Green/sustainable business

Plans go on display to end 30-year traffic nightmare for Widcombe’s businesses

November 27, 2013
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Plans go on display to end 30-year traffic nightmare for Widcombe’s businesses

Proposals to transform Bath’s Widcombe Parade into a more pleasant environment for pedestrians and cyclists – and so boost local trade – go on display this Saturday. The scheme for the A36 Rossiter Road will take through traffic, including HGVs, away from Widcombe Parade. As a result, significant improvements can be made to the...

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Bath solar farm firm aims to be powerful ally to the rural economy

November 27, 2013
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Bath solar farm firm aims to be powerful ally to the rural economy

Fast-growing solar energy generator Lightsource Renewable Energy, which has a satellite office in Bath, is to recruit staff on its 40 solar farms as they take on a wider role as a boost to the rural economy. Lightsource believes that as well as helping address the UK’s electricity needs and aiding the drive towards...

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£5m solar power research centre to be based at Bath University

November 27, 2013
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£5m solar power research centre to be based at Bath University

The University of Bath is to become a major UK research base for sustainable solar power technology, adding to its world-class academic credentials and boosting the West of England’s reputation as the country’s leading hub for green technologies. The university will house one of two national centres for doctoral training geared towards investigating solar...

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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

November 22, 2013
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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

An ambitious plan is being drawn up to harness Bath and the West of England’s creativity and innovation to potentially create more than 100,000 jobs over the next 17 years. The emphasis will be on five key sectors spanning digital to aerospace, and in which the area is already strong, to drive growth and...

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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over R&D spending

November 15, 2013
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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over R&D spending

Bath area firms are being advised to check whether they qualify for valuable tax credits under the Government’s research and development (R&D) scheme. West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bath, says many firms are unaware they are eligible for the scheme which increases tax relief against taxable profits. To qualify,...

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Rural walks firm Foot Trails steps forward to claim prestigious green tourism award

November 13, 2013
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Rural walks firm Foot Trails steps forward to claim prestigious green tourism award

The world’s leading sustainable tourism accreditation programme has recognised Box-based Foot Trails as one of Britain’s most environmentally-friendly businesses. Foot Trails, the only independent walking specialist dedicated 100% to rural England, was declared overall winner in the Activity Provider category at a prestigious national ceremony at the At Bristol Science Centre last Friday. The...

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Major national accolade recognises Bath architects Hetreed Ross’s work with college

November 13, 2013
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Major national accolade recognises Bath architects Hetreed Ross’s work with college

Bath-based architectural firm Hetreed Ross’s work with a Wiltshire college for young adults with learning difficulties has landed it a prestigious national award. The firm won the Best Community Building category in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards 2013 for its designs for new educational and community facilities at Fairfield Farm College in Dilton...

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Council urges Bath businesses to help it tackle city’s gull menace

November 8, 2013
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Council urges Bath businesses to help it tackle city’s gull menace

Bath businesses are being urged to help in the city’s constant battle against gulls by highlighting any action they have taken themselves to tackle the menace. Bath and North East Somerset Council is staging what it is calling a ‘scrutiny inquiry day’ later this month which will focus on reducing the gulls’ food source...

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Bank finance helps fund healthy restaurant group’s appetite for growth

October 31, 2013
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Bank finance helps fund healthy restaurant group’s appetite for growth

The two University of Bath graduates behind one of the region’s most successful healthy fast food restaurant groups have secured a £65,000 funding deal with Santander to help finance further growth. Economics graduates Griff Holland and Ed Brown started Friska in 2009 in Bristol and it has since grown from one to four restaurants...

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Pioneering ‘posh nosh’ takeaway service launches in Bath

October 23, 2013
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Pioneering ‘posh nosh’ takeaway service launches in Bath

A revolutionary online service which delivers food from upmarket restaurants direct to customer’s homes is launching in Bath following a year of success in Bristol. meals.co.uk uses cutting-edge technology, a sophisticated user-friendly website and delivery logistics to allow customers to place orders from their favourite restaurant and have it delivered direct to their door....

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