On Wednesday 4th November 2015 the Best Western White Horse Hotel hosted our North West Synergy Workshop. The buzz in the room reflected the enthusiasm and committment of the 45 delegates to find sustainable solutions for wasted business resources. These included packaging materials, carpet tiles and ceiling tiles and shot blast material as well as expertise and facilities.
By the end of the morning 308 potential matches were identified. These opportunities could divert 25,673 tonnes from landfill and achieve real cost savings of £2.8m.
Daniel Purdy from the Sustainable Development Team at Invest NI provided some information about funding and support that companies can utilise to help them be more resource efficient.
At noon, most of the delegates travelled the short distance to SPHERE Global where Sean McNicholl, Managing Director, gave an informative and inspiring presentation about the growth of the company and it’s future. Delegates were also taken on an informative site tour where we saw robots, conveyor and IT systems being set up and tested for a variety of global situations.
Feedback from delegates included:
Fantastic programme – really informative
Best networking event ever attended
Facilitators were very welcoming – they explain everything well and keep in contact