Business Energy Advice Service (BEAS)
What is BEAS?
The Pilot Business Energy Advice Service (BEAS) programme has six Primary Delivery Partners (PDP). Warwickshire County Council, Worcester County Council and Staffordshire County Council will deliver a mix of standard and energy-intensive assessments and grants on behalf of the programme in their specific geographic areas. Aston University will deliver standard and energy-intensive assessments within the WMCA area (Birmingham, Sandwell, Dudley, Coventry, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton). WMG and MTC will deliver energy-intensive assessments as part of the High-Value Manufacturing Catapult programme across the West Midlands region. The Pilot BEAS will be delivered within the ITL1 region of the West Midlands. Each PDP will be allocated a specific geographic operating area within this region based upon existing delivery programmes.
What does the service offer?
We are offering over 4000 free energy assessments to small businesses across the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton, as well as Worcestershire and the Marches, Warwickshire and Stoke and Staffordshire. The assessments will provide recommendations for energy reduction, helping to reduce costs. Then after a business has undertaken an energy assessment then there will be an opportunity to apply for a grant for commercial and industrial SMEs to facilitate investment in energy efficiency measures.
What happens after the assessment?
Your business can take a significant step towards enhancing energy efficiencies with the opportunity to apply for grants up to £100,000. These grants will be administered by your local authority.
Whether you consider upgrading to energy-efficient lighting systems or implementing heating and cooling optimisations these grants offer financial support to turn your sustainability aspirations into concrete actions.
How do I register?
If you are an SME who pays business rates to any of the below authorities please click on the link next to them. It is important you ensure to register for the correct authority or this could delay your assessment. If you are a business within Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton or Coventry you will need to click on West Midlands Combined Authority.