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Sustainable Events - Our commitment

As your event management experts, we are leading the way in Sustainable Events to ensure there is a future for our planet.
We are an ethical business from our nose to our toes, investing in communities, charity events and our people to make the world a better place.

We are in a climate emergency

Drastic and wholesale change, in the big and small decisions we make every day, is needed and exactly as we approach event risk assessments, we need to apply these prinicples to our climate impact:  focus on activity with the biggest impact (flying) and / or the most likely to happen (food). 

However, we cannot let perfection stand in the way of progress!    

There are a multitude of free, creative and easy changes that can be made across the event landscape that, when replicated around the world would gain that vital 1% 

Brightspace has ambitions to become a B-Corp certified company but that takes time.   

In the meantime, here are the changes we have made / are making to reduce our negative impact and, where we can, to take it a step further and use our business and our events as a force for good in the world.  

The Climate Hub Panel

No-Fly Commitment 

Flying is, without question, the most damaging and dangerous thing we do and we will: 

  • No longer attend networking events, educational trips or trade shows that involve flying 
  • Take trains whenever reasonably possible (particularly for mainland Europe) 
  • Always assume site inspections will be virtual or conducted by local partners  
  • Build local delivery teams to reduce numbers who need to fly from the UK 

If we HAVE to fly for event critical reasons or because the alternative would seriously impact on the quality of delivery we will: 

  • Always fly economy, fewest travellers as possible, fly direct, look at fewer, longer trips if appropriate 
  • Use researched carbon offset schemes  

Events & Suppliers 

Clients have the final say but we will: 

  • Include ‘impact’ information on destinations / venues at proposal stage  
  • Focus on destinations that reduce travel impact for attendees 
  • Actively seek out and propose venues who are making positive changes  
  • Suggest meat free or vegan menus 
  • Interrogate our supply chain and pass on the message that this matters  
  • Suggest local providers, research small businesses and support ethical businesses 
  • Prioritise working with suppliers who have made similar commitments  
  • Call out ‘greenwashing’ when we see it to encourage best practice  

    Event Stuff 


  • Remove or reduce stuff produced for events  
  • Focus on re-usable if that’s not possible 
  • Choose recycled and recyclable materials if possible 
  • Consider airmiles and production impact of all stuff as well as waste 
  • Use or provide waste and re-use or recycling solutions for food and stuff after the event
COP26 Event Management

    Our Clients 

       We will: 

  • Prioritise working with clients who genuinely share our passion 
  • Seek to educate and shift their priorities to include reduce impact  


       We will: 

  • Constantly research and share the latest ideas and best practice 
  • Change to electric vehicles when vehicles used for company business need replacing 
  • Arrange virtual meetings 
  • Review all business policies and procedures through a ‘sustainability’ lens