A new group has been formed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) which will be looking into how small and medium sized businesses can get involved with work opportunities under the Green Deal.
The GGF has joined the SME Green Deal Roundtable to represent the industry, in particular small companies and trades people.
The GGF Say:
The first meeting was held on Wednesday 20th June at the DECC Offices in Whitehall with the “Roundtable on SME-led Green Deal models” being co-convened by the Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Honorary President of the National Home Improvement Council.
Launching the new Roundtable, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “The Green Deal will be a massive opportunity for businesses of all sizes and one of my personal priorities is to see smaller businesses – such as local builders, plumbers and roofers – get a big slice of the action too.”
It has long been an issue with many that small and medium businesses would not be able to gain the benefit of work opportunities offered by the Green Deal, with many fearing that only the large organisations would benefit.
The Green Deal Roundtable will provide recommendations to DECC Ministers on how SME-led business models can be delivered amongst other roles which can only be a good thing for the benefit of smaller trades and businesses.
The full panel membership of the group is:
• National Home Improvement Council (NHIC)
• Federation of Master Builders (FMB)
• National Federation of Builders (NFB)
• National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC)/Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC)
• British Chambers of Commerce
• Federation of Small Businesses
• National Federation of Roofing Contractors
• Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF)
• Building and Engineering Services Association (formally HVCA)
• Electrical Contractors Association (ECA)
• Painting and Decorating Association
• PB Energy Solutions
• Heating and Hot Water Industry Council
• Builders Merchants Federation (BMF)
• Prince’s Trust