Benefits of going green explained at Newhaven networking event

The benefits of green travel were explained at Newhaven Enterprise Centre’s latest Networking Hub on Thursday July 18.

Harriet Knights, who is a project officer from Sustrans’ Bike It Scheme, was the guest speaker at the event held at the centre on Denton Island on Thursday July 18.

Around 30 local businesses listened to a talk on alternative and sustainable travel options, as well as a talk from one of Basepoint’s own licensees on how start-ups can improve their businesses.

Harriet will be working closely with The Newhaven Enterprise Centre over the coming months to organise events and promote green travel.

She explained how green travel can improve the health of employers and employees, as well as overall work performance.

Roxanne Haid, centre manager at the Basepoint operated business said: “Our latest Networking Hub was a great success and we’re grateful to our two guest speakers for attending and providing advice to local businesses.

“It was also really exciting to kick off our new green travel initiative with Harriet, and the feedback we’ve since had from local businesses has been very positive so we’re excited to see where it takes us.”

Also speaking at the event was Nick Briggs from Brainwaves, a licensee based at Basepoint Shoreham, who provided advice on how start-ups can break through to the next level of success.

Nick set a task for the businesses to identify four key areas that could make their business more successful, and then asked the group to match it against competitors’ for a cross-comparison.