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Sustainability and Circular Economy

GLIDE is a new initiative which aims to generate increased levels of entrepreneurship by consolidating the existing knowledge and expertise and streamlining it to better cater to the needs of individuals wishing to start their own business. By doing so, GLIDE seeks to encourage innovation in the wake of COVID-19 and ultimately invigorate economic development and productivity growth. GLIDE is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme which is designed to create jobs and support innovation, businesses, and local community regeneration.

The Sustainability and Circular Economy Bootcamp is a four-week course, online specialist workshops for innovators, businesses, or organizations. This course has given an introduction to the Circular Economy highlighting the substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits that have been gained in organizations of various sizes and across a variety of sectors.

As an ERDF programme, BEC was required to follow the rigorous systems, policies and processes related to the marketing, operations and reporting of ERDF programmes.

Project Outcome

The courses combined a mixture of expert-led workshops, group mentoring sessions, 1-to-1 mentoring, access to partner resources and grant funding up to £2000. Individuals got access to multiple frameworks, practices, models, and terms, increasing their overall knowledge while able to put this new understanding into real life and business changes. The program inspired innovators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to develop new ways of creating value from the transition toward a circular economy and given a solid grounding in the fundamentals of sustainability and the circular economy from a variety of concepts to practical solutions.

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Pillars of the Course

Who is this for?

A business owner or entrepreneur

An employee

Not in employment and looking to upskill

An individual looking to expand your knowledge

I enjoyed the structure and content of the course. It has made me more aware of both internal and external emission and sustainability forces and how I can mitigate emissions in most aspects of my life and at work.

Adam Carver

CEO of BitGreen

Sustainability bootcamp to help you navigate your sustainable future

Across the UK there are over 410,000 jobs in low carbon businesses and their supply chains already.

9 in 10 people will need to be reskilled by 2030 to be ready for a sustainable future of business.

We are on the brink of an exciting shift to a more sustainable future and businesses will be at the heart of that.

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