Low Carbon Workspaces offers small and medium-sized businesses in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to cover up to a third of the cost of making energy improvements.
The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by Ngage Solutions, a not-for-profit company that specialises in the design and delivery of grant schemes and business support programmes. We are part of the Buckinghamshire Business First Group and we work closely with other Growth Hubs, Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, business organisations and other grant schemes in each area.
With over a decade in the environmental sector, and a first-class degree in Environmental Studies & International Business, Daniel has a deep-rooted passion for sustainability.
Beginning his career in waste management, Daniel has also consulted for private companies on waste strategy and carbon mitigation. Daniel has also worked for the charity ‘Citizens Climate Lobby,’ lobbying Members of the US Congress to enact a Carbon Fee & Dividend.
David has worked in the energy sector since leaving the University of Exeter in 2011 with an MSc in Sustainable Development. His passion for a low carbon economy stems from studying climate change as an undergrad.
He started his career by working with households to reduce their energy consumption and has transferred these skills and knowledge to the business sector with experience of managing the energy reduction programmes at the National Trust.
Matthew has 10 years’ experience administrating for local businesses including a stockbrokers and BT as a mapping analyst. He volunteered with the Home Energy Advice team at the London housing association Peabody, helping vulnerable residents lower their energy bills and keep warm in the winter.
Matthew is studying for a degree in Environmental Science and is passionate towards sustainable initiatives which help to forge a fairer world. He believes sustainable businesses deserve support and recognition.
Jamie graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first-class degree in History. He worked as an intern for Breast Cancer Now, providing administrative support to the Marketing, Events and PR teams – focussing on the organisation of the Pink Ribbon Ball fundraising gala. Years of working in the Hospitality sector has made outstanding customer service a top priority for Jamie.
After working for five months as a Chalet Host in a French ski resort, where the physical effects of climate change were visible, Jamie turned his attention to the international low carbon effort.
Tom has spent much of his career studying the environment, with a BSc in Ecology and Environmental Management, and MSc in Climate Change and Sustainability. Knowing the challenges climate change poses, he decided to focus his career helping with the solutions.
After working at a National Nature Reserve, Tom transferred his passion for wildlife to help businesses reduce their impact on the environment, by lowering their carbon emissions. A firm believer that businesses have a key role in the fight against climate change, Tom began as a Project Administrator on the scheme, before taking on the role of Grant Coordinator for Berkshire.
Nicole has spent her career providing customer service and administrative support to various businesses in the UK and South Africa. She spent a number of years as an estimator in the solar shading industry where they utilised dynamic, automated shading solutions to increase buildings’ sustainability credentials as well as reduce energy consumption.
The harmful effects of climate change on our planet, inspired Nicole to reduce her own carbon footprint at home by cutting waste and switching to an EV. Wanting to do more, she joined the low carbon workspaces programme so that she can help others to reduce their footprints too.
Many thanks to our project partners for their support for the Low Carbon Workspaces programme and for helping to share details of the scheme with the local business community.