has taken a significant stake in In the Circle, the events business that concentrates on helping businesses become sustainable.

Lee-J Walker the Joint MD at The Business Desk commented “We are delighted to welcome In the Circle under The Business Desk umbrella. Sustainability is core to our business, and we want to ensure that all our subscribers, readers, sponsors and stakeholders are aware of how they can make a difference in their own business. Helping drive the In the Circle message is something we are passionate about and we are very excited about these projects”

Alec Walton, the founder and CEO of In the Circle added “Working alongside The Business Desk makes complete sense to us. We want to reach as many people as possible to ensure that business sustainability is fully understood and acted upon. We are not about hugging trees, we are about making real change with real businesses. Driving up profit, driving down waste and engaging staff, as we push towards a circular economy. We can make a significant difference to many businesses own sustainability, and ensure companies in our regions survive and thrive, with the end goal of reducing carbon emissions and controlling climate change”

In the Circle will run three conferences / expo’s in spring 2021 (Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham), as well as virtual events, round tables, blogs, interviews and write content for The Business Desk on business sustainability.

The events have already attracted sponsorship from Squire Patton Boggs, and Music Magpie, who both see sustainability as core to their own businesses, as well as key note speakers including Prof. Andy Gouldson (University of Leeds & Leeds Climate Change Commission), Mike Barry (who implemented Mark’s and Spencer’s sustainability Plan A), Gordon Rogers (Head of Sustainability at Yorkshire Water), and Gareth Kane (author and consultant) to name a few.

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