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Mid South West launches ‘Net Zero’ business support programme

Driving Net Zero Transformation Programme set to catalyse sustainable growth for businesses across the Mid South West region.

As part of the concerted efforts to mitigate climate change and foster sustainable development, the Mid South West (MSW) Region is proud to launch the new "Driving Net Zero Transformation Programme” offering up to 90 local businesses personalised Net Zero assessments and action plans.

It will be delivered in collaboration with carbonfit, a leading sustainability consultancy, who will carry out tailored assessments which will enable businesses to identify areas for improvement and implement targeted strategies to reduce their carbon footprint.

Councillor Errol Thompson, Chair of the Mid South West Region Governance Steering Group expressed his enthusiasm for the programme, stating, 

"The 'Driving Net Zero Transformation Programme' will help to support the region's journey towards sustainability. By fostering collaboration and providing tangible support, we aim to make meaningful change within our business community, paving the way for a greener, more resilient future, and we absolutely encourage businesses within our region to get involved in this fantastic initiative, which can help them improve upon resource efficiency, business operations, innovations and cost-saving opportunities”.

Funded through Innovate UK’s Fast Followers programme, the Driving Net Zero Transformation Programme aims to empower local businesses in Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon, Fermanagh & Omagh and Mid Ulster in their transition towards sustainable practices. The MSW region, among 21 Local Authority areas across the UK, has been granted a share of £6 million funding to spearhead efforts towards the Net Zero target.
For businesses who are unsure on how to begin their journey to Net Zero, there will be six insightful webinars designed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to develop robust Net Zero action plans. Additionally, three dynamic business events will be hosted across the three Council areas within the MSW region, facilitating invaluable learning, knowledge-exchange, collaboration and networking opportunities among stakeholders.

Finally, dedicated 1:1 support will be provided to micro and small to medium sized businesses in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Agri-Food, and Construction sectors.

Annemarie Roddy, Associate Director at carbonfit, echoed these sentiments, affirming, "We are delighted to partner with the MSW Region in this transformative initiative, and look forward to bringing the expertise and tailored solutions available at carbonfit, to help empower local businesses embrace sustainability, thrive in a low-carbon economy, and provide opportunities to maximise on their triple bottom line."

If you would like to sign up and find out more about how the programme can support your business, visit the Mid South West website or email