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College to host ‘Sustainability Solutions Summit’

Telford & Wrekin Council Telford Sustainability Summit 2024

The Telford Sustainability & Energy Cluster (TSEC), in collaboration with Telford & Wrekin Council, is to stage the Telford Sustainability Solutions Summit at Telford College on March 6.

TSEC, which is a business-led organisation supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, aims to showcase best practice, identify areas of focus, and collaborate on projects addressing sustainability issues.

This summit will bring together a diverse group of suppliers offering innovative solutions to support local businesses in reducing carbon emissions, saving energy, and investing in sustainable technologies alongside an update on the wide ranging skills offer from Telford College for businesses recruiting and looking to upskill to tackle this agenda.

Graham Guest, principal and CEO of Telford College, said: “Hosting this event is an opportunity to highlight our dedication to boosting local employability and productivity. We believe in transforming the workforce to align with the borough’s sustainability goals, contributing to a more resilient and forward-thinking business community.

“It’s an excellent fit with the work being done in our new Retrofit Skills Lab, which is helping to upskill local tradespeople in environmental technologies.”

Councillor Lee Carter, Telford & Wrekin Council Cabinet Member for Place, said: “The Sustainability Solutions Summit is a testament to collaborative commitment to a greener future. By bringing together key stakeholders, we aim to facilitate discussions, showcase best practices, and inspire businesses to adopt sustainable measures for long-term success, working together to achieve net zero status by 2030.”

Chris Lindsay, Chair of the Telford Sustainability & Energy Cluster, added, “This summit is a unique chance to connect with industry leaders, explore sustainable solutions, and take a crucial step towards a greener future.”

The summit’s agenda includes a range of influential guest speakers, a Q&A session, supplier pitch sessions, as well as networking opportunities.