Lean2Green offers free carbon-cutting support to Braintree District businesses

Braintree District Council is encouraging small businesses in the district to take up an opportunity to secure free expert advice and support on working more sustainably.

Essex County Council has contracted Tiptree-based MKR Consulting Ltd to provide first come, first served one-to-one sessions to 20 Small and Medium Enterprises in the Braintree and Uttlesford districts.


The project will support the delivery of the District’s Climate Change Action Plan 2023/24, encouraging businesses to build resilience and to develop the green economy.


MKR Consulting Ltd’s own Lean2Green approach aims to get businesses on the road to net zero without a large financial outlay, through efficiencies and clear action plans. They provide follow up calls at three and six month intervals, giving the support for businesses to remain on track.


Braintree District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Inward Investment, Councillor Frankie Ricci, said: “As it becomes ever more crucial for businesses to work sustainably, this is a fantastic opportunity for local enterprises to access expert guidance. At Braintree District Council, we are committed to growing the green economy and that includes everyone. I would encourage business owners to take up this offer.”


To qualify, businesses must be based in the Braintree or Uttlesford district, have been operating for at least 18 months and have three or more employees. Initial applications must be made directly to MKR Solutions Ltd, who will then advise businesses whether they have been successful.


Published: 5th March 2024