WEE COUNTY businesses can now make good use of an expert consultancy service to support them in achieving Net Zero.

The service, based at Ceteris and provided through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, aims to provide businesses with the knowledge, tools and strategies needed to reduce their carbon footprint.

Introduced by Clackmannanshire Council, the consultancy service offers three days of fully funded consultancy and experienced specialists to help businesses navigate achieving Net Zero status.

Councillor Fiona Law, environment and net zero spokesperson for Clackmannanshire Council, said: “I am delighted to see the launch of this new service which will empower local businesses and give them the knowledge and tools they will require as they embark on their journey to Net Zero.

“It is vital as a council, we take our residents and businesses with us as we strive towards a cleaner and greener future, and I am glad to see that funding has been secured to support our business community in this way.”

Services provided through the consultancy include energy efficiency audits and recommendations, finance and grand funding information, carbon accounting and reporting, social governance management systems and agricultural impact assessments.

The council is also offering a series of free Net Zero workshops for businesses throughout Clackmannanshire.

These two-hour practical workshops are delivered by Scottish Business Climate Collaboration and Zero Waste Scotland and will be held at Forth Valley College in Alloa over two weeks.

The sessions will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 10am-12 noon and then the following Thursday, May 23, from 2pm-4pm.

Maggie Gorman, business support and development director for Ceteris and Business Gateway Clackmannanshire, added: “The launch of the Clackmannanshire Net Zero Expert Help Service marks a significant milestone in the journey towards a sustainable future for businesses based in the country.

“Businesses can now embark on their Net Zero journey with confidence, knowing that they have the expertise and support to succeed.

“Together, we can build a greener, more resilient economy for generations to come.”

For more information or to book into one of the workshops, email employerengagement@clacks.gov.uk.