Toolkit for green business

Toolkit for green business

Last updated: 30 October 2023

Next review: 30 October 2024


ByWaters have a team of sustainability advisors (Phoebe, James and Emily). 
Should any businesses require a local and sustainable recycling partner. We have 4000 solar panels on our facility (1000kWh) and eco-friendly lorries including an electric RCV.

Cogo Report

Please see attached report from Cogo on ‘How can banks support SMEs in the journey to net-zero?’ , this was mentioned by Oskar from TSBC at our last event at Trumans Brewery.

Essex Business Advice Pack

The Essex Climate Action Commission has put together an advice pack specifically developed to help small and medium-sized businesses access climate change and sustainability information, with tips and ideas throughout to help businesses thrive whilst keeping its impact on the environment low.

View the business advice pack.

Green Space Trainee Challenge

As part of Willmott Dixons Green Space Trainee Challenge, they will be hosting a Social Enterprise and Small/Local business fair as a part of their close out event at Lime Academy on Friday 12th August. The event at Lime Academy will also be hosting a Social Enterprise and Small/Local business fair. If you are interested please contact Abi Inskip.

Green Salon Collective

They recycle, compost and recover: hair, used foils, empty colour tubes, chemicals, PPE, plastic, paper and even salon towels.

They have partnered with The Liminality to develop unique accreditation programs for salons and other businesses in the hair and beauty industry.

Achieving Green Salon Collective accreditation demonstrates to clients, staff and the wider industry that your business goes above and beyond when it comes to looking after people and planet.

Thames Water – Water efficiency for Businesses

They want to help you and your customers to a use water efficiently and to save it where possible. They’ll work with you to select sites where efficiency can be improved based on consumption levels and where they believe there is potential to reduce demand. Their water efficiency team can then offer two programmes of work, water efficiency audits and smarter business visits.

Net Zero Festival

The Net Zero Festival will bring together some of the world's foremost thinkers on what it takes to accelerate and expand the net zero transition and we'd urge business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and campaigners to join us in exploring how to navigate what is the defining economic, political, and technological trend of the age. The Festival is delivered entirely online, sign up for 2023 festival details here: Net Zero Festival website.

The previous festival was held on Wednesday, 28 September, 2022 - 09:00 to Thursday, 29 September, 2022 - 17:45

Digital software discounts for SMEs

Help to Grow: Digital is a government backed, UK-wide scheme that supports eligible SMEs to choose, buy and integrate software into their business.

Through the scheme you can access:

Funding to help buy new software. Receive a discount of up to 50% or £5,000 (excluding VAT) towards the cost of buying one approved software in the Help to Grow: Digital scheme.