SMARTech energy announce Wiltshire Air Ambulance as Charity of the Year

By Anita Jaynes on 25 May, 2023

Chippenham-based energy management and reduction specialist SMARTech energy have announced Wiltshire Air Ambulance as their Charity of the Year for 2023.

Under the terms of the charity partnership, SMARTech energy will provide the equivalent of £10,000 worth of dedicated energy consultancy to support and advise the charity on their journey towards environmental sustainability.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a lifesaving charity which provides helicopter emergency medical services to the people of Wiltshire, Bath and the surrounding areas.

Commenting on the impact of this partnership, Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Director of Finance and Infrastructure, Danielle Friend, said, “We are delighted SMARTech energy have chosen us as their Charity of the Year for 2023.

“We receive no regular direct Government funding or National Lottery grants, so rely on the generosity of the local community and businesses to continue our lifesaving work.

“The support from SMARTech energy will enable the team to realise its vision to create an environmentally sustainable future and to reaffirm its commitment to reducing emissions through improved energy efficiencies; from energy and fuel use to building management systems and upgrades to low-carbon technologies.”

The first stage of the energy management support has seen the installation of energy monitoring technology which will enable Wiltshire Air Ambulance to understand their energy usage (and energy wastage) at the airbase in Semington, near Trowbridge. 

This information will provide the data to produce a comprehensive Carbon Reduction Strategy Report which will set out ways to reduce energy consumption and costs and to improve the charity’s carbon footprint and detail how best to reduce the environmental impact.

Chairman of SMARTech energy James Phipps, said, “To provide specialist energy consultancy support to Wiltshire Air Ambulance reflects the passion and integrity of SMARTech energy’s core values by helping companies to achieve their own energy, financial and environmental goals and which ultimately will help the charity to save energy, save money and save carbon.”

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Pictured above: The SMARTech energy team with Wiltshire Air Ambulance crew members.