Low Carbon Sustainability Training will explain the jargon behind climate science and help attendees get started on measuring and reducing their impact.

Setting a net-zero strategy has never been so urgent as our collective actions can
make a big difference in a short space of time. This workshop will explain the jargon
behind climate science and help attendees get started on measuring and reducing
their impact. It will advise on how to ensure that pledges are turned into actions. It
will compare the different carbon footprint calculators designed for SMEs for ease of
use and suitability for types of business such as service-focused industries,
manufacturing, digital, and delivery.

What’s covered?


  • How to get started on the road to Net Zero
  • Measure & understand your carbon emissions
  • Actions to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Benefit your business and the planet
  • Learn from local case studies


Who is it for?


These free workshops are for residents of Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring, Uttlesford, Epping Forest, or Rochford for businesses of any size, at any stage, and in any sector. Anyone looking to start-up or develop a new business or idea would benefit from attending, and no prior business knowledge is required.

When is it?


Sessions are held on a Thursday at either 9.30-11.00, or 14.30-16.00. Sessions are held virtually via Google Meet. This training course is repeated multiple times throughout the year and held over 1.5 hours. Specific dates and times can be found below.


Please note: a Google account is not required to use Google Meet, simply click the link in your joining instructions to access the workshop.


Thursday 9 June 9.30-11.00

Tuesday 28 June 11:30-13:00

Thursday 14 July 9.30-11.00

Thursday 8 September 14.30-16.00

Thursday 22 September 9.30-11.00

Thursday 13 October 14.30-16.00

Thursday 3 November 14.30-16.00

Thursday 17 November 9.30-11.00

We’ve helped thousands of new businesses get started and develop. Will you be our next success story? If you would like any further information or have any questions, please contact us on 01206 548833 or email enquiries@colbea.co.uk

Triple Bottom Line Accounting (TBLA)

Fran joined Triple Bottom Line Accounting in 2019 after retiring from a career in teaching secondary level history. She wanted to steer the company towards a new accounting method that really does measure the Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet as well as Profit.


Her roles include human resources management, ESG, marketing, and social media. She enjoys networking with the local business community and groups who share or are interested in her social and environmental principles. In 2020 she developed the TBLA Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) impact narrative service. As part of the process, she has carried out an impact analysis of the TBLA social and governance profile and a whole company carbon calculation with accompanying improvements, target setting, a carbon reduction action plan, and an evolving impact narrative.




Charlie interned with TBLA while completing his undergraduate degree in Business Management at the UEA. He was offered a full-time training contract with TBLA in 2021 and has since been contributing to the delivery of our Environmental and Social Impact Narratives service, alongside providing sound financial advice to SMEs and Start-Ups.

Maple Cone

Owner of Maple Cone LtdAlasdair works mainly on the decarbonisation of energy for the sustainable future of the planet that is consistent with the principles of ESG. A consultant, project manager and facilitator in energy systems and related subjects, he has worked on projects to develop decarbonisation pathways for sites and for multi-site organisations. Alasdair has been working with TBLA to develop their joint Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) impact narrative service.

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