We are here to transform your businesses for a sustainable future.

Low Carbon SMEs at Aston University are a Made in the Midlands Bronze Member

About us

Low carbon SMEs provide free, expert energy efficiency support and advice to SMEs in the Black Country, Greater Birmingham and Solihull.

For your SME this is business critical support. Did you know that even low and no-cost actions can typically reduce energy costs by at least 10%?  Even more compelling is the financial case: a 20% cut in energy costs represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales in many businesses.

That’s where we can help. Low Carbon SME is a free service that brings together the best academic minds; industrial expertise; and a solid understanding of the low carbon drivers that impact on SME businesses in our region. The result is a holistic approach to energy efficiency that will lead your SME to higher productivity and increased net profit.

This programme is delivered by Aston University and is co-financed by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).

Low Carbon SMEs at Aston University's Badges

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Inclusivity Campaign

Members who have attended workshops on inclusion in the workplace and improving workplace mental health gain the inclusivity badge. To learn more about becoming a member of the Made in Group inclusivity campaign visit www.madeequal.com

Event Passport

Members who have the passport badge have enhanced membership that includes the option to attend all national events. To enquire about becoming a passport member email [email protected]

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Services Low Carbon SMEs at Aston University Provide

Please get in touch via [email protected], call 0121 204 3480, visit www.smelowcarbon.co.uk


Our FREE energy diagnostic provides essential insight into your estates’ energy use. We evaluate your energy consumption and benchmark your energy management performance to identify energy waste and potential for improvement.


Lack of funding is cited as the number 1 barrier to energy efficiency. Find out if you are eligible for grant funding that will unlock the necessary capital to kick-start your low carbon journey.


When you engage with academia, you can achieve powerful outcomes. We can tap into a broad range of expertise through Aston University, to overcome the toughest of energy challenges and benefit your business.


Our FREE workshops give you access to the sharpest brains in the fields of business and manufacturing. By sharing specialist expertise and best practice, we can help you to identify and implement energy strategies that deliver maximum returns and rap

The Low Carbon SMEs at Aston University Team

Meet our Team

Project Director
Project Manager
Business Development Manager
Project Coordinator
Project Administrator

Contact Us

Aston Business School, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Tel: 0121 204 3480