Listing as at July 2005

Draft Regional Programme | Climate Change Study | Industrial Symbiosis Project | WindSupply Details|
|WindSupply Website | SEXI | Amino Molding Powders | Events|

Draft Regional Programme
MEBC is working with Advantage West Midlands to co-ordinate a programme of activity across the West Midlands to promote sustainable development and especially resource and waste efficiency issues to the region's business community.The programme is sponsored by the DEFRA BREW fund (Business Resource Efficiency and Waste) via AWM.

Draft Programme

West Midlands Climate Change Impact Study (WMCCIS)
Undertaken jointly by MEBC with Severn Trent plc and is part of the UK Climate Change Impact Programme (UKCIP). Reports are available via The WMCCIS is now also linked to the "Climate Change Our Business" initiative led by MEBC member Tony McNally.

National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP)
This is now a national project of international repute and with substancial funding support ftom the DEFRA BREW (Business Resource Efficiency and Waste) fund. Click here to go to the NISP website.

An introduction to the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme
A sample WISP newsletter

Is a project to encourage, support and promote UK Businesses to enter the supply chain for wind turbines.

The Project is managed by MEBC Projects, funded and supported by a growing number of regional development agencies., led by Advantage West Midlands and East Midlands Development Agencies; working in close contact with RenewablesNorthWest and the DTI RenewablesUK.

Wind Supply Summary Document
  Further details in BCSD-UK website
  WindSupply Website

Sustainable Exhibition Industry Project (SEXI)
The Sustainable Exhibition Industry project "SEXI" was approved by ENTRUST, funded by the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme via Biffaward, supported by the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO), the British Exhibition Contractors Association (BECA) and the Exhibition Venues Association (EVA), and managed by the Midlands Environmental Business Club Limited. Following materials related to this project can be downloaded below:

SEXI newsletter April 2004 aimed especially at exhibiting companies.

Newsletter availabe via

Full SEXI report.

A sample SEXI newspaper. Availabe via

Amino Molding Powders Project
This was a demonstration, waste-to-use project being managed by the MEBC and with funding via Biffward from the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Following material can be downloaded related to this project.

A case study from the project. Available via

Events Report

December 7th 2005 at Birmingham Council House Banqueting Suite

MEBC 2005 Business Celebration AGM & Dinner was again held at the Banqueting Suite, Birmingham City Council. This year's keynote speaker was Professor James Clark, University of York and the theme of his speech was the pace at which we are depleting natural resources upon which we have a day by day reliance and what alternatives we should be exploring.

To focus on Business success, TV personality Kay Alexander interviewed various dinner guests, seeking their headline interpretation of their own successes from the past year. Kay also presented the winner of this year's MEBC Member of the Year award to John Turner (Valeswood ETD) who is a founder member and past MEBC Chairman.

Pictured from left to right, MEBC Chairman Ian Aspley (Marley Eternit), Professor James Clark, University of York, John Turner (Valeswood ETD), MEBC Member of the Year 2005, MEBC CEO David Middleton (EBC LTD) and Kay Alexander, BBC Television.

December 05 Business Celebration Dinner Photograph
December 05 CEO Report
December 05 AGM slides


October 12th 2005 at Severn Trent Water at Cropston Leicestershire2005

Severn Trent hosted a workshop and demonstration of their involvement with TAHI - The Application Home Initiative which tested the viability of television-in-the-home information on utility resource use.

October 05 TAHI slides


September 28th 2005 at Sideway Remediation Site at Stoke on Trent

MEBC member Mouchel Parkman hosted a site visit to the regeneration programme at Sideway at Stoke on Trent,an AWM site being cleaned up for redevelopment. A former waste dump,the site contained an estimated 1,ooo,ooo tyres.

September 05 Sideway Slides


September 23rd 2005 at the Environment Agency

On September 23rd the Environment Agency hosted an event at Solihull which focussed on waste issues. Speakers were Nick King, Regional Strategy Manager, Environment Agency; John Barraclough, Regional manager for the West Midlands for Envirowise; Dr Adrian Murphy, Technical Director, NISP - WM; and David Middleton, CEO, MEBC.

September 05 EA Slides

June 2005 at the Ashly Centre Stoke on Trent organised as a joint venture between MEBC;EnviroTRADE;Staffordshire Business Environment Network;Contact;EnviroINNOVATE, and Staffordshire University

This event provided clear evidence of how change created by society's growing commitment to sustainable development values is changing the way businesses function and the products and services they offer. Speakers were Rob Mabbott of Severn Trent Water, Mike Carter from Marley Building Materials, Richard Huxley from Innoverso, and David Middleton, CEO MEBC.

June 05 Slides

April 2005 at Birmingham Council House Banqueting Suite.

Speakers were from the EnviroTRADE initiative of Advantage West Midlands and MEBC CEO David Middleton who highlighted new business opportunities driven by change created by commitment to sustainable development.

April 05 Slides

BBB February 22nd 2005 at Forest Of Mercia Innovation Centre "Adding Value To Business Opportunity Through Sustainable Developmen

October 2004 at The Technology Innovation Centre (TIC)
This Business Breakfast Briefing was focused on business opportunity in the environmental sector in the expanded European Union with private and public sector speakers experienced in trading in this area.

October 04 Slides Available via

July 2004 at Coventry (the Hub)
This event focused on Business Opportunities in the larger EU.

July 04 Slides Available via

May 13 on EMS
Staged at the Birmingham City Council's Banqueting Room, the meeting featured presentations that updated delegates on MEBC's projects - WindSupply and the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme, and on strategic partners Sustainability West Midlands and UK Trade International. The featured presentation was a "double act" between Regional Director for the Environment Agency, Tony Dean, and MEBC Director, John Sharpe that questioned and answered the effectiveness of the environmental management systems. MEBC members can see and download the PowerPoint show from the event via the members' section.

Business Breakfast Briefing - March 9th 2004 on WEEE and RoHW
Staged at the Woodside Conference Centre, Kenilworth, and supported by Warwwickshire County Council, the feature subject was the WEEE and RoHS Directives.

Speakers included:

  • Peter Braithwaite from (Arup, deputy Chairman of MEBC ,Chaired meeting)
  • John Deegan (Director of Planning, Transport and Environmental Services, Warwickshire County Council)
  • Bob Dorman (WindSupply)
  • Dr Adrian Murphy (National Industrial Symbiosis Programme)
  • Gareth Stanley (UKTI); Dr Martin Goosey (ROHM and Hass)
  • Howard Anderson ( Coventry and Warwicks Business Links)
  • Glenn Fleet (Waste Minimisation Manager, Warwickshire County Council)

Slides from the event (Members only.) To become a member please contact MEBC.

Business Breakfast Briefing - January 2004 - on End Of Life Vehicle
Staged at the National Metal Forming Centre, West Bromwich, this event examined the challenges arising from the ELV.

Speakers included:

  • Steve Norgrove (DTI)
  • Iain Storer (Environment Agency)
  • Jeremy Shields (City of Birmingham )
  • Steve Franklyn (SMMT/ACORD)
  • Richard Jenkins (Rozone)

Slides from the event (Members only.) To become a member please contact MEBC.

Business Breakfast Briefing - September 2002: Focus for the September Business Breakfast Briefing was the link between academia and business.

Presentation of guest speaker John Robson. Available via


Staffordshire Presentation

Staffordshire Presentation Available via