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Reduce your business energy costs with the SME Loan

By making energy efficiency improvements most businesses can save on average around £8,000 each year. Over five years that’s a whopping £40,000. Or, if you prefer to think in percentages, you could cut your energy consumption by a quarter – 25%.

Upgrading your lighting and heating systems can dramatically reduce your business’s energy bills. Take out a 0% unsecured loan from the Scottish Government to pay for upgrades and save money on your bills.

Eligible small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) can apply for an interest-free*, unsecured Scottish Government SME Loan for £1,000 up to £100,000.


Top reasons to take out the SME Loan, today

  • Tackle rising energy costs by reducing your energy consumption, and running your business more cost-effectively.
  • Run a more sustainable business by reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Protect your profits by investing in energy efficiency equipment today, reducing your outgoings and reaping the rewards for years to come.
  • Savings on overheads can be reinvested in the business for future growth and improved market resilience.


What your business can do with the SME Loan

Here are just a few examples of energy efficiency projects that are eligible for SME Loan funding;

  • investing in LED lighting
  • installing more efficient heating systems
  • improving the insulation of a building
  • Investing in more energy efficient equipment, such as a state of the art oven or a more efficient refrigeration unit

As lighting can be 20% of an energy bill and heating nearer 50%, then it’s no wonder that these are the most popular projects. And logically, before investing in heating a building, it’s better to make sure it’s not ‘leaky’ but improving insulation.


Contact us to help you with your SME loan application

Don’t miss out on getting SME Funding. Our energy efficiency business advisors have already supported organisations in Scotland to identify over £42 million worth of savings and have supported over 1,000 loan applications. Contact our team today to arrange your free energy efficiency report and help with your loan application. 


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(*5% interest on renewable technologies due to the Renewable Heat Incentive).


Our support to reduce your business costs are funded by the Scottish Government and by the European Regional Development Fund through the £73 million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

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