Conferencing + Events Feature — 29 June 2018
  • Locally-based Octopus Energy ties up with Leicester-based Charity Link to launch 100% renewable Leicester Business Power tariff, powered by local solar farm in Uppingham, Leicestershire
  • First business to make the switch to the new tariff, the King Richard III Visitor Centre, to host the launch with ‘green power’
  • Children from local Spinney Hill Primary School design the visual identity to be used across marketing materials for the tariff

Leicester-based Octopus Energy, the smart energy supplier, and local charity ‘Charity Link’ are delighted to announce the launch of a new fairly priced, 100% renewable tariff, open to Leicester City, Leicestershire and East Midlands businesses, in a move to turn them green while supporting their local community.

The tariff will be powered by Seaton Road Solar Farm, based on the outskirts of Uppingham in Leicestershire, in order to provide locally generated 100% renewable energy to each business on the tariff*.

Each business that signs up to the latest tariff will see £25 donated directly to Charity Link, while unlocking £125 of available funds that will go to help local people and children in need. Octopus energy will also be planting 25 trees in the local area each time 25 businesses sign up to the new tariff.

Those signing up to the tariff will also receive materials to help them tell the story about their energy, including how much carbon has been offset by their decision to go for green power, and a special reception/window badge to showcase their energy choice and support for Leicester Link.

The launch, taking place at the very first Leicester-based company to make the switch to the Leicester Business Power tariff, King Richard III Visitor Centre, will showcase one of Leicester’s landmarks as the first environmentally-conscious business to make the move to being powered by the new tariff.

Iain Gordon, Director, Richard III Visitor Centre, said: “The King Richard III Visitor Centre is delighted to be one of Octopus Energy’s new partners in Leicester. As a business, we are always looking for new ways to reduce our impact on the environment and with our energy now coming from renewable sources, this new partnership helps us move closer to that goal.”

Local Year 3 students from Spinney Hill Primary School entered a competition to design the visual identity for the Leicester Business Power tariff the website and across all marketing material for the tariff. All to be revealed at the launch on Friday!

Zoisa Walton, Octopus Energy Business Solutions  said: “We are delighted that Leicester businesses will be joining Octopus’ mission to speed the transition to a clean energy future – and supporting local charities in the process. Local businesses have a huge leadership role to play in Leicester, and we hope that by embracing the Leicester Business Power tariff they will inspire their customers to think about how they can become more sustainable too.

We are very proud that the Richard III Visitor Centre is the very first to join the Leicester Business Power tariff – simultaneously celebrating Leicester’s history and helping to set the vision for a greener future.”

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Susan McEniff, Director of Marketing and Fundraising, Charity Link, said: “We are delighted to be launching this local Leicester initiative with Octopus Energy. As a charity, we believe that all local people deserve a decent standard of living and that everyone has a right to adequate food, shelter and the means to keep warm, clean and rested.

The support of our donors is vital to us. While businesses will be donating £25 through signing up to the Leicestershire Business Power tariff this amounts to much more, as every donated £10 helps to unlock £50 from charitable trusts – so every business will in fact be helping to provide £125 of support. Every single penny goes to help local people and children in need.”

 

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