Right up in the north of Great Britain, Scotland has lower temperatures than in the rest of the British Isles. So Scottish businesses might think that higher heating bills are just a consequence of where they are located. Most business owners know that if they can cut their energy bills they can boost profits. But achieving energy savings can seem like a big challenge.

Resource Efficient Scotland makes both practical and financial help available to Scottish businesses. Resource Efficient Scotland is a Scottish Government-funded programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland. Launched in 2013 it supports the Scottish Government’s objective of helping Scottish businesses and organisations become more resource efficient. Resource Efficient Scotland can advise business owners on how they can reduce their energy use.

Resource Efficient Scotland offers Scottish Government-funded businesses loans of between £1,000 and £100,000. They’re interest-free, unsecured and have an eight-year payback period for businesses to pay for resource efficiency upgrades.

In the first six years running, more than 3,000 businesses have had one-to-one in-depth support from Resource Efficient Scotland, identifying a potential £54m in annual savings.

British Gas business is proud to support Resource Efficient Scotland. Along with our sister company, Centrica Business Solutions we’ll be attending Low Carbon Scotland on 4th June in Edinburgh. This unique conference will address Scotland’s current carbon position and the drive to a zero-carbon economy. We’ll be talking to business owners to help them understand how renewable or low-carbon energy solutions can make a difference to their businesses, as well as the range of funding options available to Scottish businesses.

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