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News from our partners: Shropshire Chamber’s latest ‘Net Zero’ conference is a big success

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News from our partners Shropshire Chamber of Commerce

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce held a conference in Oswestry to help companies start their journey towards ‘Net Zero’.

The event was held at Aico, the current Shropshire Company of the Year, and included talks from a wide range of organisations including Simply Sustainable, E4environment, Save Our Shropshire, and Aico.

Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council were also involved in the morning summit, while other businesses represented included Dyke Yaxley, Balfours, EVC Solutions, Harper Adams, Maxpack, PS Partnerships & Consultancy, Resourcebank, University Centre Shrewsbury, and The Marches Academy Trust.

Delegates at Shropshire Chamber's Net Zero summit at Aico in Oswestry

Shropshire Chamber’s Net Zero summit at Aico in Oswestry

The expert presenters provided advice and guidance on how to begin the journey to Net Zero, what it actually means, and where to find more information on grants and the range of support currently available.

Adrian Cooper, Shropshire Council’s Climate Change Task Force manager, addressed delegates.

He spoke outlining the effects of climate change in Shropshire, explaining Shropshire Council’s Climate Strategy and Action Plan, which establishes the objective of achieving net zero carbon performance for the council by 2030, and encouraging businesses to adapt to provide green growth in our economy.

Kelly Riedel, Shropshire Chamber’s event manager, said:-

“We had a brilliant morning, packed with useful tips and information.

“It was fantastic to see so many Shropshire businesses who are eager to start their Net Zero journey.”

This was the latest in a series of events arranged by Shropshire Chamber to help local businesses improve their eco-friendly credentials – and discover ways of saving money – following a previous event held at Enginuity in the Ironbridge Gorge.

Eco-friendly credentials are a key element in the criteria for the 2022 Shropshire Chamber Business Awards. Entries close today (Tuesday 6 April 2022).

More details are available at www.shropshirechamberbusinessawards.com.

Scripted by Carl Jones (with additional detail added by Shropshire Council)