Green/sustainable business

Apply now to £30m Government engineering skills fund, Bath manufacturers are told

November 6, 2014
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Apply now to £30m Government engineering skills fund, Bath manufacturers are told

Bath’s manufacturers are being urged to take advantage of a £30m Government scheme to give employers the skills they need to realise their growth ambitions. The scheme – the Employer Ownership Fund – gives employers 50% matched funding for training projects designed to address skills shortages affecting their business. The first £20m of the...

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Jobs boost for Bath as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

November 6, 2014
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Jobs boost for Bath as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

Inward investment agency Invest Bristol & Bath is on track to hit its target of helping to create 1,380 jobs over two years, new figures show. Since its launch January 2013, the organisation has assisted in generating more than 1,200 jobs by attracting a number of high-profile businesses to the area – and it...

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Growth of ‘positive investing’ in Bath puts city among UK’s top three hotspots

November 4, 2014
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Growth of ‘positive investing’ in Bath puts city among UK’s top three hotspots

Bath has become one of the UK’s hotspots for investment in positive social and environmental projects such as those linked to energy, leisure and credit unions. The city ranks third behind Oxford and Bristol in the latest report into positive investing in the UK from Ethex, the not-for-profit organisation that advises investors on ways...

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Life’s a pitch for innovative Bath radon-testing firm as it lands top UK small business award

November 3, 2014
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Life’s a pitch for innovative Bath radon-testing firm as it lands top UK small business award

PropertECO, the Bath-based firm that tests buildings for radon gas, has won the The Pitch 2014, the UK-wide competition to find the country’s best entrepreneurial small businesses. Founded in 2011 by Rebecca Coates and her business partner Martin Freeman, PropertECO is one of the few UK firms involved in testing for radon – the...

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Underground home car parking firm looks to lift Bath out of its parking nightmare

November 3, 2014
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Underground home car parking firm looks to lift Bath out of its parking nightmare

Underground home car parking system firm Cardok UK and specialist property developer Nitor Investments have made their first move in what they hope will be a parking revolution in Bath. The two city-based firms are working together to add Cardok’s revolutionary space-saving electro-hydraulic car lift parking system to a five-bedroom family home in Hermitage...

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Event will look at likely business impact of ground-breaking EU-US trade agreement

November 3, 2014
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Event will look at likely business impact of ground-breaking EU-US trade agreement

The impact of the impending EU-US trade agreement on business in the West of England will be discussed next week by a high-powered expert panel in Bristol. The breakfast event, hosted by accountancy firm Grant Thornton, will look at the ground-breaking Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which aims to remove trade barriers between...

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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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