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18 Nov

Enterprise and Innovation Centre at Nottingham Trent University

The new home for local businesses, start-ups, students, graduates and local entrepreneurs. Nottingham Trent University are opening a dynamic and innovative centre for both entrepreneurs and growing enterprises that want to work and co-locate with them.

18 Nov

Flood Support from Nottinghamshire County Council and Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Council have announced their support for residents and businesses affected by recent flooding. Both councils are offering emergency payments of up to £300 for small businesses who have been affected by the floods.

18 Nov

Funding Available for 150 SMEs to Develop New Skills

Do you know anyone who works in, or owns an SME? If so, we would really appreciate you sharing this exciting news with them. SMEs need to apply now to secure one of these limited places on this critical government-sponsored trial.

Award-winning service area leading the cities energy agenda

Nottingham City Council’s Energy Projects Service (EPS) is an award winning service area leading the cities energy agenda. Working to target high energy consuming buildings and deliver energy saving technologies such as; LED lighting, boiler/heating system replacements and solar PV installations. They can support you with your energy strategy and offer statutory energy assessments to ensure you are compliant with all relevant energy legislation.

On the horizon:

Minimum EPC standards- The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. These Regulations introduce measures to improve the energy efficiency of private rented property in England and Wales.

For landlords and tenants in commercial premises, if the energy efficiency performance is not met then the following applies:

  • A landlord may not start a new tenancy or renew an existing tenancy of a private rented property after 1st April 2018.
  • ESOS Phase 2 has arrived- If your business employs 250 or more people, or has an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489); then you quality for the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The basic steps for compliance, required before 5 December 2019 are:

  • Measure their total energy consumption (a full years data, starting from January 2018);

  • Conduct audits to identify cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities; and

  • Report compliance to their national scheme administrator – the Environment Agency in England, SEPA in Scotland, NIEA in Northern Ireland and NRW in Wales.
  • EPS is able is to support local businesses and organisations to switch to renewable and low carbon energy solutions, meet statutory requirements, and welcomes the opportunity to work with you to establish what energy efficiency savings and improvements could be made to your business. If you would like to discuss the energy requirements of your business or organisation please contact EPS to arrange a free initial energy consultation.

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