Green/sustainable business

New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

August 4, 2022
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New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

An ambitious project calling for homes being built in Bath and across the West of England to be high quality, well-designed and affordable has been launched. The Placemaking Charter will bring together the region’s councils, including Bath & North East Somerset, and other public authorities, developers, communities and partners under a shared ambition to...

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Bath rainforest charity signs up city-based landscape architecture firm as corporate partner

August 4, 2022
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Grant Associates, the Bath-based international landscape architecture practice, has strengthened its commitment to supporting environmental and social change for the better by becoming a corporate partner of Rainforest Concern, the city-based charity. Rainforest Concern has helped protect more than 5m acres of rainforest since it was founded 28 years ago, with a wide range...

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New home and refreshed branding for purpose-driven PR firm as it celebrates two years in business

August 3, 2022
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New home and refreshed branding for purpose-driven PR firm as it celebrates two years in business

Second Mountain Comms, the Bath-founded ethically driven PR consultancy, has a refreshed its brand identity and move to new studio premises to mark two years in business. The specialist agency was launched by chartered PR practitioner Ben Veal in July 2020 after he unexpectedly lost his job in the wake of the UK’s first lockdown. ...

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Growth blooms for plastic rubbish bin business after it snaps up firm behind self-watering street planters

August 3, 2022
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Growth blooms for plastic rubbish bin business after it snaps up firm behind self-watering street planters

A manufacturer of plastic moulded litter bins based near Bath has expanded through the acquisition of a firm that makes self-watering planters and street furniture. Leafield Environmental’s takeover of Amberol adds a range of organisations, including local authorities, community gardening groups, businesses, and educational establishments, to its client base.  Formerly known as Linpac Environmental,...

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Interaction begins showpiece fit-out for global law firm in highly sustainable office building

July 28, 2022
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Interaction begins showpiece fit-out for global law firm in highly sustainable office building

Bath-based strategic workplace design company Interaction has started work on a project that is set to be one of the UK’s most sustainable offices. Interaction has been commissioned by international law firm Osborne Clarke to work on the fit-out of its new state-of-the-art Bristol base in the city’s landmark, green office building Halo.  When...

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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

July 28, 2022
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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

More than seven in 10 West of England firms consider climate change to be a core business issue for them but many admit they need help to do anything about it due to cost pressures. As a result, fewer than a quarter have taken concrete steps to reduce their impact, such as measuring their...

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Big clean-up by Milsted Langdon’s beach boys and girls underlines firm’s environmental commitment

July 27, 2022
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Big clean-up by Milsted Langdon’s beach boys and girls underlines firm’s environmental commitment

Staff at regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon have stepped up their efforts to improve the environment in the South West and support its communities by sweeping clean a Somerset beach. Just under 20 staff took part in a day of action at Stolford Beach, near Bridgwater, as part of the Million Mile Clean campaign...

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Powerful renewable energy deal handled by Bath offices of RWK Goodman and Bishop Fleming

July 27, 2022
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Powerful renewable energy deal handled by Bath offices of RWK Goodman and Bishop Fleming

Teams from the Bath headquarters of law firm RWK Goodman and regional accountants Bishop Fleming have advised on the sale of Wiltshire-based renewable energy supplier Powerful Allies to a national energy and sustainability services provider. Powerful Allies, based near Devizes, was founded 10 years ago by James Robson, who wanted to “make things better”...

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Milsted Langdon handles sale of battery firm aiming to power the move to all-electric aircraft

July 20, 2022
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Milsted Langdon handles sale of battery firm aiming to power the move to all-electric aircraft

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bath, has helped secure the sale of an innovative battery business at the forefront of the electrification of the aerospace industry. Electroflight’s directors called in Milsted Langdon’s specialist restructuring and insolvency team to advise on the future of the Cheltenham-based business after seeking additional...

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Council urged to be more ambitious and widen its ‘creative quarter’ plan into a vision for the whole city

July 18, 2022
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Council urged to be more ambitious and widen its ‘creative quarter’ plan into a vision for the whole city

Plans to develop a world-class creative quarter in central Bath should be extended into a more ambitious masterplan for the whole city, including improving its transport, commercial viability and sustainability. The argument, put forward by Bath Preservation Trust – the charity set up in 1934 to safeguard the city’s unique historic setting – follows...

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