Derby Conference Centre goes greener with new charging points

Derby Conference Centre has invested in sustainable technology. The centre now has 14 electric vehicle charging points installed. The business is hoping the charging points will incentivise those using the centre to think more carefully about their carbon footprint.

Mike Ebbitt, managing director at Derby Conference Centre, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to offer these facilities to staff members and visitors. As a business, we are passionate about being ‘green’ and anything we can do to help reduce our carbon footprint is a worthwhile investment. We hope that the new charging points will encourage people to be more environmentally conscious.”

The charging points have also been a hit with visitors. Tesla has chosen Derby Conference Centre as a road show venue, making use of the facilities to charge their supercars. With an increasing number of EV vehicles now available on the market, this makes charging an even greater priority when it comes to picking the right hotel and conferencing venue.

With talk about diesel cars being damaging to the environment, the 14 new charging points position Derby Conference Centre as a leader in the business community and they hope it will prompt others to become as forward thinking and environmentally aware.

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Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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