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Operational Efficiency

Increase efficiency, boost profitability, cut carbon emissions

Saving energy saves money; boosting your bottom line, making you more profitable, and increasing productivity. While it also improves your environmental credentials and keeps you competitive in an increasingly eco-conscious global market.

Energy efficiency simply means doing more with less by becoming more efficient in the way you consume energy. Whether that's switching old lightbulbs to more efficient LEDs, driving more efficiently to reduce fuel consumption, or generating your own energy on-site.

Our tailored support is designed to make significant efficiency savings that deliver an ongoing financial benefit to your business. This could be achieved by identifying ways to reduce your energy and utility bills, or enabling you to take advantage of renewable energy.

We can help you to build a business case for improvement or change to your operations, and later to report on the cost and carbon savings. Our expert advice is relevant to all businesses from all sectors and covers practical guidance and on-site support to increase the efficiency of your day-to-day operations. 

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Resource Efficiency Workshops

Developing an Effective Environmental Policy

1 March 2019, 09:30 - 11:30

Where: The Workplace, 4th Floor, Churchgate House, 56 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6EU

This workshop, led by industry experts, will help you to write an effective environmental policy that demonstrates your environmental credentials and will help to deliver measurable results for both you and your customers.

More information and register your interest: Developing an Effective Environmental Policy.

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Samantha Nicholson

Samantha Nicholson, Head of Manufacturing and Low Carbon

Who wouldn’t want to achieve more from less? Apply the same mentality to your business and become efficient and sustainable.

Our network of specialists and partners can advise you on the many ways you can increase your profitability by reducing your environmental impact and take advantage of the opportunities within the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector.

While we also offer specific support to manufacturing and engineering businesses who want to thrive, innovate and compete both locally and on a global scale.

Sam specialises in turning low carbon policy into successful business support programmes, helping companies convert environmental risks into competitive advantages. Sam has 17 years' experience working in environmental business support and within the manufacturing sector.