Low Carbon Business Network

We offer a range of fully funded support to accelerate business growth in the low carbon sector as well as a searchable network map that allows SMEs to connect with larger organisations and supply chains.

Business club

Network members can join our ‘Business Club’ to access business development from University of Derby Business School worth over £2,500. This includes help to:

Eligibility criteria

Low Carbon Business Network:

The Low Carbon Business Network aims to accelerate the adoption of eco-friendly, low carbon and green products and services in key supply chains across the region. Our network connects SMEs who supply low carbon and environmental goods and services (LCEGS) with support from the University of Derby and other sector specialists. We offer a range of fully funded support to accelerate business growth in the low carbon sector as well as a searchable network map that allows SMEs to connect with larger organisations and supply chains.

Support is based on a business needs review, with workshops addressing:

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Business ClubBenefits
Network members can join our business club and obtain access to over £2500 to improve their low carbon business goods and services
  • Secure green accreditation
  • Access to marketing support
  • Signposting to funding/grants
  • Green growth accelerator/Pitch green (Dragon's Den style event)
  • Access low carbon business mentoring
  • Access to expert support to grow your green business
  • Access to green growth accelerator workshops
  • Grow 'green' aspects of your business (or just 'business' - some may not see themselves as being 'green')
  • Opportunity to improve local supply chain
Low Carbon Business NetworkBenefits
Our network connects SMEs who supply low carbon and environmental goods and services (LCEGS) with support from the University of Derby and other sector specialialists
  • Be recognised as a member of a leading group in terms of low carbon practices
  • Access to members only section of website 
  • Access to members only resources
  • Access to Linkedin group
  • Optional access to the green growth business club
  • Opportunity to meet, collaborate and form partnerships with other businesses
  • Opportunity to enhance your 'green' supply chain
 

If you would like to discuss your specific business needs then contact us on 0800 001 5500 or email lowcarbonbusiness@derby.ac.uk

The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver free support for eligible SMEs in the D2N2 area.