The Carbon Trust has teamed up with ScottishPower to develop a new online toolkit offering helpful hints and tips and energy saving advice for small businesses.
As part of the partnership, the Carbon Trust is working with ScottishPower to launch an innovative energy efficiency tool to give companies personalised information on which areas they should focus on.
“In the current economic climate, it has never been more important for UK businesses to consider ways to stay ahead of the competition and to protect their bottom line”, said Richard Rugg, managing director of Carbon Trust Programmes and Cities.
“Taking steps towards being more energy efficient, no matter how small they might be, is an excellent way to save money on energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint.”
A survey of nearly 600 SME business owners commissioned by ScottishPower in 2016 found that only one in ten claimed to have decreased their energy consumption over the previous year, and more than half have not put any active measures in place to improve energy efficiency.
Mark Bowen, UK marketing director for ScottishPower, said: “Many businesses we talk to admit they could be doing more when it comes to energy efficiency, but are put off because they believe that it will be time consuming and difficult to implement.
“We’re delighted to be working together with the Carbon Trust as part of this innovative new partnership to help businesses understand that even the smallest of changes to managing their energy could help them save on their energy bills.
As part of the partnership, ScottishPower will be using the Carbon Trust’s SME Network to keep businesses updated, offer hints and tips on simple-to-implement energy saving measures and share case studies of similar businesses who have invested in energy efficiency.
To sign up to be one of the first to see, and offer feedback on the toolkit, click here.
SMEs in Greater Manchester can also access tailored and fully-funded energy efficiency support from the Business Growth Hub.