Business – reducing your carbon footprint

Advice for local businesses on reducing their carbon footprint.

A man on the phone writing something down in his business spaceNo matter what the size of your business, you can influence what you do in order to reduce your carbon footprint.

Sustainability Support for Businesses

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to feel the overwhelming economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic and rising energy bills, however the challenge of prioritising sustainability has, arguably, never been greater. Together with our local partners, we're working to support small businesses in Broxtowe with resources, events and support to help them on their journey to net zero. 

Below you will find details of three programmes in the Broxtowe area to specifically support SMEs to decarbonise. They all offer grants and access to specialist consultancy with support available until June 2023.

All three are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and work collaboratively to make sure businesses get the right support for their needs.

If you need any further advice or support please contact either Emma Georgiou,  Waste and Climate Change Manager: or one of the partners directly below.

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Nottingham Trent University logoSustainability in Enterprise

The Sustainability in Enterprise project, led by Nottingham Trent University, helps SMEs in Greater Nottingham on the journey to Net Zero.

Free, practical support is available from specialists in sustainable business operations, building management, product design, and employee engagement. We help businesses fully understand their current carbon emissions and roadmap carbon reduction actions. Support includes full environmental audits and life cycle analysis of products. Financial support is also available to help businesses around recruitment and action on carbon.


Telephone: 0115 848 4297

Visit: Sustainability in Enterprise website (Opens in a new window) 

Nottingham City Council logoAccelerating Reduction in Carbon

Nottingham City Council’s ARC project helps SMEs in Greater Nottingham to decarbonise by providing carbon reduction advice, energy audits and grants. The project supports the reduction of carbon through improving the energy performance of buildings and production processes.

ARC gives grants to help businesses invest in measures that lead to cuts in energy use and energy bills and aims to accelerate companies onto the next stage of growth through the introduction of energy and resource efficiency measures and the reduction of operating costs.


Telephone: 0115 876 4271

Visit: Nottingham City Council's ARC webpages (Opens in a new window)

University of Nottingham LogoEnergy for Business

Local SMEs can also access funded support through the Energy for Business project which is led by the University of Nottingham. This low-carbon innovation project offers:

  • Specialist consultancy from world-class academics
  • Events and workshops
  • Student placements and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • A capital grant for business growth
  • Access to outstanding facilities and expertise


Telephone: 0115 748 4969

Visit: University of Nottingham Energy For Business webpages (Opens in a new window)

Sign up to our business bulletins

We send regular updates and information to local businesses about funding, events, training and more via our Email Me Service, including sustainability events.

To sign up, visit our Email Me page, enter your email address and select the topics you wish to subscribe to.

Useful websites

Below are some helpful websites that offer businesses tips and advice on becoming more sustainable.