Morgan Lovell’s Business Sustainability Expert to Speak at ‘base’

The head of marketing at the UK’s leading office design, fit out and refurbishment company Morgan Lovell will be among the guest speakers at a debate centred on combining successful business operations with a genuine commitment to sustainability.

Online PR News – 12-February-2010 – – Paul Kelly, who is also a marketing committee member of the UK Green Building Council, will be joining guests at base, a two-day event focused on business and sustainability - featuring conference modules and an exhibition - taking place from Tuesday, 16 to Wednesday, 17 March, at Excel in London.

Paul is taking part in the session, Making Your Finance Director Your Greatest Sustainability Champion, chaired by Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust. The session, being held on the 16 March, from 14.00 hours to 15.10 hours, will investigate how the business case for sustainability initiatives should be promoted in a way that appeals to finance directors.

A spokesperson from base, said: “Businesses are facing unprecedented pressure from their customers, stakeholders and regulators to become more sustainable, but this should be viewed as an opportunity not a threat. Companies with strong sustainability positions are leading their industries: profits typically go up, operating costs go down, employees are more proud and enthusiastic, and the public, their investors and Government look upon them positively.”

Morgan Lovell – which specialises in cost-effective ‘green’ office refurbishment – has helped play a key role in shaping the growing viewpoint among UK companies that adopting a more sustainable business model makes good business sense.

Paul Kelly said: “There is a compelling case for UK businesses to take a more sustainable position.

“Doing so not only helps combat climate change, it also offers tangible social benefits too, with employees and the wider community being proud to be associated with an organisation with good green credentials.

“Of major significance however is the fact that adopting a green approach can also help save money. For example, a sustainable office can deliver savings of up to 25 per cent on energy bills, year after year.”

Morgan Lovell is leading the way in sustainable office interior design and build in the UK, with its own in-house environmental team.

Its London office scored the highest BREEAM rating ever for an office refurbishment in the UK, winning both a Green Apple and BIFM Award – and the company has made the Sunday Times’ Best Green Companies list in 2008 and 2009.

Photo: Paul Kelly, Head of Marketing at Morgan Lovell.

Editor’s notes: Located in London, Birmingham and the Thames Valley, Morgan Lovell is the UK’s leading office interior design, fit out and refurbishment specialist. With its own teams of designers, surveyors and project managers, the company can design, manage and deliver entire projects, with the benefit of just one point of contact.

It is part of Morgan Sindall plc, a top UK construction and regeneration group which operates through five divisions of fit out, construction, infrastructure services, affordable housing and urban regeneration, which are supported by two specialist units of investments and professional services.
Morgan Lovell is a licensed BREEAM Offices Assessment Organisation. This means it is now licensed to measure the sustainability score of an office in order to identify ways companies can reduce high energy usage and waste, whilst increasing comfort and satisfaction for users of the building.

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