Sussex Chamber Construction Forum - Achieving Net-Zero and Sustainable Practices

Join us for an inspiring event and embark on a journey towards a sustainable future in the construction industry. Join us for a morning filled with enlightening discussions, expert insights, and networking opportunities, all while enjoying a sumptuous full English breakfast amidst the serene surroundings of Buxted Park Hotel.


Ana Christie will host and address the audience, providing further insights into the Sussex construction industry landscape. As CEO of the Sussex Chamber, Ana brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the discussion, offering valuable perspectives on industry trends and developments.


Why Attend?


  • Gain invaluable insights from expert speakers on achieving net zero and implementing sustainable practices in construction.
  • Network with like-minded professionals passionate about sustainability in the construction industry.
  • Enjoy a delightful full English breakfast in the elegant ambience of Buxted Park Hotel.
  • Expand your knowledge and stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving field of sustainable construction.


1st Guest Speaker:

Glenn Smith - Head of Commercial Sales at Home Smart Energy Ltd. Connecting you to a Smarter Grid to achieve a Carbon Neutral environment by providing local Solar, Storage and EV business, offering high-quality Renewable Energy Solutions. Glenn is an experienced Renewable and Electrical Engineer with over two decades of practical experience in the conception, execution, and supervision of renewable energy initiatives, with a proficiency in solar, wind, and BESS systems, complemented by a comprehensive grasp of electrical engineering principles.


No photo description available.Meet The Team - Home Smart Energy


2nd Guest Speaker:

Claire Witz - Skills Project Director at Sussex Chamber of Commerce. Claire is the Skills Project Director at the Sussex Chamber of Commerce, leading Future Skills Sussex, the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) for the area.  LSIPs are a key part of the Government’s vision for a post-16 skills system where businesses, particularly SMEs, are given a much stronger voice in the skills provision of the local area. Claire has nearly 25 years of experience working within the education and skills sector and has a strong knowledge of the world of skills having held management positions at the within education funding bodies, Coast to Capital LEP,  and a Local Authority.


Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the movement towards a greener, more sustainable future in the construction industry. Secure your place now and join us for an inspiring morning of learning, networking, and relaxation at the picturesque Buxted Park Hotel.



  • Registration and Networking
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome and introduction by Ana Christie, Sussex Chamber CEO
  • Welcome by our sponsors, Donna Fielder, Switchplane 
  • 1st Speaker: Glenn Smith - Head of Commercial Sales at Home Smart Energy Ltd
  • Industry Experts Presentations - TBC
  • Q&A Session
  • Networking and event finish


We're pleased to announce this Construction Forum is proudly sponsored by Switchplane:


Switchplane has been delivering World-class software engineering since 2003.


They work with you, human-to-human, to build software that brings about meaningful change in your business. Based in Eastbourne, Switchplane build web platforms, smartphone apps, and custom software for owner-managed businesses and SMEs across the UK


▷ Switchplane Ltd, Eastbourne, Broad RoadDonna Fielder - Chief Operations ...


Both members and non-members are welcome to attend. 


Please note, our construction forum events sell out very quickly and we do have limited numbers, so early booking is STRONGLY ADVISED.


Book your place today online or call the Sussex Chamber office on 01444 259259


The Sussex Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing equal access and participation opportunities to all individuals who attend our events. We strive to create an inclusive environment that accommodates diverse needs and preferences. As such, we kindly request that you inform us in advance of any specific requirements you may have to facilitate your participation. We are dedicated to ensuring that your experience with us is positive, and we will do our utmost to provide the necessary accommodations to meet your needs.

08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Buxted Park Hotel
Buxted Park Buxted Uckfield East Sussex TN22 4AY GB

Please see our terms and conditions for our cancellation policy. You must agree to these conditions before continuing to book.

If you are a Premier or Gold Member you may be entitled to book this event with your credit pot.

Please call 01444 259 259 to check with your account manager.

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