CASE STUDIES

The BEECP programme began providing free support to businesses to help them improve energy efficiency in early 2017. The programme supports businesses through a free energy review and grant funding.

Successful Grant Applications

Below are some examples of grants awarded by BEECP to date;

  • A manufacturer in South Cambridgeshire secured £5,300 towards LED lighting

  • A leisure facility in Fenland secured £2,100 towards LED lighting

  • A graphics company in St Edmundsbury secured £2,600 towards a wood fuelled heating system

  • A manufacturer in South Lincolnshire secured £9,000 towards heating, windows and LED lighting, making a 10 tonne carbon saving

  • A business services company in South Cambridgeshire secured £6,800 towards heating, LED lighting, insulation and windows

  • A manufacturer in Fenland secured £1,400 towards LED lighting, reducing their carbon output by 3.5 tonnes

  • A logistics company in Rutland saved over £5,000 on their annual energy costs, and 32 tonnes carbon a year

  • A wedding venue in Newmarket identified a 77% reduction in consumption - over 2 tonnes carbon - by switching to LED lighting

  • A sports centre in central Cambridge received a grant of £18,000 towards LED lighting and are set to make an annual saving of 67 tonnes carbon

  • A manufacturer in St Ives, near Cambridge secured £5,900 towards LED lighting and thermal insulation, saving over 9 tonnes carbon a year

  • A Cambridge letting and operating company received a grant of almost £2,000 toward LED lighting and heating, and saving 4.5 tonnes carbon

  • Spalding based IT design and development company secure a grant of £1,200 for LED lighting upgrade, and are due to save over 3 tonnes of carbon a year

  • A graphene business in Somersham received a grant of over £7,100 to implement LED lighting - and save 128 tonnes carbon each year

  • Cambridge based company receives a grant for £8,200 for LED lighting and a new heating / cooling system, which will reduce their annual carbon output by over 20 tonnes

  • A Cambridge-based food company replaced their diesel van for a new electric one and received a grant for £4,870 - and saving 2 tonnes carbon each year

  • A Spalding solicitors receive a grant for over £6,800 and is set to save up to 13.5 tonnes carbon each year

  • Swavesey IT company receives a grant for over £2,600 for replacement air conditioning units, and is set to save 5  tonnes carbon each year

  • A community centre in Bourne, Lincs, saved almost £4,000 a year and 12 tonnes carbon by switching to LED lighting and energy efficient heating and cooling

  • A sailing club secured a grant for £16,000 towards a heating and hot water system - and is set to save 7.5 tonnes carbon each year

  • St Neots manufacturer receives a £3,700 grant for LED lighting and is set to save 5.9 tonnes carbon a year

 

Take a look at the case studies below to see how we've been able to help other organisations make cost and carbon savings.

Sailing Club saves 7.5 tonnes of carbon and £1,400 a year with upgraded heating and hot water system

“For some time we had identified that we needed to overhaul or replace our water heating system: our existing system was over 20 years old, energy inefficient and increasingly unreliable.  But to replace it was going to be a major item of expenditure: we are a members’ club and as such have limited financial resource. BEE were incredibly helpful in first providing a feasibility study which enabled us to assess the benefits we could derive from a new system and then in providing grant funding which enabled us to press ahead with the project where otherwise we would have had to delay whilst we realised the necessary funds”


John Aston, Commodore, Grafham Water Sailing Club

Read more about the support we offered Grafham Water Sailing Club

 

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St Neots manufacturer receives a £3,700 grant for LED lighting

“BEE has helped us build a better working environment for the staff within the warehouse and it will allow us to reinvest the savings back into the business to make further improvements for the benefit of all stakeholders.”

 

Johnathan Stannard, Commercial Manager
LJA Miers

Read more about how we helped LJA Miers

 

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Bourne Community Centre saves almost £4,000 a year with LED lighting

“Support from the team at BEE and our successful grant application helped us reduce our energy consumption, carbon footprint, and has made The Centre so much more comfortable.”


Barry Cook, Community Trust Manager, Elsea Park Community Trust 

Read more about how we helped Elsea Park

 

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Rutland company save over £5,000 a year on their energy costs

“We found the grant application process remarkably easy, with the BEECP team on hand throughout the whole process offering advice and support”

James Munton, IT Manager

Read more about how we helped CS Ellis

 

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Cambridge sports centre save over £16,000 on their energy costs - and receive a grant

“We are really pleased with the improvements made to our main hall lighting, which can also lead to significant cost and carbon savings.  BEECP were on hand throughout the Grant
application, which made the whole process very straight forward”

Liane Shadrack, Manager

Read more about how we helped Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre

 

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Spalding solicitors receive a grant for £6,800

“Roythornes were guided through the application process by BEE and given support prior to and during the project. Being awarded
the grant allowed Roythornes to undertake the project as a whole rather than on a staged basis allowing us to achieve immediate carbon and financial savings together with providing an improved light quality for our staff”

Ann Barrasso, Operations Director

Read more about how we helped Roythornes Solicitors

 

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Somersham based graphene device developer Paragraf Ltd, secures a grant of £7,153 towards LED lighting

“The BEE grant has enable us to replace old heating and lighting with modern energy efficient alternatives. This has not only helped us reduce our energy bills but also created a more pleasant working environment for our staff. ”


Catherine Cranton, Finance & Business
Administration Manager, Paragraf

Read more about how we helped Paragraf Ltd

 

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Cambridge-based information security partner receive a grant of over £2,600 toward air conditioning cooling units

“Thanks to the grant received from BEE, we’ve been able to install new air conditioning units. This has led to energy efficient improvements along with significant cost savings to our business.”


Jason Holloway, Managing Director

Read more about how we helped Bridgeway Security Solutions

 

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St Ives manufacturing company received a grant for £5,900

“The BEE grant money allowed Sensotec to move forward with a full LED lighting upgrade and provide new thermal insulation on the factory roof.  These energy saving upgrades would not have been considered without the financial assistance from the BEE.  Apart from the fact we now live in a brighter and warmer building, our energy bills have noticeably decreased.  Overall the grant application process was one of the more simple and straight forward ones to be involved with and we are grateful for the support we have received.”

Dr Mark Swetnam,  Managing Director

Read more about how we helped Cambridge Sensotec

 

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Wisbech company cut energy consumption by 75%

“I am delighted with improvements that have been made to our lighting system following the consultation with BEECP. It has significantly improved the work environment for our staff, where the ability to be able to read small text in a consistent light is very important. As a result of these changes I expect to see improvements in quality and productivity’’

Jon Allen Managing Director

Read more about how we helped Pike Textiles Ltd 

 

A Cambridge food company replaced their diesel van for a new electric one and received a grant for £4,870

“Although we already ran a fleet of electric vans there were many of our customers who lived beyond their limited range. Our new van has an extended range, allowing us to reach more people with zero emissions deliveries. We would not have been able to afford this brand new van without the help of the BEECP grant.”

Duncan Catchpole,  Managing Director

Read more about how we helped The Cambridge Organic Food Company

 

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Market Deeping Company Receives Grant for £9,000

“The grant process has been simple and straightforward, with help along the way from the grants team. I would recommend that other businesses apply for funding to help with their energy saving projects through BEECP.”

Vito Ronzano, Managing Director

Read more about how we helped Wilcox Commercial Vehicles Ltd

 

Cambridge letting and operating company receive a grant of almost £2,000 toward LED lighting and heating

“Fen House, and our main occupier iansyst Ltd, have always done what we can to be eco conscious.  We made a low cost and low impact conversion of an unassuming industrial building and were early solar PV adopters. Now BEECP have enabled us to upgrade our lighting and heating to further reduce our electricity and CO2 consumption. ”


Ian Litterick, Director

Read more about how we helped Fen House Property Ltd

 

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Cambridge Company Receives Grant for £8,200

“Adkwik now has an extremely good facility and the support and help of BEECP in providing a grant to transform this building was excellent.”

Tim Warren, Managing Director

Read more about how we helped Adkwik Industrial Supplies

 

Spalding based IT design and development company secure a grant of £1,200 for LED lighting upgrade

PSP invested over £4,700 in upgrading to LED lighting, and received a grant of just under £1,200 from BEE towards the investment.  The grant enabled the project to go forward far sooner than it would otherwise have done, and PSP anticipate cost savings of around £815 per annum as well as a 3.2 tonne reduction in carbon emissions.

Read more about how we helped PSP IT Design and Development

 

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Newmarket Wedding Venue Identifies 77% reduction by switching to LED

“The audit and review was carried out in an efficient and professional manner, and we were delighted with the result, showing us how we could become more energy efficient and save
money in the process!”

Amy Hughes, Operations Director

Read more about how we helped Granary Estates Ltd

 

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Cambridge Print Company Receives Grant for £5,000

“It has been a pleasure working with the Business Energy Efficiency team, resulting in a much improved working environment and reduced carbon footprint.”

Terry Henderson, Business Support Manager

Read more about how we helped Automated Systems Group Ltd

 

Huntingdon Agency Saves £270 in first year alone

“Web2market has benefited from the impartial, energy advice and guidance provided by BEE. The analysis made financial decisions easier, ideas that we hadn’t thought of were evaluated and good suppliers were signposted. We carried out the work and are enjoying the benefits; recommended!”

Nigel White, Director

Read more about how we helped Web2Market Ltd

 

Cambridgeshire Business Centre Identifies £673 Savings

“It was great to receive help and advice from the BEE advisor who visited our premises. Thanks to this support, we are taking steps towards becoming a more energy efficient organisation - and saving money along the way too!” 

Alex Harris, Frank Commercial Services

Read more about how we helped Frank Commercial Services

 

Cambridgeshire Indoor Play Area Identifies Savings of £6,998

Quotations are currently being obtained for an upgraded ventilation system, with a view to submitting a grant funding application.

Read more about how we helped Play 2 Day

 

Peterborough serviced offices able to save £4,300 with LED Lighting

“The service offered a valuable insight into understanding our energy consumption as well as highlighting savings and efficiencies. The whole process from initial contact, site visit and report – with recommendations – was made effortless and easy by the BEECP team.”

James O’Rawe, General Manager

Read more about how we helped Peterborough Workspace

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