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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, 23 Jan 2019

  • Thu, 14 Mar 2019

  • Morning or Afternoon

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

  • Free


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, and equipment procurement support.

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 free energy assessments and implementation advice
    • A brief overview of further support and advice available
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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.


23 January 2019, 8:30 - 11:30

Pieminister, 57 Long Row W, Nottingham NG1 6JB



29 January 2019, 9:00 - 12:00

East Herts Council, Wallfields, Pegs Ln, Hertford SG13 8EQ


31 January 2019, 8:30 - 11:30

Pieminister, 31 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4DN


06 February 2019, 9:00 - 12:00

Council Chamber, Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough, LE11 3EB


Saint Helens

07 March 2019, 9:00 - 12:00

NatWest Bank, 5 Ormskirk St, Saint Helens WA10 1DR



14 March 2019, 9:00 - 12:00

Staffordshire County Council, 1 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2LP

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

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


Read more about the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund

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