‘Go green’ event helping businesses to be more sustainable 

Published Tuesday 1 March 2022

Businesses across the Harborough district are invited to ‘go green’ and find out how to reduce their carbon footprint and be more sustainable. 

Harborough Go Green Business Convention, being organised by Harborough District Council, will help businesses develop green ideas and solutions and become more environmentally-friendly. It will help local businesses stay ahead of the curve and respond to customer demand for a more climate-friendly approach.

The free event takes place at Harborough Grow-on Centre (pictured), at the Compass Point Business Park off Northampton Road, in Market Harborough, on Monday 21 March 2022, from 9.15am-3pm.

Grow on Centre

Neil O'Brien OBE MP will launch the day with a keynote speech focused on Government policies helping businesses boost their green credentials. There will also be training and advice from experts and green-focused organisations, with a view to helping businesses identify and achieve their top three green priorities.

There will also be sessions on e-bikes, green loans and more sustainable business travel.

Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council said: “Climate change is a key issue for businesses and I am pleased we are able to support local enterprises in addressing this. We want the Harborough district to be the place for ‘green’ businesses. There is a full packed agenda for the day which will give businesses the ideas and tools they need to reduce their impact on the environment.”

Neil O’Brien MP said: “This is a hugely important agenda, so well done to Harborough District Council for convening this session. There are lots of very practical, affordable and innovative ways that businesses of all shapes and sizes can reduce their carbon footprint and help the environment, so I’d very much encourage people to sign up and learn more about this.”

Pre-booking for the event is required, and breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. Book a place at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/harborough-go-green-business-convention-tickets-260134257567