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Carbon Trust Green Business Fund SME workshops

Workshops for small businesses in England & Wales to learn more about the Green Business Fund, and how to identify opportunities to reduce energy costs

Event Details

  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018

  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018

  • Morning

  • Various locations across England & Wales
  • Small and medium sized businesses

  • Free

Green Business Fund workshop

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is the energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Wales and Scotland. It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and a capital contribution towards your energy saving equipment purchase.

The two-hour workshops are for small companies across England and Wales to learn how to identify and implement opportunities to reduce energy costs within their business and how to access further services from the Green Business Fund.  The workshop covers:

  • Understanding and reducing energy bills through behavioural and low cost measures
    • Introduction to energy efficiency and self-assessment
    • How to understand your energy usage and bills
    • How to implement approaches to energy management and behaviour change to achieve real savings
  • Focus on major areas of energy consumption in SMEs (heating, lighting, equipment, insulation)
    • Technical overview of the key areas of consumption
    • Outline of key energy reduction retrofit technologies
  • Access to funding and free one-to-one site audits
    • A brief overview of further support and advice available, including a capital contribution of up to £5,000 towards the cost of projects that comply with the requirements of the fund
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The content of the following workshops have been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

The current workshop programme is below  - more are being added each week.  Please click through for more details and to register your place.




9 May 2018, 09:00 - 12:00

The Guildhall, High Street, Bath BA1 5AW




23 May 2018, 09:00 - 12:00

The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ




29 May 2018, 09:00 - 12:00

Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh SO50 9FD


5 June 2018, 09:00 - 12:00

Swansea Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3SN




13 June 2018, 09:00 - 12:00

Fusion at Magna Business Centre, Magna Way, Rotherham S60 1FE




19 October 2018, 09:00 - 12:00

Chippenham Town Hall, High Street, Chippenham SN15 3ER





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Don't see a location near you? Further workshops will be added by demand.  Register your interest in future workshops - email and let us know in what town/region you'd like to see a workshop.


Photos from recent workshops:

Green Business Fund workshop Bath

Businesses from our very first Green Business Fund workshop in Bath discuss ideas around energy management

Green Business Fund workshop in Loughborough

Olivia McGregor from the Carbon Trust and Councillor Eric Vardy of Charnwood Borough Council Councillor at our workshop in Loughborough with over 30 delegates in attendance

Green Business Fund workshop East Riding of Yorkshire

Companies from our East Riding of Yorkshire training workshop learning how to identify energy saving opportunities

Green Business Fund workshop Hampshire

SMEs in Havant, Hampshire learn new ways to reduce energy costs in their business

Green Business Fund workshop South Yorkshire

Danielle Taylor welcomes businesses to our South Yorkshire workshop

Green Business Fund workshop Southport

Carbon Trust expert Joseph Williams shares low cost energy saving opportunities with over 20 SMEs in Southport


Read more about the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund

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