunities for export support
Find out about the ways that UKTI can help your business with it’s export ambitions
Stephen Goulding, International Trade Advisor, UKTI South East
15.25-15.40 Innovation solution – Waterblade
The ‘Waterblade’ is a water saving device for taps, designed to be fitted to virtually any tap. It efficiently wets and rinses hands at a flow rate near around 5-10 times less than a tap with no flow restriction.
Nigel Bamford, Founder, Waterblade
15.45-16.00 Innovation solution – OpenTRV
OpenTRV uses low cost, low power technology from the Internet of Things to cut carbon and save the planet. Find out how, with a smart, connected thermostatic radiator valve (TRV), the company aims to reduce the UK's entire carbon emissions by 10%, for £150 per house.
Damon Hart-Davis, CEO, OpenTRV
GREEN GROWTH PLATFORM - NETWORKING LUNCH
An opportunity to step off the rollercoaster ride that is running your business and be inspired, gain insight from leading entrepreneurs and give time to your aspirations. Take precious time out from your daily schedule and think about what could take you to the next level.
What’s involved? - We’ve brought together business experts from around the UK to share their insights and inspire:
• Michael Ware, Partner at international business consultancy BDO, will give his perspective on a thriving green sector in the UK.
• Syed Ahmed, Director of Savortex, will share insights from taking his smart eco hand dryer technology from R&D to global commercial success.
• Ollie Pendered, Founding Member of Community Energy South, will speak on the quiet explosion of community energy in Sussex and the business model they have followed.
• Andy Wood, Chief Executive of Adnams Brewery, will take us on the journey that saw Adnams become an exemplar of sustainability and give us the business rationale that backed it up.
We have a workshop programme (you choose two from the four):
• Eco Design: Realising the Opportunities of a Circular Economy
Giraffe Innovation, described by the Guardian business pages as one of the UK’s top green businesses.
• The Internet of Things: what are the opportunities for business?
KnowNow Information, Brighton based internet of things specialist consultancy
• Marketing and the power of consumer psychology
Prime Decision Marketing, insight and strategy with a behavioural edge
• Procurement and supply chain from a big business perspective
GROWTH PLATFORM NETWORKING LUNCH 12:00 - 2:00pm
two representatives report that the networking lunch proved to be
extremely positive. Those present were plied with coffee, orange juice
and water and there was a bar - but our guys are teetotal. Chicken, beef
and sausages were on the menu, served by very friendly staff. There were
other interesting teasers for veggies.
touched base with Zoë Osmond,
Lorraine Bell and Jo Carpenter from the GGP. We also met Sarah
Fretwell-Jex (Future-hub), Dr Kyle Crombie (Green Energy Consulting),
Nigel Greenwood (Communities Matter), Brian Marsh (Renewable
Energy Investments), Bernard Ashford (The
Business Mentors), Glen Hackshaw (Sussex Wildlife Trust), Flo Powell
& Poppy (Midnight),
Nick Christoforou (We Are Neo),
Jack Heeley (Chandlers
Brighton) and Dean Shackel (Sony
DADC). Of course we spoke with many more guests and exhibitors on the
day we attended, simply admiring the products on display, chatting and
giving out contact details and information of our Cleaner Oceans Project -
until we ran out of cards - and that is because we had no idea that the
event would be populated by so many interesting people. So well done to
the organizers and all those who joined in. For those who cannot read the
handwriting on our cards we gave out, the Project Director is Chris
venue itself was superb. Not having visited the Amex Stadium previously,
our crew marveled at the architecture. This is an exceptional football
venue that those who conceived the project, and those who made it a
reality should be rightly proud. We hope to be exhibiting at least a
model of the SeaVax at the next Eco Technology Show, where at 144 feet
the full size boat is too large for most venues, the exceptions in the
UK being the London Excell
(Royal Victoria Dock) and Seawork
(Southampton). One slight niggle was the lack of signposting. With
Universities on both side of the A27, and turnings before and after
Falmer, we would have expected to see a few road signs. There were none!
To make matters worse, TomTom did not have the venue listed as a point
of interest. Fortunately, the stadium is highly visible, so when you
overshoot, you will be able to point your chariot in the right direction
- eventually. We would suggest the Brighton and Hove City Council might
want to remedy this obvious tourist negative.
NETWORKING LUNCH VENUE
Lifestyle Renault Lounge
American Express Community Stadium
BN1 9BL, Brighton
EXHIBITION STAND MEMBER'S DISCOUNT
Brighton’s Eco Technology Show is offering Green Growth Platform members a discount on exhibitor stands.
The Eco Technology Show is the largest of its kind in the South of England and showcases green and innovative technologies. Last year 140 green sector businesses exhibited and the show attracted 3500 visitors, both trade and consumers.
Exhibiting can help raise your business profile, make contacts and generate new business leads.
The show’s organisers have offered Green Growth Platform members an exclusive discount on their usual stand prices - 15% off a stand booked and paid for during April 2015.
The University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform supports a thriving and innovative green sector in Sussex through an exciting network of environmentally focused businesses.
The growth journey for every business is different, which is why the Platform is offering its members a unique menu of services delivered by a team of industry experts, business advisors and leading academics.
1-2-1 Business Support
• Business Clinics
• Strategic support
• Specialist advice
• Growth funding
Business Events and Opportunities
• Events and connections
• Tendering support
• Environmental helpline
Innovation, Research & Development
• Innovation clinics
• Product and service development
• Funding for innovation
• Challenge led innovation events
Skills and Training
• Green sector course development
• Graduate internships and student placements
Businesses are invited to join the Green Growth Platform if they are:
• an environmental sector company or social enterprise operating in
• a company or social enterprise operating in Sussex from any sector wishing to reduce their environmental impact.
GROWTH PLATFORM TEAM
Zoë Osmond, Director
Zoë has over 10 years' experience
in developing business opportunities and facilitating innovation
in environmental sectors. She has worked extensively as the
interface between innovative green companies and specialist
university expertise, and has a Masters in Business Administration
(MBA). Previously Zoë also set up and ran a design business in
Barcelona which pioneered materials re-use long before it became
trendy! She is fluent in Italian, Spanish and French and loves
yoga and wild swimming.
Rachel Espinosa, Business Forum
Rachel runs the Green Growth
Platform Business Forum and has worked in the waste industry for
20 years, working as a consultant and in various roles in local
government in London. She has hands on experience of work in a
wide range of subject areas including waste collection and
recycling service delivery, disposal contract management,
procurement, contract negotiation, strategy development and
implementation, policy development and securing funding. Rachel is
a Chartered Waste Manager and Centre Councillor for the London
& South Counties Centre of the Chartered Institution of Wastes
Management. Rachel lives in Brighton with her family and enjoys
walking on the Downs, the beach and the many fantastic places
there are to visit along the south coast.
Lorraine Bell, Business Support
Lorraine's role is to support our
eligible businesses members through specialist 1-2-1 support to
help them realise their growth potential. Lorraine is an
experienced business adviser, having managed many business support
and business coaching programmes, run her own consultancy business
and founded two social enterprises. She is passionate about
Lorraine held a Vice-President
position at Brighton Chamber for 3 years, set up the Brighton
& Hove business support partnership and currently is a member
of the Gatwick Diamond Business Association executive committee.
She is PRINCE2 Practitioner, has a CMI Certificate in Business
Support (SFEDI) and a BA (Hons) Management & Tourism from
University of Brighton. She is also a Development Advisor for the
RGF Business Growth Grants.
She lives in East Sussex, has
recently reduced her carbon footprint by commuting in her new
hybrid car and being a prolific networker, is almost certain to
recommend a useful contact or two.
Jo Carpenter, Business
Researcher, Waste Management
Jo has been working in local
authority waste and recycling for over 12 years, developing new
recycling schemes, influencing behaviour change and maximising the
value of collected materials. This role is an exciting new
challenge and she relishes the opportunity to help local
businesses develop innovative waste related products and services,
and to support businesses to waste less. Jo has grown up in
Sussex, and enjoys spending time with her young family,
particularly out and about in their campervan. She also has a
passion for trawling local charity shops for bargains.
John Clarke, Business Researcher,
Retrofit/ Low Carbon
John has worked on a number of low
environmental impact buildings and has undertaken funded research
in construction waste minimisation. He has also worked in
environmental education embedding sustainability across built
environment curricula in further and higher education
institutions. He has a PhD from Kingston University investigating
the theory and practice of the development of sustainable
buildings and how sustainable practices and processes impact on
the behaviour of a wide variety of stakeholders.
In his spare time John likes to
keep fit by swimming and practising yoga, spending time with his
family and friends, motorcycle riding and indulging his love of
music, cinema and the arts generally. John hopes that this
research role will contribute to making sustainable practices more
mainstream in the construction and technological and related
Robb Cunningham, Project and
Robb has several years' experience
in project management and has overseen a number of large scale
projects in the public and higher education sectors. He is
responsible for getting the Green Growth Platform message out
there and ensuring that the project is on track to achieve its
ambitions. Robb lives with his family in a cliff-top
cottage powered by a solar panel and a wind turbine and enjoys
cycling, furniture making and relaxing.
Dan Baverstock, Project
Dan spent 8 years as the Project
Administrator for the Economic and Social Engagement department
until his move to the Green Growth Platform. His responsibilities
include directly supporting the IT systems and team members in
delivering and monitoring the project's services, event
management/support and working with Robb on marketing and
Dan lives in Lewes with his
girlfriend, is a keen cyclist and bicycle/frame builder, gardener,
and inventor/up cycler. He regularly involves himself with the
Brighton repair café, a local social enterprise, as their bicycle
GREEN GROWTH PLATFORM CONTACTS
+44 (0)1273 641949
The Eco Technology Show Ltd
56 Landsdowne Place
Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1FG
Sponsoring at the show:
Billy Mauseth - Event Director
T: 01273 957 725
M: 07776 155 816
T: 01273 957 725
M: 07773 766225
Exhibiting at the show:
Kat Marshall - Account Manager
T: 01273 957 725
Marketing, and Partnerships:
Nicola Gunstone - Commercial Director
T: 01273 957 726
Media and Press:
Georgia Mathews - Event Manager
T: 01273 957 726
Damian Tow - Content Director
T: 01273 957 726
T: 01273 957 725
- The world's most versatile EV design concept now sports skirts at the front and rear. The
challenge for the ECOSTAR DC50 (Direct Current motors and 50kW) special, is to reduce the long standing 80
world record, to less that 30
seconds. We know it is possible to get this down below 10 seconds, but our
finances are limited, so we are not aiming as low (or is that high)
as we might. Watch this car turn into a motoring gem, as
it rises like a Phoenix from the ashes.
When complete, the Ecostar will look much like the Autocad drawing above. She
will carry solar panels and even though the UK is high latitude (51
degrees), this should
bear fruit for users in sunnier climates. This plot is faithful to the new (actual built) roofline, which is
Stratos like, in widening as it goes back. Does anyone remember that
Bertone classic apparently due for a re-launch?
- Were represented at the Amex Eco Technology Show by this nicely
presented coupe. The venue is not (at the moment) ideal to display
vehicles that cannot be housed inside for Health & Safety reasons. The
daylight conditions outside are variable making the cars difficult to
photograph. We're not sure about the radiator design. Smooth flow, yes.
But, looks. Hmmmm. The car is a good performer, as witnessed by the Cannonball,
California to New York record.
AMEX STADIUM, FALMER, BRIGHTON
Falmer Stadium, known for sponsorship purposes as the American Express Community Stadium, or simply The Amex, is a
football stadium near the village of Falmer in
Brighton and Hove that serves as the home of
Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. The stadium was handed over from the developers to the club on 31 May 2011. The first competitive game to be played at the stadium was the 2010–11 season final of the Sussex Senior Cup between Brighton and Eastbourne Borough on 16 July 2011. The first ever league game was against Doncaster Rovers, who were also the opponents in the last ever game played at Brighton's former stadium, the Goldstone Ground, 14 years earlier.
In September and October 2015, the stadium will host matches in 2015 Rugby World Cup. In addition to this, as a trial run pre-world cup, the stadium hosted the England U20's vs France U20's match in the final round of the 2015 Six Nations Under 20s Championship.
The stadium is close to the A27 Brighton by-pass, linking it northbound to the A23 and M23 motorway towards London and southbound to the A270 and the city centre.
You will find that signposting is poor and that TomTom does not recognize
the venue as a point of interest, or at all. Fortunately, the stadium is
highly visible, meaning that having shot past, or turned off for Falmer
and found only university signs, you can retrace your footsteps using a
common sense approach.
There is pre-paid parking available for 2000 cars on the University of Sussex and the Falmer Academy sites. The club runs several park and ride services to the stadium. One of these is at Mill Road situated at the A23/A27 intersection, which holds 500 cars. Another is at Brighton Racecourse, holding approx. 700
cars. The third site is at Mithras House (Brighton University) on the Lewes Road, holding approx 300 cars. Match tickets include free travel to the stadium by train (from stations as far as Shoreham-by-Sea, Haywards Heath, Lewes and Seaford), bus, and park and ride. The stadium is served by Falmer railway station which is a nine-minute journey from Brighton railway station and seven minutes from Lewes railway station, both of which are served by trains from London.
The Wealden Line Campaign promotes the creation of direct rail services from London via a "Brighton Main Line 2" (BML2). This would mean supporters could reach Falmer without the need to change trains at Lewes station or Brighton's busy main terminus.
The site also includes: a new link road from the A270 through the southern edge of Stanmer Park to the Sussex campus; a new high capacity footbridge over the railway at Falmer station; a transport interchange/coach park to the south of the stadium across Village Way; a 1,000-space car park at Falmer High School; alterations to the A27/A270 road junction, including a new flyover; a combined footpath/cycleway; a 150-space car park for club officials, players and disabled drivers; 220 cycle spaces.
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& HOVE ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club
is an English football club based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. It is often referred to just as Brighton. They currently play in the Football League Championship, the second tier of the English football league system, hosting games at the 30,750-capacity Falmer Stadium, known for commercial purposes as the
American Express Community Stadium, or simply The Amex.
The team is nicknamed the "Seagulls" or "Albion". The team has historically played in blue and white stripes, though this changed to all white briefly in the 1970s and again to plain blue during the club's most successful spell in the 1980s. Crystal Palace is considered the club's main rival, although the grounds are 40 miles apart.
Founded in 1901, Brighton played their early professional football in the Southern League before being elected to the Football League in 1920. The club enjoyed greatest prominence between 1979 and 1983 when they played in the First Division and reached the 1983 FA Cup Final, losing to Manchester United after a replay. They were relegated from the top division in the same season. Mismanagement brought Brighton close to relegation from the Football League to the Conference which they narrowly avoided in 1997 and 1998. A boardroom takeover saved Brighton from liquidation, and following successive promotions they returned to the second tier of English football in 2002 and have played in the second and third tiers ever since.
Nestled in the South Downs, the multi-purpose American Express Community Stadium offers a wonderful array of naturally lit event spaces and exhibition halls. There are superb transport links, including an on-site main line rail station, complimentary parking for 1000 guests and full accessibility throughout. Friendly, professional staff provide the highest standards of service and food quality, ensuring that the American Express Community Stadium is the ideal location for your next event, big or small.
On 27 November 2008 the Buckingham Group signed the construction contract for the new stadium and began preparation work on the site on 17 December. The stadium is set three storeys down into the ground. 138,000 cubic metres of chalk was excavated for its construction, which was put on the field on the south side of Village Way. This has been estimated to prevent 22,000 lorry trips taking the chalk to off-site landfill.
Construction at the site officially started on 17 December 2008 and finished in May 2011. The stadium was designed with scope for expansion, and plans were put in place to increase the capacity.
The stadium was designed by London-based Architects, KSS. The stadium capacity has been expanded, with an extra seating tier being installed above the East Stand (Family stand), which increases the stadium attendance to a total of about 30,000 seats. The deal with American Express Europe, Brighton and Hove's biggest private-sector employer, confirming the naming rights of the stadium was announced on 22 June 2010. The Stadium uses Hawks to scare away pigeons. This stops them nesting in the stadium.
Planning permission was given by the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove in June 2002, with the intention of the stadium being ready for the 2005–06 season. The plans for the stadium were fought by neighbouring Lewes District Council and local residents. While the stadium lies completely within Brighton and Hove, part of the north-east of the site is in Lewes. Bennet's field as it is known is now used for parking.
Further complications were due to both vacant fields, and the campus of the adjacent University of Sussex, being included in the South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, although outside the National Park. This led to the designation of the stadium plans being the subject of a separate planning inquiry by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Prescott, then Deputy Prime Minister, approved the plans on 28 October 2005. However, Lewes District Council immediately mounted a new legal challenge to the stadium plan. In April 2006, Prescott admitted that he had given his approval based on the misconception that only a small part of the stadium site lay on the Lewes side, and withdrew it.
Hazel Blears, the Secretary of State responsible for planning, re-affirmed the approval on 25 July 2007. Her decision went against the advice of planning inspectors. Lewes district
council, Falmer Parish council and the South Downs Joint Committee (the three main opponents) announced shortly afterwards that they would not mount a high court challenge. On 4 September 2007, the deadline for appealing the new grant of permission expired and the club received full permission to proceed.
The West Stand is the largest three-tiered stand, which holds 11,833 fans, including 14 luxury boxes and the premium fans' 1901 Club. The East Stand (including the Family Stand) holds 5,404 fans, with 10% reserved for away fans during cup games. The North Stand has 2,688 seats. The South Stand, is for visiting away supporters which contains 2,575 seats.
As well as football matches, the stadium is also designed for other sports such as
rugby and hockey, and
music concerts, conferences and exhibitions. The stadium's drinking outlets offer real ales from two local breweries, Harveys and Dark Star, both organisations having supported the club's appeal for a new stadium at Falmer, along with special guest beers from breweries local to the away teams.
The stadium also incorporates a banqueting and conference facility, a nursery school/crèche, 720 square metres of teaching space for the
Brighton, 1,200 square metres of office space, the club shop for tickets and merchandise and above it the 200 capacity bar/lounge named Dick's Bar after the club's life president, Dick Knight.
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