Natural Energy Showcase set for October 4

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The first Angus Business Week is now underway, with a programme of free events taking place until October 4, aimed at enabling businesses throughout the county to reach their full potential.

The events cover a wide range of business topics, including starting a new business, employment issues, harnessing the power of the internet and, at a special event at the end of Angus Business Week 2014, how small businesses, organisations and members of the public can reduce their energy usage and costs.

The Angus Natural Energy Showcase is being held at Forfar Mart on Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

This innovative, free event will provide information, expert advice, seminars and demonstrations about the latest energy efficiency options for homes, community buildings and workplaces.

The Angus Natural Energy Showcase will include presentations about the incentives available for renewable energy projects and the latest energy efficient technologies, as well as exhibitions by companies in the local area who specialise in energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives, such as Forster Group, Angus Biofuels and Sustainable Energy Scotland.

In addition, experts will be on hand to provide advice on issues such as renewable energy planning and design, biomass heating, solar energy, wind turbines, energy efficiency legislation and dual fuel conversion for vehicles. In addition, the Scottish Government-supported Resource Efficient Scotland will be offering advice and technical support on reducing the costs of energy, water, raw materials and waste disposal.

Angus Business Week is a partnership-initiative established by a number of local organisations to provide advice, information and support to potential, new and established businesses throughout Angus. Partners include Angus Council, Business Gateway/Enterprise North East Trust, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce, Dundee & Angus College, The Federation of Small Businesses, Scottish Development International, Skills Development Scotland, Department of Work and Pensions and the Tayside Engineering Network.

To find out more about the events happening during Angus Business Week, or to book places at any of the events, including the seminars at the Natural Energy Showcase on 4 October, visit www.angusbusinessweek.co.uk.

Although the programme is now underway, places are available at many of the events and can be reserved at www.angusbusinessweek.co.uk.