Green/sustainable business

First headline speaker announced for this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

April 19, 2018
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First headline speaker announced for this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England for a seventh year in October with one of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs already lined up as headline speaker. Emma Bridgewater, who has spent more than 30 years building up a successful pottery business, will share her experiences and give advice to businesswomen...

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Bath’s innovative green tech programme signs on furniture upcycler as second member

April 13, 2018
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Bath’s innovative green tech programme signs on furniture upcycler as second member

Bath’s pioneering sustainable technologies programme has attracted its second member company as it ramps up its role as the UK’s first business acceleration hub dedicated to the sector. Collecteco works with businesses and other organisations to donate reusable furniture, equipment and materials to good causes, including charities, schools, voluntary groups and other not for...

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IBM praises Bath agency’s African tech-led humanitarian aid project

April 6, 2018
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IBM praises Bath agency’s African tech-led humanitarian aid project

A tech-based project to improve humanitarian aid efforts in Africa has earned Bath‐based multi‐service marketing agency Edit recognition from IBM. Edit’s solution speeds up the mapping process so that teams can quickly provide humanitarian assistance and also address issues such as female genital mutilation, early marriage, and gender‐based violence that hold back some African...

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Bath meet-up aims to create strong role models for the next generation of businesswomen

March 26, 2018
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Bath meet-up aims to create strong role models for the next generation of businesswomen

A monthly meet-up has been launched in Bath by an award-winning personal development facilitator and life motivator to inspire and encourage the city’s businesswomen.   Women Unmasked is the brainchild of Radstock-based Yvonne Bignall, who runs Yvonne B Ltd, a consultancy that supports women in business and helps them realise their potential. Yvonne, pictured, saw...

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More Bath businesses urged to join Refill tap water campaign to combat plastic pollution

March 26, 2018
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More Bath businesses urged to join Refill tap water campaign to combat plastic pollution

Around 50 Forward-thinking Bath businesses have signed up to the nationwide Refill tap water scheme that helps cut down on the use of single-use plastic bottles.   The scheme, which grew out of a campaign in Bristol, aims to make refilling a water bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing refill...

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Developer Kersfield plans lesson in ‘sympathetic restoration’ at former school building

March 22, 2018
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Developer Kersfield plans lesson in ‘sympathetic restoration’ at former school building

Bath-based developer Kersfield has been granted planning permission to transform the main campus of a former school in Bristol into 44 luxury homes. The plans, approved by Bristol City Council, include sympathetically restoring the Grade II* listed Redland Court at the city’s former Redland High School. Kersfield will also remove the 1960s sports hall...

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Charity foundation set up by Novia Financial to support home-town good causes

March 16, 2018
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Charity foundation set up by Novia Financial to support home-town good causes

Novia Financial, the Bath-based wealth management firm, has set up its own charity foundation to primarily support projects that aim to improve and help the lives of people in the city and its surroundings.   The Novia Foundation, which has been accepted on the Register of Charities, was created to mark 10 years since...

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Fast-growing company finds bags of room for expansion after move to new site across town

March 15, 2018
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Fast-growing company finds bags of room for expansion after move to new site across town

A company that supplies paper and canvas shopping bags to leading retailers has relocated to larger premises to give it space to continue its growth and install the first digital printer of its kind in the UK. The Paper Bag Company has upped sticks from its base in the Oakfield Business Centre on the...

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Spring Statement 2018: Bath business reaction

March 14, 2018
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Bath business experts have been reacting to Tuesday’s Spring Statement, with most pointing to what Chancellor Philip Hammond failed to deliver rather than what he said.   The city’s largest accountancy practice Bishop Fleming was particularly hard-hitting in its comments, calling it a “missed opportunity to be bold, imaginative and transformative”, especially as the...

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Spring Statement 2018: Business reaction

March 13, 2018
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CBI chief economist Rain Newton-Smith said the Chancellor was rightly backing British business to secure the UK’s future prosperity in a new economy. “It’s great to see an upgrade in the state of our public finances and rightly sensible to set more aside for a rainy day with Brexit uncertainty still weighing on the...

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