New initiative launched to help businesses save money on energy

BEST programme

Rising energy costs are a significant issue for businesses of all sizes, operating in all sectors. BEST can help.

The Business Energy Saving Team (BEST) is a new fully-funded energy efficiency service to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland and Sunderland generate savings.  

funders logo Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by local councils, the service consists of an independent fully-funded energy efficiency audit, designed to help businesses identify ways to save energy in day to day operations, thereby saving money and helping to reduce their carbon-footprint.

Councillor John Adams, Cabinet Member for the Economy at Gateshead Council said: "Ensuring that we use energy efficiently is really important. We're committed to supporting businesses to reduce their expenditure, reduce energy waste and sustainably operate with a higher level of energy efficiency. BEST will help businesses save money whilst benefiting the environment."

BEST is open for applications. For more information contact Adele Kalow at or visit BICP Newcastle 

29 November 2018

Rising energy costs are a significant issue for businesses of all sizes, operating in all sectors. BEST can help.

The Business Energy Saving Team (BEST) is a new fully-funded energy efficiency service to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland and Sunderland generate savings.  

funders logo Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by local councils, the service consists of an independent fully-funded energy efficiency audit, designed to help businesses identify ways to save energy in day to day operations, thereby saving money and helping to reduce their carbon-footprint.

Councillor John Adams, Cabinet Member for the Economy at Gateshead Council said: "Ensuring that we use energy efficiently is really important. We're committed to supporting businesses to reduce their expenditure, reduce energy waste and sustainably operate with a higher level of energy efficiency. BEST will help businesses save money whilst benefiting the environment."

BEST is open for applications. For more information contact Adele Kalow at or visit BICP Newcastle 

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