Green is good … for business

Green business could be good, very good for you. That is the message that came from a recent Green Growth Bootcamp hosted by Kingston University.

The boot camp and brought together innovative firms including the Lightning Car Company, the Orpington-based developers of an electric supercar, and Cyclehoop, which recycles street furniture and transforms it into retrofitted cycle racks, stands and shelters.

London’s Mayor Boris Johnson told attendees that over the next four years he is also channelling over £50 million worth of funding, jointly from ESF, the Greater London Authority and the Skills Funding Agency, to support young people who are not in education, employment or training.

Mayor Johnson has put his faith in initiatives like the Green Growth Bootcamps because he believes harnessing London’s entrepreneurial spirit is essential in driving forward new, bright inventions, and encouraging young business people to pursue innovative and creative ideas.

He said: “It is these cutting edge enterprises that will not only generate new jobs and growth but will ensure London’s economy becomes even more competitive in the global market.”

The bootcamp series – an idea squarely supported by Wanobe.com – is funded by leading banks, including the Royal Bank of Scotland group.

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About Wanobe, the business knowledge network
Writer, journalist and broadcaster, sixty-something David likes nothing better than being with family and friends, eating out and drinking great wines, and scuba diving.

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