"Our mission is to make sustainability accessible, easy to understand and give you real practical education and support on your journey to become a greener business." We are making sure you’re not left behind.

Our own research along with previous research showed that 87% of SME’s do care about climate action.

It also found that there is currently no obvious place to find the information they need to take that action themselves.

Research shows that a range of content and tools exist on the web but most business leaders and entrepreneurs found the information

Difficult to understand

Irrelevant to real world business

Non sector, region or size specific

Live courses (in-person, hybrid or virtual)

These are 3-week courses of 12 hours of content split over 6 sessions. They include 1-1 sessions with experts as well as group mentoring sessions. They are made to be region, company, size and sector specific, here are some title examples of past courses:

Sustainability and The Circular Economy

Circular Fashion Design

Green UK Market Access

Behaviour Change

E-Learning

This course is a virtual product composed of seven in-depth modules guiding you through the principles of sustainability, and how to integrate sustainability into your business effectively, with guidance and real life examples.

Learn and Demystify Sustainability

Module 1: Introduction to sustainability.

Module 2: Sustainability and business principles.

Measure, Plan and Prioritise For Your Company

Module 3: Operations & internal focus.

Module 4: Designing for a circular economy.

Engage, Monitor and Hold Accountable

Module 5: Engaging with stakeholders and supply chain.

Module 6: Roadmapping to sustainability.

Module 7: Behaviour change, organisational culture and comms.

Sign up for our "Transition to a Sustainable Business" Course


We have developed an 'away day' for those in leadership roles or business strategy roles to educate, engage and plan company priorities in sustainability.

This is catered more for a corporate audience but can be applicable to larger SMEs.

The course is designed around four interconnected modules:


  1. Understanding changes and risks
  2. Business levers, enablers, and mechanisms for change
  3. Leadership for sustainability
  4. Business Strategy workshops, communication and roadmapping

Tailored Seminars and Workshops’

We create particular workshops for organisations, incubators and accelerators to educate employees or communities in sustainability. These can be done virtually or in-person at a location of your choice. These are interactive sessions and are half presentation/ lecture focused. half seminar work-based.

These can be tailored to your organisational needs; we have previously delivered the following:

  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • How to engage your workforce
  • How to engage your supply chain


Why is Bec the right fit for teaching you this course

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on trust and transparency, something extremely important when it comes to knowledge building and support. We are an organisation run by business owners for business owners so we know the real life issues and challenges businesses face and can provide practical and applicable advice.

The Bec Sustainability Community

we have our own internal community on our learning hub for you to connect with sector, size or region specific countries or just to network and grow your sustainability contacts.

1:1 Mentoring

You will also get access to 1-1 mentoring opportunities with our experts to allow you to get personal advice, this is included in your package.

Access to Resources

Updated monthly containing all available grants, events, opportunities and education within the sustainability field.

Access to networking opportunities within the sustainability field.

We provide you with personal access to speaking events and networking opportunities in the sustainability field.

Why BEC?

Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) supports entrepreneurs, startups & scaleups to implement sustainability in all business stages and sectors through a series of award winning programmes designed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Whether helping a business to find embed sustainable management or providing access to

new markets, there are no limits as to what our entrepreneurs can achieve.

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Birmingham Awards 2021 Social Enterprise of the Year.

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Over 500 businesses have been supported since 2019.

£66m raised in investment within our community.

Check out what professionals say about our Sustainability trainings

95% of participants said that they would recommend our courses to a colleague or family member*

*Based on a survey of 85 participants.

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