Energy project awards its 100th grant to help businesses be more environmentally friendly

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100 Norfolk and Suffolk businesses have now received a grant from The Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Anglia project.

Energy project awards its 100th grant100 Norfolk and Suffolk businesses have now received a grant from The Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Anglia project, which provides free support to eligible organisations to help them become more energy efficient.

Screenworks Limited, one of the UK’s leading promotional textile suppliers based in Haverhill, recently received the 100th grant having successfully applied for £16,240 to help fund two new gas dryers. This new equipment will provide huge energy saving results, reduce their carbon footprint by 21 tonnes and cut costs by £5,700 every year.

The BEE Anglia project has now delivered £540,000 in similar grants, with £1.8million spent in total on green projects. Local organisations are still able to apply for these grants.

Duncan Gilmour, Managing Director of Screenworks Limited, said:

“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this grant. As a business we are very conscious of the impact that our manufacturing process can have on the environment and we are focused on reducing the effects over the coming years. This was the first part of a program we are hoping to roll out over the coming 18 months.

“Other local businesses should take responsibility for their environmental impact and look to set a plan for reduction. A small investment now will not only reduce your carbon footprint but will also reduce energy bills every year moving forward so it really is a win-win. BEE Anglia made the process very simple and can help guide you through the process.”

Councillor Richard Rout, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection at Suffolk County Council said:

“I am delighted that we’ve been able to support so many local businesses to enhance their sustainability through this project. I’m continually impressed by the desire within the business community to not only realise energy efficiency savings but also lower their carbon footprint and protect our environment. I would encourage anyone interested to apply to BEE Anglia while funding is still available.”

Grant funding is just one of the ways that the BEE Anglia project supports businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and save money. It also offers free energy reviews and the chance to work towards a Carbon Charter for your organisation.

Businesses interested in the BEE Anglia Project can find out more and register online www.beeanglia.org or call 01473 350370.