Green/sustainable business

Firms invited to have their say on region’s 20-year planning blueprint

December 4, 2020
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Firms invited to have their say on region’s 20-year planning blueprint

Businesses in and around Bath have less than two weeks to give their views on the type of employment spaces, vital transport links and homes the region needs over the next 20 years. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has already received almost 1,000 responses to the survey it is running on its...

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Funding for group aiming to tackle Covid-19′s impact on mental health, sexual abuse and domestic violence

December 3, 2020
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Funding for group aiming to tackle Covid-19′s impact on mental health, sexual abuse and domestic violence

Bath-based cooperative Dot Project, which works with organisations that are creating positive change to help them achieve their goals through technology, has been awarded £465,000 in National Lottery funding to provide its expertise to organisations tackling mental health, sexual abuse and domestic violence. In partnership with London-based Shift, which tackles social problems through the...

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Bath Spa students’ film highlights impact of ‘silent killer’ on Somerset’s woodlands

December 3, 2020
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Bath Spa students’ film highlights impact of ‘silent killer’ on Somerset’s woodlands

Four Bath Spa University students have collaborated with Somerset Wildlife Trust to create a powerful video raising awareness of ash dieback, the fatal fungal disease ravaging woodlands across the UK and Europe. From filming, to sound and editing, BA (Hons) Creative Media students Caitlin Bancroft, Elizaveta Stoliarova, Rebecca Lomas and Kiana West worked on the live...

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Website and podcast series capture the creatives who make Bath unique

December 3, 2020
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Website and podcast series capture the creatives who make Bath unique

The hidden makers of Bath – the city’s modern-day creatives, craftspeople, engineers and innovators – are being celebrated on a new website and series of podcasts. The site – madeinbath.co.uk – has been produced by Bath-based brand and design studio Mytton Williams Mytton Williams, following its 2018 book, also called Made in Bath, pictured,...

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Creative agency shows its record on tackling climate change by publishing its own disclosure report

December 2, 2020
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Creative agency shows its record on tackling climate change by publishing its own disclosure report

A marketing consultancy specialising in working for businesses that focus on delivering sustainability has published a report on its own climate action. Content Coms’ annual Creative Climate Disclosure report, the second it has produced, shows that just 1.6% of its turnover comes from a carbon-intensive industry – a reduction on the 4.6% in last...

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Business groups warn of bleak winter as Bath prepares for life in Tier 2 when lockdown ends

November 27, 2020
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Business groups warn of bleak winter as Bath prepares for life in Tier 2 when lockdown ends

Bath’s Tier 2 restrictions when it comes out of the national lockdown next week will have a “chilling impact” on its economy, with much of its hospitality sector remaining “frozen” in the vital run-up to Christmas, business groups have warned. Bath Chamber of Commerce group Business West said despite having escaped being put in...

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Community spirit of pioneering university campus earns it coveted property award

November 27, 2020
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Community spirit of pioneering university campus earns it coveted property award

The innovative design of Bath Spa University’s Locksbrook Campus has been recognised in a prestigious regional property awards scheme. The campus topped the Heritage Project of the Year category in the 2020 Michelmores’ Property Awards.  Now in their 18th year, the awards recognise the best property and construction schemes across the South West, as well...

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Reboot for Business West’s online Brexit advice hub as clock ticks down to end of transition period

November 26, 2020
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Reboot for Business West’s online Brexit advice hub as clock ticks down to end of transition period

The award-winning Trading Through Brexit service run by Business West has been relaunched to help companies make crucial last-minute adjustments to the way they operate ahead of the end of the UK-EU transition period. Regardless of whether or not a deal is reached between UK and EU negotiators ahead of deadline on December 31,...

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Chancellor’s Spending Review: Bath business reaction

November 25, 2020
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Chancellor’s Spending Review: Bath business reaction

Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, was disappointed with the lack of capital investment promised by the government for the West of England. Policy manager Claire Ralph said: “Some minor funding has been allocated to the West of England Combined Authority for local transport improvements through the Transforming Cities Fund. “Elsewhere it...

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Chancellor’s Spending Review: National business reaction

November 25, 2020
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Chancellor’s Spending Review: National business reaction

Business groups have welcomed the investment in infrastructure and jobs in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review but said many firms still needed more help from the government. The CBI praised the Chancellor for making “some bold autumn decisions” to power a spring recovery even as the stark forecasts pointed to tough times ahead. But...

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