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Progressive and Sustainable Manufacturing with Martin Rigley
Episode 110th October 2022 • Low Carbon Business Podcast • University Of Derby
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Global production sectors are responsible for a fifth of carbon emissions and consume a whopping 54% of the world’s energy sources. Many businesses within the manufacturing and engineering sectors are exploring ways to reduce their carbon footprint. 

Lindhurst Engineering - and their problem-solving approach to business - is paving the way for a more energy efficient industry. The triple bottom line - people, profit and planet - makes Lindhurst an inspiration for businesses considering a more sustainable approach. We spoke to the company’s CEO, Martin Rigley, who has always championed business as a force for good, long before it was considered the thing to do. 

 Martin was awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to Business and Innovation.

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About the Hosts

Fred Paterson

Fred Paterson is Associate Professor for Sustainable Business at University of Derby Business School and leads the Low Carbon Business Network which offers business support to pro-environmental SMEs across the East Midlands. He has responsibility for the Sustainable Business and Clean Growth research group which strives to develop robust, applied, impactful and place-based research and knowledge exchange. Fred also led the Derbyshire Net Zero Accelerator and DE-Carbonise Smart Factory project between 2016-2022.

Jonny Prest

Jonny Prest is a brand strategist who helps solve problems, unite teams and drive brands forward. By encouraging leaders across the globe to think about and act upon the most important things within their organisations, he explore new ideas and innovates. From environmental to social, his role is to help leaders build brand and communication strategies with purpose. He specialises in enlightened brand strategy. It's brand building with a conscience: remodelling brands to leverage skills and resources for the protection of our planet and its people.

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