In June 2019, the Parliament passed legislation requiring the government to reduce the UK’s net emissions of greenhouse gases by 100% relative to 1990 levels by 2050. Doing so would make the UK a ‘net zero’ emitter.
This led to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council declaring a climate emergency in September 2019 and have set out their aims to achieve net zero carbon within the council by 2040, and across the borough by 2045.
Businesses must respond to these requirements from both legislation and demand.
As a response, we launched the Net Zero Accelerator: an exclusive project for 36 ambitious Barnsley businesses to contribute to net zero.
Although we’re now closed for applications for our current accelerator, we are holding a series of roadshows across the Barnsley area in the coming weeks where businesses can find out more about the many exciting benefits and opportunities Net Zero can bring to your business.
We are hopeful that additional accelerators will be available during 2022…
Find out more and reserve your place here
The Net Zero Accelerator is a project of free and intensive support available until the end of June 2022 from The Business Village, designed exclusively for 36 innovative businesses based in the Barnsley area who have high-impact potential for contributing to the net zero carbon emission targets.
Receive bespoke one-to-one support and advice from your dedicated business coach.
Attend free tailored workshops to gain the latest expert insights and take action.
Collaborate with a like-minded group of 12 inspirational business leaders in Barnsley.
This project is part- funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund and supported by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority
This project offers a series of in-person workshops, peer-to-peer networking and bespoke one-to-one support for fast growing and ambitious businesses.
Access thought-provoking insights from leading innovation and industry experts to give your business a competitive edge to grow, commercialise and thrive.
This project will help Brebur develop our sustainability strategy and business generally to be a market leader in this area and work towards the Government's Net Zero 2050 target.Nicholas Roffey, Commercial Manager. Brebur Limited
Informative and Insightful! New ideas to consider and use and different ways of thinking about how to frame the subject matter.Kevin Mills, HSEQ Manager. Balmoral Tanks Limited.
Our participation is helping us gain a competitive edge and boosting our reputation as a green business.Adrian Waite, Chief Executive Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre Limited
Applications are now closed for our current Net Zero Accelerator! Please keep checking back here for exciting updates.