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Net Zero Barnsley

Net Zero Accelerator

Lead the charge to net zero by 2045

An exclusive free project for 36 ambitious Barnsley businesses with high-impact potential to contribute to net zero

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, The Business Village 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’ve been holding a series of roadshows across the Barnsley area where businesses found out more about the many exciting benefits and opportunities Net Zero can bring .

We’re hopeful that additional accelerators will be available during 2022/2023, to be added to our list for updates please drop us a line here 


Here’s how we're helping some fascinating Barnsley businesses on their journey to Net Zero, check out the exciting case studies below...

Through our Net Zero Accelerator we’ve helped businesses all across Barnsley to reduce their carbon emissions and work towards Net Zero.

What is the Net Zero Accelerator?

The Net Zero Accelerator is a project of free and intensive support available until the end of August 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.


One-to-one coaching

Receive bespoke one-to-one support and advice from your dedicated business coach.

In-person workshops

Attend free tailored workshops to gain the latest expert insights and take action.

Peer-to-peer Networks

Collaborate with a like-minded group of 12 inspirational business leaders in Barnsley.




Meet the delivery team

Through our Net Zero Accelerator we’ve helped businesses all across Barnsley to reduce their carbon emissions and work towards Net Zero.

Why your business should join the next Net Zero Accelerator...

  • Understand your net zero priorities and how to take action
  • Quickly adapt to increasing government net zero regulations and contractor pressure
  • Gain a competitive edge and boost your reputation as a green business
  • Increase profits, cut production costs and find energy efficient measures
  • Enhance your supply chain credentials by integrating sustainability into procurement
  • Expand your business by developing new innovative solutions to sell into the growing ‘net zero’ market
  • Meet growing consumer demand for environmentally-friendly products and services

What does the Net Zero Accelerator offer?

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.

  1. 1. Diagnostic

    Get introduced to your Cohort Facilitator, learn how to make the most of the Net Zero Accelerator and evaluate your business growth and innovation aspirations.
  2. 2. Innovation Support

    Build an Action Plan and execute your NET Zero priorities.
  3. 3. Group Training Sessions + Peer Group

    Attend comprehensive workshops alongside your peers to gain insights, identify roadblocks, evaluate opportunities and share best practice. Learn, share, grow!
  4. 4. Innovation Coaching

    Tailored to your industry and the support your business requires, work one-to-one with a dedicated Net Zero Business Coach to fast-track your results.
  5. 5. Stay on Track

    Attend a review meeting with your Local Growth Manager and the Cohort Facilitator. Discuss what’s next for the business and how we can help.

Don’t just take our word for it...

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

Express your interest today.

Applications are now closed for our current Net Zero Accelerator! Please keep checking back here for exciting updates.

Funding for the Net Zero Accelerator at The Business Village comes from the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and Barnsley Metropolitan Council.