Green/sustainable business

TEDxBath 2020 organisers shrug off Covid-19 crisis to announce first speakers

July 24, 2020
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The first speakers have been announced for this year’s TEDxBath as its organisers vow to go ahead with the event in October. International bestselling writer and renegade economist Kate Raworth, creative strategist Dan Burgess and Royal United Hospital director of intensive care Dr Andy Georgiou are to speak at what will be the third...

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Smith & Williamson: Enterprise – profit with purpose. Solving the food waste problem

July 22, 2020
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Smith & Williamson: Enterprise – profit with purpose. Solving the food waste problem

The latest edition of Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise leadership publication profiles Tessa Clarke, Bath-based co-founder & CEO of OLIO.  The world has a food waste problem: up to half of the food produced globally is never eaten, equivalent to more than $1trillion dollars-worth. That could readily feed the 800m people across the globe without enough food to live on,...

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Webinar: How Bath businesses can build back better and boost morale by supporting local charities

July 17, 2020
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Webinar: How Bath businesses can build back better and boost morale by supporting local charities

Practical ideas on how businesses can continue to support charities during the coronavirus pandemic are to be aired at a webinar hosted by Quartet, the community foundation for the West of England. The third sector is facing its toughest time for a generation with hundreds of thousands of people needing support just as charities’...

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Bath student’s ‘spy in the sky’ concept to halt illegal sand extraction lands top space award

July 16, 2020
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Bath student’s ‘spy in the sky’ concept to halt illegal sand extraction lands top space award

A University of Bath student has won a top prize for in a competition on how to tackle Earth’s problems from space.   Henry Shepherd was awarded the accolade by the UK Space Agency (UKSA), which had asked for imaginative ideas to combat global and local problems using space.  Henry, a physics undergraduate about to...

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Wellness firm records best-ever sales in June as Covid-wary buyers snap up its CBD hand sanitiser

July 10, 2020
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Wellness firm records best-ever sales in June as Covid-wary buyers snap up its CBD hand sanitiser

Bumper sales of its cannabinoid (CBD) hand sanitiser helped give medical cannabis company Sativa, the firm behind the Goodbody Wellness retail chain, a record month for revenues in June. The firm, based at Beckington, near Frome, shrugged off the high street meltdown caused by the coronavirus lockdown as consumers and corporate buyers snapped up...

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Firms urged to ‘step out and stand up’ to homelessness by supporting Julian House’s Circuit of Bath Walk

July 10, 2020
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Firms urged to ‘step out and stand up’ to homelessness by supporting Julian House’s Circuit of Bath Walk

Bath charity Julian House is calling on the city’s businesses to join it in stepping out and standing up against homelessness at its annual Circuit of Bath Walk. Taking place on Sunday September 27, the sponsored circular walk will be the only fundraising event that Julian House, Bath’s main homeless help charity, stages this...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: National business reaction

July 8, 2020
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The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak was “absolutely right” to prioritise jobs in his summer statement on Wednesday. Director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured, said: “Flattening the daunting unemployment curve about to hit our country could not be more important. Joblessness scars lives and hits the young and most disadvantaged hardest.  “The jobs plan is an important step...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Bath business reaction

July 8, 2020
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Measures to address the huge economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic announced this week by Chancellor Rishi Sunak have been welcomed by Business West, the region’s largest business group. Matt Griffith, director of policy at Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce – described them as impressive but also added that the...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Key points . . .

July 8, 2020
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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Key points . . .

Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his economic statement in the Commons on Wednesday by saying the government would do all it could to help prevent job losses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The main points were:  Government will pay £1,000 to businesses for each furloughed employee they bring back and retain until January....

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Gloom lifts slightly as survey shows marked bounce back in business confidence in South West

July 3, 2020
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Gloom lifts slightly as survey shows marked bounce back in business confidence in South West

Business confidence has bounced back stronger in the South West than any other part of the UK, according to a new survey – but many firms remain gloomy and one in 10 expects to stay closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The monthly Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking had shown a huge...

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