Sustainable small businesses offered chance to win £20,000 of Sky TV advertising

Sustainable small businesses offered chance to win £20,000 of Sky TV advertising
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Wed 3rd Jul 2024

Sky Media, the advertising arm of Sky, has extended its Sky Zero Footprint Fund to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Launched in 2021, the initiative is aimed at promoting brands' sustainability efforts using television advertising.

The new fund, dubbed 'Local Heroes', is aimed at businesses with up to 500 employees that have been trading for at least 12 months.

Nine firms from different regions in the UK and Republic of Ireland will receive £20,000/€20,000 of media value to spend on a TV campaign as well as up to £2,500/€2,500 towards ad creation from a local production agency.

Winners will be selected through a combination of public vote and local judging.

David Sanderson, director of AdSmart Local and Development, said:

"Businesses of all shapes and sizes around the UK are making real change in the fight against climate change.

"We want to reward those businesses by giving them access to grow their business and spread their sustainable message."

Applications close on 29 October. For full details and to apply, visit this page.

Related Enterprise Nation resources

Enterprise Nation's Plan it with Purpose sustainability advice hub

How service-based businesses can have a positive impact on the climate

Small business sustainability: The key steps to net zero

How to achieve net zero for your business

Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I'm also Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I have 20 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from famous names like Sir Richard Branson and Deborah Meaden to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I now freelance for Enterprise Nation as the website's news reporter and as the host of the Small Business sessions podcast. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community in my role as Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I also have strong connections with other major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 100 events including conferences with an audience of hundreds for international brands like Xero and Facebook and live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography.

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