GBN
"Environmental networking for the smart business"

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Legislation Matters

Understand the regulations, don't get caught out

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Us

about us

Bedfordshire Green Business Network (GBN) is a membership organisation and a Charity, which helps businesses reduce their impact on the environment.
GBN brings together like‐minded businesses to help each other reduce energy and water consumption, eliminate waste, design products more sustainably, increase biodiversity on‐site, manage impacts, and put environmental issues at the heart of your company’s decision making.
We can also help you reduce your liabilities by understanding your legal obligations.
We have been doing this for more than 25 years

Benefits

Member Benefits

We understand your requirement and provide quality works.
Make a Difference

We aim to promote what our companies are doing to make a difference. Being a Network member gives you access to other like-minded companies who can help you reduce your carbon emissions, introduce better systems, and make improvements.

Best Practice

Our members are generous with their expertise. We encourage each other to share ideas and best practice to improve environmental performance and save money.

Manage Impacts

If you’re just starting out, or if you are a seasoned professional, you will gain ideas or information from the Network that will help you to stay within the law, manage and reduce your environmental impacts.

Free Seminars

Our seminar programme is free to members and our expert speakers cover a wide range of topics that are designed to help businesses cut carbon emissions, produce less waste and behave in a responsible and sustainable way.

Why we need to cut our carbon emissions:
The climate change crisis explained.

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Team

Our Team

We understand the environment and provide quality guidance.
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Bill Burton

Chair
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Jane Varley

Manager
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Sue Rapley

Company Secretary
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Sian Pritchard

GBN Treasurer
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2 weeks

Record for the UK
using only renewable energy

1000,000 bottles

Made a minute, 91% of which
are not recycled

45.93

Trees it takes to absorb
1 tonnne of CO2

40%

Of the world’s insect species
are in decline

Price

Pricing Table

Our membership fees are based on company size and employee numbers

Start up

1-9 Employees

£25/year
  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting

Small

10-49 Employees

£60/year
  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting

Medium

50-99 Employees

£125/year
  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting

Large

100 + Employees

£150/year
  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting
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Testimonials

What people say
Robert Franklin
Chartered Building Surveyor / Robinson and Hall LLP

Thought Provoking

I have found the seminars to be very thought provoking.  They cover a range of topics, which I have found useful to enhance my knowledge of sustainability and how this impacts our day-to-day lives, and this helps us to build environmental considerations into the decisions we make as a business.

Simon Hall
Managing Director / Ecostyle Ltd

Delighted

We're delighted to have joined the Green Business Network. We've already benefitted from attending seminars about improving the efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions from transport, and now have tools to evaluate and minimise our energy usage across the business. We have made a commitment to achieve a net zero emissions target by 2021, and the knowledge base accessible through the Green Business Network will be a valuable resource to help us achieve this.

Sara Newman
Company Coordinator / Hallgarten and Novum Wines

Friendly and Welcoming

I joined GBN to help make our business more environmentally conscious. I learned lots of helpful ideas and tips that I could share with my business at the monthly seminars. The GBN members are friendly and welcoming, and I found the time to network, which was useful in building relationships with other businesses and sharing ideas.

Service

Why Select Us?

In addition to our free to member services, we also offer the following to member companies at a reasonable cost.
ISO 14001
Consultancy

We help you to create an environmental management system to meet the requirements of ISO 14001. This Standard is internationally recognised and is often a requirement when tendering for contracts.

Behavioural Change
Workshops

We can provide bespoke workshops or training sessions to help you effect behavioural change in your workplace. Gaining staff buy-in is essential to the success of reducing your environmental impacts.

Grants and
Funding

GBN can help you to identify grants and funding to support environmental initiatives, or green innovation, and then guide you through the application process.

Audits and
Surveys

We can arrange for an auditor to visit your site to conduct either an ISO 14001 external audit, or an energy, water, transport or waste survey. This will help you to reduce emissions, cut down waste, and is likely to save you money.

Case-Studies
and PR

If you need help to shout about your achievements, we can help by providing you with press releases, cases studies, and advice on how to publicise the great work that you’re doing in traditional and social media.

Reduce Waste
Costs

Opportunities to reduce waste disposal costs or even make money from your waste by participating in waste minimisation and waste exchange programmes.

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Latest

Latest News & Blogs

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A selection of the latest news and blogs

Here is a selection of news and views covering environmental issues, including member news, changes to the law, notable achievements, and general information that are of interest to environmental professionals.

Event

Events

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Recent Events

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Contact

Get in Touch

We understand your requirement and provide quality works.
About us

GBN a membership charity, which helps businesses reduce their impact on the environment.

Where to find us

Jane Varley, Manager Green Business Network
PO Box 3699
Olney
MK16 6AZ

Keep in touch
About us

GBN a membership charity, which helps businesses reduce their impact on the environment.

Where to find us

Jane Varley, Manager
Green Business Network
PO Box 3699
Olney
MK16 6AZ

Bedfordshire Green Business Network is a company limited by guarantee, and a registered charity. Company number 3539174. Registered charity number 1069759.
Registered office: The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford MK43 0PR