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IYRE Consultants Breakfast 14 September

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IYRE Consultants Breakfast 14 September

  1. 1. Making IYRE Work for You Today’s Presenters: Rob Emony IYRE Programme Manager SW Region Keith Wyatt Managing Director Eco Projects Chris Springett Environmental Specialist Gloucestershire
  2. 2. <ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><li>IYRE eligibility and the ‘perfect client’ </li></ul><ul><li>Working with IYRE from Eco Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Performance to date and targets for 2012 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the IYRE project? <ul><li>In depth engagement with business to improve environmental performance </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve efficiency and competitiveness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease energy, waste and resource costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease environmental impact – Carbon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free for businesses </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Regional Structures <ul><li>Business West (Glos, Wilts, Bath, Bristol) </li></ul><ul><li>Wessex Enterprise (Dorset) </li></ul><ul><li>Peninsula Enterprise (Somerset and Devon) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Business West Team <ul><li>Rob Emony (Project manager) </li></ul><ul><li>Anthony Downes (Bristol and West of England) </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Springett (Gloucestershire) </li></ul><ul><li>James Hammond (Wiltshire) </li></ul><ul><li>Nina Skubala ( Bristol and West of England) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Eligibility <ul><li>Must be an SME: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li><250 FTE </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li><€50m annual turnover </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>< €43m on balance sheet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sectoral restriction </li></ul><ul><li>Aspirations to grow </li></ul>
  7. 7. In reality, what business are we looking for? <ul><li>Ideally > 10 FTE </li></ul><ul><li>Large premises </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive resource users (energy, water and materials) </li></ul><ul><li>Fleet/high mileage </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Go by feel…do you think there is room for improvement? Can you see a project there for you or others? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Customer Journey <ul><li>Initial Meeting/Scoping </li></ul><ul><li>Baseline </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility/Quotation/Referral </li></ul><ul><li>Sourcing finance </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Return 1 year on to assess impact </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Claims Process for Vouchers <ul><li>Client signs offer letter and returns along with bank details and VAT reg document. Keeps claim form </li></ul><ul><li>Undertakes action and pays for in full </li></ul><ul><li>Collates claim form, invoice and bank statement and sends to BW contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Receives agreed funding amount within 2 weeks </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wildlife and Wetlands Trust <ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation charity and consultancy, with main site and HQ in Gloucestershire </li></ul><ul><li>Issue? </li></ul><ul><li>Business looking to optimise internal business systems and to demonstrate environmental credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Funding used for: </li></ul><ul><li>ISO 14001 </li></ul><ul><li>Pumping assessment and research </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting changes in restaurant </li></ul>
  11. 11. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Consider which of your clients/projects has the potential to receive IYRE support </li></ul><ul><li>Check client/project eligibility with an IYRE advisor to avoid disappointment </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that projects must be presented to the funding panel. The decisions to award funding lies with the panel. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that retrospective projects cannot be funded. Do not begin projects until your client has fully secured funding i.e. In receipt of a countersigned offer letter. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in touch with your IYRE advisor if in doubt. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Working with IYRE Keith Wyatt of Eco Projects
  13. 13. Performance to date Reminder: Generic Vouchers replaced Capital Grants and Development Vouchers Intervention rate remains at 50% where carbon savings allow it. Can be used for capital equipment purchases including delivery & installation costs Consultants time, typically ISO14001, research or expert advice
  14. 14. Performance for FY 2010/2011 Accumulated figures for SW region excluding Cornwall Financial Year April 2010 – March 2011   Offered Target Minimum Project Value   # Value # Value £ Development Vouchers 65 £ 181,669 185 £ 462,500 £ 363,338 Capital Grants 47 £ 372,147 46 £ 428,536 £ 744,294 Total 112 £ 553,816 231 £ 891,036 £ 1,107,632
  15. 15. Budget for 2011/2012 Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, South Glos, North Somerset, BANES, and Bristol Financial Year April 2011 – March 2012   Budget   # Value Generic Vouchers 102 £ 844,525
  16. 16. Budget for 2011/2012 Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, South Glos, North Somerset, BANES, and Bristol Financial Year April 2011 – March 2012   Budget Progress to Date   # Value # Value Generic Vouchers 102 £ 844,525 40 £ 254,092
  17. 17. <ul><li>Budget for 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li>1 st April 2011 – 31 st March 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six months in and about 1/3 rd allocated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>£ 500,000 still available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roughly 60 SME ’ s still to find </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devon and Somerset support available, limited grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cornwall excluded </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Spread of funding to date: 1 st April 2011 – 31 st March 2012
  19. 19. CO 2 e Savings and GV Value tCO 2 e £ value 4 33 ~140 40,000 8,300 1,000
  20. 20. CO 2 e Savings and GV Value tCO 2 e £ value 4 33 ~140 40,000 8,300 1,000 £ 31,383
  21. 21. <ul><li>Exceptions to the rule: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A ‘ reasonable ’ variation within min and max values considered on a case by case basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects with less than 4 tCO 2 e savings will attract £ 1,000 GV for ISO14001 </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Sources of CO 2 e Savings
  23. 23. <ul><li>Working with Other Agencies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed in Tariffs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable Heat Incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon Trust Loans (Green Bank) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SW Manufacturing Advisory Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SW Design Programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>inets </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Some FAQs: </li></ul><ul><li>If we work with IYRE, are we excluded from applying for our own GV? </li></ul><ul><li>How are group companies assessed for SME status? </li></ul><ul><li>Can individual companies within a group claim their own GVs? </li></ul><ul><li>Are foreign owned companies eligible? </li></ul><ul><li>If the SME is not VAT registered can the GV include VAT? </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Some More FAQs: </li></ul><ul><li>Are SMEs based outside the South West eligible? </li></ul><ul><li>They ’ ve had a DV/CG can they have a GV as well? </li></ul><ul><li>Can an SME have more then one GV? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the future of IYRE after March 2012? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the closure of Business Link affect IYRE? </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Thank you – and any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>IYRE Team Contact Details </li></ul>Rob Emony IYRE Programme Manager 07769 259485 [email_address] Nina Skubala Environmental Specialist Bristol & Bath 07500 668659 [email_address] Chris Springett Environmental Specialist Gloucestershire 07766 005487 [email_address] Anthony Downes Environmental Specialist Bristol & Bath 07733 333058 [email_address] James Hammond Environmental Specialist Wiltshire 07980 165741 [email_address]