Energy Heroes is supported by by Dudley Council, Dudley Community Partnership, the Environment Agency and Groundwork West Midlands.
Our corporate sponsors are the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Business Link and Boss Design. All of our sponsors are supporting us because they believe in taking action to help stop climate change.
About our sponsors:
Black Country Chamber of Commerce was formed in 2001 from an amalgamation of Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell Chambers of Commerce.
With its headquarters based at Walsall and regional offices at the heart of each of the four areas, Black Country Chamber of Commerce is owned and led by its members. Membership of the Chamber offers business support and advice, networking opportunities across the Black Country, the opportunity to make new business contacts, lobbying at government level and at all times a sympathetic ear when all around others seem to have closed theirs.
Paul Bennett, Black Country Chamber of Commerce said:
“The Black Country’s energy intensive manufacturing base, record fuel prices and lack of security of energy supplies present particular challenges to the local business community.”
“Black Country Chamber of Commerce provides a voice for businesses on energy and environmental issues. We aim to encourage businesses to adopt low carbon practices and to ensure there is the right support to assist them in doing so.”
“Energy Heroes is not only a fantastic chance to recognise the excellent work of local businesses in reducing energy use and their carbon footprint, but it also provides an opportunity to share best practice and allow others to learn from those who are already making an important contribution to the environment.”
Boss Design, based in Dudley have designed and manufactured high quality corporate seating for office environments for over 25 years. They have a corporate social responsibility policy and believe in sustainable manufacturing, leaving a positive legacy for future generations. They are an award-winning, carbon neutral company.
Virginia Seaward, head of operations, Boss Design
“At Boss Design we have seen how even the smallest of changes can make a big difference. We take our responsibility very seriously and as a significant international manufacturer we understand the actions of our business have global implications.
“Our efforts to reduce waste and CO2 emissions have also reduced our costs and I am sure that others could experience savings if they also thought about their impact on climate change.”
Business Link provides impartial and expert information, support and advice needed to help businesses develop and make them more successful. They can help businesses to improve their business performance, making it easier to move forward, no matter what stage a business is at.
David Terry, environmental manager, Business Link West Midlands said:
“As part of our Improving Your Resource Efficiency service, which offers free help to businesses throughout the West Midlands, Business Link is delighted to support Energy Heroes.”
“We are all interested in making real change that saves money and improves our environmental footprint, and this project emphasises the real benefits.”