SMARTech energy creates opportunities for young people in Wiltshire as part of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme
Wiltshire-based energy management and reduction specialist SMARTech energy, have welcomed their first Kickstart recruit as a part of the Government’s drive to create new jobs for 16-24 year olds who are on Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.
21-year-old Joshua Wallace from Chippenham has been hired to gain experience across the business in marketing, sales, business administration and stock control.
Joshua said “I have been out of work for 5 months and felt that this would be a great way for me to get back into a working environment. Due to being out of work for so long, I would like to gain further work experience as well as improving my office-based work skills; such as administration, communication and team-building skills”.
Attracting Talent From the Local Area
SMARTech energy are offering six month paid placements, working 25 hours a week across marketing, energy consultancy and administration. With no formal qualifications or experience needed to apply for these roles, they are the perfect opportunity to allow young people to gain experience in an office-based environment and confirms SMARTech energy’s inclusive recruitment policy to focus on attracting talent from the local area.
Stuart Pearce, Managing Director of SMARTech energy said “Kickstart is a superb scheme which has enabled the company to provide work opportunities for young people in the local area. Joshua has already shown great potential and subject to review, all Kickstart placements will have the chance to move into full-time positions once the initial 6 month contract ends”.
For more information on our kickstart positions contact us on 01225 635660 or visit our website
Wiltshire-based energy management and reduction specialist SMARTech energy are working with one of the UK’s largest fast food retailers to manage and reduce their energy consumption and waste through the installation of energy monitoring and energy conservation measures, including voltage optimisation.
The project covers the design, delivery and installation of Eniscope monitoring equipment across multiple sites in the UK of a well known global fast-food brand – with the aim to investigate and quantify potential energy savings and recommend energy saving measures.
Fast food outlets are inherently high users of energy and reducing it makes complete business sense; not only to save money, but to reduce carbon emissions – which in turn, enhances the business’s reputation as a sustainable operation.
MD of SMARTech energy said “We’ve found that one of the major barriers to an organisation reducing their energy consumption is the lack of information or know-how. Businesses across all sectors are initially concerned about the anticipated costs to implement energy saving initiatives, but it’s technologies such as the Eniscope real time energy monitoring system which track energy usage, that gives credible information on energy wastage and consumption. Its this data which helps key decision makers to make change for the long term and generate immediate financial return”.
The installation of energy monitoring is a fairly simple process. The current transformers (CT’s) are attached to the main incoming supply and other key circuits; allowing real-time information to be accessed, displayed and recorded using an analytics software. It tracks energy consumption for all the key circuits – such as air conditioning, refrigeration, lighting and kitchen appliances – whilst the voltage optimisation installation improves energy efficiency by optimising the incoming site voltage to the recommended level.
Formed in 2014, SMARTech energy has firmly established itself as a key player in the energy management and reduction sector and brings together expertise, technology, innovation and installation services which guarantee a cost effective approach to the implementation of energy management; helping organisations to cut carbon emissions, reduce costs and energy consumption.
Ultimately, Stuart adds, “Innovative energy saving technologies which help to reduce carbon emissions and cut costs are shown to improve business profitability – and not only on the bottom line, but also enabling new business growth and productivity”.
Traditional commercial condensing boiler systems run at around 85% efficiency when they are first installed.
However, as the system ages its efficiency drastically reduces and after 10 years it can be as low as 50%, meaning that businesses are nearly using twice as much energy as needed.
Low carbon boiler systems provide a modern solution for businesses looking to create energy savings. Running at 97% efficiency, businesses can see saving of up to 60%, not to mention a reduction in carbon tax liability. Thus businesses will benefit not only from immediate system savings but also a satisfyingly quick payback on investment.
Following extensive research SMARTech energy are pleased to recommend BLADES Low Carbon Systems as the most efficient and effective solution for commercial properties. Their simple, effective modular technology allows systems to be built to meet any requirement by joining banks of servers via a manifold. The system consists of a pre-assembled boiler and or DHW system, built into a powder coated mild steel frame, to aid in a fast installation.
SMARTech energy can help you by specifying the correct system to meet your company’s requirements. We will not only supply the system but also project manage the installation and commissioning to supply a complete turnkey solution.
Low Carbon System Benefits
- Energy savings of up to 60%
- Designed to provide high efficiency – 97% to exact
- Extremely fast DHW (domestic hot water) recovery and heating solutions
- Pre-assembled in a purpose built frame to enable quick installation, to minimise downtime
- The unit is fully functioning factory tested prior to delivery
- Eligible for Carbon Trust energy efficiency loan
To find out more and understand how much energy a BLADES Low Carbon Boiler System can save your business contact us through the website here or call 0845 64 76278 today.
Renewables capacity in the South West of England has grown by 37% in the past 12 months to hit nearly 1.2GW and now meets 8.3% of the region’s electricity demand.
The South West Renewable Energy Progress Report, published by Regen SW today, reveals the region leads the way in small and community-scale renewables, boasting 21% of the projects supported by the feed-in tariff. It is second only to Scotland in terms of Renewable Heat Incentive projects, accounting for 14%.
Key areas of growth have been solar PV, which stands at 270MW, biomass (68MW) and onshore wind (23MW). However, the study also reveals the South West is not on track to meet the government target of 15% energy from renewables by 2020.
“This year’s progress report is encouraging but it should be just the start,” said Regen SW chief executive Merlin Hyman.
“With 70% of all investment in energy globally predicted to be in renewables, our success in this market is critical. By meeting our renewables targets we could create 34,000 high-value jobs, become less reliant on uncertain oversees supplied fossil fuels and use our local renewable energy resources to generate income and fuel security for local communities.”
The report concludes that while the foundation stone for renewables is a clear and consistent government policy framework, there is also much more can be done locally to tackle barriers such as grid and planning, and enabling commercial deployment of new technologies.
Devon is the county with the greatest renewables capacity in the region on 380MW, followed by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (374MW), Somerset (198MW), Wiltshire (157MW), Dorset (133MW), West of England (123MW) and Gloucestershire (109MW).
Would you like to make your business more energy efficient and sustainable? Contact SMARTech energy to book your free energy consultation to discuss how you can improve profit margins by having green credentials – call 0845 6476278.