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 summer, autumn and winter newsletters from 2016
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.
- 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."