Green/sustainable business

Volunteers urged to join Stone King’s second Bath community clear-up

February 20, 2020
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The Bath office of national law firm Stone King is gearing up to hold a second annual litter pick as a way of giving back to the community. The firm, which has offices in Queen Square, is staging the event on March 17 from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and wants as many businesses as possible...

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Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

February 14, 2020
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Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

The CBI has urged the Chancellor to take bold action on skills, innovation and infrastructure in his Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West’s economy. The seven-point plea was made before Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor and was replaced by Rishi Sunak – throwing into doubt whether the Budget will go ahead, as planned, on...

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Environmental journalist awarded Honorary Doctorate by Bath Spa University

February 13, 2020
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Environmental journalist awarded Honorary Doctorate by Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University has awarded an Honorary Doctorate to The Guardian’s environment editor Damian Carrington. Damian, pictured, reports on the climate crisis, the destruction of the natural world and pollution and during his career has reported from all seven continents as well as the Amazon and all five oceans, including the Arctic.  Last year...

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Halting our expansion will damage regional economy, airport bosses claim after council grounds plans

February 11, 2020
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Halting our expansion will damage regional economy, airport bosses claim after council grounds plans

Bristol Airport has accused councillors who rejected its controversial expansion plans of “putting the brakes” on the region’s economic growth by stifling international trade and tourism. It also said the move, which it is expected to appeal against, would deter airlines from using the airport – forcing passengers to travel to Heathrow or Gatwick...

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Barclays funding enables dairy farm to invest in major upgrade and boost milk yield

February 4, 2020
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A 1,000-acre dairy farm owned by Radstock Co-operative Society is undergoing expansion following a £2.5m funding package from Barclays. The investment is enabling Manor Farm at Hardington, between Frome and Radstock, to upgrade its machinery and buildings and increase the size of it herd – boosting its milk yield.  Its 550-strong herd produces around...

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Bath entrepreneurs take lion’s share of awards at inaugural regional business showcase

January 31, 2020
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Bath entrepreneurs take lion’s share of awards at inaugural regional business showcase

The Bath area’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognised as the best in the West in a business awards scheme that champions the region’s ‘ones to watch’ – with five of the nine trophies going to firms, organisations or individuals based in and around the city. Paulton-based data management specialist 101 Data Solutions landed the...

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From nappies to eco-therapy: Funding for grassroots projects helping Bath tackle climate change

January 31, 2020
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From nappies to eco-therapy: Funding for grassroots projects helping Bath tackle climate change

Eight organisations helping Bath residents tackle the climate crisis by reducing carbon emissions and addressing fuel poverty have received money from a city-based energy fund to support their work. The £28,370 has come from the Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE) Fund, which supports projects that raise awareness of climate change and encourage behavioural...

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Government must support businesses as Brexit finally takes place, Business West insists

January 31, 2020
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The region’s largest business organisation has called on the government to ensure firms get essential support and guidance for life outside the EU as the UK today marks its official departure from the world’s biggest trading bloc. While the UK is leaving the European Union at 11pm after 47 years, an 11-month transition period...

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Scheme to tackle child food poverty across Bath is extended with funding from St John’s

January 30, 2020
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Scheme to tackle child food poverty across Bath is extended with funding from St John’s

FareShare South West, the charity redistributing surplus food to tackle food poverty, has been granted £30,000 in funding by Bath’s St John’s Foundation to launch an innovative scheme targeting child hunger in Bath and North East Somerset. The move follows a pilot project by FareShare South West last year when it held breakfast clubs...

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Bake Off star to host regional awards for organisations that rise to Fair Trade challenge

January 30, 2020
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The South West Fair Trade Business Awards are returning for an eighth year, with The Great British Bake Off star Briony Williams lined up to host the presentation ceremony. The awards, which celebrate ethical organisations of all sizes and from any sector across the region, have recognised hundreds of organisations that support Fair Trade...

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