The Business Environmental Support Scheme for Telford

07758 603064  |   Join now

Author Archives: Jaclyn Kitson

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
 – 17:00 – 18:00  
• Arrival and Registration  
• Free Buffet and Refreshments
• Networking • CPD & Blueprint/Membership Workshops – Jonathan Hughes – CMIOSH
• Soft skills Workshops – Melaney Doyle MCIPD, MBPsS – MPower People Development Ltd.
June’s Soft Skill Session: 17:15 – 17:45
How to Lead – Discover the Leader Within
As a Leader you are expected to manage people but how do you know which leadership style you should use. This workshop will use leadership theories and models to help you develop a ‘Tool Box’ of fundamental and adaptive leadership skills to become a more agile leader.
– 18:00 – 18:15 – Chair’s Address and IOSH News/Updates
– 18:15- 19:30 – Guest Speaker(s) Presentation
– 19:30 LIVE Drone Demonstration (approx 25 minutes)
– 20:00 Q&A, Open Discussion, Networking and Refreshments
Evening Presentation – Drone Safety and Commercial Operations – Cloudbase Images Ltd, Stafford
Presentation of the health and safety opportunities that drones can offer including the flying requirements, training, registration, products on the market.. etc
Tom Unsworth – “As an airline pilot, having held a commercial fixed wing pilots licence for 10 years, moving into the commercial unmanned aircraft sector is a natural progression for this skill base. Having spent time working and flying abroad, I was inspired to develop an aerial photography business.
Tom Davis – “As co-founder of Cloudbase Images, my passion for aerial photography began after flying a hot air balloon over northern Italy and realising what amazing images could be captured from this elevated position. Cloudbase Images started here, and I have been juggling the demands of a growing business ever since.
What is in it for you:
– CPD Opportunity/ CPD Guidance – Networking with likeminded Professionals – Open Forum
If you require any special requirements’ such as dietary requirements etc. please contact us at your earliest opportunity so we can make the necessary arrangements for you.
Contacting us:
You can contact us to confirm your attendance or discuss any other matters by emailing our Branch Secretary at:
or you can go to the Staffordshire Branch Homepage and click the “email us” link on the right-hand side of the page.
Link: IOSH Staffordshire Branch

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

BESST @ Identiplast 2017, Vienna

IdentiPlast – the International Conference on Collection, Sorting and Recycling of Plastics – provides the world’s most comprehensive platform on the exchange of know-how between the plastics industry, regulators, academia and waste management practitioners from around the globe. This year’s conference focused on the particular challenges presented by the Circular Economy to “new” European member…Continue Reading

Andy Whyle – Green Leaders Award Winer 2017

At the UKBCSD Mobility 2025 event in Birmingham on Friday Sustainability West Midlands announced the winners of their Green Leaders Awards to find those who go above and beyond to provide exceptional environmental and social benefits.   The winners were: Private sector: Andy Whyle, Environment & Sustainability Specialist, Ricoh UK Products Limited Public sector: Ben Boswell,…Continue Reading


After being invited by International Synergies as part of a British Council delegation Andy Whyle (Chair of BESST) presented at the BEBKA region Industrial Symbiosis Conference in Bursa, Turkey held 01/02/2017. The conference included discussions on the implementation of Industrial Symbiosis in the UK, implementation in Turkey and local projects and case studies. Andy’s presentation covered Ricoh’s…Continue Reading

Sustainability West Midlands Green Leaders Awards & Young Directors Role

The Green Leaders Awards are open to individuals from different sectors and stages of their career able to demonstrate ‘green’ impact with additional social or economic benefit over and above their everyday role. The winners will be announced on 17 February 2017, at the MEBC Annual Business Celebration Awards Dinner in Birmingham which has become a…Continue Reading

Asbestos Fly-Tipping at The Wrekin

It was a beautiful October Sunday afternoon and as many weekends I went to the Wrekin to walk my dog. I parked on the car park along the road and I started walking on the path that goes around the Wrekin. As soon as I enter the woods I noticed several sacks, perhaps as many…Continue Reading

Help protect the Pine Marten – one of our rarest mammals

Shropshire Wildlife Trust discovered the presumed extinct pine marten in Shropshire in 2015 and this is now currently the only English county to have this elusive mammal present.  Research since the discovery has shown that we have a small population of martens inhabiting the woodlands of south Shropshire and with the help of Shropshire Wildlife…Continue Reading

BESST partners with Right Waste Right Place Campaign

BESST have signed up to partner with Environmental Services Association to become Ambassadors of the Right Waste Right Place campaign. We will be working in partnership to deliver events around this campaign on Duty of Care.  Further details will be available shortly but should you require any further details please contact or call 07758 603064  Continue Reading

Telford BESST. Mark Simmons, c/o Simmonsigns , Stafford Park 5, Telford TF3 3AS Tel: 07758 603064

© 2015 Telford BESST. Web Design by Calloway Green