Stevenage Borough Council is inviting businesses to the forthcoming sustainable Meet the Buyer event, organised in collaboration with Sustainable X.

Meet the Buyer  will be held at the Business Technology Centre, Bessemer Drive, Stevenage on Thursday, September 28.

The event is part of Stevenage Borough Council’s ongoing climate change commitments to provide sustainability support for Stevenage businesses and is part of a wider sustainability business support programme.

The Sustainability Business Support Programme will provide help and support to organisations; to reduce costs through energy and waste savings, improve productivity through efficiency practices and secure funding opportunities.

The Meet the Buyer opportunity event is dedicated to fostering sustainability and local community economic growth, providing a platform for businesses to connect with other like-minded organisations and showcase sustainability programs.

The event is a great opportunity to find out more about key innovative sustainable programmes and practices to encourage wider learning. It also offers participants the chance to grow their network with potential supply chain connections too.

What are the benefits for my business?

Participating businesses will:

Have first-hand knowledge of tender opportunities amongst larger businesses

Receive help to develop and strengthen local supply chains through the council and other local buyers.

Gain valuable insights into buyers’ sustainable needs and requirements in forthcoming tenders.

Learn of specialised initiatives and support specifically targeting micro and SMEs.

The event will also assist attendees with:

Training and development in risk and opportunity management, carbon footprint analysis, and sustainability reporting and communication to help them grow and increase their resilience to the constantly changing economic climate.

Wider contract readiness support to ensure overall competitiveness and attractiveness to a broader group of buyers in a range of sectors.

Lots of opportunities to network with key Buyers and like-minded peers.

The sustainable Meet the Buyer event is aimed at all business, small, medium or large, and we would encourage Stevenage companies to take up the prospect to meet with key decision makers and access the unique opportunities open to their business, to ensure economic growth and success of the wider community.

Eight businesses have been confirmed so far: Morgan Sindall Construction, Lovells, Mulalley, Wates, Everyone Active, Conamar, West Herts NHS Trust and Stevenage Borough Council.

Businesses in Stevenage can register for free.

For further information and to register please visit