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As part of their commitments to help the districts become carbon neutral, Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils have struck up a partnership to help local businesses reduce their carbon footprint.
As Strategic Partners, the councils work with Oxfordshire Greentech will provide opportunities for South and Vale based businesses to:
- connect with specialist suppliers
- access new funding streams
- join specialist networking events
- become more environmentally sustainable
A key element of the partnership will include delivery of several free events aimed at helping businesses to reduce waste, recycle more, and adopt beneficial business practices.
What is Oxfordshire Greentech?
Launched in 2019, Oxfordshire Greentech brings together a wide array of businesses, academia and other organisations to encourage innovation, collaboration and knowledge transfer. The growing network now has over 100 members as more companies see the benefits of sustainable business and new, circular economy focused business models.
Oxfordshire Greentech is part of the OxFutures programme, which is a £3.2m project to boost low carbon economic development in Oxfordshire. It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and run through a collaborative partnership between the Low Carbon Hub, Cherwell District Council, Bioregional, Oxford City Council, the University of Oxford, and Oxford Brookes University. More information can be found here.
Being Strategic Partners means Oxfordshire Greentech can offer businesses based in the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse districts 10 per cent off the basic member rate for those wanting to join.
Benefits of business membership include free or discounted entry to events, and access to specialist resources, business promotion, grant funding and more. Members will also be able to join regular investment pitching events and ‘Meet the Buyer’ opportunities.
The network is open to organisations who play an active role in trying to reduce their emissions. These range from funders and support services to architects and interior designers. It also helps to create a green ecosystem, providing everything organisations need to make their sustainable business flourish.
Businesses wanting to take advantage of the discount in membership can visit the Oxfordshire Greentech website.