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By Fiona Reid
Beacon businesses share their net zero work

THREE businesses in the region have benefitted from a pathfinder programme aimed at helping them to realise the economic opportunities which moving towards Net Zero can provide.

Carbon Capture Scotland, based in Crocketford; Eco Group, Annan; and Jas P Wilson at Dalbeattie all took part in the 12 month Beacon Businesses Net Zero Nation Accelerator Programme run by South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE).

And the organisers hope their stories will inspire other companies to embark on their own sustainability journeys and realise the benefits of doing so.

The programme gave focused support to the chosen businesses to deliver their Net Zero plan. It began last year and was completed in early 2024.

Explaining the impact on Jas P Wilson, pictured, the firm’s Phil Robinson said: “The Beacon Business Net Zero Accelerator Programme has been incredibly important to us.

“We have got people on board now who can help us with our Net Zero journey – it has been really comforting and reassuring to have that in place.

“It has also been great to take part in the programme alongside other enthusiastic, like-minded businesses who are all trying to achieve the same goal – we will keep that communication going.”

Martin Valenti, SOSE’s director of net zero, added: “The businesses who took part in the Beacon Business Net Zero Accelerator programme were selected specifically because we knew they are committed to making positive changes, and they understood the importance of doing so.

“We also know their stories can shine a light, and inspire others, to take action.

“We would encourage any business looking for help to start or make progress on their own Net Zero journey to get in touch with SOSE.”

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