Business Futures Forum

The Business Futures Forum provides a network of support and information for local businesses looking to increase their efficiency and profitability while enhancing their sustainability and reducing their environmental impact.

Benefits of free membership

  • Improved cost effectiveness to member businesses resulting in increasing competitiveness, and potentially creating jobs
  • Reduced CO2 emissions, environmental impact and waste
  • Use of Business Futures Forum logo
  • Positive PR for member companies resulting in increased customer base and improvements to staff morale
  • Chance to see case studies and new initiatives first hand
  • Access to members only Linkedin discussion group
  • Ideas sharing on practical solutions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Regular newsletters. Download our summerautumn and winter newsletters from 2016

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Forum meetings are held quarterly and focus on a range of topics, such as energy, resource efficiency, transport, waste, operations efficiency, grants, funding and legislation. Meetings focus wherever possible on case studies and tours of members premises.

Next meeting

  • Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017
  • Time: 4.30pm (for 5pm start) – 6.30pm
  • Venue: REHAU Ltd, Hill Court, Walford, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5QN
  • Theme: Offering a sustainable business model through new technology and investment

On 26 April 2017, REHAU Ltd, based in Ross-on-Wye, will be opening its doors to offer an insight into the company and more specifically how the topic of sustainability is addressed.

REHAU Ltd is part of a privately owned, global company with sales in excess of €3 billion and approximately 20,000 employees. The headquarters for the UK business has been based in Herefordshire since 1995.

Members of the Window Solutions Division will give a talk on the window and door product range and most significantly the recent launch of co-extruded profile which utilises recycled PVC recovered from the increasing number of first generation PVC windows that are now being replaced.

Through its investment in a recycling facility and in the production facility in North Wales, REHAU now has a closed loop for recycled material and is able to reuse in the manufacture of the latest systems - not just ensuring a sustainable business model, but also protecting its customers from the volatility of raw material markets post Brexit.


Membership is open to all businesses. The network is overseen by a steering group made up of local businesses with support from Herefordshire Council.
Our current Chair is Gareth Williams of the Caplor Group.

Gareth Williams - Caplor Energy

Gareth says "The opportunity to improve business profitability through improved efficiency and the adoption of a more sustainable approach is vast and inspiring - Business futures forum will help us see how good business really is good for business."


Business Futures Forum documents