Green/sustainable business

Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, managing director, Taste of Bath. The importance of relationships – staff and client experience

November 4, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, managing director, Taste of Bath. The importance of relationships – staff and client experience

If Covid has taught us anything, it is the importance of relationships. It has made us re-evaluate who we see, how we are perceived and how we care for others.  This is true of our personal relationships but equally true of the working relationships we have with clients, partners and employees.  The current recruitment...

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City firms’ sinking house brings home to Bath the devastating impact of climate change

October 29, 2021
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City firms’ sinking house brings home to Bath the devastating impact of climate change

A powerful symbol of the need for urgent action on the climate emergency has appeared in the River Avon next to Bath’s Pulteney Weir – the result of collaboration between a pair of city-based businesses, an artist and the council.   The 5.5m by 3.5m wooden house appears to be sinking in the water...

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Bath’s best grey matter put to the test in homeless charity’s annual fund-raising quiz

October 29, 2021
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Bath’s best grey matter put to the test in homeless charity’s annual fund-raising quiz

Bath businesses have turned out to support one of city’s longest-running charity events – Julian House’s annual corporate fundraising Brain of Bath quiz.   Eighteen enthusiastic teams from 10 Bath organisations put their mental mettle to the test at the historic Assembly Rooms to see who would be crowned with the prestigious title while...

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Powerful artwork celebrates 30 years since UK’s first wind turbine came on stream

October 29, 2021
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Powerful artwork celebrates 30 years since UK’s first wind turbine came on stream

Renewable energy company Good Energy has marked the 30th birthday of the UK’s first wind farm by commissioning international artist Luke Jerram to produce a celebratory artwork.   The Bristol-based artist, who has produced numerous major works of art highlighting the impact of climate change, created an experimental light projection, pictured, for Chippenham-headquartered Good...

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Powerful climate change documentary produced in Bath to be screened at COP26

October 29, 2021
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Powerful climate change documentary produced in Bath to be screened at COP26

  Bath video production company Octopus Films has teamed up with the University of Bath to make a special documentary for the COP26 conference featuring young people urging world leaders to take action over climate change.   More than 140 young people from 32 countries took part in ActNowFilm,which is due to be screened...

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Funding for pioneering Bath firm developing food packaging made from seaweed

October 28, 2021
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Funding for pioneering Bath firm developing food packaging made from seaweed

Innovative bioplastic food packaging developed from seaweed is a step closer to supermarket shelves after the Bath firm behind it secured funding.   Sustainable biotech business Kelpi invented the compostable material to replace single-use fossil fuel plastics, which take hundreds of years to decompose.   Over the past year the company has been developing it...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Business West says region losing out again despite Sunak’s ‘levelling up’ claim

October 27, 2021
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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Business West says region losing out again despite Sunak’s ‘levelling up’ claim

Business West, the region’s largest business group, said many firms would “remain muted in their enthusiasm” for a Budget that failed to address the scale of the post-Covid challenges they face. The organisation, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, also claimed the West of England had again missed out when it came to government...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

October 27, 2021
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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

Business groups have welcomed a number of measures in Wednesday’s Budget but said Chancellor Rishi Sunak could have done more to encourage investment. The CBI, which speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors, described it overall as business friendly, with its director-general Tony Danker saying the Chancellor had shown a...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

October 27, 2021
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Autumn Budget and Spending Review. The main points are: Chancellor began speaking at 12:34pm Employment is up and wages are rising, he said. Budget prepares for a new economy post-Covid, he said. “An economy fit for a new age of optimism.” Higher inflation was a global problem, said the...

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Consortium to look at how hydrogen could spark new industrial revolution for region

October 22, 2021
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Consortium to look at how hydrogen could spark new industrial revolution for region

The potential of hydrogen to transform the West of England’s economy, from its transport to the way its homes are heated, is to be explored by a new consortium of businesses and universities. The group, which includes many of the region’s largest firms such as Airbus and EDF, was launched at an event at...

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