Green/sustainable business

Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

March 23, 2015
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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

The deadline is looming for Bath firms to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. Entries for the prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 must be in by March 31. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any...

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Spotlight shines on Bath again as city prepares to strut its stuff as fashion capital

March 20, 2015
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Spotlight shines on Bath again as city prepares to strut its stuff as fashion capital

Bath will once again become the centre of the fashion world this weekend as the latest Bath in Fashion festival gets underway. Now in its sixth year, the innovative nine-day festival has become a global event, attracting top-name speakers, designers and journalists from the top of the fashion industry. The number of events staged...

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Global event will offer timely look at emerging ‘slow media’ movement

March 20, 2015
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Global event will offer timely look at emerging ‘slow media’ movement

Slow Media – a counter reaction to the modern, always-on world of instant and rapid media – goes under the spotlight at an event hosted by Bath Spa University next week. The symposium on Thursday will bring together international scholars, journalists, filmmakers, creative writers and arts practitioners to explore ‘slow’ in relation to a...

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Investment for innovation event will look at how Bath firm is pioneering low carbon technology

March 20, 2015
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Investment for innovation event will look at how Bath firm is pioneering low carbon technology

Bath tech start-up Industrial Phycology will show how research funding is helping develop its pioneering wastewater-to-energy system at an event next week. The fledgling firm, based at the University of Bath’s SETsquared Innovation Centre, is working with a number of businesses to develop technology that uses algae to recover valuable resources from wastewater. A...

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Conference aims to help Bath’s cultural and voluntary organisations thrive

March 20, 2015
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Conference aims to help Bath’s cultural and voluntary organisations thrive

Cultural and voluntary organisations across Bath & North East Somerset can learn the latest techniques in areas such as digital marketing and fundraising at the inaugural Thrive Bath Conference. The event takes place on Monday March 30 at the University of Bath with keynote speaker Sue Hoyle, director of the Clore Programme, talking about leadership in the cultural and...

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BUDGET 2015: National business reaction

March 18, 2015
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The CBI welcomed many of the “encouraging” Budget measures which it said would help businesses “create jobs for the benefit of all”. Director-general John Cridland said: “Stability and consistency are what businesses need to grow and prosper. This Budget sets the tone, providing a clear plan for fiscal health and growth. “The brighter fiscal...

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BUDGET 2015: Bath business reaction

March 18, 2015
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BUDGET 2015: Bath business reaction

Chancellor George Osborne announced a number of measures that could boost the economy in and around Bath in this week’s Budget, including a housing zone at Foxhill. Dominic Bourquin, corporate tax partner at Bath accountancy firm Monahans, said the Chancellor had served up what appeared to be a “Budget for individuals rather than businesses...

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Good Energy profits dip after higher winter temperatures push down usage

March 17, 2015
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Good Energy profits dip after higher winter temperatures push down usage

Warm weather last year pushed down profits by 33% to £2.2m at Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewal energy supplier, as customers delayed switching on their heating. But the firm, which now operates two solar farms, continued to recruit new customers – with 34% growth during the year. Revenues for the 12 months to December...

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Next week: Is Bath a living museum or a modern, dynamic and creative business centre?

March 13, 2015
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Next week: Is Bath a living museum or a modern, dynamic and creative business centre?

Bath Business News will report on the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) hustings with the city’s six prospective Parliamentary candidates in May’s General Election. Steve Bradley (Lib Dem), Ben Howlett (Conservative), Ollie Middleton (Labour), Dominic Tristram (Green), Julian Deverell (UKIP) and Loraine Brinkhurst-Morgan MBE  (Independent) shared their visions and plans for Bath as a business...

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Hub will offer Bath’s entrepreneurs a chance to hatch their start-ups into fully-fledged firms

March 13, 2015
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Hub will offer Bath’s entrepreneurs a chance to hatch their start-ups into fully-fledged firms

Entrepreneurs from the Bath area are being invited to apply for a place on a free accelerator programme offering support, mentoring, networking and office accommodation. Entrepreneurial Spark, which is backed by NatWest, will open the hub for start-up businesses from all sectors in Bristol this summer. Applications are now open. Up to 80 fledgling...

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