Blackburn and Darwen Hive Ambassadors Network


Hive Go green and CSR event

This March will see Hive hold a special event for businesses on the subject of CSR and reducing environmental impact.

The event on the 10th March, at Blackburn Youth Zone, will see the region’s leading experts speak on how CSR and looking at your carbon footprint can help contribute to business savings, growth and success.

The main speaker will be East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Experts from the chamber will be talking to businesses on how to reduce their carbon footprint and the new £4m European part-funded programme available for companies. This new fund will provide support to companies to help improve energy and environmental efficiencies, introduce on site renewable energy generation and save money.

Other speakers at the event will be Blackburn Food Bank, who will be talking about the current issues in the town and how businesses can help; Blackburn Youth Zone, on the value of CSR and Community CVS, who will be talking about their work and awards.  

The host for the event with be Ian Brown, chair of Hive and former CSR director with over 25 years’ experience in the field, with international wallpaper giant Graham and Brown.

Ian said: “This is Hive’s first major event of 2020, and we’ve got a great line up of speakers and some really great stories to tell, including the Chamber talking businesses through a new fund which is available to help them drive environmental efficiencies in their companies.”

Ian added: “The message we want to spread is that going green and giving makes sound business sense.  Some of the CSR and environmental opportunities we are going to discuss at the event won’t just benefit the community but can also lead to genuine business growth and business savings.”

Registration for the event will open at 10.30 am with proceedings officially beginning at 11am and running to 2pm, after which there will be some informal networking.  A hot lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places are free to book although donations to Blackburn Youth Zone would be appreciated.