Who do we help? A wide range of public, private and community & voluntary sector organisations, NGOs and partnerships, businesses big and small.
We often add specific skills and capacity to projects and teams and work in partnership with our associates and clients.
We have worked with:
Business – big corporates and small enterprises
Supporting businesses in finding new markets in recycled, low carbon and environmental technologies sectors, developing new projects, creating business plans. We have supported well over a hundred small enteprises in saving energy and resources through the ENWORKS programme, through WRAP recycling support and currently with the Cumbria Knowledge Action Network project. We also work with small to medium sized businesses individually, helping them break into new markets, making contacts in key sectors and helping develop sustainable growth plans.
We were Sustainability Advisors to SLS/ICON providing the Look of the London 2012 Olympic Games. We provided training and support on employee engagement on environmental sustainabilty for BAE Systems and Imperial Tobacco. We’ve supported energy and utility companies British Gas, EDF, Electricity North West, Scottish Power and United Utilities.
Government Departments & Agencies
Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP, including the REalliance programme for Third Sector organisations), Environment Agency, DEFRA, DFID.
Local Authorities & Public Sector Partnerships
Local Economic Partnerships – in Yorkshire & Humber and the North West
Local Authorities - Cheshire & Warrington Climate Change Partnership, Liverpool City Council, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Lancaster, Cumbria, Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and numerous district and county councils e.g. Warrington, Sefton, Pendle, Rossendale and Salford. We’ve supported most authorities in the North West and West Midlands and a good few in the North East.
Local Strategic Partnerships – Blackburn with Darwen LSP, Liverpool City Region, Yorkshire Cities
Other organisations – Housing Associations, Social Enterprises, Blencathra Field Studies Centre, Devon Biosphere, Morcambe Bay Community Renewables, LESS in Lancaster, Labour Behind the Label/TUC, Women Working Worldwide, Oxfam/Novib, The Co-operative
Universities – Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Manchester, MMU, Cumbria
Support organisations – ENWORKS, Groundwork, CLASP, Northwest Climate Change Partnership, Climate UK, , Adaptation Scotland, the Trade Union Council (TUC), Envirolink, Carbon Trust, Energy Saving Trust
European Agencies – European Commission, ERDF, ESF, Interreg 4C, ECHO
Regional Development Agencies – NWDA, EEDA, Yorkshire Forward, ONE NorthEast, Welsh Development Agency