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Record numbers for Eco Business Fayre

Jun 20, 2012

Record numbers of Plymouth business people turned out for the second annual Eco Business Fayre at Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium (NMA) last Thursday.

Over 200 people had pre-registered and scores more registered on the day for the free event. The day-long fayre saw guest talks from Dr. David Gibson, Managing Director of the NMA; Langage Farm’s Gary Jones; and Plymouth University geologist and BBC TV broadcaster, Iain Stewart.

In addition, the afternoon brought a mix of networking, a green advice drop-in clinic and an exhibition of over 45 local businesses.

Steve Whiteway, Environmental Services Manager at Mutley-based waste management company Alpha Logic reflected on the event: “The whole organising committee are delighted with the feedback that we’ve received from exhibitors and attendees. We’ve already been asked about next year’s event.”

“In tough economic times it’s important for city businesses to work together and realise that not only are eco-business practices good for the environment, they can also help firms save money.”

“We feel that this year’s Eco Business Fayre has helped us in our mission of bringing businesses together to work towards a greener Plymouth.”

Jackie Young, Plymouth City Council’s Sustainable Development Manager added: “In a city where businesses supporting the low carbon and environmental sector seem to be buzzing at the moment, it was great to be involved in such an easy going, laid back but productive day”.

“We have gained a whole new list of contacts that, we hope, will help us to complete a low carbon action plan for the city as well as supporting the future economy. Our thanks go to all the speakers, exhibitors and delegates for making it such an encouraging event.”

Businesses wishing to be kept informed about the plans for next year’s event are asked to contact the organisers via the Eco Business Fayre website at