Category Archives: Press Release

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Envantage’s Team Strengthened By Experienced Energy Consultants

Envantage has recruited two highly experienced Energy Consultants to add strength and depth to its Compliance and Sustainability services.

Russell Monkman joined us in 2018 and is already working with our clients to safeguard regulatory compliance and secure financial rewards. Russ has a vast experience of energy compliance and sustainability, both as an end-user and as a consultant working for businesses in a huge range of sectors.

Russ is a member of the Energy Institute, a Chartered Energy Manager and ESOS Lead Assessor, bringing a wealth of experience and technical knowledge to reinforce our growing team of energy and low carbon specialists.He also holds ISO 50001 Lead Auditor status.

In addition to his proven skills in the execution of ISO 50001 audits, Russ was shortlisted for the Industry Expert category at the 2018 TELCA awards. He has set up EU Emissions Trading Scheme permits, taken part in audits and to verify emissions and made submissions to ETSWAP for clients. He brings more than 30 years’ experience in carbon and energy management, compliance, technical services and the chemicals industry. Russ also has a degree in Electrical Engineering and is a respected and prolific speaker and blogger on a wide range of environmental and energy management topics.

Russ began dealing with energy in the Chemicals sector at Ciba Clayton, looking after their huge site just outside Manchester. Following that experience, he joined a local energy consultancy to help them broaden their energy offering. Since then, Russ has helped hundreds of organisations to obtain, maintain and protect compliance with the various energy schemes throughout the UK. He has also identified countless thousands in savings opportunities with his experienced, practical approach to spotting energy waste.

Michael Holness also brings a wealth of experience, gained in a number of consultancy roles with clients across a wide range of sectors. Mike joined Envantage in early 2019 after spending the last 15 years helping organisations to manage compliance and identify financial savings. Mike is also an ESOS Lead Assessor with the Energy Managers Association.

Mike has worked at major energy consultancy firms, delivering ESOS energy assessments and managing Climate Change Agreements for clients. He also has experience of relevant ISO schemes and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, as well as implementing Automated Monitoring and Targeting on client sites.

Both Russ and Mike bring an enormous breadth and depth of experience to the Envantage team, enabling us to identify and secure savings for more clients and sites and to offer a more hands-on service to our existing customers.

Envantage was incorporated in April 2004 by experienced professionals within the energy supply industry with a vast knowledge of energy efficiency, energy legislation and energy procurement. We have developed our team over the years, building an impressive range of energy management and carbon reduction services. This has been achieved by recruiting highly capable experts in their related fields, like Russ and Mike.

Our stronger team can help your business to achieve more secure savings and to identify opportunities to spend less money on your energy. Contact Us Today for more details.

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What a year! Here is why we are celebrating 2016…


We have had quite the year here at Envantage and would like to congratulate our staff on their continued outstanding work – and our clients on their substantial savings and performance improvements.

Some of our 2016 highlights include:

Envantage achievements 2016

> Claiming over £400k/yr in relief for some manufacturers

> Boosting our clients’ CDP scores to beat the CDP average

> Helping a textiles firm pass a challenging CCA audit (saving £200k+/yr)

> Securing major EU ETS compensation for a complex client case

> Managing 500+ GWh/yr for Climate Change Agreements

> Reporting on up to 34% energy savings with our ENMAT M&T system

> Reviewing ESOS in the Energy Institute’s flagship magazine

> Sharing CCA expertise with the Food & Drink sector in Birmingham

> Commissioning our 2.4MWp Solar PV park

> Being nominated for the “Energy Management Champion” TELCA Award

> Obtaining ISO14001 and ISO50001 certified status, alongside ISO9001

> Cutting our carbon footprint with hybrid electric vehicles

> Welcoming two babies (with one still on the way!)

…and much more!


2017 looks set to be another eventful year, with valuable energy and carbon opportunities.

Once you have celebrated and reflected on the past 12 months, we recommend that you schedule a call with us in January.


How Envantage can help

We look forward to reducing your costs, improving your energy and carbon performance, and boosting your brand value in 2017.

To set up a consultation, simply contact our team on 0800 054 2577 or email

Have a wonderful holiday.


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Top Safety Accreditation for Envantage Ltd


Manchester-based Envantage Ltd has been awarded continued accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Operating throughout the UK, Envantage helps organisations to manage their energy and carbon reduction more effectively through a comprehensive portfolio of services. The company’s clients include major players such as JD Williams, McBride and Arnold Clark as well as many well-known local companies and industries across the country.

The company’s on-going Safecontractor accreditation is driven by dedication to a uniform standard across the business.

“We are known for our high quality work, in areas such as Climate Change Agreements, energy compensation schemes for industry, energy audits, and M&T” noted Colin Hindmarsh, Managing Director at Envantage.

“Our Safecontractor accreditation shows that this quality also extends to our approach to health and safety”.

Safecontractor enhances the company’s ability to support high profile clients as well as win new contracts. Its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

The scheme is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors or consultants who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Envantage has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.

Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over 210 major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme.

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Over £400k/yr relief now claimed for some manufacturing clients

Claim RO and FIT Compensation with Envantage
Envantage has successfully claimed back as much as £440,000 for some clients on annual electricity costs, via the UK government’s relief for electricity intensive manufacturers.

Eligible businesses can save approximately 1.7p/kWh with RO and FIT compensation alone.

The relief is designed to protect the international competitiveness of UK industry, by discounting extra charges on energy bills that are related to the government’s carbon emissions targets.

“It is clear that the financial benefit can be among the most substantial in energy and carbon management at present,” noted Colin Hindmarsh, Managing Director of Envantage Ltd.

If you are eligible you should therefore make the most of this opportunity.


Two key facts about compensation

Firstly, RO & FIT compensation now cannot be backdated. This means that you lose out while you delay to claim.

Manufacturers should therefore find out immediately if they qualify. Envantage welcomes enquiries, and will help you identify what relief you are entitled to.

Secondly, you will need resources and expertise to submit a successful claim and comply with the reporting requirements.

Speak to Envantage today to find out how much our effective services will save you. Many manufacturers find that they are unable to act swiftly on their own, due to delays and costs when developing necessary in-house skills and tools.


How Envantage can help

We already assist manufacturing clients to obtain an average of over £200,000 per year, using our extensive experience with evidential data and energy reporting – and over £400,000 per year in individual circumstances, as reported above.

Additional benefits of working with our dedicated team include the assurance of complete evidence packs, audit services, and ongoing support.

To get started, and take your first step towards securing your RO and FIT compensation, please call Envantage on 0800 054 2577 or email


Tel: +44 (0) 800 054 2577

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Envantage at TELCA Awards 2016 – Energy Management Champion nomination

Energy and carbon consultancy Envantage are proud to have been nominated for a TELCA Award, in the Energy Management Champion category.

The Envantage team celebrated with the rest of the energy industry at the award ceremony held on 30 June at the Honourable Artillery Company in London.

Now in their fourth year running, the prestigious TELCA awards promote excellence in the energy sector.

Being shortlisted for the Energy Management Champion award reflects Envantage’s comprehensive range of energy management services, offered alongside compliance, carbon and water management, procurement, and administration of energy discount schemes for manufacturers.

The TELCA Awards 2016 shortlist and winners can be viewed here. Envantage would like to congratulate all nominated businesses, and the winners of each category.


How Envantage can help

Envantage’s energy management services include the three essential foundations, with support from our experienced Chartered Energy Managers:
energy management systems (ISO 50001)
staff awareness training
monitoring and targeting

To get started, contact us today.


Tel: +44 (0) 800 054 2577

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Envantage publishes expanded business brochure

Envantage has published an expanded business brochure, showcasing additional ways in which the company is now helping clients cut costs, energy and carbon.

The updated business brochure can be downloaded pdf_iconhere.

Expanded services include:



Please contact Envantage today to find out how we can assist your business.


Tel: +44 (0) 800 054 2577

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Envantage shortlisted for energy management TELCA award

Energy and carbon consultancy Envantage have been shortlisted for a TELCA Award 2016, in the Energy Management Champion category.

The winner will be announced on 30 June at the awards ceremony held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London.

Now in their fouth year running, the prestigious TELCA awards promote excellence in the energy sector.

The nomination for Energy Management Champion reflects Envantage’s comprehensive range of energy management services, offered alongside compliance, carbon and water management, procurement, and administration of energy discount schemes for manufacturers.

The TELCA Awards 2016 shortlists can be viewed here. Envantage would like to congratulate all nominated businesses, with best of luck for the awards ceremony.


How Envantage can help

Envantage’s energy management services include the three essential foundations:
energy management systems (ISO 50001)
staff awareness training
monitoring and targeting

Our experienced Chartered Energy Managers also carry out energy audits to ISO 50002 standard (for ESOS and other purposes), consult on renewable energy technologies, and provide energy efficiency project services ranging from LEDs to energy saving process equipment.

To get started, contact us today.


Tel: +44 (0) 800 054 2577

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Envantage achieves double ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification

Envantage ISO 50001 Certification Envantage ISO 14001 Certification

Manchester-based energy and carbon consultancy Envantage has achieved the internationally recognised ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards for environmental and energy management, confirming its position as one of the leaders in its field.

This independent assessment was conducted by the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau, and demonstrates Envantage’s commitment to energy efficiency and carbon reduction.

Envantage has extensive experience in helping clients to implement effective environmental and energy management systems.

To demonstrate its own conformance to best practice standards, Envantage now displays the coveted British Assessment Bureau ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification marks alongside other certifications, accreditations and memberships.

Benefits of certification
ISO 14001:2004 was first introduced 1996 as a British Standard and requires organisations to have an environmental policy and action plan to manage their impact on the environment. Requirements include regulatory compliance, and incorporating environmental issues into business management. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.

ISO 50001:2011 supports organisations to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system. It is based on the model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Certified organisations comply with a framework of requirements, which includes the development of a clear energy policy for more efficient use of energy, targets for improvement, data analysis and measurements, and performance review.

Broader benefits of registration to these standards include:

  • Streamlining the organisation’s procedures
  • Bringing consistency to the organisation’s service delivery
  • Reducing cost and rework
  • Improving the organisation’s management practices
  • Enhanced status
  • Competitive advantage

Benefits of working with Envantage
Envantage’s Managing Director Colin Hindmarsh said, “We are particularly pleased to have achieved ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification as it underlines our capabilities and commitment to our customers, and our focus on quality.”

“This recognition demonstrates that we provide a quality solution from specification to delivery, and help clients to do the same.”

Envantage has over 10 years’ experience within the energy and carbon management sector, and continues to grow with a wide client base of industries and businesses throughout the UK. Recent achievements include submitting £1m compensation claims for energy intensive industries, carrying out a substantial number of highly praised ESOS audits to ISO 50002 standard, and commissioning a 2.4MW Solar PV park.


How Envantage can help

Envantage specialises in energy and carbon management systems. Our services include implementation of ISO 50001 certified energy management systems, and delivery of key components such as staff energy awareness training and monitoring & targeting software. We also carry out carbon footprinting to ISO 14064-1 standard and other carbon management services.

Whatever your energy or carbon needs, our experienced team can assist you.

Please contact our team today.


Tel: +44 (0) 161 448 7722
Fax: +44 (0) 161 448 7733

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Envantage commissions 2.4MWp Solar PV project

Envantage commissions Solar PV park

Envantage has commissioned a 2.4MWp Solar PV park, which now exports electricity to the grid from a previously disused field in North Yorkshire. The solar panels produce enough green power for around 500 homes.

This successful milestone is the result of a substantial project, which will provide an excellent financial return for investors and land owners alike – while helping to reduce carbon emissions.

Colin Hindmarsh, Managing Director of Envantage, said “This project is one of Envantage’s many noteworthy achievements. Our Solar PV installations demonstrate our ability as a business to implement renewable projects in practice. When we assist our clients to install on-site generation, they trust the extent of our experience.”

By utilising its international contacts and partnerships, Envantage has delivered the project using high quality equipment at competitive prices.

“Although incentives for Solar PV in the UK have been gradually reducing, it has remained an attractive financial proposition for many investors based in countries with more developed renewable energy markets.”

Many are under the impression that Solar PV is only viable in the south of the country, where solar irradiance is higher. Envantage’s recent installations help to demonstrate that the technology can be successful in the North of England, with the right choice of location.

Financial models and long-term returns must also be carefully considered.

Going forward, Envantage is assisting businesses to access the appropriate funding channels and financial models to benefit from sustainable energy generation.


How Envantage can help

Envantage helps organisations to choose and specify the right renewable technology. We specialise in working closely with manufacturers, installers and investors, and can manage each stage of the process towards sustainable energy generation.

We operate across all sectors throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe, with a wide client base of industrial and commercial organisations.

Please contact us today to find out how we can assist you.


Tel: +44 (0) 161 448 7722
Fax: +44 (0) 161 448 7733

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Envantage submits £1m compensation claims for customers

A compensation scheme is now open to compensate electricity intensive manufacturers for RO and FIT charges on electricity bills. The initiative is designed to reduce energy costs and protect competitiveness on international markets.

Envantage has acted fast and already submitted £1m worth of claims on behalf of its clients.

The effect on the manufacturers’ bottom lines will be substantial.

RO and FIT compensation cannot be backdated, which means that manufacturers who delay to claim will lose out. Envantage is ideally placed to help businesses claim the money back as soon as possible, and continues to take on new clients.

To be eligible for the relief, companies must produce an eligible product in the UK and pass a test to demonstrate that higher electricity prices puts the business at a competitive disadvantage. Claims must then be supported by correct evidence and continued reporting, in line with eligible meter points and extensive scheme rules.

In order to act fast and start saving, manufacturers hand over this administrative burden to Envantage – and simply start collecting the substantial discount from DECC.

The relief equates to approximately 1p/kWh and can amount to a saving of up to 10-15% on the electricity price.


How Envantage can help

Envantage are experts at carbon and energy reporting and compensation schemes.

We assist industries across the UK to claim RO and FIT compensation, by carrying out the required tests and reporting. To find out if your business is eligible and how we can help you claim the relief, please contact us today.


Tel: +44 (0) 161 448 7722
Fax: +44 (0) 161 448 7733

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