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Stevenage Borough Council and social enterprise Wenta join forces to support SMEs to net zero

Social enterprise firm Wenta has launched an affordable net zero emissions service for small businesses, and partnered with Stevenage Borough Council to support 100 local businesses in reducing their carbon footprint.

Small and medium sized businesses in Stevenage now have the chance to snap up a free, Zero Gold subscription (worth over £143 per year) to the new Net Zero service that will position them at the forefront of tackling climate change and producing greener products and services. The first 100 businesses to subscribe will get access to Wenta’s top level subscription, Zero Gold, which is aimed at helping business owners to reduce their carbon footprint in a simple and practical way.

The Zero Gold subscription normally costs £9.99 per month plus VAT. It includes exclusive climate change and net zero webinars to explain what it's all about and how to reduce your carbon footprint, access to Wenta's experienced net zero and business advice team to coach you through each step of your journey, access to Wenta's exclusive carbon foot-printing tool, a personalised report focused on reducing your emissions as well as coaching to create and publish your net zero plan, plus much more.

Action Zero forms part of Stevenage Borough Council’s work to get the town to net zero emissions by 2030 to defeat the climate emergency at a local level. It also forms part of Wenta’s wider social enterprise support provided at the Business & Technology Centre on Bessemer Drive where free business advice, skills training and affordable workspace is available. Action Zero is led by former Visiting Professor of Environmental Economics at UCL and Wenta’s Head of Net Zero, Martyn Poessinouw.

Councillor Lloyd Briscoe, Executive Member for Economy, Enterprise and Transport at Stevenage Borough Council said:

“Defeating the climate emergency is a top priority for the council. The offer of Wenta’s Zero Gold support forms part of our measures to help businesses adapt to cut their emissions to get the town to net zero by 2030. I urge all small and medium sized firms in Stevenage to apply for this scheme immediately to experience the many benefits this support offers.”

Commenting on the partnership, Ed Jordan, Wenta’s Chief Executive said:

“Whilst there is a lot of support for big businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, very little is out there for small business owners to reduce theirs. Action Zero is here for every type of small business owner and is packed with sustainable, social and commercial benefits. Having launched the service just one week ago, our partnership with Stevenage Borough Council will mean local businesses get to be first in line to reduce their carbon footprint.”

Claim your free subscription now.
If you are a business in Stevenage that would like to claim a free Zero Gold subscription (remember there are just 100 subscriptions available on a first-come, first-served basis), contact Wenta’s Net Zero business advice team on: 01438 310020 or email info@wenta.co.uk quoting the code: STEVENAGEGOLD.

For more information on Action Zero, visit www.wenta.co.uk/actionzero

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The information contained in this press release was correct on the date of issue.