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SMEs: £1,000 grant to help you on the way to Green Growth!

Posted on: 2011-12-05 20:03:47

Match funding, of up to £1,000, is aimed to enhance the leadership and management skills of Directors and/or Managers of small to medium sized enterprises, including social enterprises if they can demonstrate the potential for high or fast growth.  PB Energy Solutions has teamed up with NXO to utilise this grant so we can prepare SMEs for opportunities in the new green growth industry and Green Deal.

A new market

Green Deal is a huge opportunity for SMEs to compete in the new green growth market.  The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation will drive billions of pounds of investment in energy efficiency measures over the next decade.  Your business will only realise its full potential in the open and competitive new markets if it is well prepared in terms of robust management systems and the right training to achieve the necessary Green Deal accreditations, including the proposed PAS 2030.

Opportunities in this new market will not involve a single business model and will allow organisations to decide for themselves which of the eco-retrofit functions they want to perform and whether to decide which other organisations to partner with.

How will the grant help me to Green Deal?

A Leadership and Management Grant, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, will provide you with  tailored advice, support and funding for bespoke training, such as guidance and support to Green Deal (and wider) accreditations. 

What are the criteria?

This is open to social enterprises, business Directors and company owners in the North West, no matter what size the SME (from the minimum 2 Directors of a limited company, through to a staff number of up to 250).  Our unique partnership with NXO will enable you to access funding up to £1,000 if you can that demonstrate the potential for high or fast growth in the green growth economy and Green Deal.

How does it work?

We will work with you to assess your needs, identify any training requirements, and implement a personal development plan, tailored specifically to you and the needs of your business in relation to green growth and Green Deal accreditation.  We will also guide you through the funding application and keep in touch to review your progress.

Funding will support you through a range of green business solutions suitable for Green Deal business planning and low carbon strategies such as:-

An environmental management system to ISO 14001 standard

A management system to prepare for the new PAS 2030

MCS management system if installing renewables

The Green Deal Code of Practice

Consortia considerations

Increased chances of entry to the Green Deal listed of registered installers

Our partnership with NXO will make a real difference to SMEs across the North West – securing jobs and growth for many companies.

Funding is limited so please contact us ASAP or click here to complete the contact form.  

We will get back to you within 24 hours.

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