Join the Black Country Industrial Cluster to find out about free and subsidised energy efficiency support

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Providing advice and guidance on how businesses can thrive amidst rising energy costs and decarbonisation challenges.

Registrations now closed - for details about the Decarbonisation Net Zero Programme email: info@bcinc.org.uk

The transition to net zero creates greater challenges and opportunities for Black Country businesses than any other UK region. Many businesses here depend on competitive energy prices to compete globally, and with an increasingly carbon-conscious customer base, this can be complex to achieve.

Matthew Rhodes Black Country Industrial Cluster Director said: "The Black Country Industrial Cluster team are delighted to start the year with a free opportunity to share advice and guidance on energy costs, decarbonisation and energy efficiency. Open to organisations across the Black Country, at this event we will also discuss the opportunities the transition to net zero presents for Black Country businesses.

"Building on the success of our first initiative ‘Repowering the Black Country’ where we brought together a community of experts and regional organisations focused on addressing the unique challenge of how to achieve industrial decarbonisation across this region’s diverse supply chains, we aim to continue to bring inward investment to the region, share best practice with our members, advocate at a local and national level, and provide businesses with  access to specialist energy engineering knowledge and support."

Black Country Industrial Cluster are proud to be the delivery partners for the Decarbonisation Net Zero Programme in the Black Country and the workshop will be an opportunity to access a share of £35m of grant funding secured by Repowering the Black Country for the West Midlands businesses, provided investments reduce their energy use.

The Black Country Industrial Cluster consists of more than 3555 Energy Intensive manufacturing businesses across the West Midlands, and is the only one of the seven UK industrial clusters that is inland. The team – a non-profit collaboration founded by Black Country manufacturers themselves - understand both the challenges and opportunities decarbonisation presents, and work alongside businesses and various local and national government departments, to support and advocate for the development of an innovative and world-leading net zero industrial cluster by 2040.


For more information email the team: info@bcinc.org.uk 

The programme is in affiliation with the Business Energy Advice Service funded by the Department for Energy Security and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

About the Decarbonisation Net Zero Programme (affiliation with Business Energy Advice Service)
The West Midlands (WM) Decarbonisation Net Zero Programme aims to provide information, expert advice and conduct energy audits to support SMEs to decarbonise and save money for their business. This programme is part of the wider Business Growth West Midlands support activity funded through the UKSPF. For more information visit: www.businessgrowthwestmidlands.org.uk/business-support/decarbonisation-net-zero-programme