Have your say in Gloucestershire’s journey towards Net Zero and get support for your business

A little after 10pm on Sunday 13th November 2021, Glasgow’s much-anticipated COP26 climate conference concluded. Inspired by the commitments made at the summit, thousands of businesses around the UK are now gearing up to play their part in the fight against climate change.

If you are in the same boat, but you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help.

Navigating Net Zero

Today, we’re launching a survey and new support to help you cut through the noise, understand what’s needed, and make a start on your own Net Zero pledge.

The Growth Hub is here to support Gloucestershire businesses who want to join the fight against climate change. By providing bespoke, free support – including consultations, signposting, and events (coming in 2022)– The Growth Hub can help local companies get started on their journey towards a more sustainable future.

Jointly delivered by GFirst LEP and The Growth Hub, this support will build on goals set out in the Local Industrial Strategy and will take Gloucestershire one step closer to becoming the greenest county in the UK.

Sarah Danson, Director of Strategic Growth for GFirst LEP and lead for Navigating Net Zero, said; “Gloucestershire has a fantastic natural heritage and we want to do everything we can to preserve and protect what makes it such a great county to live and work in. We also acknowledge the need to play our part on the national and international stage, in the fight against climate change. Navigating Net Zero is all about making that as easy as possible, so that as many businesses as possible can get on board. Just like our support for EU Exit and COVID-19 over the last two years, we are here to help, support and simplify. Whether you’re a sustainability veteran or a complete novice, we want to hear from you. We need your feedback on what works and doesn’t work, so that we can put the right support in place.”

Have your say

Help us to help you, by completing our Net Zero survey. As a business owner, we want to hear from you about the challenges of making your company more sustainable.

We’ll take this insight to the Government, to gain more local support for you.

Meet the Navigating Net Zero team

Gloucestershire's green future is in good hands. The team is led by Sarah Danson, Director of Strategic Growth at GFirst LEP.  Andrew McKenzie lends his decades of award-winning work in sustainability and innovation, whilst Matt Rigby brings change management expertise, and Toby Waller his supply chain, offshore, and international sales experience. 

How do I get started?

The Growth Hub is offering support to businesses every step of the way throughout their Net Zero journey.

Firstly, have your say. Complete the Net Zero survey to share the barriers you face going green, and what support your business needs the most.

GFirst LEP and The Growth Hub are challenging every business in Gloucestershire to join their peers around the UK in making a climate change commitment at the SME Climate Hub. Once signed up, businesses will have access to the government’s tools, ideas, and incentives to help meet your pledge.

And finally, get in touch with The Growth Hub directly. To speak to a member of the dedicated Net Zero team, email: mailto:netzero@thegrowthhub.biz or visit: http://www.thegrowthhub.biz/netzero for more information.



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