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Intro to Small Business Energy Efficiency and Funded Support

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Time: 8.00am - 11.00am
Venue: Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free

Intro to Small Business Energy Efficiency and Funded Support

Are you a small or young business looking to reduce your energy consumption, reduce your costs, and improve your reputation?

Please join us for breakfast and receive free energy efficiency training from a Carbon Trust expert and explore some of the initiatives on offer that provide funded support and capital which aim to develop and grow your business.

Agenda

08:00 - Breakfast

08:30 - Energy Efficiency Training from the Carbon Trust

09:30 - START2ACT: EU programme helping young SMEs and startups to engage in energy efficiency

09:45 - The Green Business Fund: Support and funding for SMEs looking to invest in energy efficiency

10:00 - Small business resources from Carbon Trust to help identify trusted suppliers, equipment and advice

10:15 - Business Support available from Kingston University

10:30 - Networking and an opportunity to talk to all speakers

Further details on the event:

You'll first hear from a Carbon Trust expert on the low-to-no cost measures you can implement within your workplace to reduce energy consumption and save money.

You'll then hear about the further support and funding available to help small business to identify and invest in energy efficiency.

  • One of these programmes is START2ACT, which is funding this business breakfast, and you will have the opportunity to be one of the first to sign up to receive one-to-one bespoke START2ACT support.
  • The second is the Green Business Fund, where businesses can apply for a capital contribution of up to £10,000 or 30% of the purchase cost of the energy saving equipment.

The Carbon Trust also has lots of useful resources to help small business, such as the green business directory to help business find trusted suppliers, so you'll hear about all of these resources too.

We'll finish by hearing from our host, Kingston University, on the support they can provide to businesses.

Kingston University works in partnership with micro organizations through to large businesses. They have a successful history of supporting start-ups and SMEs through workshops, events and funding schemes. Whether your requirements are in arts, business, science and engineering, they can help through training, consultancy and research services, work placements or via funded graduate recruitment programmes such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP). If you are unable to attend the event, please feel free to contact Kingston on enterprise@kingston.ac.uk to find out more.

With thanks to the ISBE for helping to put on this event. 

This event has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 696069.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Business and Enterprise Centre
Tel: 020 8417 3045
Email: enterprise@kingston.ac.uk

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