Green Impact Scheme

Island businesses are being urged to pledge their support for the environment as part of a newly launched accreditation scheme. Green Impact helps businesses to reduce their environmental impact whilst also attracting customers and increasing their profits. The Isle of Wight is the first island to take part in the national scheme, supported by Island businesses and the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce.

“We want Island businesses to look at the actions they can take and sign up for the toolkit,” says Green Impact’s Island champion Julie Jones-Evans. “There’s a broad spectrum for any business to qualify for a Gold award. There’s no barrier to entry – the scheme is free for Island businesses for two years, thanks to generous funding from our supporting Chamber members. Lots of Island businesses are already doing great things and Green Impact is designed to bring all of this activity into focus. It also links to the Economic Strategy and the Chamber’s 2030 Vision.”

The Island’s entry into Green Impact was launched by Julie at the IW Council’s recent Environmental Conference at Cowes Yacht Haven. Green Impact has been running in parts of the UK for 11 years, run by the National Union of Students. Michelle Farrell from the NUS also spoke at the launch.

“With the Island’s pre-existing networks between businesses it makes it a perfect place to run Green Impact.  Students will act as auditors and will be trained to go into businesses. All IW College students will be given the opportunity. It’s a great way of learning transferable skills that will boost their CVs. Green Impact is great for businesses, young people and the environment.”

Find out more or sign up at www.greenimpact.org.uk/iw

Island Business September 2019

Island Business September 2019

Events

september

18sep9:30 am1:00 pmFire Marshal Course - Good Skills Training LTD

18sep5:30 pm8:30 pm#LinkedInLocal Isle of Wight

19sep10:00 am12:00 pmIW Chamber Networking Brunch - The Breeze

23sep10:00 am5:00 pmTeams to Inspire – 1 Day Training Course by In2action

24sep9:30 am12:30 pmTime is money, money is time - Alex Tana Coaching

26sep9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

26sep9:30 am4:00 pmOne-Day Business Start Up Course

october

04oct7:30 am9:30 amIW Chamber Business Breakfast at The Garlic Farm

09oct10:00 am5:00 pmGo Ahead Make My Day – Management Teams – 1 Day Training Course by In2action

10oct10:00 am12:30 pmFREE LinkedIn Growth Seminar & Workshop with Four Point Digital

11oct1:00 pm3:30 pmAnnual General Meeting and Networking Lunch

15oct7:30 am9:30 amTuesday Tea and Toast Networking - N0 64 , Shanklin

18octalldayBusiness Awards for Excellence 2019

24oct9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

24oct9:30 am4:00 pmOne-Day Business Start Up Course

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