Last week, 5 businesses from across Worcestershire participated in the Sustainability Business Workshop to bring sustainability issues, ideas and concepts to the forefront discussion.
The workshop was developed by the director of sustainability at the University of Worcester, Katy Boom, to provide a platform to allow businesses to interact and discuss their business with young people. This allowed the students and the businesses to exchange ideas and suggestions about sustainability and an insight into how business can engage with their customers to take part in becoming more sustainable.
The work shop was kicked off a short presentation by Interface explaining their business of turning recycled fishing nets into carpet tiles and their sustainability initiatives. This was followed by the participants and businesses engage in discussions about sustainability initiatives. Giving both students and businesses the space and platform to be able to have small group meetings and share suggestions as to how sustainability could be improved.
Matt from Borroclub attended the event and the workshop and later stated:
“It was really useful for me to spend some time with the students at the end of the day, they were really helpful and gave me some good tips on how to engage with their peers.”
The sustainability business workshop allowed innovate ideas to be shared inspiring businesses and students alike.