Low Carbon Opportunities For Your Business

The UK has an ambitious blueprint for Britain’s low carbon future. With the recent announcement of the 10-point plan by the Government, the drive for a Green Economy has kicked up a gear in the race against climate change.

By: Ian Stevens – Clean Growth Adviser, Department for International Trade in the Black Country

Achieving Clean Growth is ensuring an affordable energy supply for businesses and consumers and is at the heart of the UK’s Industrial Strategy. It will increase our productivity, create jobs, boost earning power for people right across the country, and help protect the climate and environment upon which we and future generations depend.

Drive along any coastal region of the UK and you will have seen the gradual increase in the number of wind turbines appearing the sea, and this coupled with the drive to decarbonise the country is here to stay.

Clean Growth is not a sector but a cross cutting theme across the entire economy, so this may be from renewable energy, innovate new insulation products for homes, smart sensors for controlling heating systems, to electric vehicle transportation. The list is endless in the goal to provide energy efficiencies.

The Black Country has always been a region that is both creative and innovative, with the manufacture of products and parts to match the industry needs. Now we have the opportunity to provide for the Green Revolution not only in the UK but also overseas to fill the supply chain with home grown items.

I have recently joined the Black Country Department for International Trade (DIT) team as your local Clean Growth Adviser. My remit includes exploring potential contracts and opportunities in overseas territories and to find supply chain options for companies within the region. Also, my aim is to advise, support and deliver Clean Growth knowledge to businesses so that companies who want to get developed in the Green Economy have enough collateral to develop strategies and action plans that result in achieving export sales.

Get in touch:

If you are interested in learning more about the Clean Growth initiative and the free support DIT can offer your business, please contact me on 07593 572853 or email ian.stevens@mobile.trade.gov.uk.