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Greater Birmingham Chamber and Alphabet to stage new CAZ business briefing

Greater Birmingham Chamber and Alphabet to stage new CAZ business briefing

Fleet leasing and business mobility specialist Alphabet (GB) in partnership with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce is to co-host a breakfast briefing on the city’s new Clean Air Zone and the impact it will have on local companies when it is introduced from January 2020.

The event, which is free of charge to businesses of all sizes that operate vehicles in the Birmingham area, will be held in the Library of Birmingham at 8am on Thursday (29 November).

‘Keeping Birmingham’s businesses moving in the new Clean Air Zone’ will examine the substance of the new regulations and the penalties of non-compliance with Clean Air Zone standards, while advising vehicle fleet operators about the preparations they need to make ahead of 2020.

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 Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, Simon Carr, chief commercial officer for Alphabet (GB) and Tim Anderson from the Energy Saving Trust.

Mr Carr 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. To register for the briefing go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/keeping-birminghams-businesses-moving-in-the-new-clean-air-zone-tickets-51454110630