About Us

Background to the Partnership

The CBEN Partnership was formed in 2015 by three colleagues of the Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency. They saw the potential of the Green at Heart awards scheme to grow and develop into a larger membership service and independent consultancy to carry on the legacy of environmental support.

The company has clients covering Cumbria, Lancashire and the Scottish Borders and plans to grow further taking on a wider geographical area as well as continuing to add to its environmental services.

Laura Short

Laura is an experienced environmental professional. She has extensive experience in resource efficiency audits, designing and implementing environmental management systems to ISO 14001 and has recently qualified as an ISO 50001 auditor. She also specialises in product carbon footprinting and working with our clients on their CSR approach.

David Prentice

David is an experienced environmental auditor with a background in mechanical and electrical engineering. He works with our clients to identify opportunities for energy reductions and the potential for installing renewable technologies and has recently been working with clients in biomass heating projects and refurbishment projects.

Philip Wanless

Philip has a background in construction, with a strong emphasis on environmental management. He is a Certified Energy Manager and registered ESOS Lead Assessor. He works with clients to identify energy reduction opportunities, design and implement energy management systems and assess the opportunities for renewable energy projects.