Green/sustainable business

Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in the red. Export sales and...

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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

April 12, 2019
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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

Nominations have opened for The SPARKies, the coveted awards showcasing the best of the West of England’s tech sector.  The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the businesses and individuals who make Bath, Bristol and surroundings a tech powerhouse and shine a light on their amazing wealth of tech and creative talent.  Nominations...

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Plans for Bath’s first park in a century to go on display at Curo’s flagship housing scheme

April 12, 2019
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Plans for Bath’s first park in a century to go on display at Curo’s flagship housing scheme

Curo, the Bath-based housing association, is to host a public information exhibition to showcase its proposals for the city’s first new park in 100 years. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see detailed designs for the main area of public open space and woodland walk at Curo’s Mulberry Park development, alongside proposed...

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Charity Firm of the Year shortlisting for Stone King in Magic Circle Awards

April 11, 2019
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Charity Firm of the Year shortlisting for Stone King in Magic Circle Awards

Stone King, the national law firm with two offices in Bath, is challenging for the title of Charity Law Firm of the Year in a major national awards scheme. The firm, which has its Bath offices in Queen Square and Upper Borough Walls, has reached the final of the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards based...

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Latest Visit Bath campaign to champion the healthy state of its independents

April 5, 2019
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Latest Visit Bath campaign to champion the healthy state of its independents

Bath’s independent businesses are being celebrated for the first time in a new promotional campaign by the city’s destination marketing organisation. Called Independent Bath and staged by Visit Bath, the campaign is highlighting the diverse range of independent businesses in the city – from food and drink, accommodation, shopping and events.  The move is...

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Pukka’s school herb gardens aim to get children to grow closer to nature

April 5, 2019
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Pukka’s school herb gardens aim to get children to grow closer to nature

Ethical tea firm Pukka Herbs is to provide herb gardens to 40 schools across England as part of a programme to encourage children to connect with nature. Keynsham-based Pukka has teamed up with sustainable food and farming charity the Soil Association on the Food for Life programme.  The project comes at a time when...

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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

April 4, 2019
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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

Air passengers from the South West using London airports instead of flying from Bristol are creating carbon emissions equivalent to more than 15m gallons of petrol, a new survey shows. The research, commissioned by Bristol Airport, shows last year that road journeys to airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick from the South West and...

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Car-free Kingsmead Square plans welcomed by businesses – with some reservations

March 29, 2019
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Car-free Kingsmead Square plans welcomed by businesses – with some reservations

Bath businesses are supporting council plans to make Kingsmead Square in the city centre more pedestrian-friendly – although issues around deliveries and noise still need to be resolved. Around 100 visits to businesses were carried out by officers from Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) to gauge their views ahead of changing the...

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Green values add up to reductions in energy, paper and mileage at Bishop Fleming

March 28, 2019
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Green values add up to reductions in energy, paper and mileage at Bishop Fleming

Paper usage, energy bills and mileage costs have been cut again at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming as it embeds its green values further into the business. The firm, which has an office in Bath, saved the equivalent of 110 trees last year by cutting the use of paper compared to where it stood...

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Bath housebuilder charges ahead with plan to install electric vehicle points at all its schemes

March 28, 2019
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Bath housebuilder charges ahead with plan to install electric vehicle points at all its schemes

Bath-headquartered residential property developer Crossman Homes is installing electric car charging points at five of its most recent schemes and is committed to integrate them into all future projects.  The developments to benefit from the charging points are Weston Park and Lansdown Court in Lansdown, Bath, along with three in Bristol.  Crossman Homes managing...

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