BUSINESS people in the Highlands and Islands are being given an opportunity to hear about a range of financial initiatives available for environmental improvements within their business.
The Business Breakfast event will be held at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on Tuesday December 4, 7-9am where delegates will receive an overview of assistance available from public and private sources.
All businesses regardless of type or size can benefit from improved environmental management through cost savings realised as a result of increased efficiency, or sales opportunities that arise from the development of new environmental products and services.
Mike Milner, business and environment co-ordinator at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) said: “Improving environmental performance makes business sense and can help improve profitability as a result of decreased costs.
“For example, managing energy consumption can help to reduce power consumption and costs. Reducing waste is also an excellent way to reduce casts and can have a dramatic impact on profitability.
“The Business Breakfast is an ideal opportunity for businesses to hear more about the range of public and private finance available to assist them realise the business benefits of improved environmental management.”
Mike Milner will give an overview of financial assistance available from public sector initiatives such as Loan Action Scotland. HIE’s Brian Weaver will talk about where and how to source external finance, followed by a private investors perspective from John Fox of the Clydesdale Bank.
Those who are interested in attending the free should email Mike Milner at Mike.Milner@hient.co.uk or telephone him on 07971 238020 or you can download a form at http://www.hie.co.uk/events/BEF-flyer.pdf.
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