Brighton council in £10,000 boost to green business showcase

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Eco-friendly businesses will receive a cash boost from council bosses.

More than 100 green firms exhibited and a further 800 attended the first Eco Technology show at the American Express Community Stadium in Falmer.

Brighton and Hove City Council has now revealed it will contribute at least £10,000 towards staging the second event at the Brighton Centre in June.

A council spokesman said: “We should see this event go from strength to strength.

“Brighton and Hove already has one of the most environmentally-aware attitudes in the country.  Now we’re looking at how we can translate that into sustainable industries and jobs.”

The local authority adds spin-off benefits of a larger event would be eco-industries making a greater contribution to the region’s export ambitions, more jobs for the city and helping Brighton and Hove win One Planet Living status.

The issue will be discussed at the council’s environment and sustainability committee on Wednesday.

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8:06am Thu 11 Oct 12

HJarrs says...

Good that this is moving to the Brighton Centre and is pushing B&H as a distination for business. I am sure this will be more poular and generally accessible in its new location.

£10000 works out at £11.11 per company (on last years figures). A good investment if business is generated, if anything too modest. We will make that money back on the parking alone ;).

Over to the moaners....
Good that this is moving to the Brighton Centre and is pushing B&H as a distination for business. I am sure this will be more poular and generally accessible in its new location. £10000 works out at £11.11 per company (on last years figures). A good investment if business is generated, if anything too modest. We will make that money back on the parking alone ;). Over to the moaners.... HJarrs
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8:16am Thu 11 Oct 12

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Pleased to see the event was at the Amex stadium which is richly fulfilling it's promise to be more than just a football ground. Let's have some more assets like that in our city. Don't listen to Luddites!
Pleased to see the event was at the Amex stadium which is richly fulfilling it's promise to be more than just a football ground. Let's have some more assets like that in our city. Don't listen to Luddites! Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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9:19am Thu 11 Oct 12

Morpheus says...

The council should be concentrating on jobs for Brighton. This exhibition is about jobs and business everywhere. The only business for Brighton in this is the exhibition.
The council should be concentrating on jobs for Brighton. This exhibition is about jobs and business everywhere. The only business for Brighton in this is the exhibition. Morpheus
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10:14am Thu 11 Oct 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Strange that this was just for eco business.
Is eco the new racism?
Strange that this was just for eco business. Is eco the new racism? Maxwell's Ghost
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10:43am Thu 11 Oct 12

mictrix says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Strange that this was just for eco business.
Is eco the new racism?
haha they need something as they've worn the racism card completely out.he we go
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Strange that this was just for eco business. Is eco the new racism?[/p][/quote]haha they need something as they've worn the racism card completely out.he we go mictrix
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11:15am Thu 11 Oct 12

billy goat-gruff says...

I went to the last one mainly to see the Amex close up - the exbibition was in some dark bunkers under the stands, so a move to the bigger bunker of the Brighton Centre is welcomed. I ended up buying a green roof (installed), investing in Brighton Energy Coop and am planning to buy an electric bike.
I went to the last one mainly to see the Amex close up - the exbibition was in some dark bunkers under the stands, so a move to the bigger bunker of the Brighton Centre is welcomed. I ended up buying a green roof (installed), investing in Brighton Energy Coop and am planning to buy an electric bike. billy goat-gruff
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11:19am Thu 11 Oct 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Well it's odd isn't it, specialising and funding one small area of business.
Some of the silly businesses at the Amex were laughable.
Growing mushrooms on coffee grounds. Completely un eco on so many levels.Ironically, the Argus has a story in today about a company which has been in the city for 69 years and is moving out because the customers are complaining about car parking.
I know two other local businesses which are looking for offices outside of Brighton.
I once wrote a feature on the growing trend of 'doughnut' towns where key employers and shops open up around city centres which close down when they are not managed properly.
Somehow a few companies selling solar radios and all that unnecessary landfill, such as coke bottle glasses and table mats, aren't going to fill the gap.
Well it's odd isn't it, specialising and funding one small area of business. Some of the silly businesses at the Amex were laughable. Growing mushrooms on coffee grounds. Completely un eco on so many levels.Ironically, the Argus has a story in today about a company which has been in the city for 69 years and is moving out because the customers are complaining about car parking. I know two other local businesses which are looking for offices outside of Brighton. I once wrote a feature on the growing trend of 'doughnut' towns where key employers and shops open up around city centres which close down when they are not managed properly. Somehow a few companies selling solar radios and all that unnecessary landfill, such as coke bottle glasses and table mats, aren't going to fill the gap. Maxwell's Ghost
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11:24am Thu 11 Oct 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

oh and I'd like to see how many of these businesses bring all their stands and banners on the train....no they wont, except the mushroom man.
One bag of grounds, one mushroom.
oh and I'd like to see how many of these businesses bring all their stands and banners on the train....no they wont, except the mushroom man. One bag of grounds, one mushroom. Maxwell's Ghost
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11:48am Thu 11 Oct 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

You can buy all that junk online and then you don't have to even travel which is even more Eco.
You can buy all that junk online and then you don't have to even travel which is even more Eco. Maxwell's Ghost
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