As a member of the University of Derby’s Low Carbon Business Network (LCBN), we wanted to tell you about our up and coming events and what we have planned for 2019.


Autumn Networking Event & Catch-up – Wednesday 25th September, 3.30pm – 5.30pm approx  

LOCATION: Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Engineering, Derby

Our quarterly LCBN catch-up with your fellow network members. Meet new contacts and chat with old ones, share your updates and hear new ideas.

At this meeting, we’ll also be joined by guest speaker, Rory Field of Trees for Cities who will tell us about the work this charity does and about how your business can get involved through carbon offsetting.

Light Refreshments provided.

“One of the best parts of being a member of the low carbon business network is meeting like-minded people from the region”

To book your place go to our Eventbrite Booking Page


Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Project

The Low Carbon Business Network is part of the wider D2EE Low Carbon Project, which is a collaboration between the University of Derby, Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils.  The Project started back in 2016 and was due to end on 31 October 2019.  However, we are pleased to announce that following a successful application we have been approved a continuation of the Project, we are referring to this as Phase 2.

Phase 2 will bring a slightly different range of support to our businesses, we will provide more information about this within the next few weeks and more of an update at the Autumn Networking Meeting.


IEMA Awards 2019

We have more good news!  The Low Carbon Project has been shortlisted for the IEMA Award for ‘Consultancy and Collaboration’.

The IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards recognise the people and businesses that are transforming the world to sustainability.  Launched by IEMA, the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability, the awards showcase the achievements of organisations striving to meet IEMA’s global sustainability standards.

Fingers crossed we raise the trophy at the Awards Ceremony on 20 September, either way, this is a massive achievement to be recognised at this national level.


Online short courses for Pro-Environmental SMEs

There is still time to sign up to one of the FREE Low Carbon Business Network short online courses with the needs of smaller business in mind.

  • Introducing Environmental Awareness to SMEs
  • Environmental Accreditation for SMEs
  • Value Mapping for Pro-Environmental Business

More information about each course can be found on

To sign up and get access to each course for free, your business will need to be eligible and register with our Low Carbon Business Club.

Register your interest by emailing and identify which course you wish to access, your company name and which employees wish to be enrolled.


Other Events

SME Celebration of Success Event – 24th September 2019, 8am – 10am   

Venue – University of Derby, St. Helena, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

The University of Derby is hosting an event to celebrate the success of local SME businesses.  The event will be used to highlight the importance of our thriving SME organisations across all sectors, as well as looking at how they can be supported with future plans for growth.

Venue – University of Derby, St. Helena, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 7LU  For more information and to book your place go to Event Booking Page


Please let us know if you have a low carbon related event you wish to promote through our website or regular communications. Of course, you can also use LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to communicate directly with Network members (and beyond). Please see the links below.


We hope to see you soon.

The Low Carbon Business Network Project Team