Green/sustainable business

UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

November 23, 2018
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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

West of England businesses with ambitious growth plans will be able to get grant funding and relevant, high-quality support and training under a new programme launched by the University of the West of England (UWE), NatWest and regional law firm Foot Anstey. S4G (Scale Up 4 Growth) is open to businesses in any sector...

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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 16, 2018
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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

The differences between Bath and Bristol should be celebrated as they can be key factors in making the West of England one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study. The region is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on its vibrant tech, creative, advanced engineering and...

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Bath firm’s ‘peaceful, calm and harmonious’ office judged South West’s happiest workplace

November 15, 2018
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Bath firm’s ‘peaceful, calm and harmonious’ office judged South West’s happiest workplace

Bath businesses have proved again that they are among the happiest in the region in a unique contest to find firms that go the extra mile for their staff. Bath-based eyewear design house INSPECS was crowned the overall South West winner in the Happiest Workplace competition, while Wessex Water, energy provider Pure Planet and...

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Brewery’s Movember ale raises charity cash and celebrates ‘tache wearers

November 15, 2018
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Brewery’s Movember ale raises charity cash and celebrates ‘tache wearers

Box Steam Brewery has partnered with a national pub group Punch to promote awareness of men’s health and honour those sporting facial hair during Movember.   The family-run regional brewer, based between Melksham and Bradford on Avon at Holt, is supplying its aptly-named Handlebar ale as the November guest beer for Punch’s 1,300 pubs. ...

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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation has urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath...

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Bath’s transport challenges to go before panel of national experts at city conference

November 6, 2018
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Bath’s transport challenges to go before panel of national experts at city conference

A major conference in Bath next week will bring together experts to inform and inspire local politicians – and the public – to be ambitious in addressing the city’s transport challenges. The conference will also be a neutral platform to allow Bath’s political groups to present their broad approach to the issue in anticipation...

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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping young people across the South West. This...

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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 26, 2018
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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit.   Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the EU next March.  Business...

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Bath charities land nearly £140,000 as Minerva’s Owls fly the nest in spectacular auction

October 19, 2018
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Bath charities land nearly £140,000 as Minerva’s Owls fly the nest in spectacular auction

Art collectors flocked to Bath this week as the city’s Minerva’s Owls public sculpture trail came to a successful end with a charity auction that raised nearly £140,000. Bidding on the 61 owls took place in a room of hundreds of excited buyers, as well as online – which allowed fans from around the...

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Launch party for Novia Foundation makes a splash at the Roman Baths

October 19, 2018
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Launch party for Novia Foundation makes a splash at the Roman Baths

Bath-based wealth management firm Novia Financial has officially launched its charity foundation with a glamorous inaugural fundraising event at the Roman Baths. The Mayor of Bath Patrick Anketell-Jones and more than 100 dignitaries joined the Novia Foundation’s trustees to celebrate its launch. The foundation is primarily supporting projects that aim to improve and help...

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