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INTRODUCING Samantha Nicholson – Programme Manager Delivering economic success and environmental excellence in Englands Northwest.

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1 INTRODUCING Samantha Nicholson – Programme Manager Delivering economic success and environmental excellence in Englands Northwest

2 THE ENWORKS VISION An improved environment and economy for the North West achieved through the engagement of business in environmentally sustainable business practice

3 WHY IS ENWORKS NEEDED? Co-ordination and Delivery To ensure high quality support is available to all businesses To improve communications and marketing To avoid duplication & increase synergy To learn from good practice and evaluate success To co-ordinate and broker access to services To work towards a common vision

4 WHO IS BEHIND ENWORKS? The Board includes representatives from: Northwest Regional Development Agency Environment Agency Business Links North West Chambers of Commerce North West Regional Assembly North West Universities Association United Utilities Groundwork North West Sustainability Northwest Envirolink Northwest Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency Federation of Small Businesses Institute of Directors

5 HOW DOES ENWORKS DELIVER? 5 sub-regional partnerships work directly with businesses in: Cumbria Lancashire Greater Manchester Cheshire & Warrington Merseyside 1 regional team co-ordinates and manages: Delivery partnerships and funding Information services and marketing Quality assurance and sharing best practice Independent evaluation Communication of achievements

6 WHAT DOES ENWORKS DELIVER? Information Services Telephone Helpline Seminars and Training Capital Grants Legal Compliance Networking & Regeneration On-Site Support Audits and Reviews Links to other regional and national programmes Resource Efficiency Online Toolkit We deliver support in: Corporate Responsibility, Resource Efficiency and Health & Safety to businesses of all sizes from all sectors.

7 WHAT HAS ENWORKS ACHIEVED? Since 2002: Businesses advised Jobs created and safeguarded Environmental policies & action plans developed People trained receiving qualifications 700+ Businesses using the Online Resource Efficiency Toolkit Opportunities for efficiency improvements recorded

8 WHAT HAS ENWORKS ACHIEVED? Quantified economic outcomes: £6.3million annual cost savings achieved £7.3million annual cost savings in the pipeline £4.5million investment in environmental technologies generated £370+ saved per employee per annum £23million+ Sales increased £48million+ Sales safeguarded

9 WHAT HAS ENWORKS ACHIEVED? Quantified environmental outcomes: 57,000+ tonnes of CO 2 not emitted pa = 31,800 hot air balloons Energy bills reduced by 9% Over 415,000m 3 of water not used pa = 1500 Olympic swimming pools Water bills reduced by 15% Over 2.2m tonnes of raw materials not utilised pa = 850 Blackpool towers Waste disposal costs reduced by 28%

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