Chamber Calendar

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Committee Meeting

6th Sep 2017
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Chamber Chat

18th Oct 2017
College Farm

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Chamber Calendar

Find out about all the up-and-coming meetings and events.

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Committee Meeting

6th Sep 2017
The Impact Centre

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Chamber Chat

18th Oct 2017
College Farm

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The Chamber Blog

Into 2013 with Wayland Chamber of Commerce

Norman Wilson 2nd January 2013

The Wayland Chamber has been busy this year in founding the Watton Town Team and supporting businesses with free advice. These initiatives will be active in 2013 along with others. The Chamber members will already have had some advice on how use their page on the Wayland Chamber website. This helps promote the Business through our authoritative site. With our presence on Twitter and Facebook our regular blogs will all help the member businesses find their audiences. Find us and see.

Last month I promised to report on the Green Deal. The Green Deal is a new financing mechanism due to launch at the end of January 2013, (not autumn as stated on the website below) that lets people pay for energy-efficiency improvements through savings on their energy bills in their business or at home.
For example, this might include for businesses; improving lighting, ventilation and heat recovering measures. There are 4 simple stages:
1. Assessment. This is carried out in your business premises or home by a Green Deal Advisor or Assessor. They will identify what energy efficiency improvements you can make and what the financial savings will be.
2. Packages. Once the assessment has been carried out and it has been calculated that the payments made for improvements arenít higher that the energy bill savings made, your Advisor will outline a range of packages available to fund improvements from a Green Deal Provider.
3. Installation. If you decide to take up the offer a Green Deal installer will carry out the work you have agreed to.
4. Repayment. You pay back the cost of the improvements over time through your electricity bill. The amount you pay back will be covered by the reduction in your energy costs as a result of saving improvements you have made.

Interest will be charged at an expected fixed interest rate of 6 to 8%, but this is down to providers to set. For further information contact the Energy Saving Advice Service, see http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Take-action/Find-a-grant/Green-Deal-and-Energy-Company-Obligation-ECO or telephone Tel: 0300 123 1234.
If you think you could become a Green Deal provider the same sources will start you on your Journey.

We, at the Wayland Chamber, wish you all a prosperous 2013!