This session is part of our Tourism and Hospitality innovation programme in partnership with Experience West Sussex and the Institute of Hospitality, but could be attended by other RISE members.

Given the extremely challenging time this sector has experienced during the pandemic and Brexit, West Sussex County Council has prioritised funding for Small and Medium-sized enterprises to receive specific innovation support to recover and boost growth.

Understand how being more sustainable enhances your brand

This masterclass will unpack the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, drawing on how considering these can improve your business operations, efficiency and enhance your brand. It will also explore the challenges and practical actions you can take towards embedding sustainability in your business, including managing waste and resources.

Participants can also learn more about the Low Carbon Across the South East business grants and workshops.

Other masterclasses and workshops in the Horizons programme, all with a tourism and hospitality focus include:

  • Understanding your customer/visitor journey from ‘look to book’
  • The value of data analytics to the sector
  • Enhancing your customer/visitor offer
  • Sustainability and Net Zero support
  • Action Learning Sets to problem solve challenges with peers

The Horizons programme also culminates with an opportunity to access an additional £5,000 of specialist support for a new business idea or project where we can match you with university expertise to develop new services, processes, products or business models.

This masterclass will be delivered by: Dr Rageshree Sinha