Green/sustainable business

Business award final beckons for life-saving refugee camp toilet designed by Bath student

July 18, 2019
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Business award final beckons for life-saving refugee camp toilet designed by Bath student

Bath-based start-up The BioFactory, which is seeking to save lives in sub-Saharan Africa with a revolutionary new sanitation system, has reached the final of a national enterprise competition. The firm, which was launched last year by University of Bath graduate Eoin Sharkey, secured its place in the final of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards...

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Sea change for Brighton’s iconic tower as it signs up for Good Energy’s 100% green power

July 17, 2019
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Sea change for Brighton’s iconic tower as it signs up for Good Energy’s 100% green power

Renewable power firm Good Energy has reached new heights after signing a deal to supply 100% green electricity to Brighton’s landmark 162-metre tall British Airways i360 observation tower. By transferring to power from the Chippenham-headquartered firm, the iconic seafront building, pictured, – which gives visitors a 360-degree panorama of Brighton, the South Downs and...

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Bath Business News photo gallery: Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards

July 5, 2019
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The Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards celebrated best business practice, with the winners demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent in the region’s boardrooms. Winners ranged from the West of England’s largest bus operator to a recycling firm behind a state-of-the-art waste handling centre and a fast-growing recruitment. The...

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Funding boost for project to create green links with Bath’s new Quays development

June 21, 2019
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Funding boost for project to create green links with Bath’s new Quays development

Ambitious plans to create a 5km walking and cycling route that will connect the new Bath Quays development with sites across the city have been backed with funding from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). The Bath River Line project includes upgrading the towpath, improving green spaces and parks, enhancing biodiversity and creating...

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Soft drinks industry expert joins Zenith as it expands its sustainability consulting offering

June 18, 2019
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Soft drinks industry expert joins Zenith as it expands its sustainability consulting offering

Bath-based international food and drink industry consultancy Zenith Global has appointed a high-profile principal sustainability consultant to lead its continued expansion in the fast-growing area. Michael Roberts will building up the Zenith Global sustainability team while continuing in his current role as global business development director for Swiss-owned juice concentrate drink Capri-Sun.  Much of...

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Key milestone for centre that will put Bath Uni in driving seat to develop ultra-green car engines

June 14, 2019
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Key milestone for centre that will put Bath Uni in driving seat to develop ultra-green car engines

The University of Bath’s £70m global centre of excellence for ultra-low emission vehicles has reached another milestone with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by science minister Chris Skidmore. The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) is due to open in 2021 on the Bristol & Bath Science Park – thrusting the West...

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Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

June 14, 2019
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Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

Diversified quarrying and building group Hills has promoted Ed Dodd to group director for waste and resource management with responsibility for managing and overseeing its waste management and treatment activities. Ed, pictured, will look after the Hills Waste Solutions and Hills Municipal Collections businesses together with the group’s involvement in Northacre Renewable Energy’s waste-to-energy...

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Challenge to businesses to help staff leave the car at home and commute sustainably

June 7, 2019
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Challenge to businesses to help staff leave the car at home and commute sustainably

Bath firms are being urged to ease traffic congestion in and around the city by helping their employees get active and take more sustainable journeys to work for six weeks from next Monday. The annual Travelwest Challenge returns for another year to celebrate the benefits of sustainable travel and the positive impact it can...

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New funding to be available to help Bath firms become more energy efficient

June 6, 2019
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New funding to be available to help Bath firms become more energy efficient

Bath’s small and medium-sized businesses are to be offered funding to improve their energy efficiency under a new scheme to be launched by the West of England Combined Authority. The West of England Low Carbon Challenge Fund, which will run over the next three years, will also support community energy projects.   Applications for...

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Dozen projects gain cash from Wessex Water’s community fund to continue their good work

May 31, 2019
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Dozen projects gain cash from Wessex Water’s community fund to continue their good work

Bath-based utility Wessex Water’s community fund has handed out its first grants supporting 12 projects across the West of England. The fund is managed by Quartet Community Foundation and aims to support community cohesion projects and bring communities together across the region. It offers grants of up to £1,500 to smaller community groups and...

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