The Marches Environmental Technology Network (metnet) is no longer in operation. It was a project funded by European funding and local councils across The Marches & Worcestershire, administered by Shropshire Council. The project provided support, events and networking for businesses within the environmental sector or those looking to diversify across the four counties.
In Worcestershire, this support is now provided through the ERDF and Worcestershire Councils funded Low Carbon Opportunities Programme. This programme promotes clean-tech innovation and so provides support for businesses developing environmental, low carbon or clean technologies, with free business assistance and then grants available to SMEs. The programme also supports businesses looking to install renewable energy systems, again with free business assistance and grants. It is administered by Worcestershire County Council.
If you are based in other counties and are looking for support or networking opportunities within the environmental sector, the following networks may be of interest to you:
- Meres & Mosses Environmental Business Network (Shropshire)
- BESST (Telford & Wrekin)
- The Business Futures Forum (Herefordshire)
- Sustainability West Midlands