What is the Low Carbon Business Network

Our network connects SMEs who supply low carbon environmental goods and services (LCEGS) with support from the University of Derby and other sector specialists.

The network will include your business details on our searchable network map. We will also offer business support to accelerate your business growth in the low carbon sector.

Why join the network?

By joining the Low Carbon Business Network you can;

Raise your visibility with large demand side organisations that are looking to add businesses like yours to their supply chain.

The network map raises your visibility amongst the 1500 or more LCEGS businesses in the region.

Access free resources to help boost demand for your low carbon goods and services.

Access to tailored business development worth over £2,500.

Who is the network for?

The network is aimed at SMEs who supply low carbon environmental goods and services (LCEGS) who are based in the D2N2 area. We would also like to hear from you if you are planning to develop your business into the low carbon sector.


Public Sector Organisations


International Corporations

Higher Education


Community Groups

  • ERDF Low Carbon launch event at The Silk Mill in Derby


By joining the Low Carbon Business Network we offer you business support including;

  • A business needs review
  • Information on finance and funding for low carbon businesses
  • Environmental management systems & green accreditation
  • Leadership & entrepreneurial skills
  • Building a low carbon business case
  • Low carbon procurement and purchasing
  • Greening supply chains
  • LEAN green logistics
  • Sustainable marketing and brand integrity
  • Carbon accounting
  • Principles of circular economy
  • Events – FREE business support workshops and events across the region.

The network also offers you the opportunity to raise your profile as one of the regions low carbon businesses.

D2EE 50

The D2EE 50 Network helps businesses make the shift to a low carbon economy. Read some our success stories, to see how we helped these businesses and how we can help you.