Green/sustainable business

Council and Bath BID unveil latest weapons in ongoing war on gulls

August 6, 2014
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Council and Bath BID unveil latest weapons in ongoing war on gulls

Bath businesses, along with residents and international visitors, are being urged to take part in a new campaign to combat the scourge of the city – gulls. The Don’t Feed the Gulls campaign, launched this week by Bath & North East Somerset Council and Bath Business Improvement District (BID), builds on previous work carried...

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Social network out to revolutionise the way businesses engage with local communities

August 1, 2014
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Social network out to revolutionise the way businesses engage with local communities

Bath-based innovative social network Neighbourly.com has been officially launched with the ambition of revolutionising corporate social responsibility. The business, which connects community projects with companies, has been developed by entrepreneur Nick Davies and is the first digital platform to be created for the largely unstructured corporate giving sector within the UK, which is worth...

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Garden centre firm grows its green credentials with funding for biomass energy

August 1, 2014
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Garden centre firm grows its green credentials with funding for biomass energy

A garden centre business owned by the same family since opening in 1884 is future-proofing itself against spiraling energy costs and enhancing its green credentials after securing £400,000 funding from Barclays. Whitehall Garden Centre at Lacock near Chippenham, which also owns and operates a site near Bristol, is installing three biomass energy cabins using...

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Bath innovators take centre stage at Barclays’ prestigious London business showcase

July 31, 2014
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Bath innovators take centre stage at Barclays’ prestigious London business showcase

Four pioneering Bath firms have showcased their innovation to a large group of senior business and technology directors at Barclays’ global headquarters in London. The four fledgling businesses were among six chosen by SETsquared – the business hub supported by the University of Bath – to represent its groundbreaking innovation. The event was part...

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Bath Business Blog: Colin Skellett, chair, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

July 25, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Colin Skellett, chair, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

By Colin Skellett, Chair, West of England LEP Since the Government announcement a couple of weeks ago of the local growth deals awarded to England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), there have been a lot of big numbers bandied about. Unless you’re close to the deals, the figures and the fuss may seem a...

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Environment Agency awards £9m flood defence contract to Bath software firm IPL

July 11, 2014
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IPL, the Bath-based software and IT services company IPL, has been awarded a £9m framework contract by the Environment Agency to implement a new system to manage the upkeep of its flood and coastal defence assets. The four-year programme, secured with Bristol-based Manhattan Atrium, will enable the Environment Agency to focus more funds on...

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Buildings of the future to be tested at pioneering University of Bath research centre

July 11, 2014
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Buildings of the future to be tested at pioneering University of Bath research centre

The University of Bath is to open an innovative research centre that will play a leading role in developing low carbon construction materials for use in the buildings of the future. The £1m project, called HIVE, will be the first of its kind in the UK. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research...

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Planning practice Nash Partnership lands another award for its Cheltenham regeneration scheme

July 11, 2014
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Bath-based planning and design practice Nash Partnership has landed another award for its major urban regeneration project in Cheltenham. Hot on the heels of it winning a national Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Award, the St Pauls scheme scooped another RTPI accolade – this time for the South West region. The scheme, a consultation-led...

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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

July 7, 2014
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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

Business West, the organisation that runs the Bath Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the allocation of £86.2m of Government investment to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs in the area. But it said the city’s business community still needed to make sure future funding was secured under the Local Growth Deal to secure long-term...

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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

July 7, 2014
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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

The Government has announced funding of £86.2m for the West of England under its Local Growth Deal. This money is for projects to start in 2015/16 and 2016/17. The key projects to benefit will be: Terabit West – £15m A world-first project to ensure that the West is positioned at the forefront of groundbreaking,...

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