The well-known tourism network, CoaST, will be the future point of call for businesses seeking support on improving their impact and profits.
Neil Warren, who has provided support on sustainability to Alliance members over the last year through Sustainability South West and the current, South West Water sponsored, Battle the Bills workshops will be taking up a role at the new Centre for Business & Climate Solutions based at the University of Exeter.
From their Cornish roots, the social enterprise, CoaST have grown to a network of over 2000 businesses across the UK and beyond, and offer a wealth of resources. Membership is free and allows full access to these.
Neil's new role within the 2 year project at the University will focus on helping tourism businesses boost profits and reduce their impact through tapping into the expertise available at the University and its partners. More information about how you can make use of this will follow. He will also continue to provide some continued support to Alliance partners such as Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
More Opportunities for Businesses
The Eden Project's, Green Foundation course provides another option for businesses looking to enhance their efficiency, quality and impact. Plans are currently being made for a tourism-specific course to be run in an autumn. Sign up to receive information on this course.
VisitEngland's Green Start provides another free business tool to make use of and now includes a forum opportunity for business to network with each other on key topics.
"Having worked closely with CoaST over the last seven years, it makes perfect sense to direct all businesses to the fantastic resources and networking that they offer. I'm delighted that my new role will allow me to continue providing support to tourism businesses in the South West. It's a real privilege to work in a part of the world where businesses are so engaged", said Neil Warren.
Date added: Tuesday 12th June 2012
Latest updated: Friday 7th June 2013