Free sustainability event will help enhance businesses

Sustainability is an issue that affects everyone and is an aspect that all businesses need to pay attention to. Adopting sustainable practices can add value, foster customer loyalty, and boost company longevity. However, embracing sustainability does not mean completely changing your business model. Discover how you can take simple steps to make your business more sustainable at a free Discovery Room event taking place on Wednesday 2 February from 8.30am-10.35am at the Node Enterprise Centre, Barnstaple. There is also the opportunity to join the event either in person at Exeter Science Park or online via Zoom.

The event, run by SETsquared Exeter thanks to funding from the ERDF for the University of Exeter Enterprise Zone (UEEZ) is open to those who are interested in learning more about emerging sustainable practices and developments across the UK and within the South West. This Discovery Room is being run in partnership with Node Enterprise Centre.

Guest speakers, Steve Roberts, Turnstyle Designs and Plastic Free North Devon and Russ Wakeham, Two Drifters Distillery will share their own business development journeys and sustainable practices. Colin Dart and Rebecca James will be running an interactive workshop session providing the opportunity to connect directly with experts in improving sustainability. There will be a chance to harness their specialist knowledge to develop a tailored plan for increasing the sustainability of your business.

Free tickets for the event are available via the SETsquared Exeter Eventbrite page: To discover more about SETsquared Exeter visit our website or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

SETsquared Exeter Discovery Rooms are an ongoing series of fully funded events through the ERDF University of Exeter Enterprise Zone, bringing together SMEs, sector experts, researchers and entrepreneurs to learn about effective business applications of new technologies and innovations. Across the series we are looking at a variety of sector specialisms and themes, stay connected to receive information of future events.

The Discovery Room events aim to raise awareness and utilisation of new sustainable technologies and innovations and how they are being adopted in the real world. They provide the chance to network with peers and experts and to build community knowledge.

The UEEZ project is receiving up to £712,107 of funding from the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014- 2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) are the Managing Authorities for European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund funding through the Growth Programme, funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects the funds will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit: