A new project to give free advice to help businesses go green has been launched.

‘Retrofit London’ is a new business support project for small and medium sized enterprises located in Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest and Lewisham to help them access energy saving and carbon reduction markets.

The news comes as Enfield Borough Council launches its new energy company to give help give cheaper heat to the latest housing estates.

Representatives from the council were joined by local business owners in construction and property management sectors, and manufacturers and distributors of energy saving products in the The Dugdale Centre on the July 22.

The Retrofit London project has a total project value of £1.5million with £525,000 funded by the Greater London Authority (GLA) European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Councillor Alan Sitkin, cabinet member for economic development said: “Enfield Council is committed to supporting local businesses, and we want to do all we can to help them tap into the energy saving markets.

“This sector is recognised as a key area for future growth and job creation and we want to make sure our local businesses can access these new market opportunities.

“Enfield Council is still looking for small to medium sized enterprises in construction, engineering and property management sectors, but basically if you feel your company has the potential to supply the London Retrofit agenda we want to hear from you.”