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On the road to achieving greater buying power in Calderdale

Published 3rd Dec 2015 by Rebecca Walker

The ‘6C’ Calderdale, an energy buying consortium for Calderdale businesses launched by Calderdale Council in conjunction with energy broker and Chamber member Orchard Energy, is set to host its next energy roadshow in Elland. Calderdale-based businesses are invited to attend the breakfast event at Orchard Energy’s Head Office on Park Road on 11 December from 8.30am-10.30am to learn more about the cost-saving initiative.

The 6C roadshow event presents an opportunity to find out how local businesses can benefit from the scheme by pooling resources for greater buying power. Orchard Energy is inviting businesses to bring along their energy bills to be audited by energy experts at the event to see how they could make significant energy cost savings.

Attendees will also get the chance to hear about the latest initiatives for businesses by Northern Powergrid. Guest speaker Stephen Smith, stakeholder and social responsibility manager at the firm will be delivering a short presentation and share how Northern Grid is keen to work more closely with SMEs to provide a better service to its customers.

Each business which signs up to the 6C consortium will be provided with a dedicated account manager from Orchard Energy who will work closely with them to create long-term strategies that will lead to measureable energy savings. They will also have support from the council to access funding where available for energy reduction strategies, along with entry into their environmental business awards scheme.

The council and Orchard Energy offer a complete energy support and management service.

Gareth Henderson, managing director of Orchard Energy, said: “We have been working with businesses in Calderdale for over 10 years and are really looking forward to hosting our second 6C roadshow in Elland and signing up more businesses from the area.

“6C is a great way for small businesses to benefit from the perks that bigger businesses get, as well as an opportunity to increase their efficiency, which helps to reduce uncertainty in this current economic climate.”

Councillor Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic development said: “Calderdale has a thriving business community of all sizes and from a wide range of sectors. In particular, it has a high population of manufacturing businesses that are heavy energy users.

“This exclusive initiative has been designed to bring together local businesses that want to reduce their overheads and play an important part in improving their local environment". 

For more information go to www.bigsixcalderdale.com or follow 6C on Twitter @6CEnergy for the latest updates.


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