Green/sustainable business

Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

November 29, 2021
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Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

A scheme set up to bridge the digital divide by getting laptops to schools, charities and individuals who do not have access to technology has celebrated sending out 1,000 devices.   Wiltshire Digital Drive was born from the success of a laptop recycling project started by Westbury-based Priority IT during lockdown. The scheme recycled...

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Tower of London ‘Superbloom’ project for Grant Associates to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year

November 29, 2021
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Tower of London ‘Superbloom’ project for Grant Associates to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year

Bath landscape architecture practice Grant Associates is to help turn the Tower of London’s moat into a vibrant sea of more than 20m flowers to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.   The ‘Superbloom’ project, one of scores across the country to mark 70 years since the Queen came to the throne, will transform the moat...

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New charity aims to help women job seekers dress to impress at interviews

November 26, 2021
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New charity aims to help women job seekers dress to impress at interviews

Women who have a job interview but no appropriate outfit to wear to it can get help from a new Bath charity.    First Impressions has been set up by Dr Jane Ellis-Brush, a lecturer in the University of Bath’s School of Management, with the aim of opening up a range of high-quality workwear...

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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

November 22, 2021
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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

Business people with strong networking experience and the credibility to champion the region are being sought by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to join its business board. The LEP is looking to appoint new board members to help shape a brighter, greener future for the West of England’s residents.  The LEP...

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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

November 18, 2021
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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

Leading lights in Bath’s higher education, innovation and research communities are being invited to apply for posts representing the sectors on the board of the Western Gateway as it starts to ramp up its work. The gateway is the cross-border economic partnership of eight cities either side of the River Severn, including Bath.  The...

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Appeal started by Quartet as more households face a bleak winter of choosing between heating or eating

November 12, 2021
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Appeal started by Quartet as more households face a bleak winter of choosing between heating or eating

Quartet, the community foundation covering Bath and the West of England, has launched its annual Surviving Winter appeal with a warning that this year it will be needed more than ever. With many households already struggling to make ends meet, sharply rising fuel and food prices rise and a squeeze on incomes means they...

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Clear commitment to responsible business earns Bath PR firm Clearly coveted B Corp accreditation

November 12, 2021
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Clear commitment to responsible business earns Bath PR firm Clearly coveted B Corp accreditation

Bath PR agency Clearly has become the second firm in the city to achieve the B Corporation certification in recognition of its rigorous standards of social and environmental performance. B Corp accreditation is regarded as being to the corporate world what Fairtrade is to bananas or coffee.    Businesses gaining it must meet the...

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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

November 5, 2021
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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

Two-thirds of small firms in the South West have no active plan to reduce their impact on the environment, according to a new survey, with many arguing they should receive tax breaks, grants or low interest loans to help them go green. The report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – issued to...

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TEDxBath gains support from city’s two universities and college to stage Inter-Connected 2021

November 5, 2021
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TEDxBath gains support from city’s two universities and college to stage Inter-Connected 2021

The University of Bath, Bath Spa University and Bath College are teaming up to support TEDxBath’s Inter-Connected 2021 event, which seeks to explore how communities can thrive through the endless possibilities of local and global inter-connections.    Inter-Connected, which takes place on November 18 and 19, will discuss topics ranging from range from healthcare...

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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, managing director, Taste of Bath. The importance of relationships – staff and client experience

November 4, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, managing director, Taste of Bath. The importance of relationships – staff and client experience

If Covid has taught us anything, it is the importance of relationships. It has made us re-evaluate who we see, how we are perceived and how we care for others.  This is true of our personal relationships but equally true of the working relationships we have with clients, partners and employees.  The current recruitment...

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