Free workshop to tackle the question of what sustainability in business means

Posted on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

A free two-hour workshop exploring the topic of sustainability in business and the steps that can be taken to implement a sustainable future is to be held on Tuesday 28 February 2023, at Hexgreave Hall located in Farnsfield.

Businesses are invited to attend to gain insight and advice on how being more sustainable can decrease operational costs while increasing the resilience of their business.

Organised by Newark and Sherwood District Council, the workshop will highlight the importance of moving towards a greener outlook, the positive effects sustainability can have on local businesses and the steps that have already been taken to make the region more sustainable.

Attendees will hear from Will Syme-Nicholson, partner and CFO at Leeds Associates Ltd, a local sustainability and sustainable energy consultancy that provides innovative strategies and solutions across market sectors. In addition, Newark and Sherwood District Council will discuss what the Council is doing to support sustainability. There will also be the opportunity to take part in a live survey that will be carried out to identify the sustainability and carbon reduction support businesses require to allow the Council to plan future support needs.

Places on the workshop are limited. For more information and to book your place, please contact Sue Nattrass by emailing or calling 01636 655 277 or 07834 174 356.

Councillor Rhona Holloway, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Visitors at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “What does sustainability in Business actually mean” was a question put to me by a local business at the recent Economic Growth Conference. I am delighted that, out of that question, this workshop has evolved to lead the way and highlight the many areas where sustainability can have positive impacts on your business. I am looking forward to seeing you there”.

Will Syme-Nicholson, partner and CFO at Leeds Associates Ltd said: “As a local company, we understand the pressures local business are facing, especially with the 3 issues of the cost of living crisis, energy cost increases and the ambition for Net Zero Carbon. As sustainability consultants we give common sense, industry led solutions which allow businesses to reduce operational costs, whilst reducing the carbon produced through renewable technology. Keeping the hard earned cash within the business, whilst saving the planet. We are proud to be working with NSDC to support local initiatives such as the business workshop.”

The Sustainability in Business workshop is part of a broader programme of events organised by Newark and Sherwood District Council to provide support, guidance and advice to businesses throughout the district. Events have included the recent Economic Growth Conference, which provided attendees with valuable insight into the future of the local economy, and a D2N2 Growth Hub business surgery taking place 21 March 2023 for businesses who wish to receive free, specialist and local support to help growth.

For more information on how businesses can access support through Newark and Sherwood District Council, please visit