Save energy and money with a grant of up to £15,000 from the Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme

A scheme for Hull businesses looking to save energy is helping local businesses save thousands of pounds a year on their energy costs – and still has grant funding of up to £15,000 available to eligible businesses.

The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme (HBEES) is a Hull City Council-led scheme which offers a host of measures to assist small and medium businesses in reducing their energy costs, whilst also reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. HBEES is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund Programme.

An event will take place on Monday 24th October at the MKM Stadium, where Hull businesses can find out more about what measures they can take to reduce their energy costs and find out what support is available to help pay for these changes.

The scheme has already helped almost two hundred Hull businesses to save thousands of pounds on their business energy costs by supporting them to install energy-saving measures including new heating and lighting systems, solar panels, and EV charging points. These grants can also enable eligible businesses to update their equipment and machinery to energy efficient models.

One Hull business that benefited from this grant funding is Eltherington Group Ltd, an architectural aluminium manufacturer with 15,000sqft facilities on Hedon Road.

Due to the size of Eltherington Group’s offices and workshop space, HBEES independent assessment recommended that they upgrade their lighting to a much more efficient LED system throughout the premises. After receiving a £15,000 grant towards the work, the business is now saving almost £40,000 a year on their lighting costs.

Michael Riding, Director Special Projects at Eltherington Ltd, said: “The new improved LED lighting has helped us to reduce our energy bills AND reduce our carbon emissions by more than 115 tonnes per year. As a business, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and this has been a major step forward for us. It has really helped us to kickstart our journey in becoming a greener, more sustainable organisation and is saving us almost £40,000 a year off our electricity bill in the process.

“We’re incredibly grateful to HBEES for helping us to achieve this – and urge any small or medium businesses in Hull to get in touch with HBEES to find out how they might be able to support them to both reduce their energy usage and costs.”

Phil Hall HBEES Programme Manager, said: “We know rising energy costs are a concern for businesses in Hull, given the recent energy price rises. One way to help reduce your business energy costs is by reducing your energy usage – and we can support you to do this – while making your business greener and more efficient. Please get in touch with us to find out if your business is eligible and what kinds of support you may be entitled to.”

Cllr Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “Now more than ever the benefits of energy saving measures are clear to all. Whether it is the cost to business or the benefit to the environment, cutting down on energy use is good for all. With this in mind, the council is keen to support businesses who are seeking to reduce their energy use and urge them to take advantage of the support from HBEES, including grant funding, which will enable them not only to reduce their energy use, but will also help them save money on their business energy costs.”

To find out more about HBEES and the support you may be eligible for, please visit to book your free place at our upcoming event.