Business Waste – Your Duty of Care Workshops


Calling all local small businesses and waste collectors! Are you disposing of your waste legally and completing the correct paperwork?

According to UK government statistics, there were more than 1 million fly-tipping incidents dealt with by UK councils in the year 2016/17, an average of over 2,000 every day. The cost to local authorities was £58 million, or approximately £2 on every household’s annual council tax bill. Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence for which you can be prosecuted. The courts have various powers available to them to tackle fly-tipping, including imprisonment, substantial fines of up to £50,000 orders to pay costs and an order to deprive rights to a vehicle used to commit the offence.

These FREE workshops will outline the relevant legislation and explore case studies, best practise and practical solutions to help you meet your legal requirements in relation to your Duty of Care with regards waste. Lunch will be provided.

If you are a small business and want to know if you are disposing of your waste legally or if you operate a waste clearance business and want to make sure you are complying with the law THIS IS FOR YOU!

To book your place on your preferred workshop location or to find more information, please choose one of the following:

October 31st 2019 – Maidstone Borough Council

November 22nd 2019 – Ashford Borough Council

December 13th 2019 – Tonbridge & Malling District Council

January 22nd 2020 – Folkestone & Hythe District Council

February 21st 2020 – Gravesham District Council

March 11th 2020 – Thanet District Council

Offshore Wind – Meet the Buyer Events


Low Carbon Kent will be running a number of joint workshops with Vattenfall in November and December. It is aimed at Kent SMEs that have the potential to supply the fast growing offshore wind sector.


Market Opportunity:

With over 3.7GW of installed capacity, the UK has more offshore wind capacity than the rest of the world combined, and the sector is set to grow tenfold over the next decade.

In total, the UK offshore wind market is estimated to be worth more than £100 billion over the next 20 years, with £15 billion open to manufacturers in the supply chain, offering a significant and sustained growth opportunity.

The opportunity is particularly evident in Kent where Vattenfall are looking to extend the Thanet windfarm.


Business Support:

In order to increase the UK-manufactured content supplied to the offshore wind supply chain, the Government developed GROW:Offshore Wind, a business support programme delivered by MAS, RenewableUK, Grant Thornton and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at the University of Sheffield.

The programme includes consultancy, technology and funding support tailored for SMEs with the potential to enter the offshore wind supply chain, particularly those that can be involved in the manufacture of components for offshore substations, foundations, transition pieces and undersea cables.

Coupled with this Kent County Council developed the Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) project which aims to provide a consistent, accessible business support programme that helps businesses optimise the use of resources and adopt eco-innovative and low carbon solutions in ways that improve business performance in terms of resilience, profitability and competitiveness, at the same time contributing to the protection and preservation of the environment.


How to Take Advantage:

These workshops have been designed with you the business in mind and will provide you with the latest information concerning the status of the offshore wind projects that Vattenfall are involved in the UK and will include:

  • National and International plans for growth in the offshore wind sector
  • The supply requirements of the sector and how businesses can join the supply chain
  • The Vattenfall tender process and timescales for mobilisation
  • The expertise and funding available to Kent businesses
  • A seminar and one-to-one meeting opportunities with representatives from the Vattenfall procurement team

To book your place on your preferred workshop location or to find more information, please choose one of the following:

7th November 2019 – Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Ashford

4th December 2019 – Taskmasters Training Academy, Romney Marsh

Inn2POWER B2B Events


Register now and join us for a full day of networking, new knowledge and business opportunities across the global Energy Industry!

Energy Innovation B2B 2019 is your opportunity to establish new connections and build new relations in the Global Energy Industry.

The event in November attracts the energy value chain from the North Sea and the Baltic Sea; from operators and OEMs to SMEs and specialists – wind energy (on- & offshore), oil & gas, energy storage and wave energy. Energy Innovation B2B 2019 unites the industry players.

Register now and reserve your seat for a day in Copenhagen, Denmark, where B2B meetings and networking will lead you to future innovation projects, new technology, contacts and contracts.

Be aware that Inn2POWER cluster partners and member companies can get 100% discount via Inn2POWER project! To register please contact the Low Carbon Kent Team.

To book your place and to find more information, please visit Energy Innovation B2B 2019.