Canterbury 4 Business

Published: 17-03-2011

Green consultancy services

The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) offers a number of business support services for eligible small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) in the South East.

Ecomind
Free support through the Environmental Market and Innovation Development ('EcoMind') programme could help:

  • identify opportunities to reduce costs through environmental improvements
  • identify new market opportunities
  • guide development of new product and service concepts
  • identify the implications of product-related environmental legislation
  • explore opportunities related to low carbon product or services

Around two days of free consultancy support through EcoMind available until June 2011, is complemented by the GreenThink! service – an additional one day customised company workshop aimed at identifying new income generating opportunities for more sustainable products, services and product-services.
 
Greenthinks
With over 20 years of green innovation experience working with both large and small companies in Europe, Asia and North America, Martin Charter, Director – CfSD, can explore with you, creative approaches to find specific new income generating opportunities related to eco-innovation.
 
As you can see at www.cfsd.org.uk/sids/greenthink/ the free GreenThink! Service has recently helped a number of SMEs:
"... helped us to identify new marketing opportunities and ways to develop these into successful commercialisation plans"
"... provided a great opportunity to get a cross departmental group together to brainstorm  'product sustainability'  and thrash out what it really means for our business."
"... allowed us to really identify our next steps. Very positive and most enjoyable process."
 
Visit www.cfsd.org.uk for details of current events and resources from The Centre for Sustainable Design, specifically at www.cfsd.org.uk/sids for an introduction to the free business support for small- and medium- sized enterprises in the South East.

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