23 June 2023

Becky Valentine


Registration from: 11:45am

Lunch: 12:30pm

In June 2023, Becky Valentine, co-owner and lead of Sustainability, Wellbeing and Building Health at Spenbeck, a multi award-winning Nottingham family business, delivered an insightful presentation that gave members and guests food for thought.

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Winner of the 2022 East Midlands Green Leader award and a certified Carbon Literacy facilitator,  Becky provided her thoughts and ideas on how SMEs can embed sustainability in their culture and achieve environmental targets and gave us some key take aways to make an immediate impact.

Becky’s presentation kicked off by asking the audience if they knew what a sustainability policy was. Many said ‘no’. This was followed with a powerful short film by Steve Cutts called Man, illustrating how a man was born 500,000 years ago who modifies his environment to meet his needs, destroying animals and nature in his path and creating a man-made crisis. Watch here

Becky advised us all that we should a sustainability policy and to stay ahead of the legislation that’s coming. Investors, prospective employees and Gen Z / Alpha want and expect to be part of a company that invests in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals. So where to start? Consider the wider picture, Becky argued. There are huge opportunities for SMEs:

  • Proactivity is more cost-efficient
  • ‘First mover’ advantage
  • Brand enhancement
  • Recruitment & retention
  • Meeting concerns over climate change
  • Carbon taxes
  • Emission limits
  • Meet tender requirements
  • Customer retention
  • Create a fun, improved workplace

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Becky Valentine

Becky Valentine

Becky Valentine is Co-owner and Lead of Sustainability, Well-being and Building Health at Spenbeck, a multi-award-winning business specialising in helping companies flourish.

Winner of the 2022 East Midlands Green Leader award and a certified Carbon Literacy Facilitator, Becky leverages her 12 years experience in sustainable buildings and operations to provide consultancy support, helping SMEs and schools embed sustainability and achieve environmental targets.

Complemented by her former teaching career, Becky’s expertise is sought after for expert panels and lectures. She will be discussing the sustainability challenges and opportunities for SMEs, providing quick wins to take away and make an immediate impact.

The Timetable

What to expect at NCBC

Arrival at 11:45, sign in and collect your badge before being escorted into the reception area.

Enjoy a bit of opening networking with the other members and guests of the lunch. Drink included.

Sit down for a two course lunch including a starter and a main followed by coffee. After lunch the guest speaker will take to the podium for their speech.

The meeting and lunch is drawn to a close.

Parking is available at St.James NCP. Pay at the gate, or download the "Park Pass" app, create a profile before you arrive at the car park, then use the QR code on entry and exit to the car park.


Why join NCBC

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