Author: Nathan Akrill


Small businesses on the Jurassic Coast are being encouraged to sign up for the final series of Battle the Bills workshops. The bite-sized workshops, which are free of charge, have proved extremely popular with an average rating of 9/10 and described by participants as:

“Punchy, essential and incredibly useful”, Annabelle Lowe, Newquay

“Clear, informative and friendly”, Jane Barsby, Totnes

“Fantastic reminder”, Simon Hirsh, Launceston

The final opportunity for Jurassic Coast businesses is:

Exmouth         Thurs 12 July              10:30 – 18:00              Point Bar & Grill

The final series focuses on two essential, but often baffling, topics: renewable energy and heat, and influencing guest and customer behaviour.

Businesses can book their free place by visiting:

With energy bills rising, increasing numbers of tourism businesses have installed and are investigating renewables, but with the range of technologies and changing financial incentives it can prove daunting. The workshop will provide jargon-free advice to demystify the options and help businesses find the right option for them.

The workshop will also share examples and principles for successfully engaging customers, and any staff, to help, rather than hinder, efforts to save energy and water, as well as outlining water saving opportunities and South West Water’s Source for Business service.

The 90-minute workshop is open to all small businesses and are being held across South West Water’s region. The water company is sponsoring the sessions with support from South West Tourism Alliance and Devon & Cornwall Business Council.

Workshop organiser Neil Warren, who provides business support for the South West Tourism Alliance, said:

We’ve been delighted with the reaction of businesses. Whether it is businesses exchanging tips with each other for getting customers to join in or helping businesses make sense of the options for renewables, the workshops seem to be hitting the mark and we’d love to see as many businesses as possible take this final opportunity to attend.

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