Green Business Programme Podcast

Learn more about climate change, sustainability and renewable energy from our podcast channel. Every month we publish a new episode discussing topics relevant to our network and community. If there are any topics you would be interested in hearing more about please let us know by emailing

Latest episode 

Learn how to protect Coventry & Warwickshire’s biodiversity

In this episode, we talk to Middlemarch Environmental, a UK-wide wildlife trust consultancy, about what local businesses can do to protect the nature in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Our guest James Calow, Senior Ecologist at Middlemarch Environmental, talks about easy action you can take, as a business or individual, to protect the biodiversity of our region. James also talks about the support he has received from the Green Business Programme, and how this has enabled his organisation to become more energy efficient and save money.

Host: John Bates
Producer: Maria Covlea 

Past episodes

7. Coventry's Climate Change Board

Learn more about the challenges Coventry faces regarding climate change and the support needed to achieve Net Zero.

6. This podcast could help you reduce your energy bills by 85%

Learn more about GRM Consulting's journey towards achieving Net Zero as a small business.

5. Coventry's transport journey from the Motor City to the Greenest City

Learn more about Coventry's Green Transport Strategy.

4. Heat pumps: powering up the decarbonisation

Learn more about how heat pumps work, how they can benefit SMEs, and most importantly the role they play in the fight against climate change.

3. Coventry's Urban Air Port: A zero carbon airport for drones and flying taxis

Learn more about Coventry's Urban Air Port and Electric Fleet First project.  

2. Energy rising prices – can solar panels be a solution in the UK? 

Learn more about solar panels: how they work, what maintenance is required, how much they cost and how much money they could help you save on energy bills.

1. Can the Green Business Programme really lower the cost of energy bills for SMEs?

Find out if your SME could be eligible for a free energy audit and a grant of up to £50K.