With barely half of qualifying companies meeting the extended ESOS compliance deadline, it's clear the scheme has had a tough time gaining traction with UK plc. But what's next for those that did meet the requirements and the deadline?

With no obligation to implement any efficiency measures following the first ESOS audit, is this another 'toothless' compliance scheme which will fail to deliver concrete benefits for qualifying businesses? Or, with the assessment done, does ESOS pave the way for meaningful, measurable energy savings at scale?

One month on from the extended deadline, this edie webinar explores exactly these questions, with expert advice about how ESOS could be the key to securing crucial board-level buy-in for UK energy managers and unlocking massive savings.

Together, we will investigate the ëOpportunityí in ESOS, and how to ensure that opportunity is realised, turning compliance into business benefit. Specifically, this webinar will provide an insight into energy managers' experience of the compliance process, and how they are using the findings to engage with employees, get buy-in from the board and drive real change in their organisations.

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Luke Nicholls

Editor, edie.net

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Luke is the editor of edie.net, covering the latest green business news, features & reports for sustainability and resource efficiency professionals.

Jaz Rabadia MBE

Senior Manager of Energy & Initiatives, Starbucks

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Jaz Rabadia MBE is Senior Manager of Energy & Initiatives at Starbucks and is responsible for managing energy usage across 35 Europe, Middle East & Africa. With over 9 years of retail energy management experience with Sainsbury’s, Debenhams and now Starbucks, Jaz has driven year on year reduction in energy bills and emissions through active data management, intelligent procurement, energy project rollouts, engaging communications and behavioural change programmes.

Jaz was the youngest person in the UK to be awarded Chartered Energy Manager status from the Energy Institute and was recently awarded their Young Energy Professional Award. Through her role as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Ambassador, She is keen to raise the awareness of energy and engineering management careers to help create a pipeline of future energy professionals.

Gary Armstrong

Technical Director, Business Efficiency, Jacobs UK

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Gary Armstrong is technical director of Business Efficiency – part of the Sustainable Services unit within Jacobs Engineering Group. Gary brings together the energy and resource management services Jacobs provides to clients across the manufacturing, commercial and public sectors. His aim is to improve operational business efficiency through reduced energy and materials costs; optimised energy and materials usage, and improved business process. He also takes a cross-business view through the circular economy agenda. Gary is helping to grow the Jacobs Business Efficiency group through business development, project management and the delivery of training, systems and technical reviews.

Keith Brierley

Senior Advisor - Environment and Business, Environment Agency

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Keith is the Environment Agency’s Environment and Business Senior Advisor for ESOS. He has a degree in chemistry from Nottingham University and worked in the chemical industry for 18 years, in a variety of technical and managerial roles. Following the formation of the Environment Agency in 1996, Keith was involved in industry regulation until 2005, before switching to working on climate change trading regimes. His emissions trading experience to date includes the EU Emissions Trading System and the CRC energy efficiency scheme.

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