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UKSCCC/EC 8/21 – SME Evaluation Participation Request

BEIS has requested that we share the invitation below for an evaluation of industrial energy efficiency for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). If you wish to participate, please contact Sital Mehta, BEIS, but do note that this is for SMEs specifically.


Project background:

The Industrial Energy Directorate within The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been exploring policy development on industrial Energy Efficiency (EE) over the past few months. A large part of this work focuses on understanding how government can help businesses (SMEs in particular) achieve more energy efficiency, save on energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions. To support us with this work we have partnered with a design and innovation consultancy called SPARCK, who will be applying sprint and human-centred design practices to accelerate our policy development process on this topic.

Getting involved:

We are inviting business leaders and decision makers to participate in this work by providing feedback on specific policy ideas and concepts during either a one-to-one or focus group setting. The session will last between 60 – 90 minutes and will take place on 2nd March. Due to the current circumstances these sessions will be conducted remotely and will be recorded for research purposes only.

What’s in it for me?

By taking part in this work, you will have the chance to:

  • Input into shaping upcoming policies and initiatives around helping SMEs progress on their energy efficiency journey
  • Discuss energy and environmental issues with other business leaders, decision makers, industry representatives and government officials
  • Hear about existing support and schemes to help your business’ efficiency
  • Work with a creative and energetic team that will be applying design thinking and sprint practices to solve complex problems, something that may be relevant to you in your business environment.

Who are we looking for?

We are focusing specifically on talking to business leaders and decision makers from SMEs within the manufacturing sector. We welcome anyone from this sector to get in touch regardless of where you are on your journey to improving energy efficiency; you may be starting to explore options, have already implemented initiatives or not prioritising this at all in the current climate.

If you are keen to support this work but are unable to attend yourself, please feel free to nominate anyone else in your business who is involved in, or has oversight of, energy efficiency decisions within the business.