To enter, small businesses must show what steps they have already taken to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, in line with the UK’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2050.
The best Heroes of Net Zero entries will be invited to attend the COP26 international climate change summit in Glasgow on November 2, where the winners will be announced and receive an exclusive prize package worth £4,500:
- 21 hours consultancy with an energy manager and one-year free access to SSE’s ‘business energy intelligence’ energy management platform, worth £3,500
- Six hours of mentoring with a NatWest enterprise manager from its climate accelerator programme, helping winning businesses gain climate friendly skills in accessing new markets to attracting talent
- Up to £1,000 in vouchers to access a brand-new digital advertising support package from BTto grow your business
How to enter Heroes of Net Zero
Micro businesses – 1-9 employees
Entrants must then describe in 200 words the measures they have taken on the journey to net-zero.
The winners and shortlist in each category will be selected by judges Andrew Griffith MP, the UK’s Business Net Zero Champion; James Close from NatWest Group; Gabrielle Giner from BT; and Marta Smart from SSE.
Mr Griffith said: “The Heroes of Net Zero competition gives UK businesses of all sizes an exclusive opportunity to showcase how they are reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the run up to COP-26.
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