- Green industries to drive £2.75 billion sales and 2,000 jobs by 2020
- South West set to be ahead in green industry race
The programme will create a new industry and a sustainable market in the South West capable of delivering over £2.75 billion sales, over £1 billion Gross Value Added (GVA) and potentially employing more than 2,000 people between now and 2020.
Ready for Retrofit is helping to kick-start the massive eco-refurbishment task ahead by investing more than £6.5m in energy efficiency and micro-generation measures for social housing. Local businesses will be supported to grow and develop new quality products and services through improved staff development, technical know-how and targeted marketing. The scheme will also help local trades people to improve their energy-efficiency knowledge so they can identify energy savings for their customers.