Green technologies and services sector

Capitalise on green technologies and services sector opportunities, raise your company profile, maximise the potential of this rapidly changing market and grow your business.

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.

 

How can we help?

We offer dedicated business growth support for Greater Manchester based SMEs working within or looking to diversify into the green technologies and services sector.

 

What is the green technologies and services sector?

The green technologies and services sector is the constantly evolving market place spanning all environmental issues. This includes energy efficiency, renewable and low carbon energy, waste management and recycling, water management, low carbon finance, low emission vehicles and infrastructure, smart grids and environmental monitoring and management.

 

Why is it important?

There is an impressive opportunity for growth in this sector in Greater Manchester: it is growing at a rate of 6% a year, employing 38,000 people, and achieving annual sales of over £5.5 billion

 

What's in it for me?                                      Join our Low Carbon Network                       You're in good company

Depending on your size, industry and potential for growth, we can offer you a bespoke package of hands-on or hands-off support.

Our low carbon Network is mapping the products and services delivered by the local low carbon sector and helping to connect members with new business opportunities. 

There are over 2,000 businesses in Greater Manchester’s LCEGS sector, employing 38,000 people.

"We are delighted with the low carbon sector programme and look forward to continuing our positive working relationship well into the future"

Michael Pilkington, Utilitri Ltd, Wigan

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.

5%

Year on year growth in Greater Manchester, outperforming the rest of the economy during the recession.

£5.5 billion

Sales of low carbon and environmental goods and services in Greater Manchester in 2012/13

2,043

Companies providing low carbon and environmental goods and services in Greater Manchester

38,000

Greater Manchester employees in the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector