Former Brookside star Simon O’Brien will host an event in Liverpool offering SMEs the opportunity to access world class university expertise on environmental sustainability
Companies from across the Liverpool city region are being given the opportunity to find out how they can become more environmentally sustainable at an event in the city in February.
The ‘Clean Growth Social’ on Thursday, February 21, is being organised by Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory (LCEI), a project supported by Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Liverpool and Lancaster University.
It offers SMEs access to “exploitable assets and expertise” at the universities and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). At the event, being held at Love Lane Brewery Bar & Kitchen (formerly H1780 Tap & Still) in Bridgewater Street in the Baltic Triangle, will learn more details about what is on offer under LCEI.
Former Brookside star, TV presenter and sustainability campaigner Simon O’Brien will host the session, from 5.30pm to 7pm, and businesses will hear how he sees clean growth being a key driver for the city region’s economy, as well as offering insights into sustainability opportunities for businesses.
Alongside refreshments, there will also be a chance for networking with academics and businesses engaged in improving the environment.
Eight businesses will be offered the chance for free to engage specifically on the themes of the Year of the Environment 2019 through working with students, local authorities and academics to research just how Liverpool city region is performing, with further insights and event opportunities the business can use in their own promotions.
LCEI project manager at the University of Liverpool, Dr Matt Fulton, said: “Lots of businesses from a wide variety of industries in the city region have already benefited from the support the Low Carbon Eco Innovatory can give.
“As the leading low carbon project in the city region, it makes sense for us to link up with a great initiative like the Year of the Environment to help businesses get involved. We hope the clean growth social will be a great opportunity for businesses to see how they can make a difference.”
Tickets are free but those wishing to attend are asked to register by clicking here.