Green/sustainable business

Send A Cow founder’s work tackling poverty in Africa recognised with OBE

March 28, 2019
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Send A Cow founder’s work tackling poverty in Africa recognised with OBE

The founder of Bath-based international development charity Send a Cow has received an OBE for playing a pivotal role in transforming the lives of more than 2m people in rural Africa. David Bragg, pictured, who was joined by his family at the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, described the award as “a wonderful recognition of...

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Deadline looming for Bath directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Bath directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Bath’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories added this year – Young...

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Pledge sought from Bath businesses as council launches vision to be plastic free by 2020

March 22, 2019
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Pledge sought from Bath businesses as council launches vision to be plastic free by 2020

Businesses across Bath and North East Somerset are being urged to do their bit to help the area become plastic free. Firms can make a pledge to make a difference by ditching single-use plastics, replacing them with sustainable alternatives.  Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) is also asking organisations, schools, clubs and community...

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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

March 22, 2019
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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

Two businesses from the Bath area have today been recognised as ‘export champions’ by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Organic waste pioneer Advetec and Scanning Pens, the world’s leading supplier of pen scanners, are among 15 leading exporters from across the South West to appear at an...

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After-hours package aims to bring good nights to Thermae Bath Spa

March 22, 2019
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After-hours package aims to bring good nights to Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa has launched an exclusive new package that widens its offer to include night-time visits taking in moonlit swimming in its rooftop pool. Called ‘Thermae After Hours’, the package gives exclusive access for up to 60 guests from 9.30pm to 11.30pm to the unique venue. Guests can enjoy the multi-sensory Wellness Suite,...

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Green light for Good Energy’s sustainable head office could generate new jobs

March 22, 2019
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Green light for Good Energy’s sustainable head office could generate new jobs

Renewable power firm Good Energy is to build a new sustainable headquarters that will enable it to continue to grow and recruit up to 100 more staff. The firm received planning consent from Wiltshire Council for the 31,748 sq ft building in Chippenham, pictured in a CGI, as well as a 255-space multi-storey car...

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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

March 21, 2019
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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – returns in June with the promise of an unparalleled range of seminars, workshops, speeches and networking opportunities. The event, the ninth since it launched in 2014, again takes place in Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium and will celebrate the best of innovation,...

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Bath Spa Uni students’ rubbish ideas to help Bristolians box clever over waste and recycling

March 15, 2019
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Bath Spa Uni students’ rubbish ideas to help Bristolians box clever over waste and recycling

A group of second and third-year design students from Bath Spa University’s Bath School of Art and Design have developed innovative answers to common problems linked to wheelie bins and recycling boxes. Bristol Waste, which handles all domestic waste collection and recycling in Bristol, tasked the students with designing new ways of storing waste...

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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

March 15, 2019
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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

West of England organisations that support fair trade have been praised by TV personality Nick Hewer for “putting their money where their mouth is” at the region’s recent Fair Trade Business Awards. Countdown presenter Mr Hewer, a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation, said these organisations should be...

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Good Energy drives into electric vehicle market with Zap-Map app acquisition

March 8, 2019
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Good Energy drives into electric vehicle market with Zap-Map app acquisition

Renewable power group Good Energy has increased its presence in the high-growth electric vehicle market by taking a minority stake in Next Green Car Ltd, the parent company of the Zap-Map app. Zap-Map has 70,000 monthly uses who use it to plan routes, locate charge points and check their availability.  Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy, which...

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