REV ACTIVE was a three-year package of free, confidential and
impartial support for small and medium-sized enterprises
(SMEs), focused along the A11 corridor in Norfolk. This is the Project Archive.
REV ACTIVE explicitly linked business efficiency and cost-saving to things like reduced energy consumption, waste minimisation and water conservation. Its advice and grants have delivered real economic benefits – truly transformative changes to some of its beneficiaries – and it did this in ways that have actually contributed to our aspirations for the ‘green economy’. For full details, please click here to download the Independent Evaluation Report (27 megabytes).
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REV ACTIVE explicitly linked business efficiency and cost-saving to things like reduced energy consumption, waste minimisation and water conservation. Its advice and grants have delivered real economic benefits – truly transformative changes to some of its beneficiaries – and it did this in ways that have actually contributed to our aspirations for the ‘green economy’.
Family-owned Breckland printer saves with an efficient new lighting system.
Attleborough printer working at the cutting edge of the industry and making big savings.
Bungay-based SME drives down vehicle costs and emissions to save thousands.
Broadland tourist destination benefits from intelligent heating and controls.
Snetterton haulage company with a hundred lorries identifies £280,000 annual savings.
Fur & Feather Inn
Traditional Norfolk pub makes big savings with waste digester and heat exchanger.
Independent, family-owned business now saving £4K annually on energy.
Green Frog Taxis
Norwich taxi company reaps the benefits of a green fleet and capitalises on its reputation.
Framlingham-based engineer saves £8,000 and 40 tonnes of carbon year on year.
Banham microbusiness turns waste materials into new product lines and saves £11,000/year.
Hingham marketing company saves £2,500 on its annual heating bill.
Frettenham-based cheese maker scales up production and makes water savings.
Thetford manufacturer invests to save £10K/year on its energy bills.
Snetterton specialist engineer invests just £200 to save £4,200 per year on fuel costs.
Long Stratton housing association saves £3,000 each year with its new solar panels.
March transport company saves £17,000 each year with a power factor correction unit.
Norwich-based school of martial arts makes basic changes to save money and carbon.
Thetford manufacturer saves £3,500 each year using new electrical equipment.
Norwich freehouse makes small changes to save £2,500 year on year.
Watch video case studies
Three video case studies were produced by REV ACTIVE and these are archived, below.
Click above to watch Bryan Turner Kitchens video case study
Click above to watch Breckland Print video case study
Click above to watch Warren Services video case study
Click above to watch ABC Taxis and Moorlands Press video case study
REV ACTIVE Awards photo gallery
The REV ACTIVE Celebration Event was held in September 2013. A series of awards recognised those businesses that achieved the most with assistance from the Project. Please click on the images, below, to view larger versions.
REV ACTIVE Operational TeamFirst row: Mark Stanton (Deputy Chair), Breckland Council; Simon Best (Programme Manager),
Breckland Council; Paul Bourgeois (Assistant Programme Manager), Breckland Council; Jo Mysko
(Technical Administrator), Breckland Council; Susan Smith (Financial Claims Manager), Breckland Council;
Lindy Warmer (Grants Facilitator), Breckland Council.
Second row: Ian Roe (Resource Efficiency Facilitators Manager), Norfolk County Council; Alder Tye (Senior
Resource Efficiency Facilitator), Norfolk County Council, Laura Dopping-Hepenstal (Resource Efficiency
Facilitator), Norfolk County Council; Chris Handley (Resource Efficiency Facilitator), Norfolk County Council;
Dan Cox (Network Co-ordinator), Breckland Council; Ben Handford (Marketing Partner), Naked Marketing.
© 2014 Breckland Council. All rights reserved.
REV ACTIVE actively identified those SMEs with the greatest potential to improve their resource efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, and worked with them to realise this potential and the associated business benefits: reduced costs; comparative advantage; business growth and resilience.
REV ACTIVE provided systematic Reviews of business premises and operations by experts and ‘hands on’ assistance – fully-costed business cases for change – identifying, quantifying and prioritising the various opportunities and their paybacks. Coupled with follow-on support and business grants, this eliminated many of the traditional barriers to business resource efficiency.
The focus throughout was on low cost/no cost opportunities, bottom line benefits and short payback periods.
For full details, please click here to download the Independent Evaluation Report (27 megabytes).
Contact detailsFor more information about REV ACTIVE and its successor programme, Grants4Growth, please email the Low Carbon Business Growth Programme Manager, Simon Best, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him on 01362 656808.