LEP Sector Group - Low Carbon
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Low Carbon Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of 1000 companies employing around 5900 people. It is working to ensure that the local Enterprise Zones and Enterprise Areas develop a zero carbon approach with those involved in renewable energy, waste management, recycling, energy control, transport and environmental consultancy.
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Sector Groups bring together business people from companies of all sizes across the supply chain to find ways to support businesses in their sector to grow and add value. Sector Groups deal directly with key concerns such as access to road networks, skills, broadband, bidding for and influencing public funding and investments. Sector Groups are open to anyone in the sector interested in assisting the sustainable growth of local businesses.
Some key facts about the West of England's Low Carbon sector:
•185% growth in GVA contribution since 1998
•Bristol awarded European Green Capital 2015
•Worth £12.5 billion nationally
•Home to world-class companies in renewable energy, waste management, recycling, energy control, transport and environmental consultancy
Low Carbon sector chairperson: Caroline MacDonald