The Green Apple Awards
Events
19th – 26th November

The Company Need to Feed Challenge

23rd November

Grow your business through innovation...

Join The Green Triangle from 7:30am at Desk Lodge Hemel Hempstead and hear from Sunil Mistry, Lead Innovation Adviser from Innovate 2 Succeed, who will be introducing this fully-funded innovation mentoring scheme, that supports you in implementing your innovation plans. Sunil will talk you through:

· What innovation means
· The benefits of innovating
· Barriers to growth
· How Innovate 2 Succeed can help you

The Innovate 2 Succeed team will be on hand to offer innovation advice and to discuss the mentoring scheme with you in more detail.

Plus...

Are you eligible for R&D Tax Relief?

Less than half a percent of eligible companies are making claims for Research & Development costs...

Research & Development (R&D) tax relief is a government tax incentive set up to compensate innovative companies for costs they have incurred in this area of their business.

If you can answer ’yes’ to the below questions then there is a significant chance that you will be eligible to make a claim

· Do you own a Limited company?
· Has your company been trading for over 12 months?
· Do you employ a minimum of 10 staff?
· Has your company developed new or improved existing products, processes, systems, services, devices or materials?

Innovate 2 Succeed is fully-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Innovate UK and supports established SMEs in Hertfordshire or Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough.

Plus...

That all important invaluable opportunity to network with a range of businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Agenda 7:30am Arrival, registration, networking and refreshments
8:00am Sunil Mistry – I2S
8:30am Chris Ward – RD Tax Solutions
8:50am Q and A
9:00am Networking
9:30am Event Closes

Where
Desk Lodge
61 Maxted Road
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 7DX

Cost: £15 Members, £20 Non Members

28th November – 2nd December 2016

Environment Week
Date: Monday 28th November – Friday 2nd December
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: The Forum, College Lane

There will be a different theme for each day, with a variety of guests scheduled to attend.

Monday 28th: Water and Energy
Tuesday 29th: Transport
Wednesday 30th: Waste
Thursday 1st: Food and Sustainability
Friday 2nd: Biodiversity

Guests include: Uno, Energy Bike, Halford’s Cycle to Work Scheme, Eco-driving Simulator, Blendavenda, E-Car, Affinity Water, FoodHertfordshire and more.

There will in addition be a walk around Ellenbrook Fields on 28th November and a walk around the Bayfordbury campus on the 1st December (spaces for the Bayfordbury walk are limited).

The schedule for Environment Week can be found here.
For more information and to book a space, please email me at c.johnson30@herts.ac.uk.

1st December

On 1 December 2016, Hertfordshire Growth Hub is hosting a FREE Support Showcase, bringing together all the major schemes, support organisations, grants and programmes under one roof for the first time! The Green Triangle will be there to promote how businesses can get involved in sustainability and benefit from cost savings at the same time.

Location/Timings:
Venue: Fielder Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield, AL10 9TP
Timings: 2pm-5pm (includes seasonal refreshments)

Book your place here: http://ow.ly/XPsh305hGTR