The University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform launched in 2014. Since then we’ve helped businesses raise over £2 million in R&D funding, created over 300 green economy jobs and helped develop over 70 new products and services.
The Green Growth Platform builds on the University of Brighton’s strong track record in working with businesses and supporting low carbon and environmental business growth.
We’re a regional delivery partner for the Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) business funding and support programme.
Your menu of support
Support available through the South East hub:
Net Zero 360
Designed to take you from the first steps on your net-zero journey to becoming a bona fide sustainability pioneer.
You get access to workshops, a rigorous carbon calculator, action-planning support, and university innovation expertise and facilities.
Interested? Join us, and arrange a Discovery Meeting with one of our advisers to kick-off your support.
Meet the team
LoCASE Grants Manager
Ian has worked with small and medium sized businesses for more than 20 years, spending much of that time in business finance, specialising recently in grant programmes. Ian has also had his own businesses and is very aware of the challenges and joys of running a business. Most of all though, Ian gets a great kick from seeing businesses grow, succeed, and do amazing things.
Dougal’s driving passion is to drive greener regenerative business practices. He has worked extensively with individuals and organisation to help them focus on aligning commercial, consumer & environmental incentives. His role is to connect businesses with the expertise and facilities at the university, to help develop and commercialise clean and green products and services faster.
Director, Clean Growth UK
An MBA and Development Studies degree holder, Zoë has over 15 years’ experience of developing business opportunities and facilitating innovation in low carbon and environmental sectors.
Jo’s role is to coordinate the activities of the Green Growth Platform and to support the development of the Clean Growth UK network. She holds Environmental Sciences degree from the University of Brighton and has previously worked in local government waste management, including leading on the development and expansion of recycling services.
A qualified Civil Engineer, Marco has a PhD in Industrial engineering – Technologies for Energy and Environment. Active researcher in the fields of sustainability and Energy efficiency in Buildings, with a focus on whole building energy performance evaluation and integration of advanced simulation tools in the design process of buildings.
Business Development Manager
Mark is responsible for Clean Growth UK’s Rapid Decarbonisation Consortium, a forum in which large corporates collaborate on solving problems on the road to Net Zero. Mark leads the Clean Growth Fast Track, an accelerator for SMEs bringing low carbon products & services to market. A former consultant & business coach, Mark has experience of working with businesses & investors.
Business Growth Manager
With previous experience working with the Business East Sussex Growth Hub, Kerry has also sat on the FSB 1066 Branch, FSB East Sussex Regional Committee, FSB East Sussex Policy Group and FSB Membership. A music lover and keen outdoorswoman, Kerry also ran her own Recruitment business.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Robb is responsible for the marketing of Clean Growth UK and the Green Growth Platform. He has a masters in Economics and French and a PG Cert in Social marketing, and has held marketing and project management roles at a variety of public and private organisations.
Part of Clean Growth UK’s marketing team, Dan is responsible for the design and maintenance of the CRM database, helping maintain the website and monitoring the site analytics. With 10 years of Local Government Experience around the South East, Dan also holds a ECT Galileo Renewable energy certificate.
Liz focuses on KTP business development activities and developing funding applications for CGUK projects. A qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner with over 10 years experience in project management and delivering government funding schemes, Liz also has extensive business/university collaboration experience from her previous role at Newcastle University.
With previous experience in digital marketing for a Brighton-based recruitment firm, Cassie works as part of the Clean Growth UK’s marketing team. She holds a degree in International Tourism Management from the University of Chester, having previously completed a internship focusing on destination marketing.
Energy audits assistant
Joe is responsible for assessing SMEs energy usage & assisting them with reducing energy consumption. Joe focuses on the energy efficiency side of LoCASE grant funding, helping SMEs achieve grants to become energy efficient. They’re currently studying Geography with Remote Sensing & GIS at the University of Brighton.
Interested in LoCASE? Visit our dedicated page here.
Green Growth Platform, University of Brighton, Watts Building, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ