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Ten top reasons why you should call our Advice and Support Service

If you’re a small to medium sized business then our mission is to help you use resources more efficiently. We’re funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Funds to help you minimise energy consumption and costs. Our experts can help you measure and monitor your usage, understand how to audit your energy and, very helpfully see where your processes could be more efficient, identify new technologies that could save you money, and work out how to save energy. All of which could save you a lot of money, and reduce your impact on the world.

So here, without further ado, are ten top reasons why you should call us now:


1.  It’s free

Yes, the advice we give is  free and impartial. It’s not often you get that in business.  Plus, there’s no obligation to do anything with the information we give you. But when you see how much you could be saving, often by making simple low or no cost changes, we think you’ll be wanting to take action sooner rather than later.


2.  We have a lot of knowledge and experience under our belts

We’re the leading organisation in Scotland when it comes to advising businesses on how to improve energy efficiency and improve their bottom line. Our specialist consultants know their stuff. Our in-house team are energy efficiency experts, bolstered by a management team with sector experience in hospitality, food and drink, manufacturing and construction to mention just a few. They have been helping businesses identify the best opportunities for energy efficiencies since 2013. 


3.  We guarantee we’ll find you a way to save some money  

Maybe you’ve already made changes to being more energy efficient. Maybe you’re a newbie. Maybe you want to go large, and apply for the SME Loan for a big investment on a heat pump or biomass boiler. Or maybe you want to play safe and find out about the little things you can do without spending much. Whatever your business, whatever your needs, we can usually spy several energy (and money) saving opportunities that will cut something from your costs.  


4.  We can go light or we can go deep

You might know what you want to do and are looking for reassurance or a second opinion. You might have no idea where to start. You might want us to look at one area of your business or investigate every nook and cranny for savings opportunities. We can address a wide variety of needs. Within reason and our remit, of course…


5.  We even do full on-site assessments

Depending on the results of our initial consultation, we can visit your business to carry out a full assessment. A thorough energy assessment will identify all those plump and juicy savings just waiting to be picked from the tree. Then, if you want to take the next step, we can provide a full report. This will highlight the actions you can take straight away for free, and those that will need more time and investment. When you’re ready we can point you in the right direction for more detailed advice or financing options.


6.  We think outside of the box with your business in mind

We’ve advised breweries and distillers, eco-farms and signage makers, soup producers and spa hotels. Whatever business you’re in, whatever it is that makes you unique, we use that as a starting point to find ways to save.


7.  Helping you, helps us, helps our future

We like to help. Okay, it’s what we’re paid to do. But the drive to reduce energy usage is being undertaken for good reason. Our rampant energy use is keeping us hooked on fossil fuels and adding to global warming. Every thing we can do to cut energy and reduce carbon impact we can sleep a little better knowing we’re doing our bit to help future generations. And doing a little bit is a lot better than thinking about doing a lot.


8.  We’ve already helped over thousands of businesses

For several years we’ve been helped thousands of Scottish businesses be more energy efficient. Read our case studies and be inspired by what other businesses have done to cut their energy and improve their profits. 


9/10 customers would recommend us to others


9.  It’s good to talk

There’s a lot of information on our website and a bunch of free resources. But sometimes just talking to someone for ten minutes can get to the heart of what you want to know. Our energy efficiency business advisors can answer any questions and help you plan your next steps. That might simply be pointing you in the right direction of the information you need, or coming out to visit your property and assessing your needs. But if you want to meet and greet other business owners who have done what you’re planning to do, you can do so through the Green Network for Businesses.


10.  We’re nice people to chat to

On the phone or with live chat on our website, we’d love to speak to you. In fact, each year around 34,000 individuals from various organisations around Scotland contact us. So go on, pick up the phone and take a peek down the rabbit hole to see what wonderland of opportunities await….

Call us on 0808 808 2268 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm or email We’re here to help small to medium sized businesses located in Scotland.