Free environment networking event

A free environmental business networking event is being held to encourage professionals in the environmental sector to share knowledge and experience to help local businesses save money.

The event on July 6 has been organised by Lancashire County Council in recognition that resource recovery and efficiency are key strategies to achieving cost effective performance, a lower carbon footprint and visible corporate social responsibility.

It is a great opportunity for businesses to find out how to make savings through recycling and waste efficiency as well as energy efficiency.

This free networking event is being held at their state-of-the-art Waste Transfer Centre on Lancashire Business Park, Leyland, in partnership with Global Renewables Ltd. Speakers from top Lancashire companies will share their experience.

The event will also appeal to businesses that are operating in the environmental sector, or looking to branch out into this sector, to gain useful contacts and information to help them grow in this high value sector for Lancashire.

Staff from the county council's own business finance and support scheme, Rosebud Business Solutions, will also be on hand to offer advice and information on business development proposals.

This event forms part of the county council's economic strategy for supporting the low carbon sector, which covers diverse business including environmental management, renewable energy, sustainable building technologies and the nuclear industry.

The county council wants to help businesses to:
• Find appropriate premises, including space on the county council's own business parks;
• Commercialise intellectual property;
• Increase the county's low carbon workforce;
• Access capital investment for resource efficiency and invest in energy generation;
• Access local procurement opportunities;
• Undertake core business improvement, accreditation of industry quality standards and the development of specialised/technical products, via partners.