Join the Jurassic Coast Trust and guest speakers for Jurassic January 2020, an informative day centring on sustainability as it relates to the world of tourism and business. The event takes place on Tuesday 28 January 2020 from 9:30 – 15:30 at the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset.

The event is a brilliant opportunity for businesses to network with colleagues from across Dorset and East Devon, have your questions answered, and learn how the Jurassic Coast Trust can help your business.

This is a free event, and includes lunch and ample networking time throughout the day.


Slides from Jurassic January 2020 are available here:


Jurassic January 2020 – Sustainability in Business

Building on the success of 2019’s event, Jurassic January 2020 aims to provide businesses with inspiring, informative and helpful talks from local and national business leaders, whilst also providing a fantastic free networking opportunity to help kick-start your business into 2020.

The day will centre on sustainability, a hot topic that is relevant to businesses of all types and sizes. Here on the Jurassic Coast, we are uniquely positioned to use our World Heritage Site as a sustainable asset that can be incorporated into how all of us operate.

Please see below for more information on speakers and link to download our brochure.


Download our Jurassic January 2020 Brochure

Gwyn Jones
Association of Sustainability Practitioners

Gwyn is a consultant and facilitator with the Association of Sustainability Practitioners, who specialises in developing sustainability at personal and organisational levels. He is a guest lecturer at Bournemouth University in Global Sustainability and Social Enterprise.

Gwyn’s talk will focus on Sustainable Tourism, and how businesses can create social and environmental value in their operations.


Anna Frizzell

Anna is Sustainability Manager for the RNLI, and will be speaking about Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. Anna will set the context in terms of what the UK Government does, what data is used, and how to get hold of it, and then talk specifically how this affects the RNLI and what they are doing about it.

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Sally Everton

Sally is Director of VisitDevon, and is a specialist in international tourism.

Sally will talk through the latest developments in the industry, and will share top tips on how to attract an international clientele.


Patrick Ward
Purbeck Ice Cream

Patrick is Sales Director for Purbeck Ice Cream, and has been with the company for over 20 years. He will bring to this talk a wealth of experience in creating organisational sustainability.

Patrick will cover everything from sourcing local ingredients, to designing eco-friendly premises, to creating a positive and rewarding staff culture.

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Jon Murden
Dorset County Museum

Jon is known to many people along the Jurassic Coast as Director of Dorset County Museum in Dorchester.

Jon will be speaking about Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset, an exciting redevelopment of the museum which is due to be completed by Summer 2020.


Brian Bleese
Dorset Wildlife Trust

Brian is acting Chief Executive of Dorset Wildlife Trust and is hugely experienced in the world of environmental conservation.

At Jurassic January, Brian will lead a workshop asking what businesses can do to further sustainability within their operations.

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Karen Kennedy & Chrissie Guppy
Bagwell Farm Touring Park

Bagwell Farm (located in Chickerell, near Weymouth) are pioneers of sustainability in Dorset, and have won multiple awards for their commitment to protecting their local environment.

Karen and Chrissie (pictured here at the Dorset Tourism Awards) will speak about initiatives they have undertaken at their business, including sourcing sustainable materials, undertaking wildlife surveys, and encouraging environmentally friendly behaviours amongst their guests.

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Peter Moore
National Trust Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

We’re delighted to welcome to Jurassic January Peter Moore, Project Manager of the Giant’s Causeway for the National Trust.

Peter will talk about the ‘Sustainability Project’ currently underway at the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede National Trust sites, including the basis of its origins, methodology and approach and presentation of the data collected to date, and its potential implications.

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