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Showreel of some Scottish Government SME Loan recipients

A video showcase of just some of the small and medium businesses that have received free support from us and taken out the Scottish Government SME Loan to improve business performance, cutting their energy, water and waste costs.

Glenuig Inn

The business has taken out two SME Loans. One enabled them to cut their carbon emissions entirely and the other prevents any food or organic waste from leaving the site.

‘I like to think that financial sustainability and environmental sustainability go hand in hand." Steve Macfarlane, Owner.


Labels-4-Kids used the SME Loan for a replacement boiler

‘It’s the easiest loan application I’ve ever done. I’d highly recommend it to anyone.” Ann-Marie Morrison, Founder and Managing Director Labels-4-Kids.


Scallways Children’s Nursery

An upgrade to the businesses heating, lighting and insulation was afforded by the SME Loan and saves around £20k per annum.

“The loan application was really straight-forward.” Robert Farron Co-owner.


The Art Laundrette

A city centre laundrette upgraded its washing machine to more efficient models.  As well as the benefit of cutting water and energy use, customers can cut their laundry time with short wash cycles. The SME Loan helped afford the investment and the owner, Sukhvinder Sekhon is now considering an upgrade to the dryers, too. 


Donald’s Cream Ices now saves around £4,500 on energy each year

Owner Elio Amadei shares his story about the Government SME loan process and the dramatic annual energy savings made by installing a new cold room, which is core to their wholesale frozen business. 


What can our business do with the SME Loan?

The loan is for resource efficient equipment that reduces energy, water and waste and can be used to pay for:

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades 
  • Lighting systems 
  • Building fabric
  • Water saving 
  • Waste reduction and so much more.

Apply for the SME Loan and receive, for a limited time only 30% cashback up to £10,000 as well as free, expert support every step of the way.


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Reduce your business energy costs with the SME Loan

By making energy efficiency improvements most businesses can save on average around £8,000 each year. Over five years that’s a whopping £40,000. Or, if you prefer to think in percentages, you could cut your energy consumption by a quarter – 25%.

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