This is an archived press release
Monday 5 November 2012
Business people wanting to future-proof against climate change and learn about energy-saving can go along to a free half-day training workshop.
Business Peak District is holding the workshop at Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, near Ashbourne, whose environmentally-friendly farming and holiday business has just been shortlisted for a Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism award.
People who attend the workshop will learn about key steps to saving energy, installing renewable technology and how to make their businesses more resilient to climate change.
Business Peak District is run by local business people with support from Staffordshire Moorlands, Derbyshire Dales and High Peak councils along with the Peak District National Park Authority.
Rural Business Adviser Lindsay Allen, from the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “We have an impressive range of speakers, including experts on planning, environmental technology and climate change.
“The venue at Beechenhill Farm will give people the opportunity to see energy efficiency and renewable technology in action, and there will be the chance to have one-to-one sessions with planning officers and experts on renewables.
“The event will round off with a free, locally-sourced lunch to enable people to network and learn from each other.”
The workshop is on Tuesday November 27, 9.30am-1pm, at Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, (postcode DE6 2DB).
Places are limited to 30 on a first-come, first-served basis and booking is essential on www.surveymonkey.com/s/bpdrenewables27nov (deadline Nov 24).
Though the event is free, a cancellation fee of £10 will be payable to cover costs if people cancel after 9am November 26.
Business Peak District holds training and networking sessions for businesses proud of their Peak District setting, and campaigns for improvements such as better broadband. For any queries, contact Lindsay Allen on 01629 816561.