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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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‘Welcome Step, Now Let’s Power the Recovery’ - BCC on End of Plan B

"News of the end of work from home guidance will be welcomed by business, particularly those based in city and town centres which rely on footfall from office workers."

BCC  says inflation will climb further in months ahead

Inflation will continue to soar in the coming months as surging energy prices, rising raw material costs and the reversal of the VAT reductions for hospitality push it well above 6% by April.

New generation of exporters needed to power economic growth - BCC Trade Manifesto

The British Chambers of Commerce has set out its manifesto to recruit legions of new UK exporters as its research continues to show poor overseas trade growth.

BCC says November Trade data shows imports rebounding as exports remain flat

Looking at the last six months, a clear picture is emerging of significantly lower EU imports to the UK than three years ago, with a smaller reduction in exports to the EU.