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Help your business go greener

Middlesbrough Council is committed to making Middlesbrough a greener town. We're taking immediate action to help tackle climate change and make Middlesbrough a leader on environmental issues. To find out more about our green aims, visit the Green Strategy page.

We want local businesses to be part of our journey. If you have a business in Middlesbrough, support is available to help you go greener. Support can help you to streamline operations, reduce costs, and develop your own Net Zero strategies.

Teesside University


Tees Valley Hydrogen Innovation Project

The Tees Valley Hydrogen Innovation Project helps SMEs to develop new networks, products, and processes to support a hydrogen economy in the Tees Valley. A dedicated team will work closely with you to understand your business needs and what you're looking to achieve.

For more information and a tour of the hydrogen lab, contact:

Simon Bradshaw
Phone: 07971391728

Dr Ruben Pinedo-Cuenca
Phone: 07815 703638

Industrial Digitalisation Technology Centre

The Industrial Digitalisation Technology Centre (IDTC) makes digital technology work for your business. The IDTC supports SMEs in the Tees Valley to explore the opportunities which Industry 4.0 technologies bring. These include the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, modelling, simulation, and sensor technology. Digital technology creates an essential competitive edge which generates real value for businesses.

For more information and a tour of the IDTC centre, contact:

David Spencer
Phone: 07541 750986

Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre

The Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre supports the move towards a green economy, which will enable future generations to work and live in a carbon-neutral environment. Areas of expertise include: hydrogen and decarbonisation, circular economy, intelligent energy and industrial systems, and digital modelling and simulation.

For more information, contact:

Glen Kelly
Phone: 07505 263305

Energy Saving Trust


The Energy Saving Trust is an independent UK-wide organisation working to address the climate emergency. They support communities, councils, supply chain, and businesses of all sizes, helping them to play their part in building a sustainable, energy-efficient future.

EV infrastructure


The government's EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets is for small-to-medium-sized businesses in the UK.

The grant pays towards both the infrastructure and the charge points that you install at the same time as the infrastructure.

Funding available includes:

  • £350 per chargepoint socket installed
  • £500 per parking space enabled with supporting infrastructure

The total amount of grant funding available cannot be more than 75% of the cost of the installation, and is capped at £15,000 per grant.

Small-to-medium-sized businesses (up to 249 employees) are eligible to apply. The business must be a UK-registered company, charity, or public sector organisation. One of the following will be required:

  • Companies House company registration number
  • VAT registration number

UK government


Almost £5 billion of funding is available to help UK businesses become greener as part of the government's commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Find out more about funding to help your business become greener on GOV.UK.