Gemma Butler


Can your marketing help save the planet? That’s the question that will be posed by the guest speaker at the latest City of Newport Business Club networking event.

Gemma Butler, a sustainable marketing expert, will be the speaker at the event on Thursday, May 9.

The club will be meeting at its new regular venue – the Mercure Newport, the city centre’s newest and tallest hotel based on Upper Dock Street.

The four-star Mercure has 135 rooms offering incredible views across the city, a contemporary restaurant – NP20 Bar & Kitchen – with an outdoor terrace, and three fully-equipped meeting rooms.

As well as being the new venue for the City of Newport Business Club, the Mercure is also now a club sponsor.

Guest speaker Gemma is co-founder and director of Can Marketing Save The Planet Ltd and co-host of the podcast series Can Marketing Save the Planet?

Gemma is a sustainable marketing consultant, a twice-published author and a guest lecturer. Her main focus is championing sustainable marketing and leadership, working with organisations and individuals across industries on strategies, education and training them in their role in driving a more sustainable future.

Gemma also teaches sustainable marketing for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Cambridge Judge Business School and the Direct Marketing Association of Northern California in the US. 

City of Newport Business Club chairman Professor Jonathan Deacon said: “We are delighted to welcome Gemma as our guest on May 9 at our brilliant new city centre home.

“I am sure Gemma will have some interesting ideas on how sustainability and marketing mix and offer some insights that will be of real value to our guests.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to our new home at the Mercure and I’m sure all the businesses who attend our events will be impressed by the venue.”

The City of Newport Business Club event starts at 5.30pm. Tickets for the event, which includes a two-course meal, are priced at £25 and can be booked via the following link –

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