Business Advice and Support

Confused by green issues? Unsure what you could do to cut costs and save energy? There's plenty of advice out there, whether you're just starting reduce your energy consumption, are looking for new ideas or have a specific plan in mind. All listings are FREE to Suffolk SMEs unless otherwise stated. It's well worth checking out our funding page for further support.

Call 01473 264472 or email to discuss your needs.

One to One Expert Advice - General

BEE Anglia

A fully comprehensive review of energy use, provided absolutely free of charge and backed by both Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils. Support includes access to finance and accreditations. Call 01473 350 370 to discuss your requirements

Invest East 

A free, investor-led programme to support Norfolk and Suffolk businesses to understand and prepare to raise equity and other forms of finance.

Environmental Business Advisor

An onsite visit from a qualified, independent auditor will assess your energy and resource use and suggest practical measures to reduce the costs and footprint. You receive a comprehensive energy report and action plan.

One to One Expert Advice - Specialist

Local Links - Bury St Edmunds
Supporting Bury-based businesses to access benefits of sustainable travel through advice, information and grants (leaflet pdf)

Cambridge Cleantech
Up to 12 hours free 1-2-1 Business Advice to support your Cleantech business idea.

Other Support Services & Useful Resources

Know your energy use with our bespoke Carbon Footprint Calculator

SME Guide to Energy Efficiency
The government's overview of the first steps to energy saving. A good starting point.

Carbon Trust Guide to Energy Management
A good introduction to energy management with helpful links to further resources.

Carbon Trust Innovation
Support for innovation in certain key low carbon technologies, such as offshore wind and industrial energy efficiency measures.

Climate Adaptation
Government database on protecting your business from the impacts of climate change - and maximising opportunities arising.

Climate Adaptation - a brief guide
A checklist of the 7 key points to check for your business.

Energy Saving Trust
While the Energy Saving Trust focuses on domestic support, it also has a range of resources for businesses

Farming Advice Service
Advice to help improve the economic and environmental performance of farms, including climate change mitigation and adaptation. Replaces the Cross Compliance Advice Programme.

In-depth information on the government funding scheme for solar panels, wind turbines, AD, Hydro, etc.

Fleet Health Check
The Energy Saving Trust's free tool gives you a transport footprint and recommendations to reduce costs.

Green Travel
Free, bespoke planning to tackle your transport issues; whether around parking demand, travel costs or green credentials.

Renewable Heat Incentive
In-depth information on the government funding scheme for biomass, heat pumps, solar thermal, etc.

Sustainable Restaurant Association
National not-for-profit membership association (£465+VAT), providing advice and support on sustainability issues. The SRA also offers accreditation.

Small Business User Guide: Guidance on how to measure and report your greenhouse gas emissions
Guidance on measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions as well as setting reduction targets.


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All information correct as of February 2019.