A grant of £25,000 has been awarded
to Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) to extend the services its
Business and Environment Management Scheme offers to small and medium sized
companies. The need for this expansion has been brought about following
overwhelming interest from more than 100 firms since the scheme was launched in
The BOC Foundation grant will allow
PECT to deliver an extensive programme of training workshops throughout the
region and promote sound environmental practice to small businesses via a
newsletter and a series of case studies.
Richard Donoyou, managing director
of PECT said; "Many small businesses don't realise that environmental
management offers a significant business opportunity. We are thrilled that this
grant will allow us to further demonstrate that taking simple steps to protect
the environment can help to save money and increase competitiveness."
The PECT Business and Environment
Scheme is unique in the UK, offering a concise environmental management system
designed by small businesses for small businesses. Following its initial success
in Peterborough, the scheme is now available across Eastern England. Each
registration includes an environmental policy and participants have the
opportunity to earn an accreditation on completion of a 12-month cycle of
To coincide with UK Environment
Week, businesses are invited to an event on June 5th at the Peterborough
Materials Recycling Facility to get a taster of the scheme. Booking is
essential, so contact Rachel Pratt at PECT on 01733 760883 as soon as possible.