Cherwell helps businesses transition to a low carbon future

A new partnership will offer enhanced support to Cherwell businesses looking to foster a more environmentally friendly approach to growth and prosperity.

Published: Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Cherwell District Council has signed up to become a founder member of Oxfordshire Greentech Ltd, a business network helping to support companies in the region to adapt the way they work in the low carbon era.

Originally created in February 2019 with financial backing from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Oxfordshire Greentech attracted a wide range of members wanting to respond positively to the climate emergency. Regular conferences and workshops have enabled delegates access to the latest information on best practice as well as a valuable place to interact and share ideas with like-minded companies.

ERDF funding came to an end earlier this year, but the group has proved so popular that it has now become a Limited Company, with Cherwell District Council being amongst the first to sign up.

Councillor Lynn Pratt, Cherwell’s lead member for Economy, Regeneration and Property said: “Cherwell District Council has been instrumental in the development of Oxfordshire Greentech from the outset and having declared a climate emergency, it is only right that Cherwell nails its colours to the mast and signs up to projects like these.

Whilst it is clearly possible and advantageous to have a thriving economy alongside a responsible approach to climate change, navigating that pathway can be difficult. By becoming a founder member of Oxfordshire Greentech Ltd, we will be able to play a pivotal role in supporting and promoting green innovation in the region, helping businesses to flourish in the low carbon era.”

Oxfordshire Greentech Ltd operates out of Cherwell’s Eco Business Centre in Bicester, the first non-residential Passivhaus Plus building in the UK offering zero carbon offices and coworking space.