Cookstown Businesses… save £££s by minimising your resource costs

The rising cost of resources is a growing concern for businesses… but help is at hand. A new Resource Efficiency Programme has just been launched by Cookstown District Council to help small and medium enterprises implement improvements to reduce their energy and raw material costs, thereby enhancing profitability.  The Programme will provide FREE practical support, valued at £2,000 per business, to help 40 SME’s whose resource and raw materials costs are less than £30,000 (incl. VAT) per annum, make similar savings, ultimately achieving a strong competitive advantage.

The InnoTech Centre will be delivering the programme in partnership with B9 Solutions and Action Renewables, nationally recognised leading consultancies in renewable energy, sustainable development and resource efficiency.  Working with the partners one local business has been able to save £500 per month on their energy bill!  This was achieved by implementing zero low cost resource efficiency measures that are now being offered as part of this initiative.  In fact it has been proven that a 20% cut in energy costs represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales.

Application Packs can be obtained from the InnoTech Centre or if you would like guidance on how to complete an application form please contact John Harrison or Nicola Quinn on 028 82255223 or email nicola.quinn@swc.ac.uk.

Completed application forms must be returned to the InnoTech Centre no later than 12 noon on Friday 5 July 2013.

Funded by Cookstown District Council and Invest NI, this project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland