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Visit to Campbell Scientific: Practical Steps SMEs can take to reduce environmental impact

September 21, 2017 @ 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Event banner Practical Steps SMEs can take to reduce environmental impact The iNet 21 Sept 17

The iNet present a specialist networking event on Thursday, 21st September at Campbell Scientific in Shepshed, near Loughborough

Campbell Scientific has in recent years undertaken a programme of environmental initiatives, including the installation of solar panels, water saving measures, and looking at ways to reduce energy usage and waste. This visit to Campbell Scientific will give you the opportunity to learn about the company’s approach to environmental issues and the practical steps it is taking to reduce its impact.

You will also get to hear about the latest developments and trends with regard to photovoltaic (solar) applications.

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Practical Steps SMEs can take to reduce environmental impact

This event is designed to raise awareness of the practical steps that small businesses can take to reduce carbon footprint, reduce waste and do its bit for the environment. The event will also provide an overview of the funding and grants available to SMEs for implementing projects that reduce impact on the environment.

  • See Campbell Scientific’s ‘environment saving’ installations
  • Learn about the practical steps taken that have ‘made a difference’
  • Discover the business benefits of implementing environmental initiatives
  • Take away some simple practical ideas to implement
  • Learn about funding available to SMEs

Tour of Campbell Scientific

The tour of Campbell Scientific will look at the steps the company has taken to reduce into environmental footprint, including the installation of solar panels, water saving measures, reduce energy usage and tackle all forms of waste. You will see the company’s environmental installations and intitiatives on the tour, and have the opportunity to meet the team responsible for delivering the programme.

Funding and support available

SMEs may not be aware of the level of funding and grants available for related innovation and development projects, nor the support available. Georgette Hall of The iNet will wrap up the session by outlining the local funding and support available and how to apply.


3:15 – 3:30 Registration and refreshments
3:30 – 4:00 Welcome & tour of Campbell Scientific
4:00 – 4:20 Paul Whitmore, Campbell Scientific Operations Director: “Environmental initiatives and the business benefits”
4:20 – 4:40 Lucy Cooper, Campbell Scientific Technical Sales Engineer: “Delivering a Green Solution to meet the needs of a Green Economy”
4:40 – 5:10 Ralph Gottschalg, Professor of Applied Photovoltaics, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), Loughborough University: “Future technology developments and trends in Photovoltaic (solar) applications”
5:10 – 5:20 Georgette Hall, The iNet: “Funding and academic collaboration opportunities”
5:20 – 5:30 Q&A
5:30 – 6:00 Networking and refreshments
6:00 Close


Paul Whitmore, Operations Director for Campbell Scientificwill lead the tour of Campbell Scientific’s ‘low carbon’ installations. He will also talk about the initiatives the company is implementing to reduce its environmental impact and deliver significant cost-saving benefits. In addition to installing solar panels, he will provide an overview of the practical steps the company is taking with regard to recycling, water, packaging, time controls on heaters, vehicle efficiency, lighting, and more.

Lucy Cooper, Technical Sales Engineer for Campbell Scientific will talk about how this ethos continues through to every aspect of the business, including understanding the needs of their customers that work in the low carbon sector, such as wind energy, solar energy and hydropower, and the company’s approach to delivering a ‘green solution for the green economy.’ She will also talk about how Campbell Scientific in the UK and US gets close to what is happening in the sector through membership of the Wind Energy Association, listening in on forums and sitting on advisory councils.

Ralph Gottschalg, Professor of Applied Photovoltaics, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), Loughborough University will talk about the Future technology developments and trends in Photovoltaic (solar) application. He has worked for more than 20 years in Applied Photovoltaics. His key interests are performance relevant effects on photovoltaic (PV) devices, modules and system. Work ranges from modelling detailed device physics to the monitoring and quality control of installed systems. Research interests cover automation of measurement processes, meteorology and metrology.

Georgette Hall, Innovation Advisor with The iNet will outline the support and funding available from The iNet, and programmes SMEs can take advantage of. It will also provide examples of successful bids for funding.

The iNet run a number of business support and funding programmes to help small and medium sized businesses to innovate and grow.

Who should attend

The event is open to any SMEs interested in reducing environmental impact, and want to learn from a local SME that has successfully implemented environmental measures that have also helped to save costs.

This event is particularly relevant to SMEs that:

  • Own buildings or commercial premises
  • Run an SME business: owner, MD, CEO, CXO
  • In charge of Company Finance
  • Manage Company Operations
  • Responsible for Facilities Management
  • Deliver Corporate Social Responsibility programmes
  • Consultants supporting above SME businesses

Time for networking

You will have an opportunity to network with other attendees and meet the speakers before and after the event.


This specialist networking event, to be held at Campbell Scientific in Shepshed from 3:15pm to 6:00pm, is being run by LATi on behalf of The iNet. 
This event is free of charge to attend. Booking is essential. Book via Eventbrite


LogoERDF_Col_LandscapeThe funding for this event will be provided through the Smart Innovation and Networking for Growth (SING) project, which is part funded through ERDF and delivered by the iNet through Loughborough University.



September 21, 2017
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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01509 225833


Campbell Scientific
80 Hathern Road
Shepshed, LEICS LE12 9GX United Kingdom
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