Joining the BCC was a no brainer for us. Having experts supporting us to identify opportunities to achieve energy and cost savings has been incredibly helpful.

Julie Tucker, BE Offices

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1. What is the project?

The Camden and Brent Business Climate Challenge is a free sustainability programme providing businesses with technical support worth £6,000 to reduce energy costs and cut emissions. It is designed to future-proof businesses.

Funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, The Camden Climate Alliance, Brent Council and The Fitzrovia Partnership have teamed up to deliver this programme to businesses with the aim of reducing their energy consumption by 10% over the next year.

Through The Fitzrovia Partnership, 24 premises have already participated in a similar Mayor-funded programme, with many businesses exceeding their 10% reduction target to achieve significant energy reductions, with one by as much as 31%! 

We’re now looking to support even more businesses through The Camden and Brent Business Climate Challenge, with every business within our BID district eligible to apply. 

The programme is being funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which is dedicated to ensuring London reaches net-zero.


2. What will my business receive?

  • £6,000 worth of technical support and trainings
  • An energy audit of their workplace
  • A recommendation report on recommended measures and savings
  • 1:1 support from consultants
  • 6 training sessions on topics including but not limited to energy management, waste, behaviour change
  • Monthly online/in person peer support sessions with businesses on the programme

What are the benefits?

  • Reduced energy bills
  • Access to expert support worth up to £6,000 and peer-to-peer learning
  • Upskill and engage your staff, while attracting and retaining talent and clients
  • Improve the value and health of your workplace
  • Support Camden, Brent and London’s net zero efforts and be recognised by the Mayor.

Pilot Participants 2022

In the Business Climate Challenge (BCC)’s pilot in 2022 in Better Bankside, the results were:

  • Participants reduced energy consumption by 16% on average in nine months, saving £8,300 in energy costs.*
  • Cohort-wide, businesses reduced total emissions by 213 tonnes of CO2e in nine months, accruing cost savings of £116,300.*
  • More than half of participants can meet or exceed the 10% energy reduction target by implementing energy-efficiency measures with an average cost of £3,800.

* Based on data from 14 businesses.
Fitzrovia businesses in BCC Cohort One include:

Who can apply?

We are looking to support businesses who meet the following criteria. 

  • Have a premises in either Camden, Brent or The Fitzrovia Partnership – including Fitzrovia Westminster businesses.
  • Are willing to commit to aim for a 10% reduction in energy usage over the next year
  • Are based in a commercial building, retail, hospitality, accommodation, industrial or mixed-use
  • Have ability to influence energy use in their building and can make changes – or has permission from landlord
  • Have access to energy meter readings
  • Identify as a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) (up to 250 employees).
  • We are also encouraging applications from micro businesses.
  • Larger organisations are welcome to apply and may also be considered.
  • Are a charity or voluntary and community sector organisation.
Organisations which are back, Asian or minority ethnic, women or disability-led and/or have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis are especially encouraged to apply.

If you are unsure whether you meet the eligibility criteria please contact: to discuss – we want our programme to be inclusive as possible.

2. What are the next steps?

If you haven’t already, please submit an expression of interest. Once you have submitted this a member of the team will reach out to discuss and forward the link to apply.

The user journey for the programme:


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