Improving energy efficiency with Genlab

Background Genlab is an industrial oven and incubator manufacturing based in Widnes, Cheshire. Groundwork first supported Genlab in the early 2000’s when the business was looking to improve and demonstrate its environmental credentials to the automotive and aerospace sector, which were two of its primary markets. Reducing energy costs The invasion of the Ukraine and…Read More »

Helping business in Brent improve their energy efficiency

Throughout 2022-23 Groundwork worked with Brent Council to deliver the ‘Brent for Business Energy Efficiency Scheme’ which supported local SMEs to make sustainable changes to their premises. Out of 90 businesses who expressed an initial interest in the scheme, over 50 went on to receive a free energy audit, which helped highlight key areas for…Read More »

Minimising Business Waste: Key Tips for Sustainable Waste Management

Effective waste management is a crucial aspect of sustainable business practices. By minimizing waste generation and implementing responsible waste disposal strategies, businesses can significantly reduce their environmental impact while saving costs and promoting a positive brand image. In this article, we share some advice related to sustainable waste management that can help businesses optimise resource…Read More »

Free Energy Audits & Sustainability Support for Stoke-on-Trent Businesses

Groundwork are pleased to announced the ‘Sustainable Ventures’ project which provides free support to businesses and community organisations in Stoke-on-Trent who are keen on stepping up to the sustainability challenge. The project aims to inform organisations on the most viable solutions available to them, exploring how energy audits, training, and actionable decarbonisation plans can help…Read More »

Race to Zero Fact Sheets

Thanks to funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the support of Cheshire West and Chester council, Groundwork’s Sustainability Consultants have prepared a series of factsheets to help businesses on their Race to Net Zero. Each fact sheets introduce a different method of reducing carbon and saving energy, outlining how each measure works, estimated…Read More »

Helping businesses in Cheshire West & Chester reach Net Zero

Groundwork will be supporting businesses to improve their energy efficiency and progress towards Net Zero in Cheshire West and Chester, thanks to funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Our team of sustainability consultants will be providing: The UKSPF Business Support Programme is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, supported…Read More »

BEE Anglia – Helping business improve their energy efficiency

About The BEE Anglia programme ran from January 2016 to July 2022 and saw Groundwork’s Sustainability Consultants support SMEs across the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership area to improve their energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and reduce their operational costs. Funded primarily by the European Regional Development Fund and Suffolk County Council and supported by…Read More »

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Harnessing the Power of Renewable Energy: Advantages for Sustainable Businesses

In an era where the demand for clean and renewable energy is rapidly increasing, embracing renewable energy sources has become a pivotal step towards building a sustainable business. Renewable energy not only offers numerous environmental benefits but also provides economic advantages and enhances the reputation of organisations committed to sustainability. In this article, we will…Read More »

Sustainable Procurement: Establishing the Basis for a Responsible Business

In today’s ever-evolving business landscape, sustainable procurement has emerged as a fundamental pillar of responsible and ethical business practices. By integrating sustainability into the procurement process, businesses can make a profound impact on environmental conservation, social well-being, and long-term economic viability. In this article, we explore the importance of laying the groundwork for sustainable procurement…Read More »

Improving energy efficiency at D. Wardle Plant

In 2019 Groundwork’s Sustainable Business Consultants conducted an energy audit at D. Wardle which led to a capital investment into solar panels. We revisit them years later to find out about their energy and carbon savings.