Waste Stories 14/8/2017


1. Vacancy for a Chair of Sustainability West Midlands

Sustainability West Midlands is recruiting for a new Chair – closing date 29 September: We’re looking for an individual to build on the strong leadership established by our current Chair, Peter Braithwaite. You’ll help take us to the next stage in our growth as an organisation and the impact we have in creating a more sustainable future for the West Midlands. You’ll provide the equivalent of up to two days per month to help us harness our unique profile and strong track record as the independent and cross-sector sustainability adviser to the leaders in the West Midlands. In return you will be offered a unique opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a lasting difference to the future of the West Midlands and its 5 million citizens.

For more information click here

2. The Group’s 2017 sustainable food waste management conference

The Group’s 2017 conference which is sponsored by  Sharpsmart and Olleco, will be held on Thursday October 5, at the Northampton Town’s football ground in Sixfields, Northampton.

Why should you attend?:

  • The monies from the event will be used to fund the Group’s activities to facilitate future entrants into the sector, including student work shadowing opportunities
  • Presentations will cover a range of topics including exciting new products, such as bioplastics and surfactants; supply chain management; and policy and legislative updates
  • You will have the opportunity to network with stakeholders from both public and private sector organisations
  • You can arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with a business support officer to explore business support and funding opportunities for your organisation

Book 5 spaces and get 1 free. Book now by clicking here

3. A good or bad year for contractors?

Two big pieces of news in the contracting world were of course the changes to IR35 in the public sector, and the more recent Taylor Report…

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4. SBRI funding competition: business productivity portal

Innovate UK is to invest up to £500,000 to develop solutions that provide businesses with access to information on improving productivity. These solutions will help businesses at all levels – leaders, management and employees – access new opportunities to improve productivity levels where they work.

Innovate UK is looking for proposals for feasibility studies on the:

  • technical solution
  • commercialisation plan for taking the solution into the market
  • possible commercial models

For more information, click here

5. CIWM’ Sustainability and Resource Awards (deadline for entries: September 1)

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