Green/sustainable business

Founders of collapsed Bath energy supplier Pure Planet slam government’s response to crisis

October 15, 2021
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Founders of collapsed Bath energy supplier Pure Planet slam government’s response to crisis

The founders of Bath-based Pure Planet, which this week became the latest energy supplier to collapse, have hit out at the government over its handling of the crisis. The firm became Britain’s first digital green energy supplier when it was launched in 2015 by some of the UK mobile telecoms industry’s most experienced executive. ...

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Hedging on wholesale prices will help protect us from volatile market, says Good Energy

October 15, 2021
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Hedging on wholesale prices will help protect us from volatile market, says Good Energy

Renewable power supplier Good Energy has said it remains positive over long-term opportunities in the highly volatile UK energy market due to its experience and its hedging policy. The Chippenham-headquartered firm is 90% hedged for the next 12 months, which its chief executive officer Nigel Pocklington insisted would help limit its exposure to soaring...

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Bishop Fleming commits to a better way of doing business as it joins Business in the Community

October 13, 2021
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Bishop Fleming commits to a better way of doing business as it joins Business in the Community

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming is to put a new environmental, social and governance strategy at the heart of the firm following it joining the UK’s largest membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. The firm, which has an office in Bath, is undertaking what it called “a thorough, diagnostic process” to implement the strategy.  It...

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Top PR award for founder of Bath-based purpose-driven agency launched during lockdown

October 8, 2021
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Top PR award for founder of Bath-based purpose-driven agency launched during lockdown

The founder of a Bath-based specialist communications consultancy launched during the first national lockdown has won Gold in a prestigious PR awards scheme. Ben Veal was named ‘Independent PR Practitioner of the Year’ at the annual PRide Awards for the South of England and Channel Islands, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.  Ben,...

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Mayden’s help for charity supporting Bath’s young people recognised in room name

October 8, 2021
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Mayden’s help for charity supporting Bath’s young people recognised in room name

Young people struggling with challenges ranging from bullying and exam stress to suicidal thoughts and bereavement are to receive support in special room named after Bath-based specialist software house Mayden. Charity Off the Record Bath and North East Somerset decided to recognise Mayden’s outstanding support, including introducing its iaptus CYP software earlier this year...

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B Corp certification for Business West in recognition of its stance to ‘pursue purpose as well as profit’

October 6, 2021
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B Corp certification for Business West in recognition of its stance to ‘pursue purpose as well as profit’

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has been certified as a B Corporation, joining an elite, forward-looking global community that balances profit with people and the planet. The B Corp movement encourages organisations to take an ethical approach to business to make a positive difference in the world.  To gain its certification, businesses...

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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

October 5, 2021
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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

More than £1m has been pledged by businesses and organisations across the West of England from their unused apprenticeship levy funds to help people in the region develop new skills. The funds have gone to the Share to Support scheme, which was launched earlier this year to create vital apprenticeships for individuals and boost...

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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

October 1, 2021
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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

The South West’s key sectors could suffer irreparable damage unless the government starts to tackle the shortage of workers by easing EU visa restrictions, the region’s business leaders today warned. But even providing temporary visas for jobs such as drivers and food workers would only be a short-term measure and ministers must also come...

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Bath firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

September 30, 2021
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Bath firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

A programme designed to break down barriers and support more disabled people into work is being launched in Bath and across the West of England. Some 100 businesses will receive tailored, targeted disability inclusion training to help them create a more diverse workforce.   The project, part of the Workforce for the Future programme, is...

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Bristol Airport trials electric bus to help deliver on its plan to be Net Zero by the 2030

September 30, 2021
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Bristol Airport trials electric bus to help deliver on its plan to be Net Zero by the 2030

Passengers boarding flights at Bristol Airport are travelling between the terminal and their plane by electric bus in the latest trial scheme to reduce its emissions. The airport announced its ambition last month to become Net Zero by 2030. If it is successful, Bristol would be the first UK airport to do so. Bristol said...

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