The following information outlines a number of organisations that offer services that are dedicated to helping your organisation become more environmentally sustainable.
For further information or to access the services offered by these organisations, please either click on the name of the organisation to visit their website or contact them directly via the details provided
Can help your company save money by improving its environmental and efficiency performance. Business opportunities, money saving tips and links to other sources of information are available for start up, micro, and established businesses with under 250 employees.
There is also an interactive tool that can help you to assess the areas where you are most likely to be able to cut costs based on your business activities.
Contact: 0845 600 9006
A regionally funded programme offering subsidised support to SMEs of less than 250 employees and a turnover of £25m or less to save money and develop green markets.
Level 1 support - 2 hour advice and guidance session covering energy efficiency, waste reduction and other green issues
Level 2 support - Substantive - 2 day support of audits including estimates of baseline savings that can be made.
Contact: 0300 123 1234
Information on the latest funding schemes to enable your business to improve its environmental performance.
Working with business, local authorities and other organisations to deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency and build a prosperous low-carbon economy in the south west of England. Offers grants and funding, access to markets, various business opportunities and industry specific skills and training. Also provides a directory of South West renewable energy businesses, energy saving products and services businesses, and marine energy businesses.
Contact: 01392 494399
Offers advice services and grants related to energy efficiency including:
Strategy development, including energy, affordable warmth, and climate change
Project management and development
Training for professional staff and advisors
Awareness, advice and information
In particular, a project entitled ENGINE supports small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in carrying out the basic steps needed to examine and exploit energy efficiency opportunities.
Contact: Mike Brian on 01452 835074 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialist support is available to businesses to help cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies.
Various free services are available including a tool to create your own energy saving action plan and energy saving starter packs to show you how you can ultimately reduce your bills. The Carbon Trust can provide interest free loans to replace or upgrade equipment, and on site advice if energy use is over £50,000 per annum.
The Carbon Trust have also created carbon reduction Toolkit for Small and Medium sized businesses. See how the Toolkit can help your business
Contact: 0800 085 2005 or email@example.com
Outlines a blueprint for a better life in the 21st Century. All areas in the country (and in the world) have been asked to produce their own action plan on the best way to improve their quality of life, while protecting and improving the environment. In Gloucester, this is being done through Vision 21. It is led by the community with the backing of Gloucester City Council, businesses and voluntary organisations. Local businesses are increasingly integrating good environmental practice, such as waste reduction, into their activities and seeing the benefits in terms of increased competitiveness and reduced costs.
Contact: 01242 224321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Helps individuals, businesses and local authorities to reduce waste and recycle more, develop sustainable products, use resources efficiently and to tackle climate change.
Contact: 0800 100 2040
Last Modified: Monday 28 May 2012