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Member Benefits

We work with you to make your company greener
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.


about us

The 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

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

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Our Team

We understand the environment and provide quality guidance.
Jacky Sherman

Acting Chair

Jane Varley

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Sue Rapley

Company Secretary

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


Trees it takes to absorb
1 tonnne of CO2


Of the world’s insect species
are in decline


Why Select Us?

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

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. Find out more about our Preparing for ISO 14001 Certification training course.

Behavioural Change

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

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

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.

Our new and exclusive networking group for businesses offering green products and services. You will attend regularly with your peers and benefit from being part of a Network of companies willing and able to introduce you to business leaders who want to buy green
Reduce Waste

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

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.

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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


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.


Pricing Table

Our membership fees are based on company size and employee numbers

Green Support

  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting

Green Connectors

  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting

Green Combined

  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting

Pricing Table

Start up

1-49 Employees

  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting


10-49 Employees

  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting


50-99 Employees

  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting


100 + Employees

  • Networking
  • Seminars
  • Offers
  • Signposting

Latest News & Case Studies

A selection of our latest reading


Wells & Co, – greener brewing
As the pub trade makes it way out of its toughest period in living memory, much focus has rightfully been placed on the financial side…

Case Studies

World Vision
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. It is…
GRF Engineering
“Not only has our environmental awareness increased, but we’ve also got a much better grasp of the legislation that applies to us and what we…
Dunstablians Rugby Club
Electricity costs down by £5870, 157 fewer skip collections, £1859.95 saved – bills more than halved


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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
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
MK16 6AZ

The Green Business Network is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registration Number 1069759
Address: PO Box 3699, Olney MK16 6AZ