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BESST 2018 Sustainable Business Awards

BESST are delighted to launch the 2018 BESST Sustainable Business Awards which are to showcase projects that BESST members have been working on or have in progress. You may enter more than one project but will need to submit each project on a separate entry form.

All entrants must be members of either BESST. For details on how to join the BESST network, please email  Entrants who are non-members will not be considered for this award but will be invited to join the network. Once joined they will eligible to submit an entry.

To enter, follow the instructions in this Entry Form and return it with any attachments by emailing or if you wish to submit this by recorded delivery please email us to make arrangements to do so.

Deadline for these awards is midnight on Friday 12 October 2018

2018 BESST Sustainable Business Awards

BESST Annual Review – 2017

2017 has been an incredibly busy year for BESST, both for the Steering Group and our members, as can be seen in this report.  The 2017 events program has been successful as always, and we are delighted that network members continue to support BESST and share best practice. From installing nest boxes on The Wrekin…Continue Reading

BESST Steering Group – new member

We are delighted to welcome Mark Thompson, Managing Director of Aceon Group to the Steering Group of the BESST network.  Mark Thompson is a successful entrepreneur who started his own battery manufacturing business at the early age of 20 in his father’s garden shed. He grew the business into a multi million pound company over…Continue Reading

BESST & Blue Business Awards – 2017

BESST’s Sustainable Business Awards are now open for entrants to submit their applications for the following categories: Innovation Award Sustainable Leadership Award Environmental Product / Service Award Unsung Sustainability Hero of the Year Waste Management Carbon & Energy Management Greening Your Supply Chain Natural Capital Enhancement Employee Engagement Entry forms must be submitted to…Continue Reading

Wrong Wood Waste – Wrong Place

Nicky Cunningham, deputy director for waste regulation at the Environment Agency, looks at wood waste and its correct treatment, and the role of waste producers, in an article that was first published in the July issue of the CIWM Journal. The problem? Wood is often treated with chemicals, which can include inorganic substances, such as…Continue Reading

Drone Safety & Commercial Ops Event – 15 June 2017

Staffordshire Branch – Event Reminder Date: Thursday 15th June 2017 Topic: Drone Safety and Commercial Operations Event (with LIVE Demonstration!) – Cloudbase Images Ltd, Stafford. Venue: Tillington Hall Hotel (Great Western), THE ROYAL SUITE,  Eccleshall Rd, Stafford, ST16 1JJ Timings:  – 17:00 – 18:00   • Arrival and Registration   • Free Buffet and Refreshments…Continue Reading

Fly Tipping / Organised Crime

This news item has been submitted by Mark Gilbert, owner of Emerald Trading. “Doing Duty of Care visits is so important however with the sudden increase in “fly tipping” caused by organised crime its vital that ALL commercial waste producer make the effort to make sure they have a full audit trail. Organised gangs have…Continue Reading

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