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STARting your Environmental Journey

GC Business Growth Hub, in collaboration with STAR (Shared Procurement Service for Stockport, Trafford and Rochdale Councils), is launching a fully-funded* support package for SME suppliers in Greater Manchester.

Why should I take part?

This series of specialist masterclasses will help STAR’s existing and potential suppliers to identify and implement opportunities to maximise efficiency and improve environmental credentials.

These are increasingly becoming an important requirement in public sector procurement that support Social Value objectives, and often a critical factor in winning or losing tender opportunities.

Delegates who complete the four workshop series will receive a certificate which can be used in future tender applications to help demonstrate their commitment to delivering Social Value.

*Certain eligibility criteria apply 

The belief amongst many SMEs is that they simply don’t have a chance of winning public sector contracts when competing against the bigger market competitors. While they may not have the financial firepower of larger businesses, however, the ability to demonstrate good environmental credentials and Social Value outcomes can have a huge impact on differentiating their bids and increasing their chance of tender success.

This workshop series has been carefully designed in collaboration with STAR Procurement to enable SMEs to demonstrate the actions they have taken to reduce their environmental impact and support ongoing Social Value objectives. Each workshop is designed to address key barriers SMEs face, by providing guidance and support on actions, many of which are of little or no cost.

Through attending these workshops you will benefit from:

  • Being able to identify cost-saving opportunities and make smart investment decisions
  • Reduced risk of legislative non-compliance
  • Reduced resource costs through low or no cost measures
  • Being able to evidence environmental credentials within tender submissions to create additional business opportunities

The Workshops

14 June

Developing an Effective Environmental Policy

28 June

Quick Wins – Low and No Cost Options to Save

12 July

Optimising Resource Management – ‘Don’t Waste it’

26 July

Sustainable Transport – ‘Driving Towards Best Practice’

To register your interest in the programme, please complete the form below. 

*To be eligible to attend the workshops, your business must be an SME based in Greater Manchester and trade business to business (B2B).

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