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The Low Carbon Economy – How Can it Help Your Business Grow

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

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Making sure your business benefits from Greater Manchester’s low carbon transition

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.

Book here for the conference

*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 and what it means for your business

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: The value of energy efficiency for your business

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 Our experience collaborating with Salford University – Dyer Environmental

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

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