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Launch of Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme – 13/9/16


13 September 2016


08:00 – 10:15 including a light breakfast


Keele University Sustainability Hub, Home Farm, Keele University, Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5AA.


Staffordshire Business & Environmental Network (sben)

The event

SWM member sben is excited to announce the launch of their Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEPand invite you to join them, along with project partners, Keele University and Staffordshire University, at the FREE breakfast seminar. LCBEP is a £1.1 million project, providing free specialist Low Carbon Advice, 60% funded Internships and Low Carbon Enterprise grants of between £2,000 and £10,000.  The event is FREE to all – but eligibility criteria apply for LCBEP support. This first event will introduce you to the opportunities for your businesses through the Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme and focuses on energy efficiency.  The event will be opened by Jonathan Dale, member of the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP Executive Group and Board. 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:

  • 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)

Please spread the word through your contacts (places must be pre-booked).

Booking and further information

For full details or to book your place, please visit the events page of the sben website.

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