Green/sustainable business

More Phenomenal Women talks lined up by The Gainsborough following last year’s success

January 25, 2019
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More Phenomenal Women talks lined up by The Gainsborough following last year’s success

The Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel’s series of inspirational talks by high-profile business women is to return for a second year with the aim of celebrating, supporting and inspiring. Following the success of 2018’s Phenomenal Women talks, The Gainsborough Bath Spa has teamed up again with the University of the West of England’s Business School...

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Chance for Bath businesses to have their say on the future of public transport in the West of England

January 18, 2019
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Chance for Bath businesses to have their say on the future of public transport in the West of England

Priorities for easing traffic congestion in Bath and across the West of England to support economic growth will come under scrutiny at a major conference next week.   The West of England Public Transport Summit & Debate aims to influence thinking on the issue – one of the most pressing for firms across the...

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From robotics to Brexit – Royds Withy King’s annual new year event looks ahead to 2019′s challenges

January 14, 2019
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From robotics to Brexit – Royds Withy King’s annual new year event looks ahead to 2019′s challenges

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has used its traditional new year gathering for the city’s business community to highlight eight challenges that could shape the future of the economy. Ranging from electric vehicles to Brexit, the topics were identified by the firm, which has two offices in Bath, to spark debate among the...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards – now in their seventh...

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Chance for Bath firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for Bath firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bath area firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation – is being held as...

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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

January 3, 2019
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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

A groundbreaking project supporting the expansion of creative technology in the West of England is seeking people working in the field of automation to apply for one of 24 paid fellowships. The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5m government-backed initiative supported by four of the region’s universities including Bath Spa, is entering...

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Fair Trade Business Awards return to showcase the South West’s top ethical firms

December 18, 2018
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Fair Trade Business Awards return to showcase the South West’s top ethical firms

Bath firms that make ethical business a priority by selling or using Fairtrade products are to be championed in a unique annual awards scheme that is about to return for its seventh year. The South West Fair Trade Business Awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes across the region make in support...

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‘Utter dismay’ among Bath bosses at latest Brexit delays, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Bath bosses at latest Brexit delays, says Business West

Company bosses from Bath and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delays affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed departure...

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£1.65m funding for project conserving the natural heritage of Bath’s surroundings

November 30, 2018
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£1.65m funding for project conserving the natural heritage of Bath’s surroundings

An ambitious scheme to restore and protect Bath’s local natural heritage has secured £1.65m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Bathscape Landscape Partnership officially launched the project delivery stage of Bathscape at an event held at the city’s Roman Baths following confirmation of the HLF funding award.  The scheme will bring to life...

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Maid in Bath: New Riverside artwork bridges space between site’s industrial past and its future

November 30, 2018
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Maid in Bath: New Riverside artwork bridges space between site’s industrial past and its future

The latest work of art at Crest Nicholson’s Bath Riverside development has been unveiled – a sculpture that aims to connect the past with the present and the land with the river. Designed by Bath artist Anna Gillespie and created through collaborative work by two local companies, Maid of the Bridge, pictured, sets out...

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