Reuse Network Annual Conference 2020

28 Apr 30 Apr

De Vere, Cranage Estate, Crewe, CW4 8EW

Tuesday 28 Apr 20 - Thursday 30 Apr 20 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tickets are on sale! Book your place today to avoid missing out on what will be our best conference to date. 

29th – 20th April 2020


De Vere, Cranage Estate, Crewe, Byley Ln, Cranage, Crewe CW4 8EW

The Reuse Network Annual Conference 2020 is taking place in a beautiful Grade II listed building in one of Cheshire’s most state of the art conference venues, Cranage Estate. With a health club, spa and surrounded by beautiful countryside, our venue offers you a peaceful retreat so you can feel refreshed and ready to take in all our conference has to offer. A line up of inspiring speakers, wide range of potential suppliers, and a wealth of sector specific information means our conference has something for everyone. We expect you to return to your organisations, not only filled with plenty of new ideas, but also ready and raring to implement them.


Tuesday 28th April – Our ‘Tuesday Twister’ social gives you the chance to catch up with and get to know fellow delegates before the conference begins on Wednesday. Join  the Reuse Network team and our board of trustees for an evening of relaxed alfresco dining at Cranage Hall’s outdoor restaurant starting at 7pm.

Wednesday 29th April – Day 1 of the conference, including the Gala Dinner. Reuse Network members and non-members alike are welcome to attend the whole of this years conference. Registration begins at 8:30am, Drinks reception at 7pm and Gala Dinner at 7:30pm.

Thursday 30th April – Day 2 of the conference, closing at 2:30pm.


The Reuse Network Annual Conference is the only conference dedicated to charitable and voluntary sector reuse. We bring together professionals who want to develop strategies, learn more from fellow reuse sector experts, share ideas and best practices.

It is the biggest event held by the Reuse Network each year, welcoming not just our own members, but also leaders and decision-makers in local and national government, retailers, waste companies, universities, research facilities and more.

Download your booking form below and book your place today. 


Thank you to our sponsors, without whom our annual conference would not be possible.



Attending the Reuse Network is a great opportunity to meet new suppliers and service providers. Joining us so far, we have:



We are calling for your nominations! Each year at our conference Gala Dinner we host an award ceremony to celebrate the successes of our members. Winning an award is a great achievement and can give a person, project or whole organisation something to be proud of, uplifting the spirits and driving motivation for the upcoming activities of the year. This year our awards are designed by Nathan Hamblin, using eco resin and waste fabric from the furniture industry.

Vote now for:

  • Reuse Organisation of the year
  • Innovative Project of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year

Deadline to apply is the 20th March 2020.

Nominations open to Reuse Network Members ONLY. Log in to our Members Area to download applications. please send these to

Click here to read about last years winners.


We are currently putting the final touches to our full conference programme and this year we are once again turning our attention towards the encroaching environment and climate crisis. Environment or more specifically waste policy has carved out a course for the Reuse sector for many years. Of course, social and economic outputs are key for the network, but waste has thrown up hurdles and opportunities for the sector over the past three decades; from reuse and recycling credits in the early days, through to Bulky waste contracts and WEEE regulations, and now we have the Circular Economy as the go-to policy framework to reducing the impact of product consumption. Reuse not only has a part to play in this future environmental action – it is central to the ethos and methods of building a Circular Economy utopia and much of our work with retailers and manufacturers are a testament to that position.

So we have brought together an array of speakers, mainly with an environmental link, but also some to talk about poverty, welfare policy and what’s new in the sector today. We have lined up a number of members to talk about new initiatives that they have instigated and to run through some case studies of success through diversifying their reuse activities. Then we have external speakers from the Government, waste companies, academia, retail, logistics, public sector, plus the wider charity retail and repair sectors. Throughout our conference, we have networking sessions including our ConverStations, hosted by our members on currently poignant topics of the reuse sector.

We have representatives to discuss policy and practice and the changes that we will need to make in the next few years with regard to the implications of the waste framework review, the intentions of the Circular Economy, new furniture producer responsibility legislation, changes to WEEE, the Right to Repair, imposed environmental restrictions, and the impact of hazardous pollutants in electrical equipment and furniture. Plus others who will discuss how these changes will impact their sectors and influence how they work with us on the Reuse of products.

Confirmed external speakers:

  • Maya De Souza – Defra
  • Max Folkett  – Defra
  • Graeme Vickery  – Defra
  • Sarah Ottaway – SUEZ
  • Ugo Vallauri – Restart
  • Dawn Jackson – Turn2Us
  • Tom Cave – Turn2Us
  • Millie Cunningham – John Lewis and Partners
  • Professor Tim Cooper – Nottingham Trent University
  • Jonathan Mail – Charity Retail Association
  • Tony Hilton – Charity Fleetcare
  • Scott Bulter – WEEE Fund

Exhibiting at the Reuse Network Conference

Exhibiting at the Reuse Network annual conference is a fantastic way for companies to get crucial face-to-face time with key decision makers in each organisation. 

Why exhibit?

  • The Reuse Network is the only conference in the UK dedicated to not-for-profit reuse organisations.
  • A 2-day conference aimed at networking in an intimate setting, allowing for opportunities to talk and engage with delegates and key decision-makers.
  • Meet decision-makers and budget holders within the organisations.
  • We work closely with you pre-conference to ensure your business objectives are met.

Past exhibitors:

Christians Against PovertyDura BedsKudos SoftwareTwineDomestic Appliances DirectCharity Fleetcare – Whirlpool


To book a place or to discuss further, please contact: Rosie England, Membership, Marketing and Events Officer, or call 0117 954 3574.

Exhibitor Pack – Reuse Network Conference 2020 – download 

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