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Bedfordshire businesses can now access fully subsidised training and on-site support worth £4,500

Release date: 06/11/2006

Thanks to financial backing from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) and the European Social Fund (ESF) GBN is now able to offer Bedfordshire businesses the chance to take advantage of a fully subsidised extensive business environmental training and on-site support initiative worth more than £4,500.

The Green Business Network (GBN) will manage the project in Bedfordshire, while Linden Consulting will cover Hertfordshire, and the Business Environmental Management Scheme (BEMS) will deal with companies in Cambridgeshire.

Under the Business Environmental Training Initiative Plus (BETI+) project, any business within the three counties can apply to join the programme, which will offer:

At least 30 companies are expected to go through the full BETI+ programme, and there an additional 60 free places available on the CIWM Waste Awareness Certificate course, which aims to help businesses to reduce the waste they produce.

Many companies are experiencing mounting supply chain pressure for them to tangibly demonstrate that they have an environmental management system in place, and the BETI+ programme will enable them to do just that.

While the training is offered free of charge, companies signing up for BETI+ will be asked to commit staff time towards meeting the objectives of the programme.

Places are limited, so businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for either the full BETI+ training programme, or the CIWM Waste Awareness Certificate training.

Companies in Bedfordshire should contact Claire Atkins at GBN on 07792 480986 or email: or visit the GBN website at

For Hertfordshire, contact Madeleine Hall at Linden Consulting on 01799 524328 or email:

For Cambridgeshire, contact either Clare Turner on 01733 897780 or email: or Mathonwy Suter on 01733 569830 or email:

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