For many of us, the next few weeks will be spent decorating our homes, buying Christmas presents and making arrangements for the festive season. However, for businesses there is little time for merriment, as the countdown to the end of the 2014/15 financial year is very much on.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Britain’s economy was on a rapid upward trajectory, as we’ve constantly been told that everything from manufacturing and building sector output to services industry growth has been improving for the last 18 months to two years. In the past couple of weeks, warnings have been issued about slowing global economic growth, which could put the brakes on any further progress in the UK.
Painful Memories of Last Recession...
With this in mind, it’s vital that businesses take extra care to protect themselves, after all, less-than-pleasant memories of the corporate meltdown that followed the last major economic dip in 2008/09 are still at the forefront of our minds. Even if this turns out to be a blip, it still makes perfect sense for companies to streamline their internal processes and cut their outgoings before the end of the current fiscal year, especially when it comes to energy bills.
Nobody wants to pay over the odds for their business electricity and gas, so why not do something about it? Love Energy Savings has put together this handy infographic that offers a few green proofing tips that all businesses can use in the next three to four months and beyond.
Beat The Countdown!
Whether you’re the owner of a small business looking to save as much money as you can, or you’re a middle manager at a large corporation who is hoping to receive a hefty bonus in 2015, you can reap the benefits of our advice. Not only have we done some of the mathematics for you, we’ve also added a clock that counts down to the end of 2014/15 financial year on March 31st, so there’s no excuse for missing the deadline.
We appreciate that businesses are busy trying to make as much money as they can, especially in the run up to Christmas. But it’s always worth bearing the following statistic from the Carbon Trust in mind - a 20% drop in energy consumption represents the same as a 5% increase in sales. It just goes to show that putting a little extra effort into making your company more energy efficient really pays dividends in the long run.
Let us know how you get on!