Green/sustainable business

£4m transformation of Bath office block aims to make it magnet for high-quality employers

July 23, 2021
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£4m transformation of Bath office block aims to make it magnet for high-quality employers

One of Bath’s largest office buildings is to be upgraded to take account of new ways of working post-Covid. Royal Mead, pictured, next to Bath Spa station, will provide 24,700 sq ft of Grade A accommodation when work is completed in April next year.  The building’s owners described the £4m work as a “comprehensive...

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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

July 22, 2021
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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

Bath’s food businesses are being urged not to bin their surplus produce but to redirect it to FareShare Southwest, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it gears up to prevent children going hungry during the school holidays. The food will help the charity, whose mission is to fight hunger while tackling food waste,...

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Bath firms chosen to lead design of Bristol’s ground-breaking new zoo

July 16, 2021
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Bath firms chosen to lead design of Bristol’s ground-breaking new zoo

Two Bath architecture firms behind some of the most exciting developments of recent decades have been selected to work on a new vision for a world-leading zoo in Bristol. Pioneering landscape architects Grant Associates and design practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) have been appointed by the Bristol Zoological Society to the team of architects,...

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Rock on: Environmental firm gains go-ahead for Gibraltar harbour reclamation scheme

July 16, 2021
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Rock on: Environmental firm gains go-ahead for Gibraltar harbour reclamation scheme

Environmental development firm Engain has helped a major reclamation project on Gibraltar get the green light – the consultancy’s latest project in a 20-plus year partnership with the territory’s government. The Frome-based firm, which specialises in projects involving the environment, ecology and climate change, provided environmental guidance to Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar on the 60,000 sq m...

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Innovative craft brewery’s sales soar as drinkers get taste for its sour raspberry beer

July 16, 2021
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Innovative craft brewery’s sales soar as drinkers get taste for its sour raspberry beer

A beer made with foraged raspberries has helped sales soar to record levels at Mendip farmhouse brewery Yonder. Based near Binegar, Yonder was founded three years ago by Jasper Tupman and Stuart Winstone, who formerly worked at the Wild Beer Company near Shepton Mallet.  The pair share a passion for foraging, fermentation and flavour...

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Richard Bonner takes up the reins as new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

July 15, 2021
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Richard Bonner takes up the reins as new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed civil engineer Richard Bonner as its new chair, replacing Prof Steve West, who has been in the role since 2017. Richard, pictured, joined the LEP board two years ago and also served on the West of England Economic Recovery Taskforce.  He is UK chief operating...

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Bath firms challenged to go head-to-head in epic 20-mile walk to help the homeless

July 14, 2021
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Bath firms challenged to go head-to-head in epic 20-mile walk to help the homeless

Bath homeless charity Julian House is calling on businesses of all sizes in the city to take on its epic fundraising challenge – The Circuit of Bath Walk.  The sponsored walk, now in its 20th year, takes place on Sunday, September 26, and involves a 20-mile circular route through some of the most beautiful...

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Free business and technical support served up to Bath’s food and drink firms

July 14, 2021
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Free business and technical support served up to Bath’s food and drink firms

Bath’s food and drink entrepreneurs are now able to get free business and technical support to help them set-up or run their businesses under a new scheme. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has teamed up with regional industry-run group Food WorksSW to launch the Food Enterprise Support Scheme (FESS).   Individuals thinking about...

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Bath charity Designability seeking 10 firms to support new appeal marking a decade of its Wizzybugs

July 9, 2021
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Bath charity Designability seeking 10 firms to support new appeal marking a decade of its Wizzybugs

Bath firms are being urged to join pioneering city-based charity Designability’s new Ten for Ten Club as it marks 10 years of its flagship kids’ powered wheelchair loan service. Designability has been providing its unique Wizzybug wheelchairs free of charge to very young disabled children across the UK since 2011.  Without dedicated funding for...

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Bath Building Society’s commitment to fair standards rewarded with FairLife Mark

July 9, 2021
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Bath Building Society’s commitment to fair standards rewarded with FairLife Mark

Bath Building Society has been awarded the FairLife Mark for Mortgages and Cash Savings in recognition of its ethical approach to business. The FairLife Mark represents a new fair trading initiative for the finance industry. It recognises organisations that price honestly and trade fairly with their customers and raises money to promote financial education...

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