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 e-newsletters

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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 events

Sustainability Forum - Networking and learning good practice

The Sustainability Forum is a series of free events aimed at helping businesses draw upon good practice from industry experts and local businesses to help promote sustainable business practices, particularly focusing on resource efficiency.

Thursday 24 October 2019 - 8am to 9.50am - Renewable Energy in Practice

Caplor, Fownhope, Herefordshire HR1 4PT (signposted off B4224)

With rising energy costs and generous grants for businesses to invest in renewable energy systems, now is a good time to consider if technologies such as solar PV, battery storage, solar thermal, biomass and electric vehicles could work for your business.

Caplor are a third generation family business based in Herefordshire who have embraced almost the full suite of renewable energy systems available. Come and see these systems in operation and hear from Caplor on the day to day practical and business implications of low carbon energy generation including the most recent installation of a battery array and electric vehicle charger to maximise their use of home grown green energy, supported by a 40% BEEP grant.

After enjoying some refreshments and coffee, delegates will be welcomed by Gareth Williams, Managing Director, at Caplor before splitting into two groups to be taken on a tour of the premises.

Following the tour, guests will hear from BEEP and the Marches Renewable Energy Project – who will be on hand to discuss how businesses can access money available to support energy and resource efficiency projects.

Please book your place via the Chamber of Commerce booking page or via

And for more information see the renewable energy in practice web article.

For upcoming events see our events calendar for all the details.