Council partnership set to save businesses thousands

An event being hosted by the City of Edinburgh Council tomorrow (Thursday, 31 October) could help local businesses save thousands of pounds on their energy, water and waste costs.

A new programme of free specialist advice and support will be launched at the event in the Council’s City Chambers to help businesses take some simple steps to improve the management of their resources. 

The Council is working with Resource Efficient Scotland, the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses and Bright Green Business to provide the new service. 

This year’s winner of the Scottish Green Awards, Lucy Frankel of Vegware, will be speaking at the event. Rachel Moir, Project Manager at Resource Efficient Scotland will also be providing a key note speech.  

Cllr Frank Ross, Convener of the Economy Committee, said: “I’m delighted to be launching this new initiative. A key strand of our Strategy for Jobs is support for businesses and we are committed to helping them save money through better resource management. We also aim to make it easier for businesses to understand the effect of new environmental legislation.”

For further information contact Business Gateway on 0131 529 6644.

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