cut costs, cut carbon

The Low Carbon Business Support programme aims to assist all businesses, no matter where they are on their low carbon journey, to reduce energy use and costs and prepare for a low carbon future.

Registrations onto the programme are now closed.

It’s been a really insightful journey, and we’ve had the privilege of working with some great businesses throughout this programme. These businesses, driven by a shared commitment to sustainability, have embarked on this journey with the goal of reducing their carbon footprint and making a positive impact on our environment.

Final workshops

Last chance to join the FREE low carbon business support programme this September!

Don’t miss out on your chance to join the FREE low carbon business support programme this September!

This is your final opportunity to take advantage of this invaluable resource and receive expert guidance, hints and tips to help you navigate your low carbon journey.

Whether you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, increase energy efficiency, or explore new green technologies and practices, our programme is designed to help you.

So, if you’re serious about cutting costs and cutting carbon, sign up for our FREE low carbon business support programme.

About the Programme

Supporting your business

The Low Carbon Business Support programme has been designed to offer support and guidance to businesses looking to take their first steps to reduce their carbon emissions, as well as those who have actively started their low carbon journey. 

The support begins with an optional in-depth business diagnostic, which will help identify key areas of support required.

Then follows an intensive 2 day in person workshop programme to help you pull together a low carbon action plan.

The programme will run from June 2022 until September 2023 and is led by Deyton Bell, in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and PECT.

Here’s what some of our previous businesses on the programme had to say....

“This is a really overwhelming subject matter particularly at the start of the journey however the trainers have removed the fear and replaced it with fun”

Lisa Mawditt, Walters

“This session provided a very useful introduction to a relatively new subject for me, there were lots of useful take aways and practical tools which will help us on this journey”

Oli Bachini

How we help

Planning for action

Once eligibility has been confirmed all businesses will undergo an in-depth business diagnostic with one of our experienced advisors. The diagnostic will cover all areas of business operations with a particular focus on energy management and will help identify the key areas where support is required and which aspects of the support programme will be most beneficial.


Workshops, Mentoring & Support

The main support offer is an extensive FREE workshop programme focused on key energy related topics, low carbon technology overviews, as well as case study presentations, all delivered by experts in their field.

Interested to know more? Have some questions? Require some help applying? 

Meet a Mentor

Have asked PECT if they have a video

Michael Niles is one of our expert mentors – Here is a short video of Hints & Suggestions of what makes a good leader or manager. If your business could benefit from 1-2-1 mentoring with Michael or any of our expert mentors – apply to the programme today!

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Processing and controlling your data

The Common Provisions Regulations (CPR)15 and ERDF regulations require the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), formerly know as Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), as the managing authority of the programme, to monitor and evaluate ERDF-funded activities. The ERDF Operational Programme 2014-2020 states that robust governance and accountability require programme related analysis, monitoring and evaluation to form an integral part of programme delivery.

In order to conduct monitoring and evaluation, individual participant data is required. The legal basis for collecting and processing personal data and sharing it with the managing authority for the purposes of monitoring and evaluation is found in Article 6(1)(c) and 6(1)(e) of the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR). As such, participant data, including contact details, should be collected and stored for all participants in order to meet monitoring and evaluation requirements. This includes direct and indirect beneficiaries’ data.

For the purposes of the UK GDPR, DLUHC is the data controller in respect to information processed which relates to all participation in the project funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Cambridgeshire County Council is the data processor in respect to information processed which relates to participants in the operations and projects funded by the ERDF. Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) has employed Deyton Bell and Peterborough Environment City Trust to deliver the business support programme and S4W to deliver the Summative Assessment and both organisations will be processing data on CCC’s behalf.

What personal data will be collected

Depending on the nature of activities of the ERDF-funded project and the indicators listed under each activity, the following information for each direct or indirect beneficiary where these are individuals may be collected (please note this is not an exhaustive list):

  • name of contact point within a business (in some cases property owner) engaged with or individual engaged with
  • business address
  • business postcode
  • phone number
  • email address
  • position in the business
  • company number / UTR (Unique Tax Reference)
  • number of FTE (Full Time Equivalent) employees
  • business turnover
  • business balance sheet
  • state aid received and applied for
  • other relevant details about the business
  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • age
  • disability
  • duration of support
  • intensity of support

Who will be personal data be shared with and who will use it

Your details will be stored securely and retained in compliance with UK GDPR. This information will be used to evaluate this project and to report to the European Regional Development Fund for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Your details will be used to support the ERDF programme research and evaluation activities. DLUHC will need to share all or some of your personal data with the national evaluator of the ERDF programme. In some cases, the national evaluator, i.e. independent external contractors commissioned by DLUHC, may use the contact details to contact a sample of direct or indirect beneficiaries for the purpose of the National Evaluation of the programme. It is likely that the survey methodology will need to incorporate a variety of approaches in order to maximise the survey response rate (for example, telephone survey, written survey, and e-mail survey) – hence the need for a variety of contact details required for each participant. DLUHC may also need to share with other government departments and the European Commission where this is necessary to test the robustness of the data gathered or to inform the National Evaluation.

DLUHC, CCC, Deyton Bell, PECT & S4W will not give any personal data to any other organisation unless needed for the purpose of the evaluation and will instruct them not to use it to contact individuals for any reasons not connected with the purpose of the National Evaluation of the ERDF programme 2014-2020 or other matters directly relating to the evaluation. If DLUHC has to pass on the data, it will only provide what is needed, and if possible will remove the details that might identify individuals personally. DLUHC will not transfer personal data outside the European Union, to third countries or international organisations.

DLUHC and CCC will keep data until 2033 in line with the European Regional Development Fund document retention guidance to ensure DLUHC meets reporting obligations and to demonstrate compliance with EU Requirements. Both Deyton Bell & S4W will delete and destroy data when CCC issue instruction.

Individual rights:

As we are collecting and using personal data under the public task of CCC and to comply with legal obligations, ERDF participants cannot claim the following rights in terms of ERDF personal data:

  • right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
  • right to portability of their data

The data collected is your personal data, and you have the right, subject to lawful data requirements:

  • to see what data we have about you
  • to ask us to stop using your data
  • to ask us to delete your data, or to correct your data if there is no longer a justification to process it
  • to lodge a complaint with the Independent Information Commissioner (ICO) if you think we are not handling your data fairly or in accordance with the law

Automated decision making

Your personal data will not be subjected to automated decision making.

Contact details

Cambridgeshire County Council

The data protection officer for Cambridgeshire County Council is Ben Stevenson

Deyton Bell contact details

The data protection officer for Deyton Bell is Chris Parkhouse

S4W contact details

The data protection officer for S4W is Rob Wadworth

ERDF contact details

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone: 0303 123 1113


If you would like further information about the programme and your personal information please contact the ERDF Programme at:

More information found here:

European Regional Development Fund: privacy notice – GOV.UK (