Green/sustainable business

Bath Spa University’s ‘stunning’ Green Park House in running for national property award

October 13, 2017
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Bath Spa University’s ‘stunning’ Green Park House in running for national property award

Bath Spa University’s landmark Green Park House student accommodation building is to go head to head with 11 other regeneration projects from across the UK in the final of a major national property award scheme. The 461-bed purpose-built scheme, pictured, which replaced the derelict former Green Park residential care home opposite Green Park station, won...

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University of Bath secures funding to help grow scale-ups grow into innovative businesses

October 13, 2017
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University of Bath secures funding to help grow scale-ups grow into innovative businesses

The challenges faced by the West of England’s small to medium-sized enterprises in scaling up to innovate and grow are to be tackled in project spearheaded by the University of Bath. The initiative will focus on four key technology sectors – advanced engineering and manufacturing; digital innovation; environmental, sustainable, marine/maritime; and health and wellbeing. ...

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Bath Business Blog: TV property expert and Celebrity Jungle campmate Martin Roberts. The new meaning of care in the workplace

October 13, 2017
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Bath Business Blog: TV property expert and Celebrity Jungle campmate Martin Roberts. The new meaning of care in the workplace

Years ago the limits to employee care were probably checking with HR why they weren’t at their desk if they were ill and sending them an annual Christmas card.  But this is 2017, and I believe any employer now has a much wider responsibility to monitor and react to the physical and mental state...

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Enlightened Bath firms line up to compete for region’s Happiest Workplace award

October 6, 2017
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Enlightened Bath firms line up to compete for region’s Happiest Workplace award

Four firms from the Bath area are going head to head to win the title of the happiest workplace in the West of England. Circle Bath Hospital, Occam DM, Backslash Build and M2 Bespoke – last year’s Bath winner – are competing against 10 other businesses from across the region for the accolade.  Now...

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Plea to Bath firms to back mental health groups as new report highlights scale of problem

October 6, 2017
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Plea to Bath firms to back mental health groups as new report highlights scale of problem

Bath businesses that care about their city are being urged to step up their philanthropy and offer support for organisations that prevent local people suffering mental health crises.  The plea comes from the Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in their charitable giving. ...

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University of Bath research reveals how employee outsourcing can hide slaves in the workforce

September 29, 2017
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University of Bath research reveals how employee outsourcing can hide slaves in the workforce

Businesses that fail to monitor their outsourced recruitment could find themselves inadvertently employing victims of modern slavery, according to new research led by the University of Bath’s School of Management. Interviews with businesses, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), trade unions, law firms and the police found that while companies can increasingly trace where their products come...

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International experts to explore Bath’s development at city’s first Festival of the Future

September 15, 2017
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International experts to explore Bath’s development at city’s first Festival of the Future

The future of Bath’s architecture, art and housing – and how they shape its economy – will come under the spotlight at the first major conference of its kind to be held in the city. Speakers will include internationally acclaimed architects, designers and heritage experts along with award-winning Bath-based film director Ken Loach, who...

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University of Bath event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

September 15, 2017
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University of Bath event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

Small and medium-sized enterprises from across the South West are being invited to the preview in Bath of a unique programme aimed at supporting and investing in the business leaders of the future. Productivity through People is a collaboration between four world-class organisations with the University of Bath School of Management, which has co-designed...

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Last chances for Bath businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

September 15, 2017
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Last chances for Bath businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

Bath businesses have just a few weeks left to comment on a new economic blueprint for the West of England which aims to make it a “beacon of growth and innovation”. The draft strategy was launched in July by West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and interim chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)...

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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned next month

September 14, 2017
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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned next month

The search is on to find Britain’s female start-up of the Year – with the winner following in the footsteps of two West of England-based businesswomen. The successful entrant will be crowned in Bristol next month following a live pitching session on stage at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, which returns to the...

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