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Free-to-attend breakfast briefing on Birmingham clean air zone

Simon Carr Alphabet 2017

Businesses of all sizes that operate vehicles in the Birmingham area can attend a free event on the city’s clean air zone (CAZ) on Thursday, November 29 at the Library of Birmingham at 8am.

The event, ‘Keeping Birmingham’s businesses moving in the new clean air zone’, is being run by Alphabet (GB) in partnership with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC), Birmingham City Council and the Energy Saving Trust.

It will examine the new regulations and the penalties of non-compliance with CAZ standards, while advising vehicle fleet operators about the preparations they need to make ahead of January 2020 when the CAZ is introduced in Birmingham.

The breakfast briefing will feature representation from Birmingham City Council, with Councillor Waseem Zaffar, cabinet member for transport and environment, as well as industry experts and business leaders including Paul Faulkner, CEO of the GBCC; Simon Carr, chief commercial officer for Alphabet (GB); and Tim Anderson from the Energy Saving Trust.

Carr (pictured) said: “Birmingham is one of the five clean air zones around the UK and the second city’s plans are the most comprehensive, detailed and advanced in the country.

“Significant changes are coming in little more than a year which will undoubtedly improve Birmingham’s air quality but research shows that 40% of local companies are still unaware of the changes and the impact new CAZ regulations hold for their business.

“As one of the UK’s leading providers of ultra-low emission and electric vehicles, we’re keen to share our expertise to help fleet operators to understand and navigate the change ahead of the introduction of the new clean air zone.”

Places at the event are free of charge to businesses in and around the Birmingham area but space is limited. Register via the Eventbrite website.

To find out more about clean air zones, visit the FAQ page.

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