Could you be saving money on your energy bills?

13/10/2016 00:00:00



Staying competitive in an increasingly challenging market is going to become a bigger priority for businesses in Wales, and there are costs you can reduce without impacting your productivity.

How?  By replacing your out of date and inefficient equipment, such as lighting, heating, air-conditioning units and refrigeration, or by investing in renewables.

As an example, with a Carbon Trust Interest Free loan, Pic-Up Spares in Swansea was able to install LED lighting which is projected to save them over £12,000 a year, as well as cut their CO2 emission by 60 tonnes. For more details click here.  

The Carbon Trust offers loans to small to medium sized businesses in Wales, to help them buy and install energy efficient equipment and renewables.

You can borrow as little as £3,000 or as much as £200,000 to fund your project, at zero interest. Loans are designed so that in most cases the monthly savings on your energy bills should exceed the monthly repayments, with the repayment term being between 1 and 4 years.

Additionally you can also apply for a capital contribution from the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund, which funds up to 30% of the total project cost, up to a maximum of £10,000.

This really is a great time to consider reducing your costs to stay ahead of the game. If you don’t know where to start, give the Carbon Trust a call and they can help you to identify opportunities.

For more information, visit the Carbon Trust website pages at and or call 028 9073 4398.

Terms and Conditions and eligibility rules apply.

The Carbon Trust is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit. Representative example of a 0% APR loan: £12,000 loan over 48 months = monthly repayments of £250. Total repayable £12,000.