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We are committed to supporting causes which benefit both residents and businesses. We are talking with local amenity, civic and residents’ groups to develop proposals for infrastructure improvements and outdoor cultural projects which improve the city’s environment.

FOOTPRINT pledges 5% of ticket sales to establish the fund which must be spent within the year. Projects that would be ideal candidates for this investment are.

• the refurbishment of existing heritage assets, eg. Hove Lawns Railings

• planting street trees to green the urban environment and contribute to better air quality.

• investment in the city’s Public Art Trails

If you want to discuss a project with the team then please contact Sophie on: 

"A good neighbour is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb over it." -  Arthur Baer

The FOOTPRINT team are committed to ensuring that the event is welcomed by the people of Brighton and Hove. We don’t want to cause any undue interference or loss of amenity particularly to our neighbours living closest to the site; we live very close to the site as well. We would like to make it clear that as a business networking show it is quite different from other events held on Hove Lawns.


• there will be no noise or public nuisance as there is no amplified music in the show during the day and the show largely closes at 6pm

• drinks receptions held between 6pm and 9pm will be limited in sound level as people are there to meet one another and talk so only background music will be played

• a team of security guards will be on the lawns round the clock during the build, the event and take down, so hopefully incidents of anti-social behaviour on the lawns will be reduced during this time

• there should be no impact to residents’ parking as all attendees are asked to arrive by public transport or bike and we will make it clear that there is no parking at the event

• several lawns will remain clear for residents throughout and all walkways will remain clear to maintain public access from local roads to the promenade

During our presence on site there will be a 24-hour Residents’ Hotline for any queries and so that any problems can be sorted out quickly. The Neptune’s marquee company are experienced with building on grass, eg. in Regent’s Park for the last 7 years and will take all the necessary precautions to protect the lawns from tyre tracks and other marks. We undertake to restore the grass to the condition in which we find it in.

We will be uploading additional information on this community page and we welcome questions or suggestions about any practical aspect of the event. Please contact Sophie on or call her on 07793351122

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT

  • FOOTPRINT is the place to showcase how we can build sustainable developments and reduce the carbon footprint of building projects. In tackling the climate crisis, these are the conversations we need to be having.
    Peter Kyle
    MP for Hove, Shadow Minister for Justice
  • Despite the global impact of COVID-19 the UK property industry is resilient. FOOTPRINT will provide a forum for everyone to create a deliverable agenda for sustainable growth in the UK property market.
    Francis Hilton
    Pelican Developments
  • The construction sector has a huge role to play in enabling Local Authorities to meet ambitious carbon zero targets. I believe that FOOTPRINT will be the event that supports the creative discussions and working relationships required to achieve Zero Carbon living.
    Duncan Baker-Brown
    Architect, Lecturer at University of Brighton & Campaigner for Circular Economy
  • At last an event that addresses the key issues facing design, construction and development in the UK. The rich mix of consultants, clients, stakeholders and government together with the great location will make Footprint a huge success.
    Paul Monaghan Director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects
    Liverpool City Region Design Champion and founding member of Architects Declare
  • The idea of the jobs fair on the last day is brilliant. It's exactly what school and university leavers need, and as a CDO, I realise that finding high calibre candidates to work for your organisation is a hugely time absorbing process.
    Adam Brockley
    Founder of Scape Student Living
  • As we move to create the ‘new normal’ post Covid, we have an unprecedented opportunity to re-write the rules around our environmental impact on the planet, this conference does exactly that.
    Gavin Stewart
    Executive Director Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership
  • FOOTPRINT is a hugely exciting opportunity to address the climate emergency which we all face as global citizens.
    James Blakey
    Planning Director Moda Living
  • FOOTPRINT has been set up to answer a need in the property market. We have all traipsed off to the South of France previously to meet up and discuss property issues. This is no longer a responsible action given the carbon footprint of getting there. Combined with the exit of Britain from the EU, we, in the UK market need to meet and discuss our national and international concerns. Footprint is set up to permit us to do this in an accessible, affordable and responsible way
    William Edgerley
    Director Edge Ahead Limited