An Oxfordshire business project was awarded first place for its ‘impressive’ commitment to advancing energy efficiency amongst local businesses.

EP Group’s decarbonisation project was recognised at the Oxfordshire Greentech conference this week - on the 17 and 18 of November - in the final round of the countywide Energy Pathfinders: 2050 (EP:50) competition.

The project ESCO-in-a-box unlocks the wide range of financial, environmental, and social benefits provided by energy efficiency upgrades for local businesses who currently lack the time, resources or motivation to implement projects.

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Alex Rathmell, Managing Director at ep connect, said that this recognition is further validation that their work will be transformative for Oxfordshire SMEs.

He added: “The ESCO-in-a-box project has examined the needs of businesses currently stuck at sustainability ‘square zero’ and places the solution in the hands of a local team, focused on impacts rather than margins, enabling a new kind of locally-relevant, convenient and ‘un-salesy’ conversation with businesses about starting their net-zero journey.”

The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) and Oxfordshire Greentech created the initiative to seek out and celebrate the county’s most promising low carbon innovators.


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