Green/sustainable business

From nappies to eco-therapy: Funding for grassroots projects helping Bath tackle climate change

January 31, 2020
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From nappies to eco-therapy: Funding for grassroots projects helping Bath tackle climate change

Eight organisations helping Bath residents tackle the climate crisis by reducing carbon emissions and addressing fuel poverty have received money from a city-based energy fund to support their work. The £28,370 has come from the Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE) Fund, which supports projects that raise awareness of climate change and encourage behavioural...

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Government must support businesses as Brexit finally takes place, Business West insists

January 31, 2020
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The region’s largest business organisation has called on the government to ensure firms get essential support and guidance for life outside the EU as the UK today marks its official departure from the world’s biggest trading bloc. While the UK is leaving the European Union at 11pm after 47 years, an 11-month transition period...

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Scheme to tackle child food poverty across Bath is extended with funding from St John’s

January 30, 2020
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Scheme to tackle child food poverty across Bath is extended with funding from St John’s

FareShare South West, the charity redistributing surplus food to tackle food poverty, has been granted £30,000 in funding by Bath’s St John’s Foundation to launch an innovative scheme targeting child hunger in Bath and North East Somerset. The move follows a pilot project by FareShare South West last year when it held breakfast clubs...

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Bake Off star to host regional awards for organisations that rise to Fair Trade challenge

January 30, 2020
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The South West Fair Trade Business Awards are returning for an eighth year, with The Great British Bake Off star Briony Williams lined up to host the presentation ceremony. The awards, which celebrate ethical organisations of all sizes and from any sector across the region, have recognised hundreds of organisations that support Fair Trade...

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Bath’s Carnival spirit leads city’s charge in new regional enterprise awards

January 24, 2020
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Bath’s Carnival spirit leads city’s charge in new regional enterprise awards

Bath entrepreneurs and the city’s popular annual Carnival are among shortlisted entries for a major new awards scheme celebrating the West of England’s inspirational small businesses. The Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch’ awards 2020 take place next week to champion the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs.  Some 27 outstanding individuals...

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Bath firms’ chance to get quizzical and raise funds to help end city’s homeless crisis

January 24, 2020
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Firms are being invited to enter teams for this year’s Brain of Bath Quiz to help end rough sleeping in the city. Up to 24 corporate teams of 10 will go head to head at the event, staged by Julian House, Bath’s main homeless charity, to raise much-needed awareness and funds to help vulnerable...

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University and council team up in Our Shared Future project to tackle major challenges faced by city

January 17, 2020
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Creating a decarbonisation task force to help Bath address the climate crisis, exploring new ways of using the 8,000 vaults under the city, and establishing partnerships between the main public sector bodies were among the ideas discussed at the launch of a major new initiative. Called Our Shared Future, it brings together the University...

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Inspiring speakers lined up for Gainsborough Bath Spa’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

January 17, 2020
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Inspiring speakers lined up for Gainsborough Bath Spa’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

Some of the West of England’s most inspiring businesswomen will share their experiences in the latest series of Phenomenal Women talks staged by Bath’s Gainsborough Hotel. Now in its third year, the series aims to celebrate, support and inspire. Each event is delivered by a high-profile woman who has innovated in her field and...

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Road trips to and from Bristol Airport now being offset in drive to be carbon neutral by 2025

January 8, 2020
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Road trips to and from Bristol Airport now being offset in drive to be carbon neutral by 2025

Bristol Airport has become the first in Europe to offset all road journeys made by its passengers. The carbon offsetting scheme, which came into effect on New Year’s Day and covers trips to and from the airport, forms part of its ‘carbon roadmap’ published last year. Offsets will be bought retrospectively based on an...

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Good Energy FD takes up chief financial officer role as green power pioneer prepares for new decade

January 8, 2020
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Good Energy FD takes up chief financial officer role as green power pioneer prepares for new decade

Renewable power firm Good Energy has promoted its finance director Rupert Sanderson to the executive director role of chief financial officer. Rupert, pictured, joined Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy in February 2017 in an interim role and was appointed finance director 11 months later.  Now a member of the London Stock Exchange-listed firm’s board, he is...

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