Our Services

Our Services

 

Whether you need to comply, report to your stakeholders or just want to start your sustainability journey but not sure where, we can help so don’t hesitate to give us a call for a friendly conversation about our services.

As a knowledgeable provider of sustainability services, our team is here to help you understand and overcome your organisation’s challenges, identify tangible opportunities and provide clear action to get you on the right track to being sustainable.

1) Business and Commercialisation Support:

Are you an environmental or low carbon business based in Kent? If so, you may be eligible for one our free business support services. Whatever your requirements eligible businesses will be able to get a support package tailored to their needs;

Access to Finance:

Commercialisation:

Delivered by our advisory team supported by expert business coaches, each specialising in a different business development area, including export, IP and marketing strategy.

2) Environmental Reporting

We can help your organisation to produce environmental and carbon reports. Our work covers SMEs of all shapes and sizes to help them understand their contribution to climate change and cut costs by cutting carbon.

3) Sustainable Travel

Learn about ways to reduce fuel costs with advice on flexi-working, tele-conferencing and travel plans. We can also help your business by signposting various services around travelling sustainably whilst also helping with staff health and well-being.

4) Compliance

We help businesses, large and small, to ensure effective compliance with environmental and sustainability regulation.

5) Audits

Our Energy Management services include reviews and audits including:

Performance Assessments:

We work with clients to help them understand how well they are performing, both against their own expectations and those of their key stakeholders.

Energy, Waste and Water Audits:

We work with hundreds of organisations to help them understand how they are using energy, water and other resources, or how well they are minimising waste.

6) Renewable Energy

Our dedicated resource works with local authorities, landlords, housing associations and site owners to scope renewable energy systems for their operations – providing a local, clean, secure supply, protecting them from the volatility of the grid and helping them cut costs and harmful emissions. We’re able to support single sites or networks of installations.

Heat networks between neighbouring buildings or local arrays of solar panels are an increasingly popular alternative to conventional energy sources. This approach can also capture energy currently being wasted and put it to use, boosting the productivity of existing arrangements. With uncertainty about future prices and security of supply from the electricity and gas grids, organisations are looking to source power elsewhere.

7) Certification

Start implementing a robust environmental management system for your business and receive a certificate to demonstrate your work through the Steps To Environmental Management (STEM) scheme. This certification scheme supports SMEs who want to improve their sustainability performance and reduce their environmental impacts. Working closely with organisations, we ensure you can achieve best practice environmental achievements through our STEM scheme, complimenting and simplifying the needs of ISO 14001 and ISO 50001.

8) Innovation, Research and Development

We will help you develop and commercialise the next generation of environmental, low carbon products and services.

We support businesses to develop innovative products and services, linking you to the specialist expertise you need, helping to secure funding and supporting the research and development (R&D) process from concept to commercialisation.

9) Events

Watch this space for our popular networking events, master classes on business topics such as marketing, raising finance, industry insight tours and meet-the-buyer events.

 

To access any of these services please contact us at lowcarbon@kent.gov.uk for more information.

Contact Us

Low Carbon Kent Network
Sustainable Business Team
1st Floor
Invicta House
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1XX

Phone

03000 415111

Email

lowcarbon@kent.gov.uk

This website is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020