Date: 15th June 2017
Location: University of Salford, Salford Business School, Lady Hale Building, Salford, M5 4WT
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Theme: Sustainability, Innovation, Operational efficiency
Capitalise on low carbon opportunities and maximise their potential in a rapidly changing market.
The Government has estimated that small businesses in the UK have the potential to save up to 25% in energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint by installing energy efficient and low carbon technologies.
This is not only a great opportunity for businesses to protect themselves against rising energy costs, but also presents an expanding and exciting market opportunity for companies who can deliver this.
However, this constantly evolving marketplace means that companies operating within the low carbon sector must be innovative and continuously developing new products and applications to achieve greater energy savings.
This event is aimed at SMEs, either operating within the sector and those wanting to benefit from the operational improvements and cost savings they offer.
You should attend if:
- you are interested in finding out how to save money through energy savings
- you are a supplier of a low carbon product or service
- need support developing a product
- are interested in collaborating with a university
- find out what support is available to help grow your business.
*Please select which workshops you wish to attend below
09:00 – 10:00 Registration, Networking & Exhibition
Session 1: The low carbon economy in Greater Manchester
10:00 – 10:15 Opening remarks - Paul Dennett, Salford City Mayor & Chair of the Low Carbon Hub
10:15 – 10:45 What does the low carbon economy mean for Greater Manchester? - Mark Atherton, Director of Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
10:45 – 11:00 How the Business Growth Hub can support SMEs transition into a low carbon economy - Sam Nicholson Head of Manufacturing and Low Carbon, Business Growth Hub
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshment Break
Session 2: How to make profit from the low carbon economy
11:30 – 12:50 Protecting yourself from rising energy costs - Phil McVan, Director, CarbonBit
11:50 – 12:10 How can utilising Salford University support growth - Professor Will Swan, The Built Environment, University of Salford
12:10 – 12:30 Funding & connecting: how Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network can help drive innovation - Ben Peace, Sustainable Manufacturing Lead, Knowledge Transfer Network
12:30 – 12:40 My experience working with the Business Growth Hub and Salford University - Andy Chicken, Director, Pure Efficiency
12:40 – 12:50 Hear from another Greater Manchester business that has collaborated with both the Business Growth Hub and Salford University
12:50 – 13:00 Questions & Panel Discussion
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch, Networking & Exhibition
Please book on the following:
14:00 – 14:45 Simple Steps to Becoming More Energy Efficient (Session 1) - Book Here
14:00 – 14:45 How to Finance Low Carbon Technologies, facilitated by Lombard (Session 1) - Book Here
14:00 – 14:45 The Power of Collaboration (Session 1) - Book Here
14:00 – 14:45 Demand Side Response, Is there an opportunity for my business? (Session 1) - Book Here
14:45 – 15:30 Simple Steps to Becoming More Energy Efficient (Session 2)- Book Here
14:45 – 15:30 How to Finance Low Carbon Technologies, facilitated by Lombard (Session 2) - Book Here
14:45 – 15:30 The Power of Collaboration (Session 2) - Book Here
14:45 – 15:30 Demand Side Response, Is there an opportunity for my business? (Session 2) - Book Here