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Translift Bendi transform business with support of Clean Growth team

Logos of Clean Growth, Low Carbon Programme and ERDF Published Tuesday, 23rd November 2021

Would you like help to ensure your business is doing all it can to reduce carbon emissions? If so, Worcestershire County Council’s Clean Growth team are here to help.

Businesses are accessing the team’s help to make wide ranging, holistic changes to their business and energy needs.   

The advice and grants on offer have been helping local small and medium enterprises make a real difference to their business model and energy spend.

One business that has really benefitted from the support of the Clean Growth team is Redditch based Forklift manufacturers  - Translift Bendi.

They have used the advice and grant funding to develop a waste compressing product and change their lighting to energy efficient LEDs.  The company is now working to move their production process to a more digital and efficient one.

The company have expanded their business to include the re-manufacture of forklifts. They are refurbishing old stock into new, more efficient, electric forklifts, and by offering a rental service, they are offering their customers energy and cost-efficient solutions to reduce their fleet.

Paul Berrow, Managing Director at Translift Bendi said: “After contacting the county council, we have been given extremely great advice on what support there is for us as a manufacturing business. We managed to secure a grant for lighting to increase the morale of the workers, the previous one was a bit dreary. Our staff can see far better with the positioning of the new lighting in the works.  We had a professional free of charge assessment showing how the light would reflect.

This was completed with and we managed to get this done fairly quickly without much effort on our part.

We were also invited to look at other parts of the business which maybe could have funding so we are still hopeful to working with BEEP in the future and other areas to support local manufacturing.

It’s amazing how we don’t ask questions like what local support is available. I hope this helps other businesses to get on board and ask for help as it’s there for you.”

Councillor Tony Miller, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “It is wonderful to hear how the team at Translift Bendi have been able to improve their energy efficiency and provide energy and resource efficient solutions for other businesses, through the support of our Clean Growth Team.  They are just one of many success stories I’ve heard about since the team was formed and they play a huge part in our commitment to protecting our environment. I would urge anyone looking for support to make their business more energy and resource efficient to contact the team and see what support is available for you.”

For more information on how the County Council’s Clean Growth Team can help businesses  ’do all they can’ please visit the Clean Growth pages of the Worcestershire Business Central website or email sustainability@worcestershire.gov.uk.

The Council’s business support programmes are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).