Net zero heroes at free green seminar

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: David Wilshin of Auditel, left, Andy McKee of Eight Wealth Management, centre, and Alan Rolfe, of HWB Chartered Accountants will address the free ‘Essential Advice for your Net Zero Journey’ business seminar at Whiteley on October 5

A free seminar aimed at helping businesses achieve net zero is being held in Hampshire next month.

Three keynote speakers from county firms operating across different sectors will be on hand to offer specialist insight about working towards carbon neutrality.

Net zero carbon dioxide emissions is very much the holy grail for many businesses, not only boosting action against climate change but demonstrating the green credentials that can lead to better stakeholder engagement, higher revenue and reduced costs.

The Government’s Build Back Greener strategy sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet a net zero target by 2050.

The seminar is being organised jointly by HWB Chartered Accountants, financial advisers Eight Wealth Management and cost, procurement and carbon solutions company Auditel (U.K.).

‘Essential Advice for your Net Zero Journey’ will be held at Eight Wealth’s offices in Parkway, Whiteley on Wednesday, October 5 from 4pm to 6pm, with drinks and canapés provided before and after the presentations.

David Wilshin, carbon and procurement specialist at Winchester-based Auditel, will provide practical tips on how to make a business carbon neutral.

He has a passion for environment and sustainability and has worked with blue chip companies helping them to reduce their carbon footprint without impacting upon service levels and costs.

He said: “In the current challenging economic climate, organisations are battling with the desire to drive growth and profitability while investing in low carbon emitting technologies to reduce their carbon footprint and speed up their journey to achieving net zero. We are there to help.”

Andy McKee, wealth management consultant at Eight Wealth Management, will look at green investments

Andy joined the FTSE 100 group St James’s Place in 2019 and has been working in the industry since 2001. He is a qualified financial planner helping families, individuals and businesses grow and protect their assets.

He said: “My job is to help clients set out and accomplish their goals, enabling them to feel confident in their financial future and retirement plans – and to do so in a sustainable way. It’s about creating financial wellbeing in a world worth living in.”

Alan Rolfe, from HWB of Chandler’s Ford, will discuss how environmentally conscious decisions can minimise tax charges and save money.

Alan is a senior tax manager and has more than 30 years’ experience of assisting clients with VAT, PAYE/NIC, personal and corporate tax matters.

He said: “With a focus on the wide range of tax implications facing individuals and businesses when making choices regarding travel, property or business processes, I will highlight some of the top benefits that can be achieved from a better understanding of the tax rules.”

The event begins at 4pm for drinks and canapes and the presentations will start at 4.30pm, concluding by 5.30pm. Networking and further refreshments will be provided after the presentations.

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Chartered accountants HWB, headquartered at Chandler’s Ford, near Southampton, provides business and tax advice.




HWB Chartered Accountants
Highland House, Mayflower Close, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh,
Hampshire, SO53 4AR


Phone: 023 8046 1200


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HWB Chartered Accountants was founded in 1985 as Hopper Williams & Bell and is based near Southampton. The firm provides accounting, tax and business advisory services to organisations across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset & West Sussex and beyond.

As one of the leading firms of chartered accountants and business and tax advisers in the region, HWB offers the depth of resource and specialist skills of a national practice but remains dedicated to the personal approach.

Services include: accounting services, audit and assurance, auto enrolment, business strategy & planning, corporate finance, HMRC enquiry fee protection, human resources, international services, IT services and solutions, online accounting, payroll services, personal tax services, probate & estate administration, specialist tax and financial planning.

Specialisms include: education sector and academies, architects, charities, FCA accountants, healthcare, legal, logistics, property accountants, recruitment and travel.

HWB’s motto is Experience the difference.

The firm produces a series of guides and tax cards and has a resources centre on its website, as well as staging seminars and events on a regular basis. The HWBulletin is published bi-annually.

HWB is registered to carry on audit work in the UK and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)


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