Green/sustainable business

Car-free Kingsmead Square plans welcomed by businesses – with some reservations

March 29, 2019
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Car-free Kingsmead Square plans welcomed by businesses – with some reservations

Bath businesses are supporting council plans to make Kingsmead Square in the city centre more pedestrian-friendly – although issues around deliveries and noise still need to be resolved. Around 100 visits to businesses were carried out by officers from Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) to gauge their views ahead of changing the...

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Green values add up to reductions in energy, paper and mileage at Bishop Fleming

March 28, 2019
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Green values add up to reductions in energy, paper and mileage at Bishop Fleming

Paper usage, energy bills and mileage costs have been cut again at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming as it embeds its green values further into the business. The firm, which has an office in Bath, saved the equivalent of 110 trees last year by cutting the use of paper compared to where it stood...

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Bath housebuilder charges ahead with plan to install electric vehicle points at all its schemes

March 28, 2019
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Bath housebuilder charges ahead with plan to install electric vehicle points at all its schemes

Bath-headquartered residential property developer Crossman Homes is installing electric car charging points at five of its most recent schemes and is committed to integrate them into all future projects.  The developments to benefit from the charging points are Weston Park and Lansdown Court in Lansdown, Bath, along with three in Bristol.  Crossman Homes managing...

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Send A Cow founder’s work tackling poverty in Africa recognised with OBE

March 28, 2019
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Send A Cow founder’s work tackling poverty in Africa recognised with OBE

The founder of Bath-based international development charity Send a Cow has received an OBE for playing a pivotal role in transforming the lives of more than 2m people in rural Africa. David Bragg, pictured, who was joined by his family at the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, described the award as “a wonderful recognition of...

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Deadline looming for Bath directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Bath directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Bath’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories added this year – Young...

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Pledge sought from Bath businesses as council launches vision to be plastic free by 2020

March 22, 2019
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Pledge sought from Bath businesses as council launches vision to be plastic free by 2020

Businesses across Bath and North East Somerset are being urged to do their bit to help the area become plastic free. Firms can make a pledge to make a difference by ditching single-use plastics, replacing them with sustainable alternatives.  Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) is also asking organisations, schools, clubs and community...

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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

March 22, 2019
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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

Two businesses from the Bath area have today been recognised as ‘export champions’ by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Organic waste pioneer Advetec and Scanning Pens, the world’s leading supplier of pen scanners, are among 15 leading exporters from across the South West to appear at an...

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After-hours package aims to bring good nights to Thermae Bath Spa

March 22, 2019
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After-hours package aims to bring good nights to Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa has launched an exclusive new package that widens its offer to include night-time visits taking in moonlit swimming in its rooftop pool. Called ‘Thermae After Hours’, the package gives exclusive access for up to 60 guests from 9.30pm to 11.30pm to the unique venue. Guests can enjoy the multi-sensory Wellness Suite,...

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Green light for Good Energy’s sustainable head office could generate new jobs

March 22, 2019
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Green light for Good Energy’s sustainable head office could generate new jobs

Renewable power firm Good Energy is to build a new sustainable headquarters that will enable it to continue to grow and recruit up to 100 more staff. The firm received planning consent from Wiltshire Council for the 31,748 sq ft building in Chippenham, pictured in a CGI, as well as a 255-space multi-storey car...

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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

March 21, 2019
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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – returns in June with the promise of an unparalleled range of seminars, workshops, speeches and networking opportunities. The event, the ninth since it launched in 2014, again takes place in Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium and will celebrate the best of innovation,...

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