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Commercial has the largest array
of solar panels in the borough

the largest concentration of
high speed charging points

and is the first zero waste
company in its sector


We now own the largest commercial hydrogen fleet in the UK


Since opening its doors in 2015, Commercial Foundations has supported 33 young people through it's #nolimits programme

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In celebration of our 10th CSR Day, we have chosen to dedicate our event this year to discussing what it really takes to achieve lasting, positive change – sustainably, ethically, financially…

Yes, the day will continue to champion the corporate world shift from CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) to CSV (Corporate Social Value) but importantly it will look at why some ideas fly while others flounder.

So, whether you are in the midst of launching a new initiative within your organisation, looking to reinvigorate a tired, lack lustre campaign or have a success story to share, this event was made for you.

Inspirational keynote speakers, who have ‘been there, done that’, are guaranteed to set the tone for the day. Whilst roundtable sessions, hosted by a plethora of industry experts, provide the perfect opportunity for you to create your own action plan.

And, as always, our exhibitor hall and complimentary networking lunch will ensure the conversations and ideas continue flow.

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We are thrilled to announce that the keynote speakers for Commercial’s CSRDAY 2016 have been selected. In keeping with tradition, we’ll enjoy keynotes from our very own Simone Hindmarch-Bye, Prof Chris Rapley and we are very excited to welcome Baron John Bird MBE.

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Simone Hindmarch-Bye

John Bird

John Bird

Chris Rapley

Chris Rapley


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We will be adding to the itinerary this year by introducing a panel of speakers to open discussions and answer questions from delegates. Joining Simone Hindmarch-Bye, John Bird and Prof. Chris Rapley, will be Richard Dickens and our very own Sam Jackson.


Richard Dickins

Richard has 18 years’ experience within the Third and Private sectors at operational and strategic levels, managing budgets and organisations with up to £90m turnover p/a.

Sam Jackson

Sam gained his employability qualification in the Commercial Foundations WE DO. PRINT program and is now a full time member of the Commercial Group’s Interiors team.

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Making a difference measuring social impact demonstrating positive change


My time at WE DO. Print has been very knowledgeable and inspirational, allowing me to gain new skills and find out what I would like to do in the future.
Liam: WE DO. Print


It’s real…it’s tough…I’m happy, but tired.
Tom: WE DO. Print


We have been treated as equals, shown respect
Molly: WE DO. Print


My experience at WE DO. Print has inspired me to be successful and look forward to the future, to be motivated and live outside my comfort zone - not just at WE DO. Print but in life as well.
Sam: WE DO. Print


I’m really glad I took this opportunity. It’s one of the best things that has ever happened to me
Ash: WE DO. Print


My experience at WE DO. Print has been exhilarating, exciting and thought provoking. I can say its benefitted me greatly in my future plans and aspirations.
Ryan: WE DO. Print


I need the routine, consistency and stability of work
Greg: WE DO. Print

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Social Value in the Supply Chain

Simone Hindmarch-Bye and Natalie Wadley will be discussing why social value in the supply chain is revolutionising the way that we all do good business

Doing the right thing

Debate on: How procurement directly impacts sustainability through procurement of product, services, vehicles and equipment & Critical success factors for embedding and improving

Public vs Private Value...

... what is the difference? Discussion and sharing of best practice on how private, public and third sector organisations can deliver social value together successfully.

Obtain funding from the board

Getting capital to invest in energy efficiency is close to impossible, but there is a way that your bosses just can’t so no to. Find out how easy it is to sell to your board.

Switching staff on to switching off

Encouraging staff to change their behaviour can be one of the more challenging aspects of improving the environmental impact of an organisation but it often reaps the greatest improvements.

Social Impact & Value Measurement

This will discuss how developing impact and value reporting can support the creation of profit whilst developing a stronger relationship with both people and communities.

Rethinking Resources

Going beyond compliance and becoming proactive is how you become a sustainable business. Discover what that could look like in your organisation, and how you could benefit your sector.

Doing Good Is Good Business

Winning the hearts and minds of your colleagues is the key to truly becoming a socially impactful organisation. Learn how Mears have developed a framework that leaves a lasting legacy.

Driving value through collaboration

With even the smallest of businesses trading internationally, how do you balance risks and realise opportunity at the same time? At the end of the day, it all comes down to the people.

Re-defining climate leadership

Step up and meet more ambitious targets. Ensure your emission reduction programmes meet a range of business goals. Share how leading corporates are re-defining climate leadership.

Develop the workforce of tomorrow

Come and hear about how you can use volunteer opportunities to develop your existing staff, whilst helping young people take their first steps into the workplace.

An invisible killer

Join the discussion and have a "whistle stop" introduction to air pollution, why you need to know more about it and the true costs of it in terms of your health, your business and your profit.

Water: Shape the service

The needs and expectations of customers shape the drinking water industry. What lessons can be learned and shared in other sectors through harnessing customer power?

A business case for sustainability

The purpose of the table is to consider the use of performance measurement and management systems to improve the chances of long-term organisational success.

Ethical supply chain management

Every organisation requires an ethical policy or code of conduct. We discuss how to integrate ethical standards in purchasing practices and create commercial benefits.

Changing Planet

The COP21 agreement made in Paris in Dec 2015 on paper was ambitious, but the voluntary commitments of the 196 nations are wholly inadequate to achieve them. What else is needed?

No Table Required

Select this option if you will not be participating in the round-table sessions but would still like a to attend the event, enjoying the keynote speakers, panel discussions and networking lunch.


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Our library of event film footage is fit to bursting. Click to see why delegates choose to return year after year. The atmosphere is certainly unique, charged with positive energy that comes from inspirational speakers, sharing great ideas and motivating each other to action.

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If you have any questions or would like to contribute your thoughts for this years event, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our marketing team at marketing@commercial.co.uk

08:00 – 08:30 Registration/Breakfast & Browse Exhibition Stands
08:45 – 09:00 Delegates to be seated
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome from Arthur
09:30 – 10:00 Simone Hindmarch-Bye, Co-founder of Commercial
10:00 – 10:30 Baron John Bird, Founder of The Big Issue
10:30 – 11:00 Teas/Coffees/ browse stands
11:00 – 11:15 Delegates to be seated
11:15 – 11:35 Introduction from Chris Rapley
11:35 – 12:15 Question Time hosted by Prof Chris Rapley with guest panellists
12:30 – 12:45 Delegates seated
12:45 – 13:30 Round Table discussions
13:30 – 13:45 Sum-up and thank you
14:00 – 15:00 Networking Lunch/Browsing stands

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2016 Suppliers

Our suppliers are continually looking to minimise negative impact, maximise the positive and ultimately improve the carbon footprint of their customers. Today’s innovators are not just looking at whether their products can be recycled but whether the origin and composite of materials used to produce them are environmentally and ethically sound too.

This year also sees a host of organisations that have experience of, or actually are, a social enterprise.