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Reduce your overhead business costs by up to 10%

8th October 2012

Recruitment is now open for the next cohort of the successful ‘BITES’ business improvement programme open to businesses in Northern Ireland in the following council areas: Belfast, Carrickfergus, Lisburn and Newtownabbey. The programme is designed to assist businesses to reduce overhead costs (such as waste, water, materials and energy) by up to 10% and increase your competitiveness in the market place.

Business Improvement through Environmental Solutions (BITES) is a commercial programme designed to not only identify opportunities to improve resource efficiency and save money, but also boosting your business through up-skilling and benchmarking with others on business performance. The Mabbett delivery team are experienced in assisting businesses actually implement and achieve results, and to this end, 1-to-1 support is included in the BITES programme.  This not only helps make your business more sustainable but also improve tender and PQQ scorings through implementing an environmental management system to BS8555 Level 3 equivalent for your own business.

Proven Results:

Since 2010, twenty-two companies ranging from micro-SMEs with 5 employees to SMEs with up to 100 employees have graduated from the programme and witnessed identified combined cost savings of over £320,000.

Programme Structure:

BITES is a comprehensive programme delivered through a series of business improvement workshops coupled with one-to-one site specific implementation support permitting the programme to be designed around your specific business needs. The BITES programme also assists participant companies to put the foundations of an environmental management system in place to manage key resource consumption and costs moving forward so identified cost savings once implemented can be witnessed year-on-year.

 What previous participant companies have said:

“The BITES programme was excellent. The one-to-one support provided was tailored to suit our company as was the development of a coherent and valid environmental policy, relevant to the operations of Designco, which we now practice and include in all tenders and client quotations.” Richard McCullough, Designco

“Couldn’t be bettered! This is the best course I have been on. My interest was maintained throughout the course because of the 1-to-1 support and coming to site to identify opportunities for savings. During the course the site visits and experiences of other businesses was also very useful. The timing of the course suited the business as the year goes on; cost impacts on the business continue to increase.” Michael Lavery, Pavilion Bar

Further Information/Apply?

For further details on the programme click here to read a case study on the BITES programme or to register your interest and request an application form please contact Suzanne Lindsay on: 028 90 737873 or via email at: