How to grow your business and reduce your impact on the environment

Broxbourne Borough business owners and managers are invited to a free half-day conference next month which aims to demonstrate how going green can make business sense.

The Grow Through Sustainability conference on Friday 11 February has been organised by Broxbourne Borough Council, in partnership with eight other Hertfordshire district and borough councils. It includes a wide range of speakers, including Andrew Griffiths from Planet Mark - a certification scheme which commitment to continuous improvement and reducing carbon emissions, energy and water consumption, travel and waste - and Jo Southernwood of Eastern New Energy, a project which aims to build a stronger, local energy and low carbon economy in the region. Sophie Owen of Sky Studios will also discuss their work towards net zero.

Closing the half-day event at The Fielder Centre in Hatfield Business Park will be a question and answer session with four Hertfordshire-based businesses who are leading the way towards decarbonising and a more sustainable future. There will also be a number of stands from key exhibitors and lunch provided at the end of the conference.

Cllr Steve Wortley, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said:

“There are simple ways that businesses in Broxbourne can cut emissions and costs at the same time. At this event, experts will help explain how you can save money while saving the planet.

“By utilising low-carbon technologies, your business can reduce its environmental impact, reduce major expenses, protect the planet and improve staff morale.

“Hertfordshire businesses will also share their stories on the many benefits they've experienced by tapping into support and funding to address the climate change crisis.”

The conference has been organised by Broxbourne Borough Council, Dacorum Borough Council, East Herts District Council, Hertsmere Borough Council, North Herts District Council, St Albans City and District Council, Stevenage Borough Council, Watford Borough Council, and Welwyn and Hatfield Borough Council, and is funded by the Hertfordshire Health Protection Board. It will run from 8.30am to 2pm.

To find out more and register for this free event go to

Published: 10th January 2022