Case Studies

Please find below a selection of case studies showcasing some of our past work with beneficiaries.

Stopford Energy & Environment

Developing sustainable soil conditioners and plant fertilisers from the waste streams of anaerobic digestion and biomass thermal conversion.

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Booths

Booths is a regional retailer based in Lancashire. They have 31 stores located throughout the north of England. Booths remains a family-owned and run business, with fifth generation Edwin Booth the current Chairman. 

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Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

The Lancaster China Catalyst Programme provides UK companies with a significant package of support to develop R&D partnerships with Chinese counterparts in Guangdong Province, underpinned by the opportunity to access significant grant investment.

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

The Land Trust

Internship: Research on the health benefits of open spaces.

Company: The Land Trust provides cost effective management solutions for open space and green infrastructure. They used the research as evidence to clarify and hone their key messages for communications and marketing purposes.

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T.E.Laboratories

T.E.Laboratories collaborated with experts from the Lancaster Environment Centre to develop a new sampling approach as an assessment tool for compliance with European environmental quality standards.

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Myerscough College

Samantha Gray worked with Myerscough College to improve energy consumption on campus to fit in line with their Carbon Management plan.

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KARIM case studies

The KARIM project was designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in North West Europe access innovation support and technology and make the region more competitive by creating a network of centres collaborating on technology transfer.

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Wezzoo

Wezzoo, a mobile application company which provide an interactive and novel method on providing users with weather updates, took on Leyla Page as a student intern to conduct market research.

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Intelligent Turf

Internship: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing database development to capture, visualise and analyse temporal and spatial data on turfgrass sites.

Company: Intelligent Turf Limited provides precision turfgrass management through the capture, analysis and visualisation of objective plant and soil data. The interns helped the business to move forward and develop a product and service which is being used at golf courses and stadia.

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The Environment Agency

Organisation: The Environment Agency (EA), with area offices based in Preston and Penrith, is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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The Irish EPA

Michael Dennison, an MA Environmental Management and Consultancy student, completed research for the Irish Environment Protection Agency (EPA), a client of Carr Communications, to understand the success of a 2012 EPA project on septic tank inspection.

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Waitrose

A Communications Portal for Sustainable Agriculture that highlights the relationships between Waitrose, its suppliers, growers of fresh produce and a range of research providers concerned with the sustainable production and supply of food products.

The Waitrose Communications Portal for Sustainable Agriculture

 

Catchment Change Management Hub

The CCM Hub is a place where people who are interested in the wellbeing of their local river/s and wider water environment can share understanding and make links across river catchments. It points you in the direction of measures, legislation and practical tools to help improve the quality of all water bodies including ground water, rivers, lakes, estuaries, wetlands and coastal water for the benefit of catchment managers, advisors and interested stakeholders – including local community groups and the general public.

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Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

The only centre of its kind in Europe, the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is an SME-led collaborative Research and Development partnership with two world-ranking universities. The centre underpins the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace and works with SME’s who manufacture, re-use or dispose of raw materials to deliver a positive environmental impact. The project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

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Optimising Ecosystem Services for Agronomy and Conservation

A Defra HortLINK partnership that brings together food retailers, seed suppliers and growers to investigate how flowering plants in agricultural field margins could reduce pesticide use and encourage biodiversity.

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Waitrose Sustainable Agriculture

Developing a Communications Portal for Sustainable Agriculture that highlights the relationships between Waitrose, its suppliers, growers of fresh produce and a range of research providers concerned with the sustainable production and supply of food products.

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