Green/sustainable business

Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 26, 2018
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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit.   Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the EU next March.  Business...

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Bath charities land nearly £140,000 as Minerva’s Owls fly the nest in spectacular auction

October 19, 2018
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Bath charities land nearly £140,000 as Minerva’s Owls fly the nest in spectacular auction

Art collectors flocked to Bath this week as the city’s Minerva’s Owls public sculpture trail came to a successful end with a charity auction that raised nearly £140,000. Bidding on the 61 owls took place in a room of hundreds of excited buyers, as well as online – which allowed fans from around the...

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Launch party for Novia Foundation makes a splash at the Roman Baths

October 19, 2018
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Launch party for Novia Foundation makes a splash at the Roman Baths

Bath-based wealth management firm Novia Financial has officially launched its charity foundation with a glamorous inaugural fundraising event at the Roman Baths. The Mayor of Bath Patrick Anketell-Jones and more than 100 dignitaries joined the Novia Foundation’s trustees to celebrate its launch. The foundation is primarily supporting projects that aim to improve and help...

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Annual awards that recognise the stars of Bath’s caring community backed by firms

October 19, 2018
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Annual awards that recognise the stars of Bath’s caring community backed by firms

Five businesses based in Bath or with interests in the city are showing their support for local carers by sponsoring the BANES Carers’ Centre annual awards night. Bath-headquartered housing association Curo, law firm Mogers Drewett, print chain Minuteman Press, Gerrard Financial Consulting, based at Blagdon, near Bristol, and Bluebird Care, one of the UK’s...

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Fitness coach appointment allows Nordic Walking firm to step up its activities in Bath

October 18, 2018
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Fitness coach appointment allows Nordic Walking firm to step up its activities in Bath

Fitness and lifestyle firm Bath Nordic Walking has appointed highly experienced fitness coach and author Yvonne Bignall as an instructor, allowing it to double the number of classes it offers in the city. Yvonne, pictured, who joins existing instructor Sarah Lillywhite, has started two new hour-long Nordic walks in Royal Victoria Park. Nordic walking is one of...

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Bath vegan restaurant boss tastes success in inaugural Chef Awards

October 18, 2018
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Bath vegan restaurant boss tastes success in inaugural Chef Awards

Richard Buckley, chef-proprietor of Bath vegan restaurant Acorn has been named as the UK’s leading ‘veggie pioneer’ in the Chef Awards. Staged by olive, the upmarket food magazine, the inaugural awards recognise the “unheralded chefs who have been quietly excelling in the background”.  Olive praises Richard, pictured, for cooking “good food that just so...

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Women in Housing Award for Curo director recognises her role in campaigning for welfare reform

October 17, 2018
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Women in Housing Award for Curo director recognises her role in campaigning for welfare reform

Bath-based housing association Curo’s director of tenancy services Sarah Seeger has won a prestigious national award thanks to her influential work on reshaping the government’s controversial Universal Credit benefit measures. Sarah, pictured, won the Professional of the Year category at the Women in Housing Awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside...

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Fightback against global online booking giants begins as Bath’s B&Bs launch own site

October 15, 2018
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Fightback against global online booking giants begins as Bath’s B&Bs launch own site

Bath’s independent tourism businesses are battling international online operators and promoting themselves – and the city – through a new collaborative scheme that also aims to boost the local economy.   StayinBath.org has been launched by BIGHA, the Bath Independent Guest House Association, the voluntary membership organisation made up of more than 100 guesthouses,...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

October 11, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in the West of England this week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event in Bristol this Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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Event: Free workshop on how to develop a business growth strategy

October 10, 2018
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Event: Free workshop on how to develop a business growth strategy

Bath businesses can learn how to expand and win more customers at a series of free training events in the city organised by the business growth consultancy Cool Ventures. The workshops are open to businesses that enrol on the Bath Business Support Programme, which is delivered by Cool Ventures.  The programme provides free, intensive...

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