New Tech Box Park members helping SMEs grow sustainably


Sustainable Business Design and Go Climate Positive, consultancy businesses championing business owners to manage their climate impact and grow their businesses sustainably, are the latest members to join Hartpury’s Digital Innovation Farm Tech Box Park.

Both companies put environmental and social value at the heart of their business models teaching organisations how to operate sustainably, by reducing and offsetting their carbon footprint.

With over 30 years of business strategy, leadership, and corporate social responsibility experience within the engineering and marketing industry, Sustainable Business Design and Go Climate Positive CEO, Eoin McQuone now helps business owners who care about the planet to lead their companies towards a carbon-neutral future.

Eoin McQuone, who passionately believes that business needs to operate in a different way said:

“The way in which we work and live today is destroying the very environment we depend on to live.

I believe that sustainability is the most vital entrepreneurial opportunity of the 21st century. By placing the tools for driving sustainable growth into the hands of every business leader, we can build a community determined to make sustainability business as usual.”

Catherine Briggs, Digital Innovation Farm Tech Box Park Manager said:

“With the advancement in Agri Tech key to the future of sustainable farming, it’s an exciting time to welcome Eoin to our Tech Box community and share good practice through his environmental sustainability workshops.”


Join Eoin McQuone of Sustainable Business Design Limited and Go Climate Positive on Wednesday 9 March, 1-5pm to better understand and identify both the environmental and business case for good sustainability practice within your business. Find out more about the free event here.

The Digital Innovation Farm project, home to both the £2 million Tech Box Park and £2 million Agri-Tech Centre, provides a unique opportunity for students and staff to connect with business, whether through research partnerships or work placement and employment opportunities.

Hartpury’s Tech Box Park facility is dedicated to enabling the growth of innovative local businesses looking to develop new or existing products and accelerate them into the Agri-tech market.

The Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre, launched in 2019, is the first phase of Hartpury’s 2030 Digital Innovation Farm vision. A £2million investment including £1.25million of government funding through the GFirstLEP initiative, allowed Hartpury to launch the Agri-Tech Centre in 2019 and a modern dairy parlour in 2020, allowing for smart data-driven research to be carried out on-site. Hartpury University and Hartpury College provide a range of diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in agriculture. In the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021, 100% of agriculture students progressed into employment or further study.

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