FREE Energy Efficiency breakfast Seminar, on Tuesday 13th September – SBEN

FREE Energy Efficiency breakfast Seminar, on Tuesday 13th September

The launch of the Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme – focusing on Energy EfficiencySBEN logo

Event Date: 13 September 2016
Event Time: 08:00 – 10:15

Location: Keele University Sustainability Hub
Home Farm, Keele University, Keele, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 5AA

Event Details:

We are excited to announce the launch of our Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP)** along with our project partners, Keele University and Staffordshire University

The event is FREE to all – but eligibility criteria apply for LCBEP support***

Book here—focussing-on-Energy-Efficiency

**LCBEP is a £1.1million project, providing:  Free specialist Low Carbon Advice, 60% funded Internships / Low Carbon Enterprise grants of £2,000 – £10,000.

This 1st event will introduce you to the opportunities for your businesses through the Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme and focuses on energy efficiency

“Many businesses have pondered of late, why in the face of falling wholesale energy costs, have their bills failed to follow suit? In reality, for many business energy users the proportion of their bills represented by actual consumption of energy can be as little as 50%, even less in some cases. So what are all the additional charges being paid for and are there ways to reduce these?” During their presentation, Andrew Fletcher and David Lawton will explain…..

08:00  Registration and light breakfast
08:30  Welcome & LCBEP Launch & presentation,
Jonathan Dale, Member of the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP Executive Group and Board
Diane Roberts, sben 

09:05  What exactly are you paying for and how can you reduce your bills?

  • The optimum strategies for procuring the energy for your business
  • What the various consumption and non-consumption charges within your bills actually mean
  • How consumption and non-consumption related charges can be managed & reduced
  • How to eliminate estimated bills through implementing a simple energy management and monitoring system
  • Highlight the potential for reducing energy consumption and costs through identifying and implementing energy efficiency measures
  • Introduce the requirements and organisation benefits of implementing an IS050001 Energy Management System (EnMS)
  • Q&A
    Andrew Fletcher, Carbon Control Ltd & David Lawton, Quantum Management (UK) Ltd

10:05  Wrap up
10:15  Close

***Eligibility criteria
To apply, businesses must:

  • Fulfil the definition of a SME (see below) and be located within the administrative area of the Stoke- on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP area
  • Fit within certain sectors. Those which cannot apply include:

a) Businesses involved in the retail sale of goods

b) Businesses providing services to the general public using the Town and Country Planning use classes of A1 to A5
(shops, financial and professional services (to the public), Business to Consumer

c) Restaurants , drinking establishments and fast food takeaways

d) Online retail or rental businesses

e) Home-based businesses that mainly provide services or goods on a similar basis to classes A1 to A5

f) Agents or sub-contractors involved in the sale of goods / products to the public

g) Land-based businesses including farms and other primary food producers, AND businesses that process or bring to
market agricultural products

  • Have obtained all legal requirements necessary to run the business legitimately and accommodate planned changes e.g. planning permissions, insurances or accreditations. Evidence may be requested.

Additionally, existing businesses cannot apply for a grant if it is solely to help comply with statutory requirements.

Is my business a SME?  Small to Medium sized businesses are enterprises that:

  • employ fewer than 250 full-time equivalent persons
  • have an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euro and/ or have an annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euro.