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Council help for firms who have a green outlook.

CHESHIRE West and Chester Council is helping environmentally-conscious businesses from across the borough to grow and thrive.

Business advisors from the economic growth team have supported numerous companies in recent years by offering them expert business development advice.

The council declared a climate emergency last year, and among the organisations it is supporting are companies with an environmentally-friendly outlook.

Urban Tricycles and Earthborn are being supported by the council's business advisors and both predict a positive future, which will help the borough in its efforts to become carbon neutral.

Urban Tricycles builds and sells bespoke tricycles and carts to companies who use them at events and in mobile locations sell their products. It is an environmentally method of retailing.

Earthborn in Frodsham is a family business which started in 2002 selling ecofriendly paint at a time when products which were sensitive to the environment were less common.

Environmental awareness and tackling the climate emergency is at the heart of the council's plans for the next four years and beyond. It is looking to invest PS15.5m on initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint, including energy efficient street lighting, energy generation and transport projects.

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Publication:The Chester Chronicle (Chester, England)
Date:Feb 13, 2020
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