The Business Environmental Support Scheme for Telford

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Business Support & Useful Links

There are many avenues for environmental business support. The route you take depends on your needs and many grants are dependant on company size, BESST provides a point of contact for all avenues of environmental support and we may be able to direct you to someone appropriate who can help you decide which support would be suitable to your needs.

Useful Links

Below are some useful links to other websites and documents which may be useful in implementing environmental management and business support.

Groundwork supports communities in need, working with partners to help improve the quality of people’s lives, their prospects and potential and the places where they live, work and play

Carbon Trust

Mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by working with organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies

Environment Agency

We are the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. It’s our job to make sure that air, land and water are looked after by everyone in today’s society, so that tomorrow’s generations inherit a cleaner, healthier world

Energy Saving Trust

We are a non-profit organisation that provides free impartial advice tailored to suit you. Our advice can help you save money and fight climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions


Work with public and private sector clients to provide a bespoke service of information, support and systems to implement industrial symbiosis network(s) and other industrial ecology solutions at company, local, regional, national or international levels.

Sustainability West Midlands

We are a not-for-profit company that works with our members in the business, public and voluntary sectors. Our role is to act as a catalyst for change through our advice to leaders, to develop practical solutions with our members and share success through our communications.  Click to read more about our Green Business Clubs Networks 


WRAP’s vision is a world in which resources are used sustainably.Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable resource-efficient economy

GOV.UK – Environment & Countryside

The link to GOV.UK covers Government services and advice including, Countryside, Flooding, Recycling & Waste Management, and Wildlife & Biodiversity

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership

By leading co-ordinated action to stimulate economic development, through programmes and projects focused on housing, transport, infrastructure, broadband availability, inward investment and skills, the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership is aiming to improve the economic prosperity of the Marches area and create sustainable private sector employment

Small to Medium Sized Enterprises

Click here for a breakdown of potential avenues open to Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SME). The definition of a SME is as follows:
Businesses must be a small to medium sized enterprise (SME) this means have a workforce of between 10 – 250 employees that are based in the West Midlands region. And have a turnover of less than €50 million or balance sheet of less than €43 million.
Large Companies
Click here for a breakdown of potential avenues for larger companies who exceed the prerequisites listed above.

The Marches Growth Hub offers a single point of access to information and guidance on business support available to enterprises across the region, regardless of sector or size of development.

Developed by The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (MLEP), the virtual hub is a business-friendly website, where start-ups, SMEs and large employers can search for products and services and be signposted to advice and support.

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