Good Energy FD takes up chief financial officer role as green power pioneer prepares for new decade

January 8, 2020
Good Energy FD takes up chief financial officer role as green power pioneer prepares for new decade

Renewable power firm Good Energy has promoted its finance director Rupert Sanderson to the executive director role of chief financial officer. Rupert, pictured, joined Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy in February 2017 in an interim role and was appointed finance director 11 months later.  Now a member of the London Stock Exchange-listed firm’s board, he is...

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Bath-raised investment director heads home to boost LDC’s regional office

January 7, 2020
Bath-raised investment director heads home to boost LDC’s regional office

Mid-market private equity investor LDC has further strengthened its South West & Wales team with the appointment of Oliver Schofield as an investment director. Oliver, who grew up in Bath, joins the office in Bristol from Goldman Sachs in London, where he was part of its leveraged finance team, supporting clients across the TMT...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 4, 2020
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Monday January 6 Economic announcement: PMI services Tuesday January 7 Finals: C4X Discovery Holdings, Safestore Trading announcement: Morrison (WM) Wednesday January 8 Trading announcements: Greggs, Sainsbury (J) Economic announcement: Halifax house price index Thursday January 9 Trading announcements: Card Factory, Dunelm, Nichols Economic announcement: RICS housing market survey Friday January 10 Trading announcements: JD...

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Refugees’ lives transformed by Bath student’s pioneering low-cost washing machine

January 3, 2020
Refugees’ lives transformed by Bath student’s pioneering low-cost washing machine

An innovative washing machine developed by a University of Bath student is easing the hardship for refugees in a camp in Northern Iraq where water and electricity are scarce. Nav Sawhney, pictured, came up with the idea for the ‘Divya’ hand-cranked machine after hearing the stories of families living in refugee camps struggling to...

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New Year Honours for Bath academic and champion of Chinese business links

January 3, 2020
New Year Honours for Bath academic and champion of Chinese business links

A Bath-based academic who has become a national expert in ethics in policing and the CEO of the regional organisation promoting business links with China have been awarded OBEs in the New Year Honours list. Allyson Macvean, pictured, professor of policing and criminology and co-director of Bath Spa University’s Centre for Leadership, Ethics and...

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Firms vow to go green this year as pressure grows to embrace sustainable business

January 3, 2020
Firms vow to go green this year as pressure grows to embrace sustainable business

Two thirds of small and medium-sized firms in the South West took steps to make their businesses greener last year with roughly the same percentage saying they want to improve their environmental sustainability in 2020. Some 43% believe becoming more environmentally sustainable is important to them while just over a fifth (22%) claim doing...

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