Council hosts energy support events to help businesses through challenging times

Telford & Wrekin Council is offering a double-header of events to support businesses through the energy crisis.

Council hosts energy support events to help businesses through challenging times

The council’s business support and inward investment team, Enterprise Telford, is hosting a webinar and a showcase seminar to help local businesses navigate their way through these challenging times.

On Friday 20 January (11.30am-12.45pm) businesses of all sizes and across different sectors can tap into a webinar called Energy: Navigating the Market and Delivering Resilience.

The online session will be delivered by Make UK (the Manufacturer’s Organisation) and will provide expert insight into how to navigate the current energy market and identify renewable energy options including funding support which is available.

Telford business Lyreco UK will also share its experience and offer advice on how to achieve long term resilience and sustainability.

The webinar should be particularly appealing to business owners and those responsible for managing energy within Telford and Wrekin organisations.

Anyone who wishes to register for the Zoom event can do so here and a link to attend will be sent out to delegates upon registration.

All registered delegates will also receive a recording and a copy of the presentations to share with their organisations.

Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Chamber of Commerce are also joining forces to host a second business showcase event on Wednesday 8 February (9am-11am) at AFC Telford United. 

The session, called ‘ Energy Efficiency and Resilience’, will help delegates learn more about the range of support which is available to help businesses reduce business energy costs and become more resilient during the current energy and cost of living crisis.

It will bring together partners and organisations that offer advice and guidance on ways to reduce energy costs and move closer to net zero, invest in the future for growth and build resilience through planning and support.

The event will also provide an opportunity for Telford based businesses to network with each other and share best practice.

Businesses who are interested in attending this live event can register here.

Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the High Street, said: “The energy market has seen dramatic changes over the past twelve months and managing energy has been very difficult for businesses across the UK.

“As well as continuing to support businesses with a range of grants through our Pride in Our High Street programme, the expertise that our Enterprise Telford team can offer businesses during these challenging times can be invaluable.

“Both of these events can benefit businesses and help them to implement more energy efficient measures which can save them money in the short and long term. We would strongly advise local businesses to sign up for both events.”

You can register for the webinar here and sign up for the live event at AFC Telford here.