Are you confused about your company’s waste collection process? Do you ever wonder whether your current arrangements meet the relevant legal requirements – and more importantly, what the consequences of not complying could be? More interestingly, would you like to find out how you can turn your business waste into a resource - earn that extra bit of cash during tough times?
If so then come along to our Trade Waste Fair and Seminar at Blackburne House on Wednesday 3rd March 2010. Leading service providers from the Waste Management sector will be on hand to answer questions and disseminate information.
The event will feature two seminars, at which delegates will hear from leading waste management companies, local authorities and support agencies. There will be opportunities to put questions to a panel of experts at the end of each seminar session.
For further information contact Kush Thakar in the Policy team – Email: Kush.Thakar@liverpoolchamber.org.uk; Tel: 0151 227 1234.
Towards the end of 2009, several of the city's 125 Green Business Ambassadors were presented with certificates to honour their achievements during the Year of the Environment.
Jack Stopforth, CEO Liverpool Chamber of Commerce presented certificates to Helen Maguire of Liverpool One, Paul Bergin, Valley Field Environmental Service and Gillian Cole UK Border Agency during a lunchtime reception held at the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce on 16th December.
Envirolink Northwest is hosting bimonthly technical workshops to provide advice on the energy efficiency issues that matter to North West businesses.
These events will be of interest to energy officers and managers, facilities and building services managers, general managers and anyone involved in keeping their organisation environmentally and economically sustainable.
The first workshop will take place on Tuesday 2nd February 2010, 9:00am – 2:00pm at the CUBE, 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester. To reserve a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Government is offering grants of up to £500,000 to business and community organisations to assist with the costs of installing biomass-fuelled heating systems, and combined heat and power systems.
Bio-energy is expected to supply up to one-third of the UK’s renewable energy by 2020 and this money is aimed making current and new buildings more sustainable.
Applications for funding will be accepted until 31st March 2010 - for further information see www.bioenergycapitalgrants.org.uk
The next funding round is open for Innovation Voucher applications.
The Innovation Voucher scheme was introduced by the NWDA as part of their business support package to local firms in the downturn. Each Innovation Voucher is worth £3k with a number of £7k vouchers recently becoming available. Companies can use this money for consultancy services or for pump-priming new projects and product development.
Firms are not restricted to just one voucher – up to two vouchers can be granted in the lifetime of the scheme. What’s more, the Innovation Voucher Scheme opens doors to further funding such as the NWDA’s Proof of market grant of £5-20K for market research, Micro Project grant-GRAND grants of up to 20k for development, and Research Development grants of between £50-250k for product development and research.