Breckland businesses are being invited to find out how they can become more environmentally-friendly by adopting greener practices and making use of eco-grant. Breckland Council is organising the NetZero Business Conference on 10 November, as part of its ongoing commitment to help tackle climate change and promote sustainable approaches.

The conference, held during Breckland’s Environment Month focus, is for any local businesses keen to grow their businesses in a sustainable way. Guest speakers will include Will Bridgman of Warren Services, a leader in the manufacturing sector, who will be sharing how sustainability has shaped workplace practices and products that Warren Services deliver around the world. Glenn Anderson from the Wendling Beck Environment Project (WBEP) will also share his journey around the restoration of local ecosystems through natural flood management and how regenerative farming techniques have helped rural businesses to thrive. 

Ellen Goodwin and Iain Dunnett from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (NALEP) will showcase how businesses can submit applications for “Road to NetZero” grants programme and highlight other ways in which NALEP can support the development and growth of businesses, using sustainable methods.  Andy Holyland of Net Zero East will provide an overview of “Hydrogen East”, a Net Zero toolkit, its applicability to local businesses and relevant case studies of projects that have benefitted from Net Zero East funding.  Finally, Emma Raines of Example Marketing will be sharing how her business is working towards being carbon neutral, and the processes she is following to achieve that. 

Cllr Ian Sherwood, Executive Member for Waste, Environmental Health, Licensing & Sustainability at Breckland Council, commented: “I look forward to welcoming Breckland businesses to our Net Zero Conference, which I know will help local businesses take that vital step in reducing their carbon footprint and increasing sustainability within the workplace. Our NetZero conference is the highlight of our Environment awareness month which is running throughout November and is part of our Breckland 2035 commitment to cut carbon emissions locally by 2035.”

Free tickets for the Breckland NetZero Conference, held at the Breckland Conference Centre in Dereham on 10 November, are available from