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Going Green

september, 2022

13sep4:30 pm6:30 pmFeaturedGoing Green4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Silchester Farm, Silchester RG7 2PS


Event Details

Funded by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Bringing together entrepreneurs and business leaders from the borough of Basingstoke and Deane for an exciting line up of events providing inspiration, motivation and connections.

The funding forms part of the council’s efforts to bring businesses together and support them following the pandemic.

Understand and listen to the experts on how you can implement green and sustainable initiatives in both your business and personal lives.

Hear from our panel of business leaders who have already made realistic environmental changes within their business and have the chance to ask any questions you have on become a more eco-friendly business.

Hear from…

+ Carla Winsey. Co-Owner of Silchester Farm, a luxurious countryside retreat for weddings, events, corporate and stays. Carla has worked alongside her husband of 10 years, Alastair to create and live their dream in the beautiful village of Silchester.

Within one year we have gone from a team of 3 to having over 25 employees on our payroll, with a focus on hiring local people (our closest employee lives within a 5 minute walk). As the business has grown Carla and Al’s eye were opened to the amount of waste that can be produced by events, especially weddings. This realisation and the exposure to a whole new market of young, climate conscious people drove them to implement many green initiatives that have become integral in their current operations and future plans for Silchester Farm.

Anthony Bravo, Principal & CEO of Basingstoke College of Technology, Anthony has been a vital part in ensuring BCoT is as sustainable as possible, as well as educating students on sustainability and how important it is for their future

+ Martin Heath, Director at Basingstoke Energy Services, Martin has a deep understanding of renewable’s technology, and work on project’s as diverse as community owned wind farms, major solarPV developments and de-carbonising the UKs heating, electrical and transport systems.

+ Alison Zarecky, Climate Emergency Project Officer at Basingstoke and Deane Council. Alison joined the borough council’s Climate Change team earlier this year, following her success in helping to set up Sustainable Overton in her local area and her contributions to Test Source Community Energy.

Her talk will centre on how a greater focus on sustainability can drive business for SMEs, including looking at energy efficiency, reducing waste and water, increasing employee engagement, driving innovation and attracting new customers.

This includes talking about the Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) grant for businesses that can help fund energy efficiency projects to improve energy and resource efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Helping to increase business competitiveness by reducing energy and resourcing costs, the grant can help to support supply and stimulate demand by driving new low carbon renewable energy products and services.

And Alison will also talk about the benefits of joining the local North Hampshire Sustainable Business Network to share learning and knowledge with other businesses nearby as well as introducing the upcoming Green Week (Saturday 24 September to Sunday 2 October) and talking about how local businesses can get involved.

Book your FREE ticket below and a member of the Evolve team will be in touch with event details in due course!


(Tuesday) 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Silchester Farm

Silchester Farm, Silchester RG7 2PS


Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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