Green/sustainable business

Biodiverse city havens could flower across the globe following success of Tower of London’s ‘Superbloom’

November 23, 2022
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Biodiverse city havens could flower across the globe following success of Tower of London’s ‘Superbloom’

Spaces in cities across the world will increasingly be repurposed to allow biodiversity to thrive, according to the Bath-based design team behind this year’s transformation of the historic Tower of London moat. Landscape architects Grant Associates, which masterminded the design of the Superbloom experience, pictured, for Tower of London custodian Historic Royal Palaces, believes...

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IT reuse group on mission to end area’s ‘digital divide’ boosted by major truck firm’s green drive

November 22, 2022
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IT reuse group on mission to end area’s ‘digital divide’ boosted by major truck firm’s green drive

Mercedes-Benz truck dealer Rygor Commercials has become the latest business to join forces with a pioneering scheme that donates unwanted and refurbished laptops to schools, charities and individuals who do not have access to technology. Westbury-based Rygor will use Wiltshire Digital Drive to recycle its IT equipment as part of its drive to focus...

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Green light for Bath landscape architecture firm’s modern take on the traditional public park

November 18, 2022
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Green light for Bath landscape architecture firm’s modern take on the traditional public park

The largest new urban public park to be created in the South West for 50 years has been given the go-head, allowing Bath-based landscape architecture practice Grant Associates to move ahead with its design. The six-hectare sustainable public park, which received planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council, will be a key part of Brabazon,...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Bath business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Bath business reaction

The growth path for businesses and the UK economy may be “long, rocky, and protracted”, the region’s largest business group fears following the Autumn Statement. Matt Griffith, pictured below, director of policy at Business West – the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – described the statement as “a difficult budget for difficult times”. ...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has presented his Autumn Statement. The main points were:  Chancellor said priorities were stability, growth and public services and high inflation is the enemy. But he confirmed UK was in recession.  GDP is forecast to shrink by 1.4% next year, before returning to growth in 2024.  Top rate of tax will...

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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, Taste of Bath. Working in partnership is a great way to grow

November 16, 2022
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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, Taste of Bath. Working in partnership is a great way to grow

This will be our seventh year in the hamper business – and every Christmas is busier than the last! So this year, to keep up with ever-increasing demand, we’ve taken on fantastic local firm Blisters to help us with fulfilment. We have also employed a new salaried office manager to make sure we keep...

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Govt must change airport growth policy, says Metro Mayor, as Bristol expansion appeal goes to court

November 11, 2022
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Govt must change airport growth policy, says Metro Mayor, as Bristol expansion appeal goes to court

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris has urged the government to bring in a national policy on airport growth as campaigners against Bristol Airport’s expansion headed to the High Court to get it overturned. Mayor Norris, pictured, joined protestors against the expansion outside the court in Bristol as the hearing got under way, telling them the climate emergency needed...

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Powerful climate change documentary produced in Bath premiered at COP27

November 11, 2022
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Powerful climate change documentary produced in Bath premiered at COP27

Octopus Films, the Bath video production company, has partnered with the University of Bath for the second year running to make a hard-hitting documentary to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference.  ActNowFilm2 – like last year’s ActNowFilm – pulls no punches in showing the rapid escalation of climate impacts on people and...

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Official unveiling of Altus’s flagship Bath head office kickstarts city’s new business district

November 11, 2022
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Official unveiling of Altus’s flagship Bath head office kickstarts city’s new business district

Bath-based financial services software provider Altus has officially opened its new UK headquarters in the city – marking a significant milestone for the business as well as for the city’s regenerated Quays office district. Altus – along with Bath-based chartered financial planning group Fidelius – are the first tenants in the showpiece 44,470 sq...

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Good Energy founder to speak on green start-ups at University of Bath’s Entrepreneurship Week

November 10, 2022
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Good Energy founder to speak on green start-ups at University of Bath’s Entrepreneurship Week

Renewables industry pioneer Prof Juliet Davenport will join entrepreneurs, researchers and students at the University of Bath next week at an event advising how to set up and run a business in an ethical and sustainable way. Prof Davenport, pictured, founded Good Energy in 1999 as a fledgling entrepreneur with a clear purpose to...

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