We thought you might be interested to see the January Low Carbon Business Network Newsletter.

Member News  – Amber Rooms open in Intu Derby

Network Member – Amber Rooms has recently opened a new store in Intu shopping centre in Derby. Great news for up-cycled fashion. See the full story here https://www.lowcarbonbusiness.net/the-amber-room-opens-a-new-shop-at-intu-derby/

DE-Carbonise – Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Project has launched

Interest in our DE-Carbonise programme is hotting up. The programme continues to offer grants up to the value of £20k and R&D support for innovative new pro-environmental products and services. Further information is available at www.derby.ac.uk/decarbonise

DE-Carbonise Business – Don’t miss the Launch!

DE-Carbonise Business is currently seeking medium-sized firms that are ready to decarbonise their own operations OR that are willing to collaborate with their supply chains to make significant carbon emission reductions. Please see the promotional material attached.

This programme launches on 11 March 2020 at Lonsdale House in Derby and will provide workshops and 1:1 support for firms to implement their pro-environmental action plan over the coming year – all for free. Register your expression of interest at www.derby.ac.uk/decarbonise or email lowcarbonbusiness@derby.ac.uk for more information.

Please get in touch quickly as there is already a great deal of interest and places are limited.

Market Place opportunity – 3 March Derbyshire County Hall, Matlock

Derbyshire County Council are hosting ‘Tackling Climate Change Together’ at County Hall in Matlock on 3rd March. The Low Carbon Business Network has been invited to host a Market Place at this event for businesses that supply pro-environmental goods or services and who contribute to tackling climate change. If you would like to take a stall at this Market Place event at no charge, please email lowcarbonbusiness@derby.ac.uk by Friday 7th February.

 Sustainable Manufacturing and Engineering Summit – 17 March, Derby Roundhouse

LCBN are supporting the East Midlands Chamber (EMC) event ‘Sustainable Manufacturing’ on 17th March at Derby Roundhouse. LCBN members can access this event for the EMC Member price of £25 by using a special code. Please email lowcarbonbusiness@derby.ac.uk for details.

Event details can be found at  https://www.emc-dnl.co.uk/connecting-you/conferences-and-expos/manufacturing-and-engineering-conference/?VariantID=2958

Energy Saving Driving – 19 March Lonsdale House

DE-Carbonise are hosting an event at Lonsdale House on 19th March with the Energy Saving Trust (EST) that will provide insight into low emission vehicle options, energy saving driving  and help to reduce your organisation’s emissions from staff travel.

For more details email de-carbonise@derby.ac.uk .

Low Carbon Home Builder Springboard – 26 March 8-10.15am Lonsdale House, Derby

In a slight change to our advertised schedule, we are hosting a special event on 26th March at Lonsdale House in Derby that focuses on the growing role that small developers have in building and retro-fitting energy efficient and carbon zero eco homes. We are delighted that Martin Valentine from Positive Homes, Richard Holmes from Third Stone and David Radley from BWB Consulting will be providing expert input. Breakfast refreshments will be available from 8am.

Places are limited so please register as soon as possible at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/low-carbon-home-builder-springboard-tickets-92207048765

Host or promote an event

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.

Future Fit Business Benchmark and University funded roles

Later in 2020, we aim to offer a short course to ‘Introduce the Future Fit Business Benchmark’ for SMEs. The Benchmark provides a structured route-map for addressing your company’s social and environmental challenges and opportunities. We are offering LCBN members the opportunity to register early for this brilliant opportunity. To register your interest email lowcarbonbusiness@derby.ac.uk

Online short courses for Pro-Environmental SMEs

Don’t forget that our FREE Low Carbon Business Network online short courses are all still available.

More information about all three courses can be found at  https://www.lowcarbonbusiness.net/online-short-courses-for-pro-environmental-smes/

To sign up and get access to each course for free, email lowcarbonbusiness@derby.ac.uk and identify which course you wish to access, your company name and which employees wish to be enrolled.


Remember you can keep up to speed with the Low Carbon Business Network on our website and social media channels:

Web: www.lowcarbonbusiness.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarbonDerby

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/low-carbon-business-network/