Heroes of Net Zero Competition

Celebrating small businesses taking the most innovative action to go green and cut their own greenhouse gas emissions.
24 September 2021

Are you a Hero of Net Zero? As part of the UK Government’s Together for our Planet campaign, they want to celebrate the small businesses taking the most innovative action to go green and cut their own greenhouse gas emissions to become a net zero business by 2050!

Share and describe the actions your business has been taking for a chance to attend the crucial COP26 climate conference in Glasgow and win an exclusive prize package to help develop and grow your business.


The best entries will be judged by a panel of experts including the government’s net zero champion Andrew Griffiths. The top five shortlisted in each category will be invited to a special Heroes for Net Zero event at COP26 on 2 November in Glasgow.

Who can take part?

You must be a small business based in the United Kingdom with 50 employees or under.
Winners will be judged in two categories:

  • Micro – 1-9 employees
  • Small – 10-50 employees

You must make a public commitment to become a Net Zero business by 2050.

How to enter?

Firstly, make sure you have made the public commitment on the UK Business Climate Hub. (see link below)

Then, simply fill out the competition form and upload a photo that best showcases the action you are taking to reduce your own greenhouse gas emissions.

Prize package

The best entries will be invited to attend the COP26 international climate change summit in Glasgow on November 2, where the winners will be announced and receive an exclusive prize package worth £4,500:

  • 21 hours consultancy with an Energy Manager and one-year free access to ‘Business Energy Intelligence’ energy management platform, worth £3,500, from SSE
  • Six hours of bespoke mentoring with a NatWest Enterprise Manager from its Climate Accelerator programme, helping winning businesses gain climate friendly skills in accessing new markets to attracting talent, and
  • Up to £1,000 in vouchers to access a brand-new digital advertising support package from BT to grow your business.

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