GMLEP Green Lead Steve Connor will chair a webinar hosted by The Growth Company helping businesses to gain practical insight into the rising costs of energy bills.

As energy prices are rising to levels which are unsustainable for many businesses at all levels, The Government has introduced the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which is a six-month package of support to help businesses through the upcoming winter period.

While this support is a lifeline for many, it also raises questions. This webinar hopes to provide answers and offer greater clarification to Greater Manchester business leaders.

Held on Tuesday, October 11 at 9 am, the webinar “#HereForBusiness: Making Sense of the Energy Challenge” will bring together experts in hopes to reduce concerns amongst the Greater Manchester businesses community.

The panel is made up of Kate Mulvany, Senior Consultant at Cornwall Insights Rachel Galdwin, Director of Utilities Intermediaries Association and Kevin Lambert, Sustainability & Net Zero Lead at Business Growth Hub.

The webinar aims to cover what the six-month support package really means for businesses and the prices they pay for energy. The panel will also try to anticipate what will happen after the six months of support is over. The panel will discuss energy prices and whether they can see a reduction in prices or solutions to find a better price.

However, the panel will also consider ways to reduce energy consumption or switch to renewable, sustainable energy sources which can help to meet net-zero targets as well as provide a long-term solution to the energy crisis.

The Growth Company drives forward business, economic, personal and professional development within communities by boosting employment, skills, investment and enterprise for the benefit of all. Helping local businesses to tackle the energy crisis will be vital for economic growth within the city-region.

You can learn more and register to attend the free webinar here.