Leicester and Leicestershire LEP (LLEPs) commissioned CRESR at Sheffield Hallam University to review its low carbon economy. Kada Research was a sub-contractor to the study which had two components: estimating the size, structure and potential growth of the low carbon economy in Leicester and Leicestershire; and research into SME attitudes and action with regard to resource efficiency. The project involved a mix of primary and secondary quantitative data collection and analysis, including a survey of local businesses, combined with qualitative work with local SMEs, key ‘low carbon’ firms; and policy makers.
The research concluded with recommendations for the development of LLEP’s low carbon programme.
“There is a vibrant, growing LCEGS sector in Leicester and Leicestershire, with firms engaged in a wide range of activities and at different points within the supply chain. There are an estimated 780 companies active in the sector, employing 14,400 people and accounting for nearly £2 billion in sales.”
~ Leicester and Leicestershire Low Carbon Research Study, CRESR, 2014