Low Carbon SME Workshops & Events

Our series of masterclass workshops aim to boost productivity and profitability by enabling carbon-conscious SMEs to acquire new skills, resources and knowledge. These sessions are designed to deliver tangible impacts by improving participants’ knowledge of carbon reduction and building awareness of new techniques, technologies and innovations.

Each workshop is delivered by experts, usually from our own specialist academic team – each of whom has accumulated a wealth of industry experience. Practical advice and guidance is coupled with real world experience for maximum learning outcomes.

Upcoming Workshops/Webinars

Sep 2020: Low Carbon SMEs invites you to free webinar series co-hosted with Bryt Energy. Across three bite-sized webinars, Low Carbon SME speaks to Bryt Energy for tips and insight into managing your business electricity.

Free webinar series for businesses to gain better understanding of energy costs

Webinar 1 : Understanding your business energy bill: Tuesday, 8th Sep, 11:00am-11:30am

  • What do the charges on your invoice mean?
  • Why is it important for you?
  • How can you manage these to reduce costs and become more efficient?

Webinar 2 : Understanding your business electricity usage: Tuesday, 15th Sep, 11:00am-11:30am

  • How can you optimise your energy usage?
  • How can you reduce costs and maximise the benefits from half hourly data?

Webinar 3 : Find out more about Renewable energy and Low Carbon SMEs diagnostic and grants: Tuesday, 22nd Sep, 11:00am-11:30am

  • What is renewable energy? What options are there, and which one might suit your business? How can it boost your business?
  • Access 2-5 day free energy efficiency support by Low Carbon SMEs to identify energy waste and potential for improvement.
  • Find out more about the grant support (match-funded) available to SMEs in the Greater Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country

For webinar dates and to register, please  click here 

Join us for best practices to reduce your environmental and business costs

The goal of the workshop is twofold: to provide an overview of the current challenges for improving logistics and transport operations; and to identify and share best practices in order to reduce environmental and financial costs.

The workshop will involve presentations from key players in the UK freight logistics and transport sector and a roundtable with experts from industry and academia.

Why attend?

  • Understand the key logistics & transport developments to improve your logistics and environmental performance
  • Gain practical insights and examples of how SMEs can improve their environmental performance and reduce costs
  • Meet and learn from industry leaders
  • Explore long term collaboration opportunities with Aston university Logistics and Sustainability experts

Please note: the date of this workshop will be confirmed in due course.

Low Carbon Logistics for Sustainability

The goal of the workshop is twofold: to provide an overview of the current challenges for improving logistics and transport operations; and to identify and share best practices in order to reduce environmental and financial costs. The workshop will involve presentations from key players in the UK freight logistics and transport sector and a round table with experts from industry and academia. Join us for best practices to reduce your environmental and business costs 

  

Black Country Launch

We are delighted to announce that our free low carbon advice and grant support programme is now available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Black Country. Eligible businesses can receive dedicated one-to-one support from energy experts and world-class academics to reduce their carbon footprint, and develop a holistic approach to energy efficiency that will lead you to higher productivity and increased net profit. Companies will be given the opportunity to apply for grant funding to cover 50% of the capital costs of replacing old and energy inefficient equipment.