Green/sustainable business

£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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Bath’s tech pioneers to be showcased as region is chosen to host national innovation festival

September 8, 2014
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Bath’s tech pioneers to be showcased as region is chosen to host national innovation festival

Two of Bath’s most innovative businesses are to be showcased in a national innovation festival that will put the Bath and Bristol region in the spotlight as one of the UK’s leading hi-tech centres. Cloud pioneer Zynstra and Genius Digital, which collects and analyses data for the TV industry, are among 14 business and...

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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

September 5, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP What will your business look like three years from now? Do your existing staff have the right mix of skills to help your business flourish? Do you have the right recruitment and workforce development strategy in place? If you find any of these questions...

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Region’s charity marketers to hear latest industry thinking at major conference

September 4, 2014
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Region’s charity marketers to hear latest industry thinking at major conference

Using social media to promote charity fundraising and other issues faced by the region’s professional fundraisers and charity marketers will be examined at a major event next month. The second South West Charity Marketing Conference, organised by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) South West region, will give the sector’s professionals the opportunity to...

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Marshfield Farm Ice Cream makes it six golden years in Great Taste Awards

August 29, 2014
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Marshfield Farm Ice Cream makes it six golden years in Great Taste Awards

Marshfield Farm Ice Cream has added to its bulging trophy cabinet by scooping a sought-after gold star in the annual Great Taste Awards for a sixth consecutive year. The accolade is the 15th won by the family-owned business in the Great Taste Awards, the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink in the UK....

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