Successful inaugural networking event

There was a fantastic turn out for HREC’s inaugural Corporate Networking Event on 15th September. Representatives of companies including Southern Water, The Forestry Commission and Future Solent joined us at Hattingley Valley Winery, near Alresford.

Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative (HREC) launched its series of networking events for businesses committed to sustainability and renewable energy in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. HREC aims to develop a network to provide opportunities for local businesses to get together and exchange ideas and also to demonstrate the importance of local businesses to Hampshire’s economy. HREC will hold 3-4 events a year at interesting venues around Hampshire.

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HREC wants local government, either directly or through agencies such as the LEPs, to develop policies that will increase renewable energy generation, reduce energy waste and encourage sustainable development. Consequently, HREC is involved in initiatives to create a more positive and supportive approach by local government.

HREC needs the support of local businesses operating in Hampshire that have a passion for renewables and community owned energy schemes and can help drive the energy revolution forward. Local businesses or those with interests in the county, are encouraged to join as Corporate Supporters.

The modest £250 annual subscription fee will entitle supporters to a profile on the HREC website, corporate branding on HREC communications, opportunity to influence HREC policy and direction, attendance at future Corporate Networking Events, regular email updates, as well as information about investment opportunities in local community-owned renewable energy schemes.

To get involved, please contact helen.jones@hampshire-energy.coop. We are also keen to hear from you as to how HREC can help your business and we would welcome feedback on your thoughts on how HREC could develop in the future.

HREC would like to extend thanks to the evening’s speakers, Jacob Leadley, Winemaker at Hattingley Valley and Anthony Woolhouse from the West Solent Solar Cooperative.

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HREC is very grateful to Hattingley Valley for hosting the event. For those that may be interested, it is possible to book tours of the winery and vineyard. For details contact tours@hattingleyvalley.co.uk.

 

HREC would also like to thank our first Corporate Supporters for their commitment and contribution to our future.

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Photo credits: Rowbes Photography