Green/sustainable business

Bath’s Grant Associates helps bring much-loved South London public garden back to life

September 1, 2022
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Bath’s Grant Associates helps bring much-loved South London public garden back to life

A garden designed by Bath-based international landscape architecture practice Grant Associates at the heart of a major urban renewal project has opened to the public. The environmentally focused practice, which has worked on major schemes across the world, collaborated with London-based developer HUB and Bristol and London architects AHMM on the regeneration of Queen’s...

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Bath Spa University strikes gold in acclaimed accreditation scheme for its commitment to social enterprise

August 25, 2022
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Bath Spa University strikes gold in acclaimed accreditation scheme for its commitment to social enterprise

Bath Spa University has become the first in the South West – and only the fifth in the whole of the UK - to have its work as a social enterprise recognised through a prestigious international accreditation scheme. The Social Enterprise Gold Mark champions social enterprise best practice through a rigorous external assessment process, with Bath...

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Inaugural Bath Business Conference to hear from city development expert

August 19, 2022
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Inaugural Bath Business Conference to hear from city development expert

An expert in urban development and infrastructure in Europe and the Middle East has been lined up as guest speaker at next month’s Bath Business Conference, the city’s only dedicated event of its kind. Steve Scott, UK executive leader of global professional services company GHD Advisory, will address business leaders at the breakfast taking...

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West of England business group in urgent plea to ministers to protect firms from soaring energy bills

August 17, 2022
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West of England business group in urgent plea to ministers to protect firms from soaring energy bills

The government must set out an immediate plan to spur economic recovery, including helping firms pay their spiralling energy bills and easing restrictions on employing overseas workers. The call has come from Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, which fears more firms will be forced to close down unless ministers take action now. ...

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TEDxBath promising to leave a lasting impact on the city with its largest event so far

August 12, 2022
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TEDxBath promising to leave a lasting impact on the city with its largest event so far

TEDxBath has announced the line-up for its biggest ever event, with up to 1,600 attendees and 12-plus speakers ranging in age from 12 to 82 focused on changing perspectives through mind-opening talks. Organisers of the event on 15 October in The Forum said the aim is to leave a lasting impact on the city...

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App that maps electric vehicle charging points powers ahead with latest Good Energy investment

August 11, 2022
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App that maps electric vehicle charging points powers ahead with latest Good Energy investment

Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier and energy services provider, has invested a further £3.7m in electric vehicle charge point mapping app Zap-Map to fuel more growth and steer it towards international expansion. Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy’s funding has been made alongside £5.3m from US fuel card and payment giant Fleetcor.  Good Energy first...

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Bath’s keenest business brains invited to take part in Julian House’s annual fundraising quiz

August 11, 2022
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Bath’s keenest business brains invited to take part in Julian House’s annual fundraising quiz

Bath firms are being invited to put their mental mettle to the test in one of city’s longest-running charity events – Julian House’s annual corporate fundraising quiz. Now in its 21st year, the event will feature up to 24 teams battling it out to answer challenging and fun questions for the coveted Brain of...

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Interaction targeting major carbon reductions after achieving rare ‘climate positive’ status

August 11, 2022
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Interaction targeting major carbon reductions after achieving rare ‘climate positive’ status

Interaction, the Bath-based strategic workplace design and build company, has become a climate positive business after removing more CO2 from the atmosphere than it put in over the past year. Interaction, which has been creating workplaces for ambitious organisations across the South West since 1992, offset 110% of the carbon it generated last year...

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World-leading palm oil alternative to be manufactured at University of Bath after deal with food tech firm

August 5, 2022
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World-leading palm oil alternative to be manufactured at University of Bath after deal with food tech firm

The University of Bath is to start commercial production of a viable alternative to palm oil that could help reduce the huge environmental damage caused by its extraction. UK-based food-tech business Clean Food Group has set up a dedicated laboratory and pilot plant at the university following the acquisition of intellectual property (IP) developed over the...

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Wessex Water executive director of operations to be next Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset

August 5, 2022
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Wessex Water executive director of operations to be next Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset

Mohammed Saddiq, executive director of operations at Bath-based Wessex Water, is to be the next Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset. He will take over from Annie Maw CVO when she retires at the end of October and says he is “greatly looking forward giving something back to the country which has given me so much”.  Mr...

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