Businesses across Westmorland & Furness are invited to an ‘Inspiring Good Business’ networking event on the 7th of March, in Kendal Town Hall Organised by Future Fixers CIC as part of the W&F Green Enterprise Hub, The event is aimed at making connections with local organisations who are looking to become more sustainable. It will provide an opportunity for informal networking as well as inspiration from an internationally acclaimed speaker, good music and local, low-carbon food and drink.

The event is an evening with inspirational speaker, Mark Shayler. Mark Shayler is an innovation and environmental advisor and author of You Can’t Make Money from a Dead Planet: The sustainable method for driving profits. 

Mark has worked with some big-name brands, to help them think small and some small companies to think big. Bestselling author and sustainability strategist Mark will talk about his manifesto for change and why there is no contradiction between being profitable and doing the right thing for the planet and for your customers.

The event is to be held at Kendal Town Hall on the 7th March 2024, 6.00pm – 8.30pm. It will be co-hosted by music curator and presenter, Tom Salmon, of Oh My Days: low carbon event services, with music from local bands Caravanouche and The Native Cult. Hot food will be provided by the Waste into Wellbeing project with Julia Savory The W&F Green Enterprise Hub team will be on hand to answer questions.

The Westmorland & Furness Green Enterprise Hub is open to any industry sector, including the third sector, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and transport to name a few. It’s a chance for both businesses and social enterprises to receive free or subsidised tailored advice, training and support, and to apply for grants of up to £10,000, making the move to low carbon practices and technologies more affordable.

As part of innovative delivery partnership, CAfS have support from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Westmorland and Furness Council. The W&F Green Enterprise Hub has received £571,359 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Karen Bentley-Brown, from Future Fixers, says: “We are really excited that thanks to the UK Shared Prosperity funding through Westmorland and Furness Council we are able to host an inspirational speaker like Mark Shayler at our first event.”

“Mark has a way of making you feel optimistic about a low carbon future and the benefits it can bring. His mission is making stuff better and making better stuff, and this really fits with our Inspiring Good Business ethos. Many wonderful local businesses have already bought their tickets but there’s still time to get yours. We’d particularly like to thank sustainable businesses Ginger Bakers, Heywood-MacDonald Accountants and Jo from the Woods for their kind support.”

She adds, “Making it easier for everyone to enjoy the benefits of a greener future is a key priority for Future Fixers and it’s great to see the partnership approach and additional support that the Green Business Hub offers.”

Tickets are £25 and available through Ticket Source