SUSTAIN Lincolnshire

Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) delivered direct business support to help businesses improve their resource efficiency as part of SUSTAIN Lincolnshire.

SUSTAIN Lincolnshire helped businesses across Lincolnshire save money and reduce their impact on the environment.  The expert help was provided free of charge to eligible small to medium sized enterprises in the county. This service was part funded through the European Regional Development Fund and is managed by Lincolnshire County Council (LCC).

Every business uses resources – water, electricity, gas, fuel, raw materials. Wel help you reduce the costs of your resources through effective management. Not only is this good news for the environment, but it‘ll save you money too.

The SUSTAIN Lincolnshire project ended in October 2015.

What's on offer?

We'll help you with practical support and specialist technical advice to identify ways to save money:

  • Resource efficiency audit – we’ll help you identify where you can improve your environmental performance and save money
  • Resource efficiency action plan – expert help to compile an action plan to suit your business, prioritising actions that will make a real difference to your business and its bottom line
  • Renewable Technologies – feasibility studies for low or zero carbon technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels, wind turbines and biomass boilers to help you decide whether they will work for you
  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Training – free two day course for your staff to help you design and implement ISO14001
  • On site support - ongoing support to help you implement change, adopt new technologies and get your environmental management system certified
  • Resource efficiency campaigns – everything you need to get your staff to go green and help save money

“Brook and Mayo would highly recommend making use of the SUSTAIN Lincolnshire project; the staff at PECT have a range of knowledge that assisted us in implementing systems to help us reduce our impact on the environment and help us save money too!  PECT were always on the end of a line to support us when needed and offered many helpful activities as part of the support such as courses and conferences and newsletters, all of which helped us achieve certification for our Environmental Management System.”

Benefits of greening your business...

Take advantage of the support on offer and access a host of benefits for your business:


  • Cost savings
  • Reduced liabilities
  • Greater legislative compliance
  • Improved pollution control
  • Improved reputation and customer appeal
  • Advantage in tender processes


Deepings Building & Plumbing Supplies, and sister company Eco Building Products has worked with SUSTAIN Lincolnshire to improve their resource efficiency and install a range of renewable technologies saving over £17,000 a year.

P&R Plant Hire achieved ISO14001, helping them to maintain a competitive edge when tendering and retain a key contract with the Environment Agency. They have also recycled over 300 tonnes of material from the sites they have worked on.

Parrot Zoo has developed a new environmentally friendly visitor management centre, including ground source heat pump and wind turbine. This will attract new customers whilst significantly reducing running costs.