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Get Set Green - The NET Zero Showcase
Get Set Green - The NET Zero Showcase

Tue, 27 Feb


Radisson Blu

Get Set Green - The NET Zero Showcase

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Time & Location

27 Feb 2024, 09:00 – 16:00

Radisson Blu, Frankland Ln, Durham DH1 5TA, UK

About the event

Come and meet our experts and find out how to propel your business into a green future. The event will provide businesses with a four pronged line of attack for businesses to grasp the opportunity to ‘Get Set Green – Net Zero Agenda including;

  • How to access services from the Durham Business Growth Programme that can help to reduce energy use, with energy audits and grants on energy-efficient equipment
  • Advice on how to access finance to invest in green technology
  • Information on where to access support for green skills to help your business take advantage of the huge growth of the ‘green economy’ sector
  • Opportunities to find out more about bidding for tender opportunities in the environmental services and goods sector from the County Durham Pound and partners.

Hear from CEO of The Lanchester Group Tony Cleary and Jess Cook, Net Zero Programme Manager at North of Tyne Combined Authority.

Tony Cleary

Tony Cleary, the visionary force behind The Lanchester Group, is a distinguished entrepreneur leading the charge in sustainable business practices. As CEO, Tony has elevated The Lanchester Group to the forefront of the beverage industry, emphasising environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

Recipient of the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders 2023 ESG Award, Tony is celebrated for his unwavering commitment to responsible business practices. Join him at the upcoming NET Zero event to glean insights from his success stories and discover strategies for integrating sustainability into your business. Don't miss the chance to learn from a leader shaping the future of sustainable business innovation.

Jess Cook 

Jess is Net Zero Programme Manager at North of Tyne Combined Authority, the accountable body for the Net Zero North East England initiative – a partnership across private, public, voluntary, and academic sectors, formed to accelerate the transition to net zero in the region, creating a cleaner, greener, and fairer North East.

Prior to this, Jess worked for the charity National Energy Action, where she led the water poverty work programme to align both policy and practical action to encourage positive change for households struggling to pay their water bills.

Jess has over 12 years' experience across regulated industries, both in direct customer delivery roles and in strategic and policy-focused positions, across both private and charitable sectors, and is passionate about delivering positive change through partnership.


9:00 - Registrations open

9:30 - Welcome from Durham County Council 

9:40 - Durham Business Growth Programme overview

9:50 - Tony Cleary, The Lanchester Group

10:20- Break 

10:40 - Access to Finance: How to get funding

11:10 - Green Skills with Jessica Cook (North of Tyne Combined Authority) and Lee Baum (New College Durham) 

11:40- County Durham Pound

12:10 - Morning wrap up

12:15 - Lunch 

1:15 to 4pm - Workshops and Meet the Buyer Appointments 

Please Note: This event is only open to businesses based in County Durham. 

By submitting your registration you are agreeing to be contacted by UMi following the event in regards to your eligibility for the Durham Business Growth Programme. 


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