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Energy Saving for Small Businesses

Energy Saving for Small Businesses

 According to recent research commissioned by energy supplier npower, the majority of small and medium sized businesses in the UK are only planning six to twelve months in advance. Despite recognising the benefits of long term business planning, a shaky economic climate is making these companies reluctant to look any further forward. However, lengthening your foresight when it comes to energy saving is a move that could start saving your small business money straight away. As Phil Scholes, small and medium markets director at npower commented: “Addressing energy costs by switching suppliers, fixing price and embracing energy efficiency, will improve the bottom line and help small businesses plan confidently for the future.” Read on to get to grips with the facts and figures sur... »

Small Businesses Still Need Help in Going Green

Around 85% of the UK’s SMEs have put “going green” firmly on the business agenda during the next five years according to research by ISP Eclipse Internet. The figures suggest that our small & Medium Sized Enterprises are keen to cut their carbon footprint but also require more assistance from the government, saying that there is not enough support for their green business efforts. Having an environmentally friendly business, or at least “doing their bit” to cut down on waste and pollution, is apparently high on the list of priorities for UK small business and already many of them are putting into place measures to cut carbon. Mostly these efforts rely on: 76% of businesses now recycling or intending to recycle 67% of businesses reducing their waste or draw... »