30/04/2012 - Accolade for Southend
The Low Carbon Business Programme provided by the European Regional Development Fund and involving nine partners across Thames Gateway including Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – has been named Britain’s top New Energy Champion of the Year.
The programme assists small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to reduce their carbon footprint and as such make them more competitive.
The scheme has so far assisted 92 such firms in Southend, and given them the funds to hire a total of 60 apprentices.
This scheme is an example of how the Council is using options to improve Southend. It follows on from other EU funding grants such as the match funding for North Road Chapel renovations, the recently announced EU funding to improve local homes.
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