Green/sustainable business

Andrews Property Group’s charitable shareholders receive £0.5m dividend payout

June 22, 2017
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Andrews Property Group’s charitable shareholders receive £0.5m dividend payout

The two charitable trusts that own Keynsham-based estate agency and property group Andrews are to share nearly £500,000 in annual dividend payments. Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT) and the Christian Book Promotion Trust are the sole shareholders of Andrews Property Group, which has 56 offices across the South of England. The ownership structure, which is...

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General Election result: National business reaction

June 9, 2017
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General Election result: National business reaction

The unexpected outcome of the General Election and the resulting hung Parliament has sent shock waves through businesses and the organisations representing them. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said it was a serious moment for the UK economy. “The priority must be for politicians to get their house in order and form a functioning government,...

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General Election result: Bath business reaction

June 9, 2017
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General Election result: Bath business reaction

Business organisations in Bath and across the West of England today warned of damaging uncertainty following the shock General Election result and the impact of a hung Parliament on key issues for the city, particularly on the imminent Brexit negotiations Business West, the region’s largest business group, said there would be widespread concern about more...

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Ancient meadows provide natural home for Bath’s innovative Forest of Imagination arts event

June 8, 2017
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Ancient meadows provide natural home for Bath’s innovative Forest of Imagination arts event

Bath-based contemporary arts event Forest of Imagination is to sprout up again later this month – connecting people to nature in all kinds of imaginative ways. This year’s event is at Bushey Norwood, the National Trust-owned ancient meadows behind the University of Bath that make up part of Bath’s hugely popular Skyline Walk. Organisers...

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Bath Economic Question Time to tackle crucial issues affecting the city

June 2, 2017
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Bath Economic Question Time to tackle crucial issues affecting the city

The vital issues affecting Bath’s economy – from Brexit to rail electrification – will come under the spotlight at a major event in the city next week. Taking place the day before Thursday’s General Election, the annual Bath Economic Question Time will have extra relevance this year, with highly-acclaimed economist and public speaker Mark...

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Business Charity Award for Andrews’ pioneering social housing project

May 30, 2017
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Business Charity Award for Andrews’ pioneering social housing project

Estate agents and property group Andrews and its principal shareholder Andrews Charitable Trust have received a prestigious national award for their work to support young people leaving the care sector. The Keynsham-based group topped the Charity Partnership: Fashion and Retail category of the Business Charity Awards, staged as part of Fundraising Week. Andrews set...

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Heat is on for local producers as deadline for chalets at this year’s Bath Christmas Market approaches

May 26, 2017
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Heat is on for local producers as deadline for chalets at this year’s Bath Christmas Market approaches

Organisers of Bath’s highly successful Christmas Market are urging city traders to forgot the heatwave and look ahead to the festive season by booking their chalet now. The deadline to reserve space at the market – which this year will be between Thursday November 23 and Sunday December 10, subject to planning and licensing consent...

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Bath Boules organisers ready to throw the party of the summer – and break a few records

May 26, 2017
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Bath Boules organisers ready to throw the party of the summer – and break a few records

This year’s Bath Boules is set to surpass all previous years with more sponsors, partners and prizes than ever before. Regarded as Bath’s unofficial summer party, the much-loved event this year is staged this weekend, starting tomorrow. As previously, it will be free to attend – whether residents, businesses, visitors, adults or children. Organiser...

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Dream becomes reality as Bath City FC is officially transformed into community-owned club

May 12, 2017
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Dream becomes reality as Bath City FC is officially transformed into community-owned club

Bath City Football Club’s Supporters Society has triumphed in its two-year battle to become the club’s majority shareholder. The move transforms Bath City into a long-hoped-for, community-owned football club following the success of the Supporters Society’s high-profile Big Bath City Bid campaign last year. The campaign, which was backed by many firms across Bath,...

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RICS regeneration award for Bath Spa University’s ‘stunning’ Green Park House

May 12, 2017
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RICS regeneration award for Bath Spa University’s ‘stunning’ Green Park House

Bath Spa University’s landmark Green Park House student accommodation building has been awarded a major property award. The 461-bed purpose-built scheme, pictured, which replaced the derelict former Green Park residential care home opposite Green Park station, topped the Regeneration category at last night’s 2017 RICS Awards, South West. It was one of nine award winners...

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