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Business Futures - evolving your company for the future

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Business Futures - evolving your company for the future

Time: May 26, 2011 from 2pm to 5:30pm
Location: Bournemouth University
Street: 19 Christchurch Road
City/Town: Bournemouth
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Phone: 0779 563 2607
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Gwyn Jones
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2011

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Event Description

We are on the brink of some of the biggest challenges facing organisations, including businesses big and small.


This is not a green, fluffy, nice-to-have issue…

It’s an economic and growth imperative…

It’s the future of all our organisations and businesses alike.

Environmental degradation is everywhere and raw materials costly and in short supply. Business costs are spiralling, budgets are being cut and consumers are more discerning; all of which threaten innovative, sustainable and profitable growth.


Bournemouth University’s Centre for the Green Knowledge Economy and the Association of Sustainability Practitioners invite you and other enterprise leaders to address the fundamental challenges facing organisations today. This workshop is a great opportunity to face these challenges, and de-couple your enterprise from these threats. You will have the opportunity to work with others to confront the real challenges that your company faces.



Leading figures from Private and Public Sectors will set the scene and share their real-life experiences:

  • Dr. Paul Toyne, Group Head of Sustainability, WSP Group PLC
  • Dr. Nigel Garland, Senior Lecturer, Sustainable Technology School of Design, Engineering and Computing
  • Tony Williams, Executive Director Environment & Economy, Bournemouth Council

What this interactive workshop will deliver

  • What’s really at stake?
  • Should you now be considering how to re-structure your basic product ranges and services to immunise your company from the spiralling costs? 
  • Can you create offerings that have ever-DECREASING energy, fuel and natural resource components?
  • How can you develop new, fundamentally different products and services designed to be more valued by customers and society at large?
  • Can new products and services command higher margins, offering higher levels of customer satisfaction, and move your company further away from commoditisation, where margins are squeezed as prices are eroded while commodity costs are rising?

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