STAFF at a medical products supplier has found just the tonic when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint.

Bosses at BMS Critical Care in Blackburn drafted in the Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project from UCLan to help blitz their energy usage.

And after considering some simple energy efficiency measures, the Mercer Way firm is expected to see their power bills slashed by 20 per cent.

Carrie Taylor, the Shadsworth firm's financial controller, said: "The MaCaW team was great to work with and they made things as simple and efficient as possible, providing us with the findings in a clear, easy to understand format.

"They then supported us in understanding and implementing the findings."

Mark Nelson, MaCaW's business engagement officer, said: "By going through this process, BMS has been able to gain a competitive advantage when tendering for public sector contracts."

The nine-strong company, which has been trading since 1984, supplies disposable medical products to hospitals and clinics.