Green/sustainable business

BUDGET 2014: National business reaction

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: National business reaction

National business groups welcomed today’s Budget, particularly the measures aimed at boosting manufacturing and lower energy costs. The CBI, which had called it a “make-or-break” Budget, said it “will put wind in the sails of business investment, especially for manufacturers”. Director-general John Cridland, pictured, said it had come at a critical time in the...

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BUDGET 2014: Business wish-list

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Business wish-list

Business West has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use today’s Budget to focus on youth employment, training and enterprise – all crucial to securing future growth and avoiding a ‘lost generation’ as the UK economy continues to recover, it says. In its 2014 Budget submission, the business support organisation, which runs the Bath...

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Bath area directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

March 18, 2014
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Bath area directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

Directors in firms across Bath and Somerset have less than two weeks to enter the region’s top business awards that recognise boardroom excellence and enterprise. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have...

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Event aims to generate interest in low-carbon future among Bath area firms and school students

March 13, 2014
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Event aims to generate interest in low-carbon future among Bath area firms and school students

Bath businesses are being urged to take part in a cutting-edge event for young people to highlight the skills and job opportunities available in an innovative low-carbon economy. Called Your Green Future, it will feature industry thinkers and experts who will advise and inspire more than 400 secondary school students from across Bath and...

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Strong interest in Bath’s Innovation Quay scheme as it is showcased to global property developers

March 12, 2014
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Strong interest in Bath’s Innovation Quay scheme as it is showcased to global property developers

Bath’s pioneering Innovation Quay area has been showcased to potential developers and investors at the world’s largest commercial property industry gathering. The 6.5-acre site which straddles the River Avon west of Churchill Bridge, is allowing the city to promote itself as a centre for innovation capable of attracting businesses in the creative and hi-tech...

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Project coordinator recruited by Bath office of Go Travel Solutions

March 11, 2014
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Project coordinator recruited by Bath office of Go Travel Solutions

Specialist sustainable travel consultancy Go Travel Solutions, which has an office in Bath, has appointed Hazel Ho as project coordinator. Hazel, who has worked in a number of marketing, PR and business development roles for businesses, will be responsible for supporting major sustainable travel projects in Gloucestershire, Bristol and Plymouth, as well as stakeholder...

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Dairy Crest chief to chair Business in the Community’s West advisory board

March 10, 2014
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Dairy Crest chief to chair Business in the Community’s West advisory board

Business in the Community (BITC), the national charity promoting corporate responsibility, has appointed Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen as chairman of its South West Advisory Board. Mark, pictured, who previously chaired BITC’s National Rural Leadership team, will now focus on helping South West businesses of all sizes integrate responsible practices into their operations. ...

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Climate Week accolade for Good Energy’s 100% commitment to renewables

March 6, 2014
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Climate Week accolade for Good Energy’s 100% commitment to renewables

Green electricity supplier Good Energy has won ‘best business initiative’ at the Climate Week awards in recognition of the Chippenham-based firm's pioneering promotion of 100% renewable energy. The awards aim to raise the profile of the most inspirational and impressive actions taking place in every sector of society to allow people to live and...

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Bath’s potential to be showcased to biggest players in international property market

March 3, 2014
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Bath’s potential to be showcased to biggest players in international property market

Bath’s role as an innovative city will be demonstrated at the highest-profile gathering of the global property market next week. MIPIM, staged annually in Cannes, brings together the most senior players in international property development and investment and acts as a showcase for business and development opportunities across the world. For the first time...

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Businesses get food for thought as Nicaraguan coffee grower tells them of Fairtrade’s vital role

February 26, 2014
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Businesses get food for thought as Nicaraguan coffee grower tells them of Fairtrade’s vital role

Buying Fairtrade products can be a tiny decision for a business yet it can have a huge impact on people’s lives. This message was brought home to West businesses on Monday as Fairtrade Fortnight got underway with a launch breakfast at Bristol law firm Burges Salmon. Margarita Espinoza, a Fairtrade coffee producer from Nicaragua...

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