Green/sustainable business

TEDxBath promising to leave a lasting impact on the city with its largest event so far

August 12, 2022
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TEDxBath promising to leave a lasting impact on the city with its largest event so far

TEDxBath has announced the line-up for its biggest ever event, with up to 1,600 attendees and 12-plus speakers ranging in age from 12 to 82 focused on changing perspectives through mind-opening talks. Organisers of the event on 15 October in The Forum said the aim is to leave a lasting impact on the city...

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App that maps electric vehicle charging points powers ahead with latest Good Energy investment

August 11, 2022
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App that maps electric vehicle charging points powers ahead with latest Good Energy investment

Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier and energy services provider, has invested a further £3.7m in electric vehicle charge point mapping app Zap-Map to fuel more growth and steer it towards international expansion. Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy’s funding has been made alongside £5.3m from US fuel card and payment giant Fleetcor.  Good Energy first...

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Bath’s keenest business brains invited to take part in Julian House’s annual fundraising quiz

August 11, 2022
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Bath’s keenest business brains invited to take part in Julian House’s annual fundraising quiz

Bath firms are being invited to put their mental mettle to the test in one of city’s longest-running charity events – Julian House’s annual corporate fundraising quiz. Now in its 21st year, the event will feature up to 24 teams battling it out to answer challenging and fun questions for the coveted Brain of...

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Interaction targeting major carbon reductions after achieving rare ‘climate positive’ status

August 11, 2022
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Interaction targeting major carbon reductions after achieving rare ‘climate positive’ status

Interaction, the Bath-based strategic workplace design and build company, has become a climate positive business after removing more CO2 from the atmosphere than it put in over the past year. Interaction, which has been creating workplaces for ambitious organisations across the South West since 1992, offset 110% of the carbon it generated last year...

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World-leading palm oil alternative to be manufactured at University of Bath after deal with food tech firm

August 5, 2022
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World-leading palm oil alternative to be manufactured at University of Bath after deal with food tech firm

The University of Bath is to start commercial production of a viable alternative to palm oil that could help reduce the huge environmental damage caused by its extraction. UK-based food-tech business Clean Food Group has set up a dedicated laboratory and pilot plant at the university following the acquisition of intellectual property (IP) developed over the...

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Wessex Water executive director of operations to be next Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset

August 5, 2022
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Wessex Water executive director of operations to be next Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset

Mohammed Saddiq, executive director of operations at Bath-based Wessex Water, is to be the next Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset. He will take over from Annie Maw CVO when she retires at the end of October and says he is “greatly looking forward giving something back to the country which has given me so much”.  Mr...

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New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

August 4, 2022
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New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

An ambitious project calling for homes being built in Bath and across the West of England to be high quality, well-designed and affordable has been launched. The Placemaking Charter will bring together the region’s councils, including Bath & North East Somerset, and other public authorities, developers, communities and partners under a shared ambition to...

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Bath rainforest charity signs up city-based landscape architecture firm as corporate partner

August 4, 2022
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Grant Associates, the Bath-based international landscape architecture practice, has strengthened its commitment to supporting environmental and social change for the better by becoming a corporate partner of Rainforest Concern, the city-based charity. Rainforest Concern has helped protect more than 5m acres of rainforest since it was founded 28 years ago, with a wide range...

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New home and refreshed branding for purpose-driven PR firm as it celebrates two years in business

August 3, 2022
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New home and refreshed branding for purpose-driven PR firm as it celebrates two years in business

Second Mountain Comms, the Bath-founded ethically driven PR consultancy, has a refreshed its brand identity and move to new studio premises to mark two years in business. The specialist agency was launched by chartered PR practitioner Ben Veal in July 2020 after he unexpectedly lost his job in the wake of the UK’s first lockdown. ...

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Growth blooms for plastic rubbish bin business after it snaps up firm behind self-watering street planters

August 3, 2022
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Growth blooms for plastic rubbish bin business after it snaps up firm behind self-watering street planters

A manufacturer of plastic moulded litter bins based near Bath has expanded through the acquisition of a firm that makes self-watering planters and street furniture. Leafield Environmental’s takeover of Amberol adds a range of organisations, including local authorities, community gardening groups, businesses, and educational establishments, to its client base.  Formerly known as Linpac Environmental,...

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