Green/sustainable business

Top UK ranking for Wiltshire housing group GreenSquare

December 31, 2013
By
Top UK ranking for Wiltshire housing group GreenSquare

GreenSquare, the social housing group with an office in Chippenham, has been placed among the top five housing associations in the UK. It is the only South West-based housing association to be included in the list, compiled by leading industry magazine 24housing and the Housing Quality Network (HQN). GreenSquare came in at number five...

Read more »

Legal challenge to Good Energy’s Dorset solar scheme

December 30, 2013
By
Legal challenge to Good Energy’s Dorset solar scheme

Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier Good Energy is taking legal advice following a challenge to its plans to build a 28 megawatt (MW) solar energy site in East Dorset. The firm, which received planning consent for the project in November, said it understood a claim had been submitted to the Administrative Court for a judicial...

Read more »

Nash Partnership projects among pace-setters in Placemaking Awards

December 17, 2013
By
Nash Partnership projects among pace-setters in Placemaking Awards

Two projects by Bath-based built environment design practice Nash Partnership have been shortlisted in a prestigious national awards scheme. The St Paul’s project in Cheltenham – a consultation-led masterplan for Cheltenham Borough Homes – is competing in the ‘regeneration’ category of the Placemaking Awards while the Kingston Mills scheme in Bradford on Avon is...

Read more »

What’s the big idea? Bath firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

December 16, 2013
By
What’s the big idea? Bath firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

Ideas on the best way to create sustainable jobs and growth across the West of England are being invited from Bath firms. The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today launches a six-week public consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) – a blueprint for growth over the next six years. The Government has challenged England’s...

Read more »

National environmental award for Grant Associates’ Tyneside park project

December 11, 2013
By
National environmental award for Grant Associates’ Tyneside park project

A recently-opened waterfront park in South Shields designed by Bath-based landscape architects Grant Associates has achieved a major national accolade. The CEEQUAL award recognises the £2.3m Harton Quays Park’s high environmental and social performance. CEEQUAL awards are presented to innovative civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects. Harton Quays Park stretches along the River...

Read more »

Key appointment will help small West firms win share of buoyant offshore wind market

December 10, 2013
By
Key appointment will help small West firms win share of buoyant offshore wind market

The Manufacturing Advisory Service has appointed a supply chain specialist in the South West to ensure that manufacturers gain a significant share of the lucrative opportunities presented by the UK’s burgeoning offshore wind market. Nick Kirsop-Taylor, pictured, will help firms tap into the recently-launched £20m GROW:OffshoreWind service that supports companies looking to break into...

Read more »

Govt’s wind turbine planning changes could be big blow to badly-needed schemes

December 9, 2013
By
Govt’s wind turbine planning changes could be big blow to badly-needed schemes

A West of England property expert is warning that Government plans to give communities a greater say over wind turbine proposals are deeply flawed and could scupper many small schemes. James Davis, pictured, who heads the regionally-based planning team at national property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall, fears the changes will make smaller renewable energy schemes...

Read more »

Recognition for Bath’s Buro Happold in going extra mile to encourage staff to cycle to work

December 4, 2013
By
Recognition for Bath’s Buro Happold in going extra mile to encourage staff to cycle to work

Bath-based international engineering consultancy Buro Happold has been named as the most cycle-friendly employer in the West of England in the Travelwest Sustainable Business Travel Awards. The firm’s Bath office – one of the largest of its 25 around the world – has achieved a 50% increase in staff cycling to and from work...

Read more »

Second Green Apple award recognises core environmental standards at pioneering print firm

December 4, 2013
By
Second Green Apple award recognises core environmental standards at pioneering print firm

Printer Park Lane Press has won its second Green Apple Award in recognition of its firm commitment to environmental standards. The Corsham-based firm was presented with the award at a ceremony in the House of Commons. The awards, which champion Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities, are co-ordinated by The Green Organisation, an independent...

Read more »

Green energy accolade for BaNES Council in regional awards

December 3, 2013
By
Green energy accolade for BaNES Council in regional awards

Bath & North East Somerset Council has been named the region’s most proactive public sector body in the South West Green Energy Awards 2013. The council competed against other public sector bodies from across the South West including other local authorities, colleges, health bodies, fire services and the police. Hosted by renewable energy champions...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across the Bath area for just £75 a month. Email info@bath-business.net for more information.