Green/sustainable business

PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

June 23, 2018
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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

Global engineering giant Renishaw has been named as the ‘winner of winners’ as the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards marked their 30th – and last – year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have since become the South West’s most-respected...

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Business challenges and opportunities of Brexit to be explained at trade roadshow

June 23, 2018
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Business challenges and opportunities of Brexit to be explained at trade roadshow

Bath businesses are being invited to hear how they can prepare for the challenges and opportunities of Brexit at an event next week. The day-long Trade Horizons event – part of the Export for Growth roadshow – takes place at the Aerospace Museum, Filton, Bristol, on Tuesday, June 26.  It is one of four sessions...

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Search starts for the Bath workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

June 23, 2018
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Search starts for the Bath workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

Staff at Bath’s most enlightened firms are being urged to enter them in a unique awards scheme that showcases the region’s best workplaces. The annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition was launched four years ago by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA to champion businesses that go the extra mile to ensure their...

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Sustainability services expert joins Grant Thornton to widen its offering in the South West

June 23, 2018
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Sustainability services expert joins Grant Thornton to widen its offering in the South West

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Paul Holland as an assurance director for the South West region. Paul, pictured, joins with more than 20 years’ experience across financial auditing. He was most recently head of UK sustainability services at rival KPMG, where he worked for more than eight years.  At Grant Thornton, he will...

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£0.5m Innovation 4 Growth funding available for Bath firms’ R&D projects

June 19, 2018
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£0.5m Innovation 4 Growth funding available for Bath firms’ R&D projects

Innovative small and medium-sized firms from the Bath area can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 to carry out research and development following the relaunch of an established funding programme.   Innovation 4 Growth (I4G) funding totalling £500,000 is available to businesses from across the West of England in all sectors who...

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Happiest Workplace Awards give enlightened Bath firms reasons to be cheerful

June 8, 2018
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Happiest Workplace Awards give enlightened Bath firms reasons to be cheerful

Bath firms that go the extra mile to ensure their staff are cheerful and fulfilled are being invited to enter the annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition.   The brainchild of workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the contest has successfully championed enlightened businesses since it was launched four years ago.  This year it...

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Upmarket furniture store beds down in Bath despite uncomfortable time for UK high streets

June 8, 2018
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Upmarket furniture store beds down in Bath despite uncomfortable time for UK high streets

National luxury bedroom furniture brand Feather & Black has opened its first store in Bath, demonstrating the city’s continued ability to attract upmarket retailers despite widespread turmoil on UK high streets. Feather & Black has moved into a vacant store on Northumberland Place, pictured, previously occupied by fashion retailer JOY, transforming it into a...

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Best building accolade at RIBA awards for pie factory that ‘surprises and delights’

May 25, 2018
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Best building accolade at RIBA awards for pie factory that ‘surprises and delights’

A pie factory built in a disused quarry near Wells has been named Building of the Year in the region’s top architectural awards.   The 85,000 sq ft factory, pictured above, at Dulcote for independent food brand Charlie Bigham’s gained the coveted title at the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) South West Awards....

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Six of the best: Bath area firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

May 25, 2018
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Six of the best: Bath area firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

Six very different companies from the Bath area have been named among 1,000 of the UK’s most inspiring small and medium-sized businesses. 1pm, AlertSystems, Francis Flower, Image Factory, London & Country Mortgages and Mirage Inks appear in the London Stock Exchange Group’s latest 1000 Companies list, which celebrates the most dynamic SMEs in the UK. ...

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Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognition for five Bath firms

April 23, 2018
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Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognition for five Bath firms

Five Bath area firms are today celebrating winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious business accolade. The five very different businesses – Rocketmakers, Wessex Water Services, Wolf and Wild, Bath Ales (through its owner St Austell’s Brewery) and Coombe Castle International – are among 230 companies from across the UK to...

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