Green/sustainable business

Inspecs focuses on sustainability with new range of industry-leading biodegradable glasses

February 18, 2021
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Inspecs focuses on sustainability with new range of industry-leading biodegradable glasses

Bath-based spectacles designer and manufacturer Inspecs has launched its own sustainable range in what it has described as a massive step forward for its industry. The collection, called Botaniq, has been designed by the firm’s in-house technical experts using biodegradable natural, recycled and recyclable material in direct response to consumer demand for sustainable products....

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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

February 18, 2021
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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

Nearly 2,000 businesses across Bath and North East Somerset forced to close as a result of the third national lockdown have received more than £12m in support grants. Bath & North East Somerset Council had processed 1,825 applications by Wednesday of last week, paying out a total of  £11m in support grants and £1.4m...

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First invests in new buses and retrofits others to ensure they comply with Bath’s Clean Air Zone

February 18, 2021
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First invests in new buses and retrofits others to ensure they comply with Bath’s Clean Air Zone

Bus firm First West of England has pledged that all its vehicles operating in Bath will meet the city’s Clean Air Zone when it comes into operation in a month’s time. The firm, Bath’s largest bus operator, has a fleet of around 150 buses serving the city. It said that through a combination of...

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Zap-Map en route for further growth after appointing experienced board members

February 17, 2021
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Zap-Map, the electric vehicle mapping service majority owned by renewable energy group Good Energy, has strengthened its senior leadership team by appointing an interim CEO and commercial director as it charts further rapid growth. Richard Bourne, pictured, joins the firm in the interim CEO role and work alongside its board to develop the long-term strategic plan, positioning...

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Firms urged to have their say on future of Bath’s transport networks

February 12, 2021
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Firms urged to have their say on future of Bath’s transport networks

Bath businesses still have time to take part in a major exercise on the shape of the city’s transport system over the next decade. More than 400 individuals and businesses have already taken part in a six-week consultation period on Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Transport Delivery Action Plan. The plan aims to identify...

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New role for Good Energy founder after 20 years at leading edge of green power

February 5, 2021
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New role for Good Energy founder after 20 years at leading edge of green power

Good Energy founding chief executive officer Juliet Davenport is to stand down from the role as the green energy provider undergoes a major transformation. Juliet, pictured, founded the Chippenham-based firm as a fledgling entrepreneur two decades ago with a clear purpose to give consumers the power to tackle climate change by choosing renewable power. ...

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Campaign launched to collect 50 laptops this month for families struggling with home schooling

February 3, 2021
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Bath-based law firm Mogers Drewett has launched a campaign to collect and donate 50 laptops this month to help bridge the digital divide made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.  ‘Fifty in February’ will support the work of Wiltshire Digital Drive (WDD), which was set up last year by a group of businesses in Bath and...

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Bath businesses to get more help on road to post-Covid recovery in new WECA campaign

January 28, 2021
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Bath businesses to get more help on road to post-Covid recovery in new WECA campaign

A campaign to help Bath area businesses recover from the impact coronavirus by connecting them with essential support and guidance has been launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Called Together West of England, the campaign is part of a plan for a long-term, post-Covid recovery drawn up in partnership with the...

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Virtual summit will look at the power of hydrogen to transform the region’s industry

January 28, 2021
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Virtual summit will look at the power of hydrogen to transform the region’s industry

The potential of hydrogen to spark a revolution in the West of England’s industrial base is to be explored in a major digital event next month. The Virtual Hydrogen Summit is the first event of its kind to be staged by The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF), which represents many of the region’s...

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Take action now to prepare for Bath’s city centre Clean Air Zone, firms are urged

January 28, 2021
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Take action now to prepare for Bath’s city centre Clean Air Zone, firms are urged

Businesses are being encouraged to check whether they will need to pay to drive their vehicles in Bath after the city’s Clean Air Zone launches in six weeks’ time. Following the introduction of the Class C Charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) on March 15, drivers of most pre-euro 6 diesel and pre-euro 4 petrol...

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