Green/sustainable business

Students’ environmentally friendly cosmetics firm wins university business challenge

April 8, 2021
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Students’ environmentally friendly cosmetics firm wins university business challenge

A fledgling business launched by two University of Bath School of Management students hoping to make the cosmetic industry more environmentally friendly has come first in a competition. KindCosmetics and its product TanKindly beat stiff competition from fellow students at the university in the Invictus Business Challenge 2021.  The contest, staged by the ICAEW (Institute of...

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New Good Energy CEO to take up role as green power pioneer enters new growth phase

April 8, 2021
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Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier, has appointed former Moneysupermarket.com chief commercial officer Nigel Pocklington as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Juliet Davenport, who launched the business two decades ago. Juliet announced in February that she wished to step down once a suitable successor had been identified.  Nigel, pictured, is expected to...

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Bath Business Blog: West of England Combined Authority. Protect growth and find new opportunities with Intellectual Property

April 5, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: West of England Combined Authority. Protect growth and find new opportunities with Intellectual Property

Did you know that your Intellectual Property (IP) assets can be integral to the growth and sustainability of your business? When properly managed, the value of your IP can far outweigh physical assets, accounting for over 70% of your business’s value. One of the biggest misconceptions we hear about is business owners thinking they don’t own or use any...

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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

March 25, 2021
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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

The South West continues to be the best place in the UK for gender equality at work, according to research by accountancy group PwC. The firm’s latest annual Women in Work Index places the region in the top spot for the second year in a row. It has also extended its lead over second-ranked Scotland...

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Edge-of-city office park benefits from trend for sub-letting and ‘flight to quality’

March 25, 2021
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Edge-of-city office park benefits from trend for sub-letting and ‘flight to quality’

Global solar development company Lightsource bp is to relocate its Bath base in a move property agents say represents a shift in the way the city’s office market operates. The firm, currently based on Riverside Rd, has secured a deal to take 2,318 sq ft at Crescent Office Park, pictured, just off Rush Hill...

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Sponsored editorial. New rules, new opportunities for businesses

March 19, 2021
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Sponsored editorial. New rules, new opportunities for businesses

Many businesses across the West of England are facing uncertainty and challenges that could not have been foreseen a year ago when the pandemic hit our economy and livelihoods. With our new relationship with the EU, we also know that doing business with Europe has changed. This has meant adapting to new ways of...

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Work placement programme will give businesses chance to link with city’s skilled students

March 19, 2021
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Work placement programme will give businesses chance to link with city’s skilled students

Bath firms of all sizes are being urged to take part in a scheme that aims to boost industry by creating work placements for skilled students in the city. IKEEP – Intrapreneurial Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Pathway – is looking for local businesses and organisations of all sizes that would benefit from being matched up...

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Event: Adapting culture to fit the new mixed working environment

March 12, 2021
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Event: Adapting culture to fit the new mixed working environment

Bath’s HR professionals will be able to hear from a leading expert based in the city on how they can change their workplace culture to meet the new, post-pandemic environment at a webinar next week. The event, the latest staged by Bath HR Network, the group dedicated to collaborative HR knowledge and expertise among employers in the city,...

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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

March 12, 2021
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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

Cyber technology, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy and the green economy should be harnessed to drive recovery and growth in the Western Gateway, the regional powerhouse that includes Bath, the West of England and South Wales. The recommendation comes in an independent report published this week which also suggests the region should focus on raising productivity...

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Council webinar to give advice to firms wanting to green their business

March 11, 2021
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Council webinar to give advice to firms wanting to green their business

Businesses across Bath and North East Somerset seeking to cut their carbon emissions and reduce their environmental impact are being urged to take part in a special webinar to find out about the support available.  The event will give details of measures they can take along with examples of the funding they can access. ...

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