The Vaillant Podcast

Going Green with Martin McTague and James Lacey

January 21, 2022 Vaillant
The Vaillant Podcast
Going Green with Martin McTague and James Lacey
Show Notes

The Vaillant Podcast is a heating industry podcast designed to support installers with every aspect of their working lives. From mental health to marketing, fitness to finances; installers can tune in to learn how to enhance their earnings, learning and wellbeing. 

In this episode of The Vaillant Podcast installers will learn more about how ‘going green’ can have a positive impact on both the planet and their business.

Joining host Simon Whysall on The Vaillant Podcast is Martin McTague from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and James Lacey owner of JLN Plumbing and Heating.

Martin is the chair of policy and advocacy at the FSB which represent more than 150,000 small businesses across the UK. The FSB works closely with the government to provide the best possible environment for these businesses to thrive in. 

Meanwhile, James started off as a one-man-band and grew his company, JLN Plumbing, to a limited business with more than 14 employees. In this episode, James offers his own first-hand insight on some of the ways in which his business has been able to successfully adopt greener ways of working which have also helped improve business efficiencies too. 


 Want to find out more about going green?

To calculate your business’ carbon footprint visit: https://www.fsb.org.uk/resources-page/how-to-calculate-your-carbon-footprint-as-a-small-business.html 

To learn more about the UK Government’s commitment to a net zero future, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/net-zero-strategy 

Information on Green bonds, and other financing options currently available to businesses exploring sustainable options can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-government-green-financing 

To read the research report from the FSB exploring the attitudes and challenges faced by small businesses in relation to sustainability, head on over to: https://www.fsb.org.uk/resource-report/accelerating-progress.html 

If you’d like to find out more about MyVAILLANT Pro, or sign up to the free trial, which runs until April 2022, visit: https://www.vaillant.co.uk/for-installers/business-support/support-tools/myvaillant-pro/ 

Training to help SME business leaders increase productivity via the Government’s Help to Grow scheme can be accessed at https://www.gov.uk/business-finance-support/help-to-grow-management-uk 

Commusoft is a scalable job management software for field service engineers, learn more about the platform here https://www.gov.uk/business-finance-support/help-to-grow-management-uk 

Discover how you and your business can be recognised for responsible business practices through the Good Business Charter, here https://www.goodbusinesscharter.com/ 

Renewable Technology training courses available from Vaillant can be found at https://www.vaillant.co.uk/for-installers/training/online-training/&