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The Low Carbon Economy- How Can It Help Your Business Grow?

Date - Thu 15 Jun 2017

Time - 9.00 am

Duration - 6 hours and 30 minutes

Cost - Free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - Salford Business School, University of Salford, Lady Hale Building, Salford, M5 4WT


Capitalise on low carbon opportunities and maximise their potential in a rapidly changing market.

Event details

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.



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


14:00 – 14:45   Simple Steps to Becoming More Energy Efficient (Session 1) 

14:00 – 14:45  How to Finance Low Carbon Technologies (Session 1)

14:00 – 14:45  The Power of Collaboration (Session 1) 

14:00 – 14:45  Demand Side Response, Is there an opportunity for my business? (Session 1) 

14:45 – 15:30   Simple Steps to Becoming More Energy Efficient (Session 2)

14:45 – 15:30   How to Finance Low Carbon Technologies (Session 2)

14:45 – 15:30  The Power of Collaboration (Session 2)

14:45 – 15:30  Demand Side Response, Is there an opportunity for my business? (Session 2)

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Hazel Palmer