Achieving Net Zero at The Better Hospitality Conference

Achieving Net Zero at The Better Hospitality Conference

Join us for our upcoming Achieving Net Zero Session at The Better Hospitality Conference on March 21st.

Venue: Excel London, E16 1XL

Better Hospitality Conference as part of Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Show

Date: 21st March 2022

Time: Arrive: by 3.15pm

Panel Time: 4-5pm

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The climate crisis requires urgent action from all businesses and getting it right will allow you to recruit and retain the best employees, win new customers and comply with government reporting requirements.

In this session the Net Zero Now team brings together hospitality business leaders with a variety of perspectives on how to develop a credible climate strategy, including practical guidance on how to -

● calculate your carbon footprint

● set reduction targets

● take effective action to meet those targets and

● be certified as a climate leader.

Bring your concerns, misgivings and curiosity for what we expect will be a lively Q&A!

Speaker Bios for our panel include: 

Simon Heppner- Moderator (Founder - Net Zero Now)

Having worked in climate strategy for 15 years and co-founded The Sustainable Restaurant Association, Simon had a deep understanding of both the complexities of reaching Net Zero for major organisations and the realities of life as an SME and could see the need to create a sector-specific solution that would work across businesses large and small..

Tom McManus (Area Manager - McManus Pubs)

McManus Pubs is a family owned and operated pub business based in Northamptonshire, founded in 1970 and currently operating 19 sites. They run a wide range of pubs from small wet led sites to large food led destinations. Having grown up in and around the business, Tom worked in financial services roles in London and Hong Kong before returning to join the McManus management team in 2019, focusing on strategy, operations and business development.

Ellie Besley Gould (Head of Purpose - Hawksmoor)



Ellie looks after sustainability and purpose at Hawksmoor and is working with Directors to implement their journey to Net Zero. Before joining the team, Ellie ran climate change NGOs for 15 years and founded The Greenish - a lifestyle and consulting platform which supports impactful, accessible changes to make homes and businesses more sustainable. 

Sam Jones (Head of Climate & Sustainability - CCEP)

Sam has 12 years of experience creating, driving and leading sustainability programmes. He recently joined Coca-Cola Europacific Partners to lead on climate and sustainability in GB, having previously worked for the FTSE 100-listed DS Smith, where he established the industry-leading ‘Now and Next’ sustainability strategy, was responsible for DS Smith’s strategic partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and was heavily involved in DS Smith’s activity around science-based targets and net zero roadmaps.


He has previously worked for Mars and in the agricultural division of Associated British Foods, building strategy focusing on sustainable supply chains. Sam has a background in geography and is a chartered environmentalist through the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Juliane Caillouette Noble (Managing Director - SRA)

Juliane Caillouette-Noble came to the Sustainable Restaurant Association as Development Director in 2016 after five years of running Jamie Oliver’s programmes for improving school food and food education across the UK. The SRA is a not for profit membership organisation committed to accelerating change toward an environmentally restorative and socially progressive hospitality sector in the UK. As Development Director, Juliane’s role included designing and developing strategic partnerships and campaigns, ensuring that the impact and influence of the SRA grows along with the size of the membership body. Juliane became the Managing Director of the SRA in January and looks forward to working with the industry to build back better and greener post Covid.

Ian Peart (Commercial Director - Pernod Ricard)

Ian began a career in the drinks industry straight out of university, holding a variety of sales roles during a 13-year stint at Diageo. Joining Pernod Ricard UK in 2006 as Field Sales Director, he has since held several positions in the Commercial team, including: Field Sales Controller, Business Unit Controller – Grocery and Channel Director, On-Trade. Taking on a newly created role of Business Development Director in 2017, Ian was responsible for identifying, developing and accelerating growth opportunities for Pernod Ricard in the UK, including the launch of the Group’s first non-alcoholic offering, CEDER’S. Following 14 years at Pernod Ricard UK, in 2020 Ian was welcomed onto the UK Executive Committee in his current role as Commercial Director.

About HRC:

For more than 86 years Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) has stood at the forefront of hospitality innovation, welcoming thousands of visitors every year to test, taste and discover the latest products from the finest suppliers in the market. During your visit you can expect to...

● Meet 1500+ suppliers across food & drink, professional kitchen equipment, technology & design & décor

● Understand the latest trends from 100+ talks, tastings & demonstrations, all led by leading industry pioneers

● Make new contacts that will drive your business forward and increase your customer satisfaction

About Better Hospitality Conference:

The Better Hospitality Conference brings together some of the brightest minds in the food industry for talks, interactive workshops and networking. Covering four key themes (sustainability, people, resilience and health) the conference offers discussion forums, practical tips and inspiration to help hospitality businesses operate better for all stakeholders. Run by sustainable purchasing platform, Tried & Supplied in partnership with the Sustainable Restaurant Association, speakers are drawn from a wide range of different perspectives from chefs to farmers to restaurant tech experts and people directors.


Excel London, E16 1XL

Better Hospitality Conference as part of Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Show

Date: 21st March 2022

Time: Arrive: by 3.15pm

Panel Time: 4-5pm