About this event

Hello from the HBEES Team 😊😊,

We just wanted to let you know that we are attending the HEY on the Road to Net Zero event on Monday 18th October at Hull City Hall’s Mortimer Suite. Please see below for more information on the whole event.
We will also be taking part in the 1st breakout session “HEY Business” 11am until 12pm to talk about the Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme and take part in a Q & A.  
Numbers on the day are strictly limited due to Covid precautions so pre booking is essential.
We would love to see you and help you in your journey to Net Zero
Phil, Ruth, Jane and Jordan – The HBEES Team

Make sure you book your ticket to our Flagship COP26 event in Hull City Centre Businesses and residents are invited to take part in a flagship COP 26 event as the Carbon Battle Bus visits Hull city centre. The battle bus, which is travelling the whole of the UK as part of Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon Tour, is being brought to the region by the HEY LEP. This whole day event, taking place on Monday 18 October at Hull City Hall’s The Mortimer Suite, will explore many of the topical and practical aspects of net-zero, decarbonisation and sustainability. The event will have limited in-person tickets available but will also be streamed online for those who wish to attend remotely. For online tickets to the event please click here. The event kicks off at 8.30am, with an introduction from HEY LEP  Chair James Newman, before Marketing Humber brings the first event of its Waterline Summit – ‘The Waterline – Why the world needs the Humber’, with the debut screening of its COP26 film, before a question time panel with speakers including Liz Barber, CEO, Yorkshire Water & Kelda Group, Professor Dan Parsons, Director of Energy & Environment Institute, University of Hull, Patrick Harnett, Senior Programme Director, Ørsted UK, Andrew Reynolds, Project Director, Yorkshire Energy Park, Dominic Martin, Vice President for Government & Regulatory Affairs, Equinor and Amy Meek, Co-Founder, Kids Against Plastic & EEI Youth Advisory board. . You can register your interest in tickets for the Waterline section of the event by clicking here.

Next, from 11am – 4pm sustainability certification organisation Planet Mark will be providing sessions full of information and inspiring stories from those businesses and organisations who are already working to ensure they’re operating in a sustainable way. This will include details on the ‘Together for Net Zero campaign’, stories from local businesses including cleaning company Bio-D and Rooted in Hull Urban Farm, before an interactive networking session for delegates and guests. There will also be space at the event for networking and to find out more about the different organisations across the region, who can support businesses with their net zero targets.

There are also tickets available for our three breakout sessions in the Mortimer Suite’s East Gallery throughout the day. Tickets are limited so please book on our booking page.

Breakout 1 – “HEY Business” 11am – 12pm
Facilitated by the HEY Business Growth Hub, this session will hear from a range of business support schemes and organisations that can help businesses to decarbonise and implement sustainable, clean growth activities. With support primarily targeted at SMEs (small and medium sized businesses), each scheme will talk about how they can help businesses to reduce costs and access new markets via low carbon activity and clean growth. Delegates will take away from this session advice and guidance on how business costs can be cut alongside carbon emissions.
Delegates will hear from each support scheme before having the opportunity to ask questions as part of a Q&A session.

Organisations confirmed include:
Aura Innovation Centre, The SparkFund, The Flood Innovation Centre, Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme

Breakout 2 – “HEY Community” 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Facilitated by the Hull & East Yorkshire Local Nature Partnership, this breakout session will explore how community groups and natural-world organisation are playing their part in tackling the climate crisis through a range of projects and initiatives.
Delegates will hear from a number of schemes before having the opportunity to ask questions as part of a Q&A session.
Organisations confirmed include:
– Northern Forest and the HEY Woods project on the role of tree planting and afforestation in climate change adaption and mitigation
– National Farmers Union & a regional farm on how the agricultural sector is adapting to climate change
– Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on the intertidal and marine projects relevant to climate change issues such as saltmarsh, seagrass, and oysters

Breakout 3 – “HEY Clean Growth” 3pm – 4pm
Facilitated by the HEY LEP, this breakout session will hear from low carbon and clean growth trailblazers from the HEY business community. Delegates will hear how fellow regional businesses have embedded net zero principles and clean growth approaches throughout their business operations and how they are now seeing dividends as a result. Delegates will take away from this session real life examples of low carbon activity that they can apply to their own businesses, and how this can give then a competitive advantage to access new markets and win more customers.
Delegates will hear form each business taking part in the breakout before having the opportunity to ask questions as part of a Q&A session.
Businesses & Organisations confirmed include: Orsted, Ideal Boilers, Enertek, MyEnergi , SME Climate Hub & The Business Climate Leaders Campaign


October 18, 2021
The Mortimer Suite, Hull City Hall, 9 Queen Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RQ

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