Green event for smaller businesses

SMALL and medium-sized businesses in Filey are being encouraged to attend a workshop that offers advice on how they can become a little greener.

The North Yorkshire Green Business Club (NYGBC) and Scarborough Borough Council are holding the half-day workshop at Scarborough Spa on Wednesday February 8, at 9:30am.

It will demonstrate steps they can take to reducing their environmental impact while at the same time making noticeable savings.

The workshop will see Dr James Bridges, sustainability officer from Scarborough Borough Council join the Environmental Co-ordinator of Scarborough-based producers of customised stationery, Duraweld, and other local businesses in the sharing of knowledge and information about how incorporating environmental improvements into the business can save money and win new customers.

Dr Bridges said: “The workshop is a great opportunity for businesses as they will be better equipped to understand the beneficial links between resource efficiency, for example, reducing unnecessary wastage in energy, waster usage and waste going to landfill, environmental improvements and saving money in the process because costs per output drop.”

Launched in 2009, the NYGBC has run 10 seminars across North Yorkshire.

The club is funded by a combination of C02 Sense and membership fees and aims to help businesses become resource-efficient and pursue long-term growth by running events and workshops throughout the region, where businesses can share skills and experience and get expert advice from high profile speakers.

The event is free to members, or £25 for non-members.

Interested businesses can sign-up to the workshop and join the club by contacting Laura Backhouse on 01904 554638 or emailing