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Event Sustainability Live is set to prove that Sustainability and style go hand in hand.

Event Sustainability Live took place earlier this month at the London Excel Centre. The exhibition is shaping the narrative for responsible event planning and paving the way for a more sustainable future in the events industry.
Event Sustainability Live is set to prove that sustainability and style can go hand in hand.

In a pioneering move towards a greener event industry, organisers AMP Events have partnered with eco-friendly suppliers and exhibitors to create a visually stunning and environmentally responsible exhibition.

In 2024 Event Sustainability Live will be hosting an event in London and will unite eco friendly businesses all around the globe

The decision to use sustainable and recycled materials for branding aligns with the event’s overarching theme of promoting eco-conscious practices within the events and exhibitions sector.

This commitment to eco-friendly branding is a reflection of the growing awareness and responsibility within the events industry to reduce its ecological footprint. Event Sustainability Live aims to inspire other exhibitions and conferences to follow suit, setting a precedent for a more sustainable approach to event planning and execution.

We have been embracing sustainable and recycled branding materials for years and our vision aligns perfectly with the ethos of Event Sustainability Live. We believe that events should not only be informative and engaging but also environmentally responsible.

SHARED VISION FOR A BETTER WORLD

ISO standards provide a framework for quality, safety, and environmental responsibility, promote global consistency and drive innovation. We are proud to hold ISO Certifications in 9001 , 14001, 20121 & 45001.

Why ISO certifications are important to us:

  • Quality Assurance: ISO standards help ensure that products and services meet certain quality and safety requirements. This can lead to higher customer satisfaction, fewer defects, and improved overall product and service quality.
  • Risk Management: Following ISO standards can help organisations identify and mitigate risks. ISO standards often include guidelines and best practices for risk assessment and management in areas such as information security, environmental management, and quality management.
  • Cost Reduction: ISO standards often help organisations streamline their processes, reduce waste, and become more efficient. This can lead to cost savings in areas like energy consumption, resource utilization, and labor.
  • Environmental Impact: ISO standards such as ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) help organizations minimize their environmental footprint. By adhering to these standards, businesses can reduce their impact on the environment and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.
  • Customer Trust: When a company is ISO-certified, it signals to customers that the organisation is committed to quality and safety. This can build trust and confidence in the products or services offered.

  • Global Consistency: ISO standards are recognised and adopted worldwide, providing a common language and set of expectations for businesses and organisations across borders. This promotes consistency in the global marketplace and facilitates international trade.
  • Innovation: ISO standards can drive innovation by establishing a baseline of quality and safety. When organisations strive to meet these standards, they are encouraged to find new and better ways of doing things.
  • Market Access: Some markets or industries require ISO certification for entry. This means that if you want to sell your products or services in certain markets, you must adhere to ISO standards. ISO certification can be a key factor in market access.
  • Safety: ISO standards related to safety, such as ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems), help organisations protect the health and well-being of employees and stakeholders. They provide a structured approach to identifying and mitigating workplace hazards.

Round Britain eRIB Challenge 2023 plans for a 17 year old to circumnavigate Britain in an electric RIB.

There is an increasing awareness of the environmental impacts we are having on the planet. The Round Britain eRIB challenge is a not-for-profit event which aims to support the marine industry’s transition to electric propulsion for leisure and small commercial craft. To do this a 17 year old skipper from Taunton, Somerset will attempt to drive an electric boat around Britain in Summer 2023. Setting off from Lyme Regis in Dorset, the team will be using a unique combination of shoreside infrastructure and on-water charging.

Events don’t just leave behind memories for its attendees but they also leave a number of physical impacts on the environment which can be both short term and long term.

Grapefruit are proud to support Harry and promote the need for more zero emission vessels on our waters. We thrive to be a sustainable company and actively research ways we can develop in our own products, services, and the events we work with. 

We believe that Harry’s cause is an important one and the introduction of electric charging infrastructure for boats all over Britain is an important change that needs to be made. We wish him luck with the Round Britain eRIB Challenge and look forward to the change it’ll bring!

For more information on the challenge visit www.roundbritain-erib.org

Inflatable 5k

To mark the end of a successful summer for Grapefruit, the team spent a day in the sun, running an inflatable 5k obstacle course.

We then bounced off for a delicious afternoon pub lunch in the new forest.

Keep an eye on our socials for the videos!

Cycle to work day

Cycle to Work Day is an annual event which us here at Grapefruit take part in. It is a day which encourages people to cycle to work instead of using other modes of transportation. The event takes place on the third Thursday of September each year and aims to promote the benefits of cycling to individuals, businesses, and the environment.

We believe Cycling is a great way to stay healthy and reduce the carbon footprint. It is an affordable, efficient, and eco-friendly way to get to work, and it can save you money on transportation costs. Moreover, it is a fun way to start the day, and cycling can also help reduce stress and improve mental health.

To participate in Cycle to Work Day, all you need to do is cycle to work on the third Thursday of September. You can also encourage your colleagues to do the same by promoting the event in your workplace. Some businesses offer incentives to employees who participate, such as free breakfast or a chance to win a prize.

Here at Grapefruit, it’s the free breakfast that attracts James and Greg every year!