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Specialist Small Business Support

Ensuring fair access for local suppliers

We know that many suppliers and installers have been bewildered by the homeowner element of the Green Homes Grant, or have decided not to participate in it at all. Our job is to stand up for local companies and make sure they have fair access and treatment via the Local Authority Delivery (LAD) element of it, as well as any future schemes.

We have an open dialogue with E.ON Energy (who have been appointed by Greater Manchester Combined Authority to lead the LAD programme in Greater Manchester) to identify suitable sub-contractors in our Low Carbon Network. Members of the Low Carbon Network are being kept up to date with the latest information and tender notifications, and we are liaising between interested SMEs and E.ON/GMCA with any questions or issues they have.

We are also supporting Low Carbon Network members with tender submission reviews, tender workshops and one-to-one advice.


Get ready for future opportunities

 The projects currently being delivered through local authorities are only the tip of the iceberg. There is a huge amount of pent-up demand for retrofit if it can be managed in the right way. We’ll be continuing to advocate for the role of local suppliers in our dialogue with decision-makers to unlock opportunities for the Greater Manchester supply chain.

 If you’re a domestic installer or supplier of energy efficiency or renewable energy, join our Low Carbon Network today and get in touch with our Green Technologies and Services team by completing the form below.

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