Green/sustainable business

Award nomination for Bath’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

October 23, 2014
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Award nomination for Bath’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bath, has been named as one of the UK’s most dedicated champions of entrepreneurs. SETsquared, whose Bath base is in the university's Innovation Centre at Carpenters House, will compete in the national finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards next month after judges were...

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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

October 20, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

By Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath The value of investment to economic growth cannot be underestimated: it lessens our reliance on public sector support, creates jobs and drives up wages. This is as true for a small business – a café expanding into new premises and taking on new staff – as it...

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Bath event will show how social enterprise innovation can have a real impact on people’s lives

October 13, 2014
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Bath event will show how social enterprise innovation can have a real impact on people’s lives

The senior designer at Bath-based charity Designability, which makes life-changing technology, will speak at an event in the city this week about how it converts innovative ideas into commercially-viable products that have a real impact on people’s lives. Keir Haines will be joined by Bath Innovation Centre director Simon Bond, and Dick Penny, managing director of...

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Powerful boost to Bath’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant finally gets approval

October 9, 2014
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Powerful boost to Bath’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant finally gets approval

Bath’s economy will get a boost from the £24.5bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station approved last week by the European Commission, according to experts. The controversial plant, on the Somerset coast near Bridgwater, will be Britain’s first new nuclear reactor for nearly 20 years and could create around 25,000 jobs across the region...

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£1.25m investment puts Bath graduates’ fresh fast food chain on road to national expansion

October 7, 2014
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£1.25m investment puts Bath graduates’ fresh fast food chain on road to national expansion

Friska, the healthy fast food group started by two University of Bath graduates, has secured an investment of £1.25m towards its long-term goal of becoming a national chain. The money, raised through two angel investors and Santander, will allow Bristol-based Friska to open 10 new sites in Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. It forms the...

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Bath tourism boss bows out with a taste of what makes the city great

October 3, 2014
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Bath tourism boss bows out with a taste of what makes the city great

Bath Tourism Plus chief executive Nick Brook-Sykes bid farewell to the city on Friday for a new job – but he did take time out for one last photocall promoting one of its most-successful events. Nick, who has been headhunted for a new role in Manchester, has been a great support to countless events in...

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Bath’s historic St John’s Hospital looks to the future with fund to boost social enterprise

September 26, 2014
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Bath’s historic St John’s Hospital looks to the future with fund to boost social enterprise

A Bath charity that has been helping disadvantaged people in the city since 1174 wants to hear from social enterprises and other charities that could benefit from a new £4m lending fund. The St John’s Hospital Social Investment programme is designed to support growth and development of social enterprises and charitable organisations with social,...

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Earl of Wessex officially opens University of Bath’s innovative building research centre

September 26, 2014
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Earl of Wessex officially opens University of Bath’s innovative building research centre

The University of Bath’s pioneering research centre to test the energy efficiency of new building materials has been officially opened by Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. Acting in his role as chancellor of the university, Prince Edward toured the ground-breaking research facility at the Building Research Park at Wroughton Airfield, near Swindon, and...

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Bath Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bath Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bath Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event earlier this year which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including...

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Waste pioneer heads to United Arab Emirates on high-powered trade delegation

September 12, 2014
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Innovative waste management firm Advetec has joined 10 other fast-growing UK businesses on an international trade mission to Abu Dhabi and Dubai to showcase their products and services. Radstock-based Advetec’s pioneering equipment transforms waste into soil or fuel for energy production and is already used across Europe, the US, India, Africa, South America and...

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