Regional and local networks

Regional and local networks are being established across the country to bring together people working in, involved with or interested in sustainability.

The first Regional Leads event was held in Liverpool over 2 and 3 October and saw representatives from each of the four regions gather to look at ways of building their local networks and how to support the spread of good practice.

If you're looking to be involved in a network, help set up a group or want to know more in the first instance you can contact your regional lead who will be able to advise you as to what's happening in your area or put you in touch with people who are making things happen at a local level.


Leads - PHE Mike Gent deputy Darryl Quantz - NHS Janet King - deputy Frank Swinton


North West -
PHE Richard Jarvis
North East - PHE Paul Davison
Yorks & Humber - PHE/NHS Matt Day 

Midlands and East

Leads - PHE -  Sarah Webb  NHS - vacant


West Midlands -
PHE Nigel Smith & NHS Clive Robinson
East Midlands - PHE Jane Jobarteh
East of England - PHE Linda Hilman & NHS Elmarie Swanepoel


Leads -PHE Marc Beveridge - deputy Joanne Dudley-Drake  & NHS  Kathie Binysh


Leads - James Mapstone - PHE and Caroline Jessel - NHS

Currently being supported by Aimee Stimpson

Additional Networks

Climate UK is a network of climate change partnership organisations in England, Northern Ireland and has close links with the Scottish and Welsh Government.To find out about networks in your area use the map on the Climate UK website.

Sustainability West Midlands (SWM) is the sustainability champion for the West Midlands and includes networks covering NHS and public health. More information about the groups can be found on the SWM website.