Could your business climb the green ladder?

Could your business climb the green ladder?


A Telford-based environmental network, dedicated to helping businesses become more sustainable, is inviting firms from across the county to attend a special event next week.

The Business Environmental Support Scheme for Telford (BESST) is encouraging organisations who are considering improving their environmental performance to attend a special event on 25th February, which will welcome Amy Fetzer, sustainability specialist and author of Climb the Green Ladder as the keynote speaker.

besstThe event, which is being held in partnership with the Marches Environmental Technological Network (Metnet) and the Institute of Directors West Midlands, will take place at the University of Wolverhampton’s Telford campus between 8am and 11am with a business exhibition afterwards. Marco Marijewycz from E.ON and Russell Fowler from the National Grid, will also both talk on topics associated with environmental technology, alongside BESST member Neils McKenzie of McKenzie Law who will be discussing corporate environmental legislation.

Jaclyn Kitson, BESST Network Co-ordinator, explained: “Our annual event with Metnet is always a great way to start the year, and we’re delighted to be hosting the session with support from The Institute of Directors. We have secured a number of fantastic speakers, including our keynote speaker, Amy Fetzer, who has worked alongside high-profile organisations such Hewlett Packard, Sodexo, the BBC and The Guardian, support them with their environmental strategies.  This event will also see us host an exhibition for BESST and Metnet members to showcase their services and products.

“Since our launch, our events have provided our members with the right information to improve their environmental performance and make significant savings, with in excess of £1.5million saved as a result. These events always prove extremely popular and spaces are naturally limited, so I’d urge anyone interested in registering their interest to get in touch by calling 01952 567 578, or emailing ,” concluded Jaclyn.

Business Environment Support Scheme Telford (BESST) works in partnership with private and public sector businesses to help improve their environmental performance, in order to boost competitiveness and reduce their impact on the environment. BESST is a best practice sharing network, where members can share new ideas and exchange advice on ways to improve environmental efficiency. The group also aims to educate members about environmental awareness, and ways they can implement strategies to become more efficient.


For more information about BESST please contact 01952 567 578, email, or