Green/sustainable business

More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

August 16, 2018
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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

Forward-thinking Bath firms that put their staff’s wellbeing front and centre now have more time to enter the South West’s only awards that champion workplace happiness. The deadline for the competition, now in its fourth year, has been extended into next month due to an unprecedented number of entrants.  The South West Happiest Workplace...

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Curo teams up with Bellway in £28m deal to build affordable homes across the West of England

August 8, 2018
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Curo teams up with Bellway in £28m deal to build affordable homes across the West of England

A £28m deal between Bath-based housing association Curo and national housebuilder Bellway will enable more than 170 families to move into new affordable homes across the West of England. The agreement is the first of its kind for both Curo and Bellway’s South West division and will make Curo the sole provider of affordable...

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Curo in the running to do the double at prestigious national housing industry awards

August 2, 2018
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Curo in the running to do the double at prestigious national housing industry awards

Bath-based housing association and housebuilder Curo has been shortlisted for two national awards in recognition of the success of its sales team and its Mulberry Park flagship development. The sales team are finalists in the ‘Home Ownership Team of the Year’ category of the National Housing Awards while Mulberry Park is in the running...

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Redeveloped Rec ‘will create sporting and social legacy for the city’ says Stadium for Bath

July 27, 2018
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Redeveloped Rec ‘will create sporting and social legacy for the city’ says Stadium for Bath

Stadium for Bath, the partnership aiming to redevelop The Rec rugby ground, has unveiled striking images of its plans along with a pledge to provide a sporting and social legacy for the city. The partnership, which brings together Bath Rugby, Bath Rugby Foundation and stadium developer Arena 1865, said it wanted to use the...

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The LAST WORD: Chris Clark, owner, Daily Bread Surfboards

July 20, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Chris Clark, owner, Daily Bread Surfboards

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Chris Clark, owner of Daily Bread Surfboards, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The surf film Endless Summer again! Book you read? The Bible most days, but...

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Mogers Drewett teams up with Bath firms for inaugural charity netball tournament

July 20, 2018
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Mogers Drewett teams up with Bath firms for inaugural charity netball tournament

The first charity netball tournament hosted by Bath-based law firm Mogers Drewett has raised £2,500 for The Forever Friends Appeal and Dorothy House Hospice Care.   Ten mixed-sex teams from businesses and organisations based in and around Bath competed for the trophy with Interaction, the city-based office design and fit-out specialist, crowned champions following...

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Bath Business Blog: Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

July 17, 2018
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Bath Business Blog: Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

By Tracey John, assistant director of research, business and innovation, UWE Bristol The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is very active when it comes to business engagement. As well as offering internships and supplying work-ready graduates, it also serves as a conduit for government funding. Two of the funding schemes the...

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Bath’s green business innovation hub to host expert talk on energy systems

July 6, 2018
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Bath’s green business innovation hub to host expert talk on energy systems

Bath firms operating in the low carbon sector can get expert advice on innovation in energy systems at the next in a series of workshops staged by the city’s Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH). Based in the University of Bath’s existing city centre innovative unit, STBAH aims to develop more than 130 small...

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Bristol Airport aims higher in bid to cut its carbon emissions after gaining accreditation

July 6, 2018
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Bristol Airport aims higher in bid to cut its carbon emissions after gaining accreditation

Bristol Airport’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint have been recognised with accreditation in a global industry programme. The airport, which last year handled 8.1m passengers and is one of the UK’s fastest growing, has been awarded the second of four levels in the Airport Carbon Accreditation.  The scheme is an independent, voluntary programme...

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Electric bike trial for businesses to override potential cyclists’ fear of Bath’s hills

July 6, 2018
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Electric bike trial for businesses to override potential cyclists’ fear of Bath’s hills

Bath firms are being sought to support a project encouraging car commuters to leave their vehicles at home and switch to using an electric bike instead.   Under the Ride to Work by Bike scheme a small number of city firms will each be lent up to 10 ebikes for employees who drive to...

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