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Business Energy Scotland

Support provided by Business Energy Scotland Energy Saving Trust

What does this involve?

Business Energy Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to provide free and impartial support to help small and medium-sized businesses save energy, carbon and money.

Previously known as the Energy Efficiency Business Support Service, Business Energy Scotland launched in April 2022 and is managed by Energy Saving Trust.

Whether you are just starting out on your energy-saving journey and need some pointers or are looking for expertise and funding to support your current plans, Business Energy Scotland’s team of experienced business advisors and energy-saving consultants are here to help.

The team have already found over £200 million worth of savings for Scottish organisations. Typically, they find 24% energy savings per business. They’ve also provided CPD-certified training to more than 4,000 Green Champions.

9 out of 10 businesses that have received support would recommend Business Energy Scotland to other businesses.

Services provided by Business Energy Scotland include:

  • online guides and tools
  • skills development training
  • telephone consultations
  • onsite assessments
  • ongoing project implementation support

Through Business Energy Scotland, and while funds last, you can also apply for an unsecured, interest-free loan of up to £100,000 from the Scottish Government to help you pay for energy and carbon-saving upgrades. You could also receive a cashback grant of up to £20,000.


Am I eligible?

You are eligible if your business, social enterprise or charity:

  • is based in Scotland
  • has less than 250 employees
  • has a turnover of less than €50 million

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

How long does this take?

Consultants will work to meet your specific requirements. Your advisor can be contacted whenever you need support and for however long you need. Online resources are freely available.

Next steps

Visit Business Energy Scotland’s website to access the free resources and to submit an enquiry for free support. Once you submit your enquiry, an adviser will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Support provided by Business Energy Scotland Energy Saving Trust