The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has funded the ‘Get Zero Get Zellar’ online sustainability platform for businesses operating across all three local authorities. The platform will enable businesses in the region to:  

  • Measure: Understand their current position using emissions calculators 
  • Plan: Access to largescale resources to allow users to build net zero plans 
  • Reduce: Forward plan and reduce emissions 
  • Invest: Access a green technologies marketplace 
  • Report: Report and track progress of emissions reduction 
  • Share: Share success stories with networks and partner 

The Combined Authority has invested in 300 Zellar licences, free one-year access to Zellar, a SMART sustainability platform that enables businesses to go green and reduce costs. Businesses on Zellar can reduce their emissions and save up to £4,100* in energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint by 33%.

On 30 November 2023 North of Tyne became the latest region to sign up to the Get Zero Get Zellar programme – a nationwide initiative designed to help local enterprises kickstart their sustainability journey. The programme will help accelerate NCTA’s drive towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The NTCA led programme is part-funded by SSE’s Sustainable Business Communities project with Zellar, and through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Zellar makes it easy for businesses to make a start and take climate action. It helps them to calculate and understand their carbon emissions and then build an achievable plan to reduce them, based on their size and sector. Zellar is already helping over 1,300 UK organisations to plan, activate, measure, report and share their business sustainability journeys, and reduce their energy costs.

With 9 out of 10 SMEs** unaware of even their carbon emissions and many struggling to make any headway when it comes to sustainability. Zellar is designed to tackle this inertia. It helps them to calculate and understand their carbon emissions and then build an achievable plan to reduce them, based on their size and sector.

Each organisation on Zellar gets its own sustainability profile, a public facing page that records every sustainability they’ve action taken. Completing an action earns them points which combine to build a single Zellar score – which is also displayed on their live profile.

Zellar’s online community pages make it simple for organisations to accelerate their sustainability programmes through learning from others. Its online hub encourages organisations to inspire one another by discussing their ideas, projects and learnings as well as to provide mentorship and guidance to those seeking advice.

Watch the video from the North of Tyne Zellar launch event.

By joining Get Zero Get Zellar NCTA will also gain access to consolidated data reports, that enable it to track the emissions reduction progress of local businesses as it works towards its net zero target.  To qualify for a free one-year Zellar licence a business must be based in Newcastle, North of Tyneside, or Northumberland. The first 300 eligible businesses to sign up will be granted one year fully subsidised access to Zellar worth £299.

To secure free access for your business, sign up now and use code NTCA at checkout.

NCTA is 13th member of the Get Zero Get Zellar and joins communities across: Brighton & Hove City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, Greater Lincolnshire LEP, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Harborough District Council, Leicester LEP, Made in Northamptonshire, North Kesteven District Council, North of Tyne Combined Authority, Warwickshire County Council.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

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