BES & Carillion step up their search for SME partners at Retro Expo

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Birmingham City Council and Carillion Energy Services (CES) are stepping up their search for SME delivery partners for the Birmingham Energy Savers programme at Retro Expo, a new exhibition and conference on low carbon retrofits taking place at the NEC from 30 October – 1 November.

Retro Expo

Retro Expo

Sandy Taylor, Head of Sustainability at Birmingham City Council: “It will be an ideal opportunity for businesses keen to become part of this massive Green Deal Retrofit programme to come forward and learn more about the supply chain opportunities."

Birmingham City Council and Carillion Energy Services (CES) are stepping up their search for SME delivery partners for the Birmingham Energy Savers programme at Retro Expo, a new exhibition and conference on low carbon retrofits taking place at the NEC from 30 October – 1 November.

Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) is a flagship energy efficiency programme set to help up to 60,000 households across the city – and kick-start the Government’s Green Deal. CES has just been named as preferred bidder for the programme, which across Birmingham and surrounding councils is potentially worth up to £1.45 billion.

Birmingham City Council and CES are now eager to reach out to the Midlands supply chain. As well as inviting 100 SMEs named in Carillion’s bid, they will be looking to speak to other possible delivery partners during the three day event.

Both organisations will be taking part in the Green Deal Summit and hosting regular briefings on the programme at their joint stand.

Sandy Taylor, Head of Sustainability at Birmingham City Council, said: “It will be an ideal opportunity for businesses keen to become part of this massive Green Deal Retrofit programme to come forward and learn more about the supply chain opportunities, what it will take to get involved and to make their case.”

"Birmingham is really pleased and excited to be hosting the UK's first Retro-fit Show and Green Deal Summit at the NEC. For too long not enough attention has been paid to improving the energy efficiency of the UK's buildings and provide better homes to live in. With energy prices still rising we must make it easier and more affordable to retrofit homes.”

“Birmingham Energy Savers is a real trail-blazer for showing the value to the supply chain, to local jobs, and to householders from energy efficiency. We are looking forward to showcasing our programme at the Green Deal Summit."

Businesses can find out more and pre-register for FREE at http://www.retro-expo.co.uk.

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Retro Expo is the UK’s first major exhibition and conference dedicated exclusively to low carbon retrofits and is being delivered in partnership with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from Tuesday 30th October – Thursday 1st November 2012, Retro Expo comprises of four core elements:

  •     The Green Deal Summit – a conference aimed at key senior-level stakeholders reviewing progress, driving change and market growth.
  •     Retrofit Buyer’s Forum – a networking opportunity connecting large-scale buyers of goods and services in the refurbishment sector with manufacturers and service suppliers. The Forum will provide diarised appointments for over 100 buyers in one-to-one meetings
  •     Retro Expo – over 150 exhibitors showcasing innovative technologies, products and services aimed at the retrofit and refurbishment markets. The exhibition floor plays host to four Knowledge Hubs - a series of FREE educational seminars and demonstration areas
  •     Retro Expo Awards – recognises excellence in retrofit products, projects and people across the domestic, commercial and public sector markets.

Retro Expo is organised by Radar Communications in partnership with the BRE and DECC

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