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Two more solar farms get green light from Good Energy

June 30, 2015
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Two more solar farms get green light from Good Energy

Renewable electricity group Good Energy is to commission two more solar farms, it announced today. The Chippenham-based firm said it would add the 5MW sites to its existing four solar farms, taking its total generating capacity to 30MW – enough to serve more than 7,000 homes. Planning approvals for the new sites at Lower...

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World’s first for Good Energy as it plugs into Bristol’s local currency

June 29, 2015
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World’s first for Good Energy as it plugs into Bristol’s local currency

Renewable electricity firm Good Energy has become the world’s first energy company to accept a local currency after allowing customers to pay their energy bills using Bristol Pounds. The Chippenham-based firm, which supplies 100% renewable electricity to homes and businesses across the UK, said the move underlined its commitment to sustainability. The Bristol Pound...

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Bath Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 29, 2015
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Bath Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The recent ninth annual Institute of Directors Director of the Year awards, staged at Bordeaux Quay, Bristol. Photos by Clint Randall www.pixelprphotography.co.uk All the awards winners with ceremony host Laura Rawlings, centre Director of the Year Award winner Julie Moore with ceremony host Laura Rawlings and Mark Bennett of sponsors HSBC Stephen Jackson of...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 28, 2015
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Monday 29 June Interim: Porvair AGMs: Advanced Oncotherapy, Anglo-Eastern Plantations, Ariana Resources, Asia Resource Minerals, Baron Oil, Beowulf Mining, Energiser Investments, Globo, Kemin Resources, Savanah Petroleum, Tiger Resource Finance, Trans-Siberian Gold, Trinity Exploration & Production, Vianet, Volvere EGMs: Castleton Technology, Direct Line Insurance Economics: Net consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals,...

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AstraZeneca senior director to take up chief executive role at drugs group Vectura

June 26, 2015
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AstraZeneca senior director to take up chief executive role at drugs group Vectura

Specialist drug development group Vectura has appointed a senior director of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca as it new chief executive, replacing Chris Blackwell, who steps down next week after 12 years in the role. James Ward-Lilley joins Chippenham-based Vectura, which licences its innovative technology for the treatment of airways diseases to other pharmaceutical companies, on...

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Withy King powers ahead with better-than-expected annual turnover growth

June 25, 2015
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Withy King powers ahead with better-than-expected annual turnover growth

Bath-headquartered regional law firm Withy King achieved a record 18% increase in turnover to nearly £22m in the year to the end of April, it announced today. The growth was largely organic but was boosted by two mergers last summer – with long-established Swindon firm Lemon & Co and Oxford practice Edward Pilling &...

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The LAST WORD: Steven Treharne, managing partner, Mogers Drewett

June 24, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Steven Treharne, managing partner, Mogers Drewett

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on our weekly e-bulletin. This week Steven Treharne, managing partner of law firm Mogers Drewett , answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Chef. Very funny and touching at the same time. Book...

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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

June 24, 2015
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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

More than 80% of West of England firms fear leaving the EU would pose a risk to the UK economy, according to results of a survey among nearly 1,000 businesses in the region published today. Two thirds also believe it would be bad for their own business. The survey by Business West, the organisation...

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IoD award is icing on the cake after year of growth at Marshfield Bakery

June 23, 2015
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IoD award is icing on the cake after year of growth at Marshfield Bakery

Marshfield Bakery managing director Chris Smith has won a prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) Award for the second year running. Chris, who only joined the family-owned cake and biscuit firm three years ago, scooped the title of Best Director of a Small Company at the awards ceremony. Last year he landed the coveted top...

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‘Dynamic’ Bath property expert joins Carter Jonas’ national growth strategy

June 23, 2015
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‘Dynamic’ Bath property expert joins Carter Jonas’ national growth strategy

National property consultancy Carter Jonas has appointed Clare Winnett, a senior associate in its Bath office, to its commercial board as part of its national growth strategy Vision 2020. Clare, pictured, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a practising arbitrator and independent expert, joined Carter Jonas in 2009. With Alexandra Houghton...

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