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Workshop will help businesses save money on energy bills

Businesses can learn how to save money on energy bills and apply for grants of up to £20,000 at a free workshop in Wisbech next week.

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Fenland for Business, the economic development arm of Fenland District Council, is joining Business Energy Efficiency Cambridge and Peterborough (BEECP) in hosting the event at the Boathouse Business Centre on Wednesday, May 30, from 10am to noon.

The workshop will help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) identify ways to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint, with practical advice on areas such as lighting, heating and cooling.

Attendees can also find out more about BEECP's free support services, including on-site energy reviews, and its Capital Grant Scheme which offers funding of up to £20,000 to support investments in energy efficiency measures.

To date BEECP has supported 97 businesses across Cambridgeshire, identifying cost savings of over £690,000, and carbon savings of 3,500 tonnes. In Fenland, Wisbech-firm Pike Textiles received £1,400 towards LED lighting which has improved the work environment for staff and reduced energy bills.

Vicki Whittingstall, Economic Development Officer at Fenland District Council, said: "Rising operational costs is one of the biggest concerns for local businesses. Being more energy efficient could have a big impact on an organisation's outgoings and in the longer term is likely to mean more stability in terms of energy usage."

The workshop is part of a series of informative networking sessions organised by Fenland for Business aimed at helping businesses network and discuss local business issues with expert speakers.

Article added: May 24, 2018