Renfrewshire Council

Steps to Net Zero for Business (7 June)

We're looking for progressive thinkers and inspirational businesses ready to take the next steps to net zero. Fit the bill?

Steps to Net Zero for Business is hosted by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with the Glasgow City Region and sponsored by EXTEND.

Event details

The event will take place at Ingliston Country Club and Hotel, Bishopton, on Wednesday 7 June from 9.30am to 2pm.

It's an opportunity to learn about the net zero journey, share best practice and experience, discuss the sustainability agenda and understand the support services available to businesses within the region.

Our event chair will be Alison Wood from the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute.

It features speakers in the morning including Scottish Enterprise who'll be outlining how to use their net zero accelerator tool to benchmark your business.

City Region companies Lochlie Construction, Autonomous iOt and venue host Ingliston Country Club will also share their journey to net zero and experts from University of the West of Scotland will showcase how to develop a sustainability strategy.

Getting there

This free event is open to delegates from 9.30am-3pm.

There is free parking onsite and EV charging points are available.

The closest railway station is Bishopton and a complimentary connecting bus will transport delegates from the station to the venue. For live departure and arrivals train times, please visit


Ingliston Country Club & Hotel
Ingliston Estate
Old Greenock Road

Book a place

Places have been reserved for businesses from local authority areas across Glasgow City Region.

Use the links below to access Eventbrite and register your place:

Your day will focus on three key themes:

Sustainability and Savings
How implementing sustainability measures can result in business savings, such as energy savings, transport/distribution, supply chain and technology.

Sustainability Opportunities
New market opportunities, customer base and accreditations.

How to get started
The first steps to becoming more sustainable, including carbon footprints, measuring and monitoring, signposting to support and funding and using the net zero accelerator tool.


  • Gary Clarke - Estate Director, Ingliston Country Club & Hotel - Melding Hospitality with Ecological Responsibility
  • Douglas Aitken - Managing Director, Lochlie Construction - Our Experience of Refurbishing an Industrial Building into a Carbon Neutral Office
  • Bobby Kane - Chief Executive Officer, Autonomous iOt - sharing our company story about accelerating the fight against climate change with technology to create a sustainable future; demonstrating real-life examples that will accelerate your sustainable journey; highlighting opportunities to create savings while reducing your carbon footprint
  • Elliot Connell - UK Sales Manager, Renewable Parts - our experiences of building a sustainable wind industry. Including: job growth and regulation support required.
  • Jim Robinson - Sustainability Specialist, Scottish Enterprise - overview of: SE's Net Zero Accelerator, an online tool to help businesses by making recommendations on how they can develop a practical net zero roadmap; getting started on the net zero journey; sources of support available for businesses and some free-to-use carbon footprint calculators and reporting tools.
  • Professor Andrew Hursthouse - Professor of Environmental Geochemistry, UWS - What do we mean when we talk about sustainability?; developing a sustainability strategy - expectations for future business leaders.