Business Growth Hub supports businesses at all stages of their growth journey with our broad range of services. Our resource efficiency and green technologies and services teams help businesses reduce operating costs and thrive in the green technologies and services sector.




Greater Manchester has set ambitious targets to achieve a 48% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 against 1990 levels. Seizing the potential of green technologies and services and increased resource efficiency forms a key pillar of the city region’s economic strategy. These commitments require comprehensive action, including supporting businesses within a context of severe market failure which are outlined below:



   Green Technologies                           Resource Efficiency                             Latest Success

If you’re in Greater Manchester, we can provide extra support to help you grow in the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector.


Our award-winning resource efficiency support has something for everyone. It helps you do more with less by reducing the use of energy, materials and water in your day-to-day operations.

Specialist plastics manufacturer, Tatra Rotalac, is going through a significant transformation of its factory in Manchester that is pushing energy efficiency to its limits and creating jobs in the process.


Key facts

The green technologies and services sector in Greater Manchester is an increasingly important part of the local economy. Here are some key facts about the sector from 2012/13.

£601.8 million

Cost savings achieved in businesses, by improving environmental performance


Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saved - like driving a Hummer from Manchester to the moon more than 7,668 times


Tonnes of solid, liquid and gaseous materials saved - enough to build 15,664 Blackpool Towers


Cubic metres of water saved - enough to fill 9,034 Olympic sized swimming pools


Jobs created or safeguarded

£371 million

Sales increased or safeguarded


Tonnes of waste diverted from landfill - the weight of 9,714 Blue Whales


Businesses assisted, including over 5,500 with intensive support