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Major repositioning for the energy company

Energy consultancy Lytham St Annes, BiU, has announced a name change reflecting its renewed focus on helping businesses achieve “positive climate impact”.

In what it describes as a “major repositioning”, the company will now be called Sustainable Energy First, with a focus on economic and environmental sustainability at the heart of its offering.

The company said it was “reorienting its business” in what it describes as a “bold move”.

He added: “As an energy and utility management consultancy, it will continue to provide its core services including procurement, revenue collection, compliance assistance and advisory. net zero.

“However, as Sustainable Energy First, it is committed to placing economic and environmental sustainability at the heart of its purpose.

“At the heart of this philosophy is a ‘service agnostic’ approach. Regardless of its delivery contract, the Sustainable Energy First team will seek out tangible opportunities to improve sustainability impact and financial viability for customers.

“Using a combination of people and technology, the team will identify and provide a business case for a range of decarbonization measures, from remote energy management to large-scale renewable energy projects.”

Sustainable Energy First says it will apply all its “talent and technology” to improving the sustainability performance of UK businesses in three specific areas: economic, environmental and social.

The company was founded in 1997 and has always been headquartered in Lytham St Annes. It has 130 employees, the majority of whom are based in Lancashire.

Chief Executive Michael Abbott, pictured with other members of the management team, said: “We are truly delighted to reposition ourselves as Sustainable Energy First: it marks a whole new chapter in our 25-year evolution.

“Sustainability drives all corporate and social programs, but it wasn’t a ‘fashion-driven’ decision: it’s about embedding sustainability into everything we do and giving our staff the means to bring about positive change.

“Rather than being everything to everyone, we focus on the one important piece of the ESG puzzle that we know well: helping companies decarbonize as quickly as possible and improve their economic sustainability and resilience to climate change. uncertainty.

“We are already helping many existing and new customers weather the difficult conditions of the energy market crisis, mitigating the impact on their business and ensuring their long-term survival.

“Collectively, our customers account for a significant share of the UK’s carbon emissions – we want to take responsibility for reducing that number as quickly as possible to get the UK to net zero.

The company also takes care of its own environmental impact. Sustainable Energy First will set a science-based emissions reduction target this year, in line with the Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative.

It says it will also set a net zero target this year, with a clear path on how that will be achieved and when before the UK’s 2050 target. It will voluntarily report on progress in its annual sustainability report. The company is also aiming for carbon neutrality in 2022.