Energy tips help save dough

KEEP RISING COSTS DOWN: Eva Roczen at the Bread Bin in Sudbury which she runs with her husband Armo.
KEEP RISING COSTS DOWN: Eva Roczen at the Bread Bin in Sudbury which she runs with her husband Armo.
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Polish baker Armo Ezzet hopes to raise more dough in future thanks to some free advice on saving energy at his Sudbury bakery.

Armo, who runs Bread Bin, in the Borehamgate Precinct, took part in a sustainability project run with the help of West Suffolk College and hopes to make savings of around £500 a year.

Through the project, small and medium-sized businesses can get 12 hours of free consultancy, including what is called an energy audit.

Armo, who runs the shop with his wife Eva, said: “Since we moved here two years ago, one of the areas we worried about was how much energy we were using.

“The lighting and refrigeration units were much more inefficient than we thought, so we have replaced all the light fittings and one of the fridges.”

The couple say they have made savings of nearly two tonnes of CO2 a year, which was also part of the report’s findings.

They would advise other businesses to take advantage of the energy project – Sustainable Efficiency East, which is funded by the European Union’s European development fund.