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Net Zero Navigators – Getting started and improving your energy efficiency


16 April 2024


08:00 – 09:45


Sandwell Start-Up Hub, Jack Judge House, Halesowen Street, Oldbury, B69 2AJ


The Sandwell Business Growth Team at Sandwell Council


The Event

Net Zero Navigators is a series of breakfast events from the Sandwell Business Growth Team at Sandwell Council. These events are being held for businesses in Sandwell, to help them take their first steps on their journey to net zero.

What will the event cover?

At this first event, you’ll get an overview of the concept of ‘net zero’ and why it is vital that your business seeks to achieve it.

By attending, you will:

  • Explore how being more sustainable can make your business more competitive.
  • Consider the first steps your business needs to take to reach net zero.

Thanks to special guest speakers, you’ll get expert insights into regional support currently available to help you on your journey to net zero:

  • A representative from the Black Country Industrial Cluster will be there to demystify the energy efficiency support currently available through the Decarbonisation Net Zero Programme.
  • And a speaker from Aston University will tell you about sustainability roadmaps to help businesses like yours become carbon neutral.

You’ll also hear about Sandwell Council’s net zero goals, and get a powerful understanding of how SMEs and all businesses across Sandwell can contribute to the collective mission to decrease emissions, save energy costs for businesses, and minimise environmental impacts.

Hear about grant support

The Sandwell Business Growth Team will explain the grant support currently available to help SMEs implement energy-efficiency projects. Accessing such support can often seem complex and confusing, so the team will be on hand to help you understand your options.

Over a free breakfast, you will have time to network with other Sandwell businesses and explore ways to collaborate.

All this, before the working day has properly started!

Who should attend?
  • Businesses that operate within the borough of Sandwell – of all sizes and especially SMEs.
  • Breakfast will be provided at 08:00 until 08.30.

This event is hosted by Sandwell Business Growth and is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, therefore it is free for you to attend!

If you sign up and later find you cannot come, please let the team know so they can allocate your place to someone else.


Sound good? Register your place.

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