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Environmental Events


We run a series of popular events across West Yorkshire providing useful and practical information and excellent networking opportunities. Last year, more than 450 people attended our events, and we had a massive 35 different speakers on a wide range of environmental topics. Information on our previous events can be found on our archive page.

Our events attract high profile speakers from the private sector and government initiatives and offer opportunities to see best practice in action.


Upcoming BBEF events


EMS Masterclass - 11 November

An EMS system can absorb a lot of time and energy. How can you get the most back out of your investment in an EMS system?

We recommend you take a look at some businesses where EMS systems are adding real value: our speakers will share their experiences, strategies and tips for making sure your EMS works for you.

No Frills Systems for SMEs

Martyn Lowe: HC Slingsbys PLC

If you are a company with no major environmental impacts who implement an EMS to satisfy customers, how do you create a no frills system which still adds value? Martyn’s approach is to “keep it simple and get everyone involved”. The EMS system he runs at HC Slingsby is made useful by being built into everyday work.

Integrating Management Systems

Steve Smith, Hallmark Cards

Hallmark are a first tier supplier to major high street and grocery retailers with a customer base including M&S, Next, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and more, so good environmental management is a must-have. Their Environmental Management System has been in place for 12 years. Certified to ISO14001 and encompassing elements of FSC & Carbon Trust Standard requirements, it shows how many requirements can be covered in one system and used to drive objectives into meaningful actions from a top-down approach. Steve delegates responsibility as far as possible so that systems and compliance become routine for all staff, not just the Environmental Manager.

Time: 7.30 - 9.30 am, 11th November

Venue: Leeds/Bradford Ceder Court

Cost: £15 BBEF members, £30 nonmembers

To Book: register online here or contact Heather at / 01274


Future Events - Green and Tender, Energy Solutions

We are finalising details for these events at present - please register with bbef if you are interested and we will make sure you are first to know further details.


Previous Events

Information on previous events (including presentations used) is available in our Events Archive.