Bucks Green Skills Hub - Renewables Launch Event

Bucks Green Skills Hub - Renewables Launch Event

Whether you're a plumber, electrician, or a multi-trade construction company, embracing renewables can enhance your profit margins, future-proof your business and contribute to a sustainable future.

Join us for the launch of the Green Energy Skills Hub at Bucks College Group. This special event will explore the real opportunity within Buckinghamshire's renewables sector, provide an update on government plans for the future, and how your business can benefit from these exciting opportunities.

Will your business profit from mandated renewable technologies?

The government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero emissions will significantly impact the construction industry. As green renewable energy technologies improve, domestic solutions like Solar PV, Battery Storage, and electric vehicle (EV) charging will increase in popularity and become the norm.

However, additional skills and knowledge will be crucial for successful equipment installation. Electricians, plumbers, roofers, and general building companies must adapt to these changes to remain profitable and ensure a sustainable future.

Why attend the Bucks Green Skills Hub launch?

Whether you’re new to renewables or have faced challenges in the past (such as with heat pumps), attending this event will provide valuable insights. You'll learn how adding renewables to your services can increase revenue and ensure long-term success. Plus, you’ll have the chance to network with experienced renewables installers and learn from their expertise, and connect with potential clients.

Explore renewables and green tech opportunities, including:

  • Solar PV and Battery Storage: the solar market has brightened, with private domestic solar panel installations often combined with batteries and EV charging, increasing in popularity.
  • EV charging: As electric vehicles become more prevalent, the demand for EV charging infrastructure is rising and ultimately represents a county-wide opportunity.
  • Heat pumps: There's a huge requirement for heat pumps on the horizon, especially in retrofitting existing buildings.

Meet potential new clients

We’ll also introduce existing renewables installers to organisations seeking more installers, resellers and subcontractors, and experts who can assist with navigating the council contract procurement process. At the event, you’ll meet major manufacturers of renewables equipment, accreditation bodies, and high-end specialist trainers. Additionally, we’ll explore solutions that can enhance your workload and boost profits.

Prepare for the future

Our broader goal is to raise awareness about the renewables market, cutting-edge technologies, training requirements, and accreditation standards. By doing so, we hope to pave the way for new installers to secure clients and receive support at every stage. Furthermore, if government mandates for specific technologies come into play, attendees will be well prepared.

Upskill your workforce

Discover training programmes and certifications to equip your team with the expertise to install, maintain, and troubleshoot green technologies.

Unlock new opportunities

Gain insights from industry experts and government representatives about the future of renewables in Buckinghamshire and how your business can get involved.

Don't miss this chance to gain the knowledge, connections, and skills needed to thrive in the rapidly expanding renewables market. 

Meet buyers and suppliers, including:

  • Buckinghamshire Council
  • Fairhive Homes
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Viessmann
  • GivEnergy
  • Hepplethwaite
  • UKSOL
  • MCS
  • Quantum
  • Daikin

To book your place:

Scroll down to the 'Book now' area to reserve your place. A reminder email will be sent both one week and one day in advance of the event. 

If you would like to book a place and do not want to join as a member, please email events@bbf.uk.com and we will reserve a place for you. 

Buckinghamshire Business First is working with Bucks College Group to hold this event. By providing your data, you agree to your data being shared with them and being contacted by them. For full details of how Buckinghamshire Business First process your data, see the privacy policy.


Details

Date:
21 May, 2024 - 21 May, 2024
Time:
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Refreshments and drinks provided.
Price:
Free
Location:
Aylesbury Campus, Buckinghamshire College, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8PD
Please note:

Parking: The car park is automatically monitored so any visitors must park and visit reception within 15 minutes of arrival to register their car to avoid a parking charge. 

For further details about finding the Campus, please click here: Finding Us (buckscollegegroup.ac.uk)

Contact:
Buckinghamshire Business First Events Team
employers@buckscollegegroup.ac.uk
Waiting List:
When the event is fully booked, you can join a Waiting List. A link will appear in the 'Book Now' area below.

Agenda

1
Arrival & refreshments. Opportunity to network and meet the buyer
2
Welcome - Jenny Craig, Principal and CEO - Buckinghamshire College Group
3
Opportunities for Resource Efficiency Solution Providers - Alexander Beckett, Buckinghamshire Council
4
Encouraging and developing renewables technologies - John Browning, Buckinghamshire Business First
5
Our Approach to greening social housing - Cecily Church - Head of Sustainability, Fairhive Homes
6
Real world scenarios during installations and retrofits - Jamie Howard, Heppelthwaite the Red Van Plumbers
7
Training and future workforce needs - Boot camps, short courses and apprenticeships - Tracey Matthews, Vice Principal, Buckinghamshire College Group.
8
Facilities Tour featuring talks on equipment installed in our training bays: Daikin (Air Source Heat Pumps) and Quantum (Solar PV, Battery Storage, EV Charging and Solar Thermal).