Carbonbit prepares to create green jobs

By Tim Aldred

10 Sep 2019

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Sustainability consultancy Carbonbit is preparing to expand and create jobs and has enlisted a local company to help fill the new positions.

As the UK moves towards a net zero economy by 2050, Lytham based Carbonit helps businesses to increase asset value and improve productivity, cash flows and long-term growth through process improvement and reduction in energy and water consumption.

Now the company has agreed an exclusive deal with Seekly, based in Preston, which will become its sole-source recruiter.

Philip Hargreaves, CEO at Carbonbit, said: "Environmental sustainability has a broad reach, so we help organisations understand where they currently stand, what is important and then develop and help implement a strategy to maximise the opportunities whilst mitigating any risks amongst the ever-growing regulatory demands placed on them. It’s more about an ethos and a journey than just a quick fix.

"With the UK now firmly committed to making the switch to a net zero economy in the next 30 years, we are expecting increases in legislation as well as real pressure from customers to improve supply chain credentials in this area.

"In anticipation of even greater demand for the support we provide, we are putting in place plans to attract new talent into our business."

Lee Petts, Seekly founder and managing director, added: "There is no doubt that the greening of the UK economy is going to create a raft of new job opportunities, whether that's in renewables and battery storage, the conversion from natural gas to hydrogen in home heating, or in waste reduction, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and environmental sustainability consultancy."

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