It’s widely acknowledged that sustainability  is now an essential ingredient for a company’s  long-term success but knowing what to do and how to do it can seem like a minefield.

There’s energy use to consider, the provenance of goods and services and the reduction of waste – and that’s just for starters. In fact, not knowing where to begin is one of the main barriers holding businesses back when it comes to being green.  

For these businesses our advice is simple: attend a workshop. “Getting together with an expert, and other likeminded businesses, is a great way to find out what you should be doing, how to do it and inspire action,” comments Josh Hoole, Project Manager of the Skills Hub. “You’ll also pick up tips and best practice from peers, and with sustainability being such a hot topic there are a number of workshops that you can sign yourself up for.” 

Here at the Skills Hub we work hand-in-hand with the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce who over the next month are working with partners to host free sustainability workshops, covering everything from how to reduce water consumption to behavioural change and communicating a green ethos to staff and customers.  

Free sustainability workshops for businesses


17 Sept – How your business can save money on its water bills  

20 Sept – Sustainability and resilience masterclass 

16 Oct – Seafood sustainability masterclass 

Mel Colton-Dyer from the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce adds: “Economic and political uncertainty, plus environmental and societal pressures, mean there’s never been a better time to put sustainability at the heart of your business. Our workshops will introduce you to initiatives that you can embed in your business to improve reputation, reduce overheads and ensure future resilience and success.