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Black Country Decarbonisation Net Zero Workshop


06 February 2024


08:30 – 11:30


Walsall Football Club, Bescot Stadium, Bescot Cresent, WS1 4SA


Black Country Industrial Cluster

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The Event

The transition to net zero creates greater challenges and opportunities for Black Country businesses than any other UK region. Many businesses here depend on competitive energy prices to compete globally, and with an increasingly carbon-conscious customer base, this can be complex to achieve.

This is your opportunity to find out about free and subsidised energy efficiency support for Black Country businesses.

When attending this free event, you will receive information and advice from expert speakers on energy costs, decarbonisation and energy efficiency. The opportunities that the transition to net zero presents for Black Country businesses, will also be discussed.

Who should attend?:

This event is open to all businesses based in the Black Country that have an interest in helping their business to become more resilient, energy efficient and reduce their carbon footprint.

Local government members, growth hubs and relevant trade associations are also welcome to attend.

Why attend?:
  • Learn about the latest government support: Funding and free energy assessment programmes.
  • Gain insights and knowledge: Access valuable insights to help empower your business to navigate the complex landscape of sustainable practices and make informed decisions.
  • Help shape national conversations: Black Country Industrial Cluster provides a platform for your voice to be heard at national forums, discover how you can get involved.
  • Network with industry leaders: Connect with like-minded professionals, industry experts, and influencers who share your commitment to a sustainable, decarbonised and resilient future.
  • 08:30 – 09:00:

Registration and refreshments (breakfast rolls / pastries)

  • 09:00 – 09:15:

Welcome and introductions / The opportunities for businesses

Matthew Rhodes (Black Country Industrial Cluster)

  • 09:15 – 09:40:

Navigating the surge – learn how to continually improve energy efficiency

Nersi Salehi (Pro Enviro)

  • 09:40 – 10:05:

The Seven Roots supporting decarbonisation

Richard Pyatt (CR Plus)

  • 10:05 – 10:20:

Case Studies: Organisations leading the way in energy efficiency

Guest Speaker

  • 10:20 – 10:30:

Discover the latest government funded support programmes

Aston University

  • 10:30 – 10:40:

How to utilise the wider support landscape to build a resilient business

Morgan Roberts (Sustainability West Midlands)

  • 10:40 – 11:00:

Q&A and discussion panel

  • 11:00 – 11:30:

Networking & close


For more information email the team: info@bcinc.org.uk.

Please note that spaces are limited and therefore registrations are subject to review.


Sound good? Register your place.

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