This event – organised jointly by ENERGISE researcher Audley Genus and the Carbon Trust – and held at Kingston University in London in April – aimed to show how small/ new businesses can reduce energy use, lower costs and improve their reputation. Delegates received free energy efficiency training from a Carbon Trust expert and advice on initiatives on offer that provide funded support and resources. One such programme is START2ACT, which funded the event, and which offered delegates the opportunity to sign up to receive one-to-one bespoke START2ACT energy efficiency-related support.
Delegates were briefed on support on offer from Kingston University’s Sustainability Hub and the ‘ENERGISE’ project. The event received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 696069 and support from Kingston University and ISBE’s Social and Sustainable Enterprise special interest group, which Audley leads.