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Business Critical Forum - Sustainability - June 2024

Calling all Somerset businesses and organisations.

We invite you to join us for our business critical forum on sustainability – an informal discussion aimed to help local businesses create a more sustainable operation by considering the ethical, regulatory and reputational requirements of being environmentally-friendly.

The discussion will also provide an excellent platform to discuss a range of green topics in more detail, including environmental impacts, supply chain sustainability, the circular economy, renewable energy, social responsibility and the associated financial implications.
Forum leads will include:


We will be joined by guest speaker Richard Ryan of Gridimp 

Richard Ryan is the co-founder and Commercial Director at Gridimp, an energy technology company, which works with non-domestic consumers, focussed on flexibility automation behind-the-meter. Richard leads commercial operations and business strategy and has extensive experience in specifying and delivering energy systems for commercial energy users, the energy market and flexibility trading.
Gridimp Ltd is an energy technology company based in Wells, specialising in automated energy control for energy flexibility, delivering automated carbon and tariff arbitrage and flexibility trading services. They develop original software and deliver various technical and technical consulting services in the energy sector, including management of demand response and energy generation and storage plant.


We will be joined by guest speaker Paul Seward of Oden Services UK Ltd

Established for 17 years, Oden Services UK Ltd stands as a premier provider of comprehensive WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) management solutions. Committed to environmental sustainability and regulatory compliance, Oden Services excels in efficiently removing and treating WEEE across diverse campuses and organisations. Using state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated team, they ensure the secure handling, data erasure and responsible disposal of electronic waste. Their tailored approach not only assists clients in meeting their environmental targets but also safeguards sensitive information.
As an integral member of the Oden Services UK Ltd team, Paul Seaward brings unparalleled expertise and a wealth of experience to the realm of electronic waste management. His extensive background ensures that Oden Services remains at the forefront of industry standards, delivering innovative solutions and driving positive environmental change. Paul's longstanding commitment to excellence and sustainability continues to shape the company's mission and cement its position as a leader in WEEE management.


We will be joined by guest speaker Ashley Webber of Balanced Energy. 

Ashley has worked for a major energy supplier and, within the consultancy sector, his career spanning 20 years in the commercial energy space. Ashley is passionate about sustainability and supporting companies change the way they use and purchase energy – using innovation and technology to support a smarter, more sustainable energy landscape.
Balanced Energy was established to challenge the status quo.

Founded by two energy brokers, in the middle of a pandemic, Balanced Energy set out to do things differently – to be an ethical company in an unregulated and untransparent market.

The energy industry is in crisis. Global warming undermines the very bedrock of traditional power generation, whilst global instability threatens supply and sends prices rocketing.

We saw how businesses felt helpless in the face of spiralling costs and dubious practices – not to mention pressure to become a “sustainable business” with expectations from supply chains and stakeholders to demonstrate environmental responsibility.

We felt something had to change.

Today, Balanced Energy is creating a clear pathway to a greener future for businesses.  We support you on your journey to net zero. deliver ethical, straightforward carbon footprints and carbon reduction plans. enable you to demonstrate the action you are taking against climate change Further speakers to follow. 

Refreshments will be provided tea, coffee, and biscuits. Dietary requirements will be catered for – please let us know at time of booking.

Bookings for this event will close 4pm June 18.

Somerset Chamber of Commerce is operating a cancellation policy in line with our terms and conditions which can be found here:

Event details

Tuesday 25 Jun 2024

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Westlands Entertainment Venue,  Westbourne Close,  Yeovil,  BA20 2DD. 

£25 + VAT - member ticket price. 
£30 + VAT - non-member ticket price.

Price includes refreshments. 

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