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Together for our Planet Business Climate Leaders - BEIS

Together for our Planet Business Climate Leaders - BEIS

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) conducted a week of ‘Sector’ themed campaign activity during w/c 16 August 2021.

The aim of this campaign was to draw attention to sources of sector-specific support available to SMEs to help them take green actions and commit to becoming net zero businesses, focusing on tech, retail and manufacturing.

This can now be viewed on the UK Business Climate Hub.

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If you work within the event sector there is an initiative that will help you reach #netzero and join the #racetozero.

The ‘Road to COP 26 Event Sector Transformation’ is an initiative curated by Positive Impact which will provide support to at least 1000 SME’s within the event sector to make a net zero commitment and take action before COP26.

The initiative is supported by SME Climate Hub (a member of the UN Race to Zero Campaign) and aims to support events SMEs to join the UNFCCC Climate Action Framework for Events where there are some great free resources.

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Skills in Focus – Heat Networks

Skills in Focus – Heat Networks

This follow-on session focused on the technologies and skills involved in designing, installing, operating and maintaining heat networks:

  • Recap of first session – opportunities for geothermal heating in the Staffordshire region
  • Why Heat Networks Work – enabling decarbonisation and broader community benefits
  • How Heat Networks Work – basic technologies, best practice and new digital solutions
  • How to make Heat Networks work – basic strategies and programme management
  • Securing capability in delivering projects – local training and innovation platform
  • Bridging capacity gaps in the supply chain – driving business and investments
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Skills in Focus – Building Efficiency and Geothermal

Skills in Focus – Building Efficiency and Geothermal

  • Investments underway – Decarbonising Staffordshire, and beyond
  • Seizing the Opportunities – Maximising the local benefits
  • Preparing Investments – Solutions & Skills in demand
  • Skills in focus – Building Efficiency & Geothermal Heating
  • Attracting inward investments – Local business hub.
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BCC WELCOMES LAUNCH OF UK-GULF CO-OPERATION COUNCIL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS 

These negotiations are likely to be more complex than the others recently undertaken by the UK Government. But they also have the potential for a greater uplift for exporters across the UK, particularly in services and emerging technology.

ECONOMY ON A KNIFE EDGE AS INFLATION KEEPS CLIMBING

Inflation is set to continue upwards, with a further rise in the energy price cap yet to come, leaving businesses with mounting economic uncertainty, alongside labour shortages.

UNCERTAINTY REMAINS ON FUTURE OF STANDARDS MARKING SYSTEM

There is some way to go before businesses will have complete assurance about the operation of the new markings systems.

Chamber LGBTQ+ celebrates Pride Month 2022

​June is a month when we see businesses across the UK painting their usually untouchable brand livery all shades of rainbow in support of LGBTQ+ employees, customers and stakeholders.