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Let's Talk Sustainability: Speakers and Exhibitors


When: 8th February, Tatton Park, Knutsford


Exhibitor Email Address
Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire & Merseyside
Green Tourism
Three Wrens Gin

North Cheshire Rail Partnership

Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership

Crewe to Manchester Community Rail Partnership

Delamere Dairy

Sustainability Lead - Cheshire West & Chester
Sustainability Lead - Cheshire East 
Sustainability Lead - Warrington 
Godfrey Williams & Son
Marketing Cheshire
Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership


Introducing Greville Kelly, Director for Sustainable Business, Groundwork

Greville Kelly is the Director for Sustainable Business at the not for profit environmental trust Groundwork. Greville has led the development and delivery of low carbon and sustainability advice, support and training projects to companies and organisations for more than 25 years.

During this time Groundwork have worked with more than 10,000 businesses across the North of England, supporting companies to create business opportunity from environmental challenge. Groundwork’s project have supported the identification and delivery of more than 500,000 tonnes CO2e of greenhouse gases, whilst delivering cost savings of more than £100million. Greville will be presenting on the key steps all organisations should be taking to progress their journey to net zero and sustainability, focusing on the business benefits and opportunities to create more sustainable and resilient businesses in Cheshire and Warrington including an overview of grant funding available for companies to support low carbon investments.

Introducing Jennifer Kelly, Head of Sustainability, Chester Zoo

Jennifer is the Head of Sustainability for Chester Zoo, leading its strategy for sustainability as a major conservation and education charity and the most visited attraction outside London. She works to ensure the Zoo is building towards a sustainable future, aligned to global standards and legislation and leads the delivery of the Zoo’s sustainability targets: to be net zero carbon in its scope 1 & emissions by 2030, towards a zero waste operation by 2030, to procure deforestation-free commodities from its major supply chains and to achieve net gain for UK biodiversity on site with 30% of zoo land managed for biodiversity by 2030.

Jennifer also works with teams across the Zoo to deliver their work sustainability and to influence policy and wider consumer and industry behaviours for the benefit of nature. Jennifer’s previous roles include leading climate and sustainability services for Arup and working within the public sector delivering strategic policy advice to government, public sector bodies and industry on climate, environment and sustainability.

Introducing Philip Walker, Senior Facilities Manager, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks & UK Property Services Lead

A driven leader of eco-sensitive operations, committed to fostering a culture of responsibility in the management of our centre.

Our sustainability ambitions are part of our DNA.

We want to play a key role in making the future brighter and more sustainable for everyone and are accelerating our sustainability efforts. Ultimately, we want to be better citizens in a global community.

Our sustainability ambitions are delivered via our strategic Evolve framework, based on a 3-pillar approach that seeks to: minimise our negative impact on the planet, maximise our positive impact on our communities and embed sustainability into every aspect of our business.

In each of these three pillars sits two focus areas that will enable us to be an increasingly more sustainable business.

Introducing Harro Dorsch, Owner of The Hive at 52

With over two decades of experience in the hotel industry, and since 2015 the Owner of The Hive at 52 (a little B&B nestled in the charming village of Weaverham), Harro has dedicated years to perfecting the art of creating memorable guest experiences while keeping a close eye on our environmental responsibility.

Harro (and his wife Lucy’s) journey towards sustainability commenced over 15 years ago upon moving into a historic detached home dating back to 1876. Recognizing the importance of reducing their environmental footprint, they embarked on an ambitious mission to transform their home into a house with better efficiency and sustainability. This involved comprehensive enhancements such as wall insulation, roof and floor insulation, complete re-installation of double glazing, and the recent addition of Airsource heat pumps and solar panels.

We continue to explore innovative ways to minimise our impact on the environment. The Hive at 52 stands as a testament to their dedication, offering guests a unique blend of comfort, warmth, and eco-conscious hospitality.

We love sharing our journey to inspire others in their journey towards a more sustainable future, especially small business owners.

For further information and to delve deeper into Harro & Lucy's sustainability journey, visit

Introducing Scott Maclean, Managing Director, Green Tourism

Scott is managing director of Green Tourism, a leading provider of sustainability certification and support for the tourism industry and business meetings sector.

Scott has worked with hundreds of businesses, and destinations to support their sustainability improvement journey - experiencing how they start, advance, and market their sustainability commitment.

He is passionate that businesses in the industry benefit from building sustainability into their brand and is committed to providing practical and impactful support to achieve this.

Having worked with businesses and destinations at all stages of their sustainability journey, Scott understands the challenges, the opportunities, the quick wins, and the aspects of the improvement process which need to be ‘worked at’.