Green/sustainable business

Challenge to businesses to help staff leave the car at home and commute sustainably

June 7, 2019
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Challenge to businesses to help staff leave the car at home and commute sustainably

Bath firms are being urged to ease traffic congestion in and around the city by helping their employees get active and take more sustainable journeys to work for six weeks from next Monday. The annual Travelwest Challenge returns for another year to celebrate the benefits of sustainable travel and the positive impact it can...

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New funding to be available to help Bath firms become more energy efficient

June 6, 2019
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New funding to be available to help Bath firms become more energy efficient

Bath’s small and medium-sized businesses are to be offered funding to improve their energy efficiency under a new scheme to be launched by the West of England Combined Authority. The West of England Low Carbon Challenge Fund, which will run over the next three years, will also support community energy projects.   Applications for...

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Dozen projects gain cash from Wessex Water’s community fund to continue their good work

May 31, 2019
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Dozen projects gain cash from Wessex Water’s community fund to continue their good work

Bath-based utility Wessex Water’s community fund has handed out its first grants supporting 12 projects across the West of England. The fund is managed by Quartet Community Foundation and aims to support community cohesion projects and bring communities together across the region. It offers grants of up to £1,500 to smaller community groups and...

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Firms urged to boost charities’ coffers by taking part in Bath’s Dragon Boat Race

May 31, 2019
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Firms urged to boost charities’ coffers by taking part in Bath’s Dragon Boat Race

Bath businesses are being invited to enter teams for the city’s third annual Dragon Boat Race and bring in much-needed cash for two charities. Since its launch in 2016 the race has raised more than £34,000 for Designability, the Bath-based charity which designs and creates assistive technology and products for people living with a...

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City’s Festival of Nature goes global as it teams up with University of Bath to put it online

May 23, 2019
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City’s Festival of Nature goes global as it teams up with University of Bath to put it online

Bath Festival of Nature returns next month with a bigger and better programme to bring nature to life in the heart of the city. And in a world-first for a science festival, the free event will be hosted online, giving people all over the globe the chance to navigate their way around the festival...

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Bath’s Julian House charity to benefit from Royal Crescent Hotel’s midsummer night’s supper

May 23, 2019
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Bath’s Julian House charity to benefit from Royal Crescent Hotel’s midsummer night’s supper

Bath’s Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is to celebrate midsummer with a five-course twilight supper in its magical gardens – with all proceeds donated to the city’s Julian House homeless charity.  The evening, created in conjunction with Bath eating-out ‘bible’ The Pig Guide, will include music, champagne and a five-course menu that embraces English...

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Bath’s taste for ethical food tempts upmarket furniture group to launch cafe concept in city

May 17, 2019
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Bath’s taste for ethical food tempts upmarket furniture group to launch cafe concept in city

Interiors brand Neptune today threw open the doors of its first instore café having chosen Bath as the launchpad based on its reputation as a “city of foodies”. The Provenist forms part of Neptune’s Walcot Street showroom in what was originally the city’s tramshed.  The café, which flies the flag for local food producers,...

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Business backers – and inspirational speakers – sought for this year’s TEDxBath

May 17, 2019
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Business backers – and inspirational speakers – sought for this year’s TEDxBath

The organisers of TEDxBath are seeking inspirational speakers for this year’s event to explore its chosen theme of Echoes of the City from “unusual, exciting and provocative perspectives”. They are also looking to sign up sponsors from among the city’s business community. TEDx, which brings the spirit of TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) to...

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Bath businesses helping to build better communities with pledges for this summer’s volunteering scheme

May 17, 2019
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Bath businesses helping to build better communities with pledges for this summer’s volunteering scheme

Businesses across Bath and North East Somerset have signed up to take part in the area’s annual summer volunteering scheme. Employees have pledged to devote time to help out in the community with a wide range of activities ranging from painting, gardening and reading to packing water survival boxes.  The annual community challenges are...

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Curo boss’s 1,000-mile cross-country bike ride to pull in funds for RUH children’s ward

May 16, 2019
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Curo boss’s 1,000-mile cross-country bike ride to pull in funds for RUH children’s ward

Gerraint Oakley, managing director of Bath-based housing firm Curo’s housebuilding business, is cycling around 1,000 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a bid to raise £5,000 for the Royal United Hospital (RUH) children’s ward. The iconic ‘end-to-end’ journey will take nine days, with Gerraint setting off from John O’Groats on Friday July...

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