Regen SW, together with the Energy Saving Trust is delivering the Ready for Retrofit programme, a three year European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme in the south west of England. The programme aims to accelerate retrofit market growth, assist businesses involved in retrofit to grow and develop competitive advantage, and stimulate longer term growth through targeted demand and supply side development.

To assist in delivery of the programme, Regen SW commissioned Databuild to conduct a market analysis study to better understand the market for retrofit in the south west, including energy efficiency and microrenewable measures and technologies.

The objectives of the study were to help understand:

  • The scale (number of businesses, number of employees and turnover) of the retrofit market in the South West
  • How the types of organisations along the value chain interact with each other to deliver retrofit projects
  • The barriers to growth in the SW retrofit market
  • The opportunities for growth in the SW retrofit market
  • What can be done to remove barriers to enable more retrofit work to take place


Published: February 2014