the Business Forum and
the Economic Partnership
in Brighton & Hove
Homepage    BCRP Intranet    Funding    Events    Knowledgebase    Links    About us     Contact us
Key projects



Workforce development 


Business &

Property &
Development sites




Consultation opportunities

Brighton & Hove Business Forum
8-11 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE
Tel: 01273 735442
Email: info@brighton

© Brighton & Hove
Business Forum

News - 22 November 2017

Calling all UK companies that have transport, parking and commuting issues to address

The first public event of the Act TravelWise Business Forum will bring together up to 80 people from throughout the UK who are exploring more sustainable travel and transport options for the private sector.

Come join us at our free on 1 December hosted by Heathrow.

This is a
free-to-attend morning event
to learn from best practice in
managing transport, commuting and parking in the private sector
. If you're in the public sector or third sector, we'd be very grateful if you could invite your business contacts to this event. There will be an introduction to the Business Forum and speakers from WSP, Heathrow, North Bristol Suscom, First Group, Volvo and Microsoft/Berkshire LEP. At the end of the event, there will be an opportunity to take a tour on an EV bus that is being trialed on site. The full programme is below.

For those companies that join the Business Forum, there will be
ongoing opportunities for training and collaboration
, as described in the attached brochure.

For further information, see below.

Business Forum Launch Event - 1 December at Heathrow

 The programme includes several speakers with experience relevant to business travel planning. Registration is now open. The event is free and open to all.

  • 9:30 am - Arrivals, tea/coffee
  • 10:00 am - Welcome and overview of Business Forum (Andy Winmill, WSP and Act TravelWise)
  • 10:15 am - North Bristol employers: working together to reduce congestion and develop a fully integrated, sustainable transport network (Ann O'Driscoll, Director, North Bristol Sus Com)
  • 10:35 am - Heathrow's emerging approach to making the case to switch to sustainable travel through the language of money and business cases (Theo Panayi, Heathrow)
  • 11:00 am - Q&A as panel of previous speakers
  • 11:15 am - break
  • 11:30 am - Innovation and future planning in bus and rail (Jim Harbidge, Group Head of Environment, First Group)
  • 11:50 am - The EV bus trial at Heathrow (Phil Fletcher, Area Commercial Sales Manager, Volvo Bus)
  • 12:10 am - The role of LEPs in sustainable transport (Charles Eales, Microsoft and Berkshire LEP)
  • 12:30 am - Q&A as panel of previous speakers
  • 12:45 am - close, optional tour

Optional tour: Take a ride on full electric bus on trial at Heathrow (to and from Terminal 4)

Read related items on:

Browse our business Knowledgebase or search by keyword


15 December 2017
Brighton is among the best places to start a business due to their strong growth factors
15 December 2017
GTR consultation ends 20th Dec 2017 13 December 2017
Ethical Food StartUp Programme - Idea Generation Workshop 12 December 2017
Utilise Plus launch programme of energy efficiency grants and business support for SMEs 11 December 2017
City Centre Vacancy Rates Drop Slightly From Sept 5 December 2017
Innovate UK Announces Sector Competitions in Manufacturing and Infrastructure Systems 5 December 2017
GDPR, steps to early compliance 1 December 2017
The 29th Sussex Business Awards 2017 Winners Announced 1 December 2017
Old tech gear? Give IT a new lease of life 29 November 2017
Driving for Better Business Campaign launches 29 November 2017
ARKA Funerals sponsor Burning the Clocks 2017 with 'In Memory' lanterns 27 November 2017
Govia Thameslink launches third consultation phase on once-in-a-generation timetable restructure 23 November 2017
Coast to Capital Launches Brighton Mainline Alliance 22 November 2017
Calling all UK companies that have transport, parking and commuting issues to address 15 November 2017
Start-up Challenge Business Competition Offering £10,000 Investment to Young Entrepreneurs 15 November 2017
IUK Announces £10 Million Innovation Loans Infrastructure Systems Funding Competition for UK SMEs 15 November 2017
Sussex Food and Drink Grand Finalists Celebrate Success 10 November 2017
Meaning conference confirms speaker line-up: breeding a new army of business activists 10 November 2017
Positive body image documentary screening at Hove school 8 November 2017
Material Practices: Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton - Private View 8 November 2017
Economic Partnership kick starts city strategy consultation 8 November 2017
GTR respond to positive ASLEF referendum result 7 November 2017
350th employer signed up to the Brighton & Hove Campaign 7 November 2017
Rampion announces £4 million community fund 6 November 2017
The First Gamification Conference comes to Brighton 3 November 2017
Shoreham Port Welcomes New Commercial and Operations Director 2 November 2017
Burning the Clocks launches Crowdfunder for 2017 2 November 2017
The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are now open for Entries 31 October 2017
Brighton Based Paxton Open New Centre for Technology & Innovation 27 October 2017
Adventures in risk taking for high growth businesses 27 October 2017
Can your business benefit from offering a 'world of work' experience? 27 October 2017
The Small Business Saturday Bus Tour launches across the UK for its fifth year 24 October 2017
Business Networking & Case Study Visit with the Sustainable Business Partnership 24 October 2017
Could you use an Energy Saving Workshop? 17 October 2017
Peter Blake raffle raises £2,290 for Middle Street School 17 October 2017
AMEX named major sponsor of city's bike share scheme 16 October 2017
Ropetackle Business Friends scheme 4 October 2017
BTN BikeShare: a successful first month 3 October 2017
PLATF9RM open at Hove Town Hall