An exclusive free project for 24 ambitious Barnsley businesses with high-impact potential to contribute to net zeroExpress Interest Now
The Net Zero Accelerator is a project of free and intensive support available until the end of March 2022 from The Business Village @BarnsleyBIC, designed exclusively for 24 innovative businesses based in the Barnsley region who have high-impact potential for contributing to the net zero carbon emissions.
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 SME business leaders in Barnsley.
The project will be funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund together with three other projects supported by the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC) including Launchpad Barnsley Start Up delivered by Enterprising Barnsley, Local Business Travel Plans delivered by BMBC and Skills and Employability, delivered by the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.
Funding approval is expected in mid-September 2021, but Barnsley SMEs can express interest for the Net Zero Accelerator today.
This free tailored project will take your business on an innovation journey to help you:
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.
This project offers a series of in-person workshops, peer-to-peer networking and bespoke one-to-one support for fast growing and ambitious SMEs.
Access thought-provoking insights from leading innovation and industry experts to give your business a competitive edge to grow, commercialise and thrive.
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.
Attend a visioning Orbit session to create a scalable three-year high growth blueprint and build an Innovation Growth Action Plan to execute.
Attend four comprehensive workshops alongside your peers to gain marketing insights, identify roadblocks, evaluate opportunities and test, learn & execute.
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.
Attend a review meeting with your Local Growth Manager. Discuss what’s next for the business and how we can help.
This intensive and highly selective free project is designed for ambitious SMEs based in the Barnsley region, looking to take immediate action and contribute to net zero directly (emission-reducing) or indirectly (creating net zero solutions and innovations).
To express your interest for the Net Zero Accelerator, simply follow the link below and complete the form before the application deadline on 1 October 2021.Express Interest Now
If you have a question about the project, or need support completing your expression of interest form, we are happy to help.