The Green Digital Academy, a groundbreaking low carbon initiative supporting small, medium and micro businesses to progress towards net zero, is to be rolled out to 180 new companies across North Wales thanks to the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity (UKSPF) funding.

The Green Digital Academy was piloted in Gwynedd and Ynys Môn by Busnes@LlandrilloMenai and has now received further funding from the UKSPF to support even more businesses in Ynys Môn, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire.

More than 50 businesses worked with energy and sustainability consultants to create a ‘road map towards net zero’, specially tailored to their business that explains what steps they need to take.


Mona Group was amongst the first to benefit from the pilot project. Gethin Rees Jones, operations director at Mona Group, explains: “As a company we had contemplated installing solar PV previously but the support and knowledge that Green Digital gave us has allowed us to analyse the data and gain an understanding of our current carbon footprint, which then influenced our decision to commit to the investment.

“With the help of the project, we are now planning for further investments. Future developments include EV charging points, diversifying the fleet to include electric vehicles and working with Anglesey County Council to install further renewable technologies to complement solar PV.”


Donna Hodgson, The Green Digital Academy project manager for Busnes@LlandrilloMenai, said: “We are looking forward to this next ambitious stage of the Green Digital Academy, with five new projects covering the region.

“We know from the pilot how much this supportive programme can and has delivered in terms of benefits for participating businesses.

“The focus for Busnes@LlandrilloMenai now is to ensure that businesses across North Wales share these benefits and that The Green Digital Academy contributes to creating a community of environmentally conscious business communities all working towards a net zero future.”


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. To find out more about the Green Digital Academy or to express and interest contact