Green advances on both sides of the border

Southwater Event Group
and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre have both furthered their green event credentials
this month.

Midlands-based SEG, made
up of the Telford International Centre, three local hotels and an event
production company, has announced it’s to start using a provider of renewable
energy.

“We already have
sustainability policies, but we wanted to step up our commitment,” says CEO of
Southwater, Tom Gray. “This means event organisers who have environmental
concerns can be reassured we are doing everything we can to reduce the impact
that their business has on the environment around
us.”

And, up in
Scotland, the SECC has
sponsored a project aimed to restoring the Caledonian Forest. For every major conference held at
the venue, it has covered over 90 acres of land with new
trees.

Sales director at the
SECC, Ben Goedegebuure, says: “Green initiatives are not only important to us
internally, they really matter to our clients too. We look at every aspect of
our business to determine how it could be made more
sustainable.”

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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