Published: July 26th, 2022
Businesses across the Marches are being encouraged to take part in a programme designed to lower their environmental impact and save them money.
The Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) offers grants of up to £20,000 to help businesses across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin cut their power bills and carbon footprints.
Since 2019 BEEP has supported 415 businesses in saving 3,034 tonnes of carbon emissions, and granted them a combined total of £1.36 million to fund energy efficient improvements from motion sensor lighting to electric machinery.
Councillor Richard Morris, cabinet member with responsibility for environment at Worcestershire County Council, said:
“The programme offers a great opportunity for businesses to get ahead of the curve with their sustainability journey. Cutting emissions is not only beneficial to the environment, but also to the business as doing so can reduce energy bills, generate efficiencies, and improve the working environment.
“If your business is planning a project to reduce carbon emissions, the BEEP programme is here to help. I would urge all eligible businesses to look at the programme to see if we can help.”
For more information visit https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/support/business-energy-efficiency-programme/