Green/sustainable business

Corporate sponsors sought for former Bath Rugby stars’ Nepalese spinal injury centre appeal

May 3, 2019
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Corporate sponsors sought for former Bath Rugby stars’ Nepalese spinal injury centre appeal

Former Bath Rugby players Ed Jackson and Olly Barkley are inviting the city’s firms to support a not-for-profit organisation Ed has set up following a severe spinal injury that left him paralysed from the neck down and unlikely to ever walk again. Ed sustained the injury in 2017 while diving into a friend’s swimming...

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Bath Building Society looking to fund local community groups through its annual charity awards

May 2, 2019
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Bath Building Society looking to fund local community groups through its annual charity awards

Charities and community groups from across Bath are being urged to apply to Bath Building Society for funding and support under its annual charity awards. Eight charities and community groups will share £6,500 under the scheme while a further three will receive a pair of Bath Building Society hot air balloon tickets – which...

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Mowbray Woodwards raises £3,500 for charity working on ‘the other side Bath’

May 2, 2019
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Mowbray Woodwards raises £3,500 for charity working on ‘the other side Bath’

Bath charity Southside has praised city law firm Mowbray Woodwards for its support over the past 18 months, during which it has raised £3,500 to help it continue its work. Southside supports families dealing with a range of problems such as domestic abuse, mental health difficulties, financial and housing issues. By providing on-going support...

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Microsoft program boost for Priority IT’s charity computer refurb scheme

May 2, 2019
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Microsoft program boost for Priority IT’s charity computer refurb scheme

IT firm Priority IT’s computer recycling scheme has been accepted onto the Microsoft Refurbisher Program in a move that should swell a charity’s coffers. Priority IT refurbishes redundant and unwanted laptops and computers which are then passed on to new owners in exchange for a donation to Wiltshire charity Alzheimer’s Support.  Now the Westbury-based...

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Queen’s Awards recognise Bath firms’ innovation, international trade and sustainable development

April 26, 2019
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Queen’s Awards recognise Bath firms’ innovation, international trade and sustainable development

Three Bath area businesses have this week been celebrating winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their contribution to the UK economy. Bath creative, branding and communications agency Emberson Group received the award for international trade for its “excellence and sustained growth in international trade”.  Group managing director Clare Pratt said...

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Interaction powers ahead with new Good Energy head office design

April 26, 2019
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Interaction powers ahead with new Good Energy head office design

Renewable power firm Good Energy has commissioned Bath-based office design and build experts Interaction to work on its new headquarters. Fast-growing Good Energy is to start construction work later this year on the 31,748 sq ft building in Chippenham, which will house its 300-plus workforce and have space for an additional 100 staff it...

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Tesla and Royal Crescent Hotel in drive to attract electric vehicle owners with free charging service

April 26, 2019
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Tesla and Royal Crescent Hotel in drive to attract electric vehicle owners with free charging service

Bath’s iconic Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has launched a partnership with Tesla Motors, giving guests exclusive access to three charging points for sustainable electric cars. The move, in line with Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy, makes the five-star hotel the first in Bath to offer the recharging service....

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in the red. Export sales and...

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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

April 12, 2019
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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

Nominations have opened for The SPARKies, the coveted awards showcasing the best of the West of England’s tech sector.  The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the businesses and individuals who make Bath, Bristol and surroundings a tech powerhouse and shine a light on their amazing wealth of tech and creative talent.  Nominations...

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Plans for Bath’s first park in a century to go on display at Curo’s flagship housing scheme

April 12, 2019
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Plans for Bath’s first park in a century to go on display at Curo’s flagship housing scheme

Curo, the Bath-based housing association, is to host a public information exhibition to showcase its proposals for the city’s first new park in 100 years. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see detailed designs for the main area of public open space and woodland walk at Curo’s Mulberry Park development, alongside proposed...

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