Green/sustainable business

Global programme for University of Bath student’s pioneering low-cost and time-saving washing machine

April 18, 2024
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Global programme for University of Bath student’s pioneering low-cost and time-saving washing machine

More than 10,000 innovative washing machines based on a design by a University of Bath student that uses no electricity and very little water are to be distributed to poverty-hit communities across the globe. In a move described by its inventor Nav Sawhney as “compassion meets technology”, the appliances are to be distributed to...

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Solar energy plan for Bath sports centre will help council power ahead with its net zero ambition

April 18, 2024
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Solar energy plan for Bath sports centre will help council power ahead with its net zero ambition

The swimming pools at a Bath sports centre are to be heated by rooftop solar photo voltaic panels in a move that will also enable the building to benefit from energy savings while cutting its CO2 emissions. The array on Bath Sports & Leisure Centre will be paid for by its owner Bath &...

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Goughs celebrates the ongoing success of its partnership with its last charity of the year

April 17, 2024
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Goughs celebrates the ongoing success of its partnership with its last charity of the year

A charity working to break the cycle of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking has received more than £6,500 by regional law firm Goughs Solicitors. The sum was raised by employees at the firm, which has seven offices across Wiltshire, after FearFree became it charity partner for 2023/24.  Over the 12 months Goughs staff...

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UK’s first trial of hydrogen-powered baggage vehicles at Bristol Airport makes case for ‘fuel of the future’

April 12, 2024
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UK’s first trial of hydrogen-powered baggage vehicles at Bristol Airport makes case for ‘fuel of the future’

Bristol Airport has acted as the test bed for a ground-breaking project showing how hydrogen can be safely used to power ground support equipment such baggage tractors. Information gathered from the year-long trial, the first of its kind at a major UK airport, will form the basis for a new white paper looking at...

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Programme launched to give West of England firms the tools to thrive in the evolving digital landscape

April 10, 2024
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Programme launched to give West of England firms the tools to thrive in the evolving digital landscape

Expert support on how to enhance digital presence, adopt new technologies, improve competitiveness and increase productivity is now available to small and medium-sized businesses Bath firms under a new scheme. Called Tech for Growth, the initiative offers tailored tech adoption consultancy to eligible organisations. It aims to equip businesses with the necessary tools to...

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Eminent Greek college’s historic campus to be reimagined by Bath landscape architecture firm

April 10, 2024
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Eminent Greek college’s historic campus to be reimagined by Bath landscape architecture firm

Bath-based landscape architects Grant Associates has been appointed to help redesign the campus of one of Greece’s top colleges to better reflect its global academic reputation. Established in 1886, Anatolia College is located in a beautiful and historic setting in the hills above Thessaloniki.  The private, non-profit establishment, which caters to all levels of...

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Festival showcasing how living more sustainably begins at home to be sponsored by Good Energy

April 10, 2024
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Festival showcasing how living more sustainably begins at home to be sponsored by Good Energy

Renewable electricity firm Good Energy has become the official sponsor of a new national housing festival aimed at highlighting how to live more sustainably. The Festival of Sustainable Homes, which takes place in Swindon on Friday and Saturday 17-18 May, is expected to attract thousands of people eager to get the latest advice on...

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Bursary scheme launched to help build specialist conservation and construction skills in Bath

April 9, 2024
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Bursary scheme launched to help build specialist conservation and construction skills in Bath

Financial help for tradespeople, artisans and apprentices in Bath to develop practical building conservation skills is now available. Part of the development project for Bath’s Beckford’s Tower, the scheme aims to increase specialist skills – particularly where they are in decline.  The bursaries will cover course fees delivered by third parties offering suitable training courses,...

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Business saver account launched for firms looking to invest in positive social value in the region

April 5, 2024
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Business saver account launched for firms looking to invest in positive social value in the region

Bath firms are now able to put surplus funds into a specialist savings account while also supporting a regional organisation that gives access to affordable loans to individuals at risk of financial exclusion. Great Western Credit Union’s (GWCU) Business Saver is aimed at businesses that are looking to earn monthly interest at a competitive...

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UK’s economic outlook worsening, say region’s firms, despite most expecting higher sales this year

April 4, 2024
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UK’s economic outlook worsening, say region’s firms, despite most expecting higher sales this year

Confidence in the UK’s economic prospects among West of England bosses has continued to fall despite most expecting their own business to prosper this year. The latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) from Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, shows just 16% of firms in the region think the economy will improve over...

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