Coventry and Warwickshire businesses are being handed the opportunity to
slash their energy costs as part of a new countywide initiative.
Groundwork Coventry an environmental trust has teamed up with the
Coventry City Councils environmental advice team to offer a series of subsidised
courses that will allow firms to cut their annual energy bills by up to 20 per cent,
improve their skills, reduce waste and keep up with crucial company environmental
The two organisations are offering three Practical Environmental Management courses to
give firms a package of advice, case studies and project work which will equip them with
the skills they need to cut their costs. The first one starts in mid-September.
Successful delegates will receive an accreditation from the Chartered Institution of
Water and Environmental Management and the course is also an ideal stepping stone to
Marisa Gunn, of Groundwork, said that companies could easily recoup the cost of the
course in the first year.
"The courses, which each contain seven sessions, are being subsidised by
Warwickshire County Council and The Chamber, and we are managing to run them for just
£275 which will easily be recoverable.
"Delegates will be taught waste management, ways of saving on energy costs as well
as being brought up to speed on all the legislation they need to be aware of. The course
will equip the individuals with information that will serve them well throughout their
careers as well as aiding their current employers.
"Some companies may be able to save up to 20 per cent of their energy costs. Many
firms are just not aware of what savings can easily be made, or just how much they will
benefit. In ever-tightening markets we are sure this will be a very worthwhile exercise.
"It has been tried in other areas and has proved very successful from all points
Anyone interested in the courses should contact Coventry (01203) 832155.