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  • The targets are profiled across the length of the project with a slower start and brought forward end date to allow for set up and final administration.
  • As mentioned in the metrics section, the project is measured on actual savings and so a baseline review is required, to compare with a follow up review (1 year after project).. Same process for a business at all stages of taking action on environmental issues (e.g just starting, or well developed) Eligibility will be discussed later, along with the vouchers
  • All pulling in the same direction to achieve goal
  • Diagram to show the cyclical nature of the work….no clients to IYRE, means no work to refer on to Consultants, input into NI targets etc. Of course, will be working on bringing in clients from outside the cycle…which will also support your interests. NB. Take care not to confuse KTP / KTNs in this slide
  • Emphasise vouchers will only be used if CT loans etc are not possible. Clients likely to go with consultants they know and trust… SMS is about to be superseeded by S3 a new database system – we are currently taking peoples details (via Lynn Allen) and storing them until such time as the new system is ready and we can upload them- so they will be contacted in due course.
  • Emphasise vouchers will only be used if CT loans etc are not possible. Each application will be assessed on possible carbon savings and quantity of funding will reflect this. The BL environmental adviser will work through the application process with the client. Polite warning – vouchers are not a ‘done-deal’ prior to panel approval therefore please do not promise clients as such.
  • Stress importance of working with the BL adviser to ensure eligibility from an early stage – ensure client businesses aren’t given false hopes
  • Clients receive benefit of being exposed to other BL services (run through each and how client can benefit). Enviro adviser is aware of all these prog’s and will raise with client where and when appropriate. Virtuous circle to ensure a quality and integrated service can be made to each client. Specialists – finance, marketing and innovation
  • Stress that boundaries are flexible around need of clients and intermediaries / Las.
  • Stress that boundaries are flexible around need of clients and intermediaries / Las.
  • Deliberately haven’t put our details, to encourage people to come to us to discuss and create relationship…
  • Improve your resource efficiency breakfast - DORSET

    1. 1. IYRE Improving Your Resource Efficiency Emma Burlow Regional Programme Manager Business Link South West
    2. 2. IYRE Background <ul><li>IYRE is a building block in the move towards creating a single point of access for customers through the Business Link service </li></ul><ul><li>IYRE is a Solution for Business product </li></ul><ul><li>IYRE is designed to help the SW achieve the Competitiveness Programme strategy to increase the prosperity of the region. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce intra-regional disparity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IYRE is ERDF & RDA funded </li></ul>
    3. 3. Development <ul><li>IYRE builds on previous Envision and WREAS projects </li></ul><ul><li>Aligns with WRAP / CT and other funded projects </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses market failure amongst SMEs to realise the business benefits of resource efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing ‘hand holding’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business led service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free at point of entry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deeper support part funded through voucher scheme </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Plus…. <ul><li>Turning up of the volume in the Western Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Increased focus on the high growth EGS sector </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to reduce dependence on funding and support growth of the consultancy and supplier sector in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on ‘growth’ businesses </li></ul>
    5. 5. Regional structures <ul><li>Northern Arc Ltd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gloucestershire; West of England (Former Avon); Wiltshire </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wessex Enterprise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dorset </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peninsula Enterprise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Somerset, Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Principles <ul><li>Growth businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Goods & Services </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Efficiency ‘Clubs’ </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue Vouchers & Capital Grants </li></ul><ul><li>There are 1500 vouchers available across the region, to be spent on 1200 businesses across the duration of the project. (1200 revenue & 300 capital) </li></ul>
    7. 8. Targets <ul><li>Businesses Assisted </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses receiving a voucher </li></ul><ul><li>Gross Value Added </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Goods & Services </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses assisted via clubs/clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon & Resource Efficiency metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Core Business Link environmental business assist targets </li></ul>
    8. 9. IYRE Region Wide Outputs
    9. 10. Average savings per business
    10. 11. Voucher application & approval <ul><li>Companies will be assessed on a case by case basis </li></ul><ul><li>Not all companies will be awarded a voucher and/or a capital grant </li></ul><ul><li>We will assess applications on a basis of their potential to generate carbon savings </li></ul><ul><li>Plus </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative or regionally/locally significant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GVA or job creation potential </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Marketing <ul><li>Flyers – Generic & Service Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>PR – aligned with other PR aimed at growth businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Acquisition – via Business Link Core and Growth services & partners </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Acquisition – targeted markets & clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations – Business Link; Solutions for Business; ERDF publicity rules. </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Handover to your local </li></ul><ul><li>IYRE specialist </li></ul>
    13. 14. What is IYRE in practical terms? <ul><li>A project to identify and enable resource efficiency improvements for SW businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the business case for Resource Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Aiming to embed environmental considerations into decision making </li></ul><ul><li>A method of encouraging development of the EGS sector in the SW </li></ul><ul><li>Free at point of delivery for businesses </li></ul>
    14. 15. The IYRE process
    15. 16. Working with consultants and partners <ul><li>Goal for programme – achieved measurable improvements for clients (£, CO2e) </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment of interests </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Satisfaction </li></ul>
    16. 17. Working together IYRE Consultants Local Authorities Universities/ Further Education Referrals Work Contribution to NI targets Referral to courses Referrals/KTPs/KTNs WRAP / CT
    17. 18. How will I get work out of this? <ul><li>Information – Diagnosis – Brokerage model </li></ul><ul><li>Up to client/consultant or both to deliver </li></ul><ul><li>Business Link adviser will identify a number of consultants who can deliver </li></ul><ul><li>Up to client as to who they choose (Business Link remain impartial) </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants need to register on ‘SMS’ </li></ul><ul><li>Voucher scheme – linked to carbon potential…. </li></ul><ul><li>BL contract with the client – not consultant </li></ul>
    18. 19. How will I get work out of this? <ul><li>Voucher scheme – ‘funding of last resort’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revenue vouchers can be used for consultancy, training, research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% match funded by company, average value £2.5k, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital vouchers – energy and resource efficient equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capital Vouchers – 50% match funded by company, average value £6666. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>All vouchers must be approved by panel </li></ul><ul><li>All vouchers have 12 month shelf life </li></ul>
    19. 20. What’s the catch? <ul><li>As with all ERDF programmes there are eligibility restrictions - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sectoral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity for growth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ineligible business = no voucher </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss with adviser as early as possible to avoid disappointment </li></ul><ul><li>Business will have to dedicate time to project (and money for the voucher) </li></ul>
    20. 21. What has happened so far? <ul><li>12 site visits completed 7 more in June. </li></ul><ul><li>Boiler replacements. </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting review and upgrading. </li></ul><ul><li>EMS development. Contracts / tenders / loans. </li></ul><ul><li>Moving premises – Energy efficient refurbishment. </li></ul><ul><li>Extension to hotel and new pool. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials use & Eco Design. </li></ul><ul><li>EGS biz own resource efficiency & EMS & building </li></ul><ul><li>customer base. </li></ul>
    21. 22. What has happened so far? <ul><li>Research. </li></ul><ul><li>Ring consultant / specialist and talk project through. </li></ul><ul><li>Add their contact details in report. </li></ul><ul><li>Customer contacts and arranges visit / quote. </li></ul><ul><li>Customer chooses who they want. </li></ul><ul><li>Voucher application for up to 50% funding. </li></ul>
    22. 23. Additional benefits for clients <ul><li>Impartiality </li></ul><ul><li>Range of Business Link services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LMAS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialist help </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Government funded help e.g SWMAS </li></ul>
    23. 24. IYRE Referral Process <ul><li>Enquiry Form </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign Page </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Local Adviser </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    24. 25. Dorset IYRE Specialist ME
    25. 26. Other IYRE Specialist Chris Springett Rob Emony Kerry Snelling Sue Rabbich
    26. 27. Contact details <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>0845 600 9966 </li></ul><ul><li>Or your local IYRE Specialist </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation can be downloaded from: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>