GDB EXEC

GDB EXEC

Gatwick Diamond Business Established for over 50 years, Gatwick Diamond Business (or GDB) has been the leading voice for business and commerce in the region. Representing business, it provides a united voice to influence Local and Central Government issues. GDB is run by the members for the members; it is financially and politically independent.   Much more than a business networking organisation, GDB’s core objectives include to promote business opportunities for the members, improve skills and training, encourage inward investment and develop links throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.   With a small core team of staff, GDB is guided by its Executive, made up of members representing different sizes and sectors.   I'm very pleased to say I have recently joined the Executive Board of GDB. An active member of GDB for 5 years, I work with multi-nationals and SMEs in various sectors so understand the opportunities and challenges facing businesses today. Together we build trusted working relationships, bring value, meet objectives and see commercial benefits:...
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Tenders

Tenders – get the competitive advantage I have seen that companies are increasingly being asked for environmental information in Tenders or Requests for Proposals. Customers want assurance that their suppliers offer quality, provide value for money and support their own principles.   Tenders typically ask for your policy and details of your Environmental Management System (e.g. ISO 14001). So, make sure you use this to your advantage: Provide a good environmental policy Include evidence of your ISO 14001 certification Consider their questions carefully – explain your company’s impact and what you are doing about it. Make it relevant to this tender. Demonstrate how you help your customers meet their own environmental targets.   This helps build a relationship with the customer and demonstrates your advantage over competitors.   This article was published in the GDB Members’ Newsletter (May 13) and on Sussex Enterprise’s blog site (June 13).       Return to Homepage Contact Us or Email Us...
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University of Kent

University of Kent

Testimonial from the University of Kent ESHCon recently helped the University of Kent implement their Environmental Management System. They kindly provided the following testimonial, after successful certification to ISO 14001.   “The University of Kent is the size of a small town in terms of its geographical size, population and operations, and contains a good deal more in the way of environmental features and risks.  Building an EMS was a daunting task – especially as the elaborate system which appeared necessary would have been unwieldy and doomed to failure.  Anya provided the perfect means to help us draw the many strands together into a really lean and manageable system which nevertheless covers all our requirements and really delivers.  Her vision of how this would take shape overall, her wide and detailed subject knowledge, and her highly personable manner were vital to driving the project forward, and getting numerous key players enthused.  We achieved accredited certification to ISO 14001 in just 14 months, which...
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