Net Zero MK: Driving Positive Change into 2024

Net Zero MK: Driving Positive Change into 2024

What’s good for the planet can also be good for business, so if your organisation is based in Milton Keynes and you are looking to cut carbon emissions, save money and minimise waste, we are here to help.

Join us for a half day conference where you will get the opportunity to network with and put questions to our experts, hear from high-calibre speakers and talk to businesses who can help you support your business on the journey to Net Zero. 

Guest Speaker - Chris Hines

Chris Hines is the Co-Founder of Surfers Against Sewage and Sustainability Director at the Eden Project.  Chris’s engaging campaigning and successful career makes him the perfect speaker to inspire businesses on the need for CSR and the importance of taking care of our planet. Chris has a deep understanding of the balance between the social, environmental and financial aspects of sustainability. He is a major player in the advocacy of the business case for sustainability camp and was featured as one of the Daily Telegraph's Eco Heroes. 

Why attend?

  • Be inspired by our guest speaker.
  • Learn from the experiences of 3 local businesses who have successfully started their net zero journey.
  • Join in an energetic Q&A session.
  • Find out more about NetZero MK, a project that aims to support businesses in Milton Keynes on their journey to Net Zero.
  • Find out about the support and funding that is out there from a variety of exhibitors.

NetZero MK is funded by Milton Keynes City Council and delivered by Ngage Solutions in partnership with Buckinghamshire Business First.

Who should attend?

This event will be particularly valuable to all small and medium-sized businesses in Milton Keynes with an aspiration to understand their current carbon footprint so that they can measure and set targets to reduce their carbon emissions.

There are a limited number of exhibitor spaces for businesses with products or services related to net zero or who can offer support around the net zero agenda. Let us know when making your booking if you are interested in taking one of these spaces.

To book your place

Scroll down to the 'Book now' area below to reserve your place.  A reminder email will be sent both one week and one day in advance of the event.  
If you have any problems booking your place please email us on and we will be happy to help. 

This event is being run in partnership with Milton Keynes City Council. Your details including name, email address and business name, will be shared with Milton Keynes City Council ahead of the event.  The details are provided to Milton Keynes City Council for the soul purpose of delivering the event and to follow up with you afterwards.  For more details of how we process our data please take a look at our Privacy Policy here.  For details of Milton Keynes City Council's Privacy Policy, please visit here.  By proceeding with your booking, you are agreeing to us sharing your data with Milton Keynes City Council.


30 November, 2023 - 30 November, 2023
9:30am - 1:00pm
Registration, refreshments and networking from 9.30am, conference starts at 10.00am. Light lunch from 12noon.
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA
Please note:

There is plenty of metered parking & a multi-storey car park within the vicinity. Please check here for the most up to date information. On arrival, there will be a member of MK Gallery staff at the reception desk who will direct you to the event space, where we will meet you.

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If you have a question that you would like to pose to our panel of experts, please let us know by emailing

Buckinghamshire Business First Events Team


Chris Hines
  • Chris Hines

Co-Founder of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), and Sustainability Director at the Eden Project

Daniel Cope
  • Daniel Cope

Climate Change Programme Manager, Buckinghamshire Business First

Helen Barrett
  • Helen Barrett

Head of Marketing & Sustainability, Moogies

Helen Shellabear
  • Helen Shellabear

Managing Director, Shellwin Real Estate

Jacqui Garrad
  • Jacqui Garrad

Museum Director, The National Museum of Computing

Lakechia Jean
  • Lakechia Jean

Economic Development Officer, Milton Keynes City Council

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