The department of energy and climate change (DECC) has formed a new group tasked with looking at how to deliver business models that will enable SMEs and micro businesses to get involved in delivering the energy efficiency measures available under the Green Deal.
The GGF has joined the SME Green Deal roundtable along with a number of trade bodies representing small companies and trades people, including the federation of master builders and electrical contratctors association.
The first meeting was held on Wednesday 20th June at the DECC offices in Whitehall with the “Roundtable on SME-led Green Deal models” being co-convened by the Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Honorary president of the National home improvement council.
Launching the new roundtable, energy and climate change minister Greg Barker said “The Green Deal will be a massive opportunity for businesses of all sizes and one of my personal priorities is to see smaller businesses- such as local builders, plumbers and roofers get a big slice of the action too.”
The panel will provide recommendations to the DECC ministers on how SME-led business models can be delivered, the best means to communicate the Green Deal to SME trades and how this can be done to tie in with wider communications activities to promote the Green Deal.
The Panel’s next meeting takes place in July.
For more info on the GGF visit www.ggf.org.uk