Businesses save on energy bills

Gareth Henderson from Orchard Energy with Councillors Barry Collins and Tim Swift
Gareth Henderson from Orchard Energy with Councillors Barry Collins and Tim Swift

An exclusive energy buying consortium has launched to enable businesses to pool their resources and benefit from significant savings on their energy bills.

The opportunity is available to all Calderdale businesses and will be introduced at roadshows in six locations throughout the borough: Brighouse, Elland, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.

The Energy Purchasing Club is a partnership between Calderdale Council and local energy experts, Orchard Energy.

The initiative was unveiled at a breakfast networking event held at Halifax Town Hall, attended by Calderdale businesses, local councillors and representatives from the Council and Orchard Energy.

Councillor Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “Calderdale has a thriving business community of all sizes and from a wide range of sectors. In particular we have a high population of manufacturing businesses that are heavy energy users.

“This exclusive initiative has been designed to bring together local businesses that want to reduce their overheads and play an important part in improving their local environment.”

Gareth Henderson, managing director of Orchard Energy, said: “The Energy Purchasing Club is a great way for small businesses to benefit from the perks that bigger businesses get, as well as an opportunity to increase their efficiency, and helps to reduce uncertainty.”