Green/sustainable business

TEDxBath speakers to look to the future by making sense of the past

September 20, 2019
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TEDxBath speakers to look to the future by making sense of the past

Echoes of the past and visions of the future will collide at TEDxBath tomorrow, organisers have promised, through a series of discussions in sectors including engineering, community and science and tech. Taking the theme of ‘Echoes of the City’, the event returns for a second year by showcasing a range of individual perspectives, stories and knowledge from...

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Bath Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to ‘take bold action’ over climate change

September 20, 2019
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Bath Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to ‘take bold action’ over climate change

The organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with more than 450 chambers across the world to sign up to an international agreement to tackle climate change. Business West, which also runs the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative, said its commitment to the International Chambers of Commerce Chambers Climate Coalition showed...

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Renewable electricity deal major step on journey towards carbon neutral status, says Bristol Airport

September 13, 2019
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Renewable electricity deal major step on journey towards carbon neutral status, says Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport has switched to a 100% renewable electricity supply in what it described as “a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint”. Under the three-year agreement with Danish global renewable energy supplier Ørsted, the airport’s annual electricity use of 17m kWh will be powered entirely by renewable sources. Electricity is the largest contributor to...

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German investment powers up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

September 6, 2019
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German investment powers up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

Renewable energy developer Spring has partnered with a German investor to develop subsidiary-free solar projects across the UK. Chippenham-headquartered Spring was formed last year by three former staff at Good Energy, the long-established green energy pioneer based in the town.  Spring said it would bring its extensive clean energy development experience to the partnership...

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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows.  According...

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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its largest firms.  This year’s dinner...

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Bath firms to get chance to tap into multi-billion pound opportunities in UK nuclear sector

August 29, 2019
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Bath firms to get chance to tap into multi-billion pound opportunities in UK nuclear sector

A major conference in October will give Bath firms valuable insight into working with the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas. The Nuclear South West Showcase and Conference (NSW19) – the UK’s largest event of its kind – will shine a light on current and future opportunities in new build, decommissioning, defence and...

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Bath businesses urged to join in Stone King’s rubbish round-up

August 20, 2019
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Bath businesses urged to join in Stone King’s rubbish round-up

National law firm Stone King is calling on Bath businesses to help its local office with a community initiative to keep the city clean. The Bath Litter Pick is part of an initiative by the firm, with its offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London also staging similar rubbish round-ups. Stone King’s commitment to...

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Clampdown on single-use plastics earns Bishop Fleming Surfers Against Sewage ‘Champion’ status

July 25, 2019
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Clampdown on single-use plastics earns Bishop Fleming Surfers Against Sewage ‘Champion’ status

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has been accredited as a ‘Plastic Free Champion’ by conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage. The accolade recognises the firm’s efforts to remove all single-use and avoidable plastics from across its office network.  Bishop Fleming, which employs nearly 350 staff, has taken just six...

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Economic growth potential of Western Powerhouse outlined in major new report

July 19, 2019
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Economic growth potential of Western Powerhouse outlined in major new report

Forming a Western Powerhouse for a region stretching from Swindon to Swansea with Bath in its centre could boost the economy by billions of pounds and create lucrative global trade opportunities, a major new report published shows. By working together on maior infrastructure schemes and promoting international trade post-Brexit, towns and cities along the...

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