Digital Marketing – Funded Support

September 19th, 2014

Eligible SMEs can benefit from 3½ days of consultancy providing a comprehensive review of online presence. 

Please see attached information on funding for SMES – marketing grant of £450 to help support social media for business.

Digital Marketing Consultancy

Unicorn Power Ltd. – New RETA member

September 11th, 2014

Please welcome Unicorn Power Ltd. to RETA as they have recently joined the forum.

Energy Management for Manufacturing Companies – 10th September, Coventry University at 08.30am

September 4th, 2014

Encraft are organising a breakfast meeting on 10th September at Coventry University targeted at manufacturing companies in the West Midlands to present new opportunities available in purchasing, managing and reducing energy for your site/s.

Energy costs have a significant impact on business profitability, particularly in the case of manufacturing SMEs. A range of new smart technologies to optimise existing manufacturing processes and funding incentives to drive potential savings are now available, and Encraft can help manufacturing companies unlock these.  Read more…

Encraft’s Coventry Eco House project wins prestigious Passivhaus Trust Award

July 11th, 2014
Encraft’s Coventry Eco House project won the ‘Cost and Build-ability’ category award at the UK Passivhaus Trust Awards last week. This category featured entries that clearly displayed clever cost savings and robust construction to showcase that Passivhaus can be achievable at a reasonable cost.

The Coventry Eco House project is a collaborative, learning legacy project consisting of two 3-bedroom detached homes built for Orbit Homes that meets the needs of the local community and comprehensively assesses the effects of building to UK Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) Level 6 & to Passivhaus standard within a restricted budget. Read more..

Funding and support for low carbon development – 29th July 2014

July 11th, 2014

Do you want to know more about the wide variety of funding schemes available for Midlands SMEs? This networking event will provide an opportunity to learn more about schemes available. Our business members will provide practical examples of how successful these funds have been and there will an opportunity to speak to the organisations who can help you put together your application, deliver your projects and improve business performance.  Read more..

Jim Allen’s Presentation – from RETA event held on 3rd July

July 7th, 2014

Thank you to those who attended the RETA event on 3rd July.  Please see below Jim Allen’s (RETA Chair) presentation on Community Energy. 

JA RETA Presentation

If you have any queries/ advice, can you please get in touch with Jim by emailing him on

RETA event – 3 days left!! Hurry to register.

June 30th, 2014

Only 3 days till the RETA event!!!  If you would like to attend, can you please register.  Please have a look at the revised programme for the RETA event. 

The event will be held on 3rd July , 8.15am Registration at the Coventry Rugby Club.  Please see the programme for more details. 

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RETA Breakfast Meeting – 3rd July 2014, 8.15 am, Coventry Rugby Club

June 26th, 2014

One week to go for the RETA networking event.  Please remember to register for the event. 

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June FORCE Meeting – 26th June 2014

June 23rd, 2014
A presentation by Galliford Try about the new A45/A46 Tollbar End Improvement Scheme.  The event will include the usual FORCE networking opportunities for members and guests, over a light buffet breakfast.  Read more..

Coventry and Warwickshire Construction Summit – 14th July 2014 – 9.00am

June 17th, 2014

LGiU and CITB, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction sector, will host a Construction Summit at Coventry City Council. This event will be kindly hosted by Cllr Ann Lucas, Leader of Coventry City Council and will focus on the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP region. It is part of a national series of ten events.  Read more. 

The summit will seek to understand local skills needs and address what suitable solutions might look like. This event, which forms part of a national series, will examine the important role local government can play in supporting the construction sector and local skills needs. A provisional agenda is available here.