Your Low Carbon Programme

Whether you have started your journey to becoming low carbon or want to learn how to begin, the Low Carbon Business Support Programme can help your business.  

We aim to help businesses in the Greater Cambridge and Peterborough LEP area with FREE support to help your business cut carbon and cut costs as a result. 

The Journey

Business Diagnostic &
Low Carbon Review

All beneficiaries can start their journey with an optional business diagnostic and low carbon review. The diagnostic provides around 2 hours of support from an expert business advisor and 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.

The diagnostic is also the gateway to a comprehensive workshop programme designed to help businesses to start their own low carbon journey.

Last chance to join the programme!

The final workshop programme runs over 2 full days on Tuesday 4 July and Thursday 6 July 2023, 9am-4pm

New Shire Hall, Emery Crescent, Enterprise Campus, Weald, Huntingdon PE28 4YE

LOW CARBON PATHWAY programme - 2 Day

Day 1

Starting Your Low Carbon Journey
Introduction to the programme and how to start your low carbon journey

Day 1

Measuring & Monitoring
Measuring & Monitoring how your business can cut carbon

Day 1

Energy Auditing
Understanding the importance of regular auditing & how to carry out a basic energy assessment

Day 2

Introduction to Carbon Footprinting
How to measure your carbon footprint & measures your business can take to reduce it

Day 2

Overview of Low Carbon Technologies
A brief insight into low carbon technologies that could reduce energy use and related costs

Day 2

Procurement & Funding
Help to ensure low carbon considerations are embedded within your procurement processes and how to find funding and other support for your low carbon journey

LOW Carbon in focus

Technology Reviews

Focused one hour sessions led by technology experts – providing insight into key low carbon technologies.

Sessions run from 12 pm – 1 pm and follow the following format:

 Expert speaker presentation followed by delegate Q&A 

Session content: Technology overview – Benefits and challenges – Overview of indicative costs/savings/payback –  Case studies

The dates are highlighted below – To register your place on a technology review please email



each session is 1 hour


LED Lighting
Introduction to lighting technology and the benefits of LED lighting


Infrared Heating
Understanding Infrared Heating and it’s applicability to your business


Solar PV & Battery Storage
Overview of solar PV and battery storage technology and how to assess its suitability for your business


Electric Vehicles & Charging
Introduction to electric vehicles and charging infrastructure


Heat Pumps
Introduction to different heat pump technologies to help you understand which one is most appropriate for your business


Introduction to wind energy technology


Heat Recovery
How it works and how it can help your business reduce energy costs and carbon emissions


Building Fabrics
An introduction to energy performance in buildings and how you can reduce heat loss and improve efficiency

LOW Carbon success Stories

Case Study Events

A series of case study events featuring other businesses sharing their experiences of improving energy efficiency, investing in renewable energy technologies and reducing their carbon footprint.

Join us at one of these ONLINE events

October 2022

December 2022

February 2023

Showcase Live

Tuesday 23 May, 8:30am - 12:30pm

The Burgess Hall, Westwood Road, St Ives PE27 6WU

To bring the programme to a close, join us at our FREE live showcase event which includes:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Specialists from companies that can help you with starting your own Low Carbon Journey
  • Review of St Ives Micro Grid Project
  • FREE breakfast roll, tea, coffee and networking

Cambridgeshire County Council, in partnership with Deyton Bell & PECT invites you to the Low Carbon Business Support programme Showcase Live!

The funding received from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the St Ives Park & Ride Smart Energy Grid has allowed Cambridgeshire County Council, in partnership with Deyton Bell and PECT, to run the Low Carbon Business Support Programme helping small and medium-size enterprises transition into a low carbon economy.

Doors will open at 8am, so come along and start the morning with a FREE breakfast roll and an opportunity to network with like-minded businesses, renewable energy experts and solutions providers.

During the morning listen to guest speakers from Cambridgeshire County Council, and partners, and learn about new projects, future funding opportunities, and other business support programmes in your area.

Hear about how the programme has supported local businesses start their own Low Carbon Journey and helped them cut costs, and gain the opportunity to learn about the St Ives Micro Grid Project, how it is supporting Cambridgeshire reach its goal of Net-Zero by 2045.

Meet specialists from companies that can help you with starting your own Low Carbon Journey that specialise in:

  • LED Lighting
  • Infrared Heating
  • Solar PV & Battery Storage
  • Electric Vehicles & Charging
  • Heat Pumps & wind
  • Heat recovery
  • Building Fabrics
  • Business Support and Business consultancy

The event will end with the opportunity of a site visit and tour of the St Ives Park and ride. Just a 5-minute drive from the venue, the site is an important contributor in helping Cambridgeshire reach its goal of Net-Zero by 2045 and see how the project has transformed the site into a renewable energy generator that will produce 1MW of renewable energy.


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 (