Green/sustainable business

Series of appointments at impact investor BBRC as it prepares for further expansion

November 2, 2023
By
Series of appointments at impact investor BBRC as it prepares for further expansion

Specialist investor BBRC (Bristol & Bath Regional Capital) has introduced two new senior roles to its team – with a further two to follow within months – as part of its ambitious five-year growth strategy. Paul Dennis-Jones has been appointed as chief investment officer at BBRC, which launched in 2015 as the West of...

Read more »

Architecture firm’s lesson in holistically designed learning spaces lands it top award

October 26, 2023
By
Architecture firm’s lesson in holistically designed learning spaces lands it top award

Creating sustainable, well-designed and inspiring school buildings has earned an architecture firm a major industry accolade. Frome-based NVB Architects won the Education category at the annual Building Design Architect of the Year Awards, topping a shortlist of eight firms. The hotly contested title, which celebrates the very best UK architecture in the education sector,...

Read more »

Event will show Bath area firms how they can sell to local authorities across the region

October 26, 2023
By
Event will show Bath area firms how they can sell to local authorities across the region

Businesses can find out how best to supply goods and services to public sector organisations across the West of England at an event next week. The annual showcase, organised by Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Council, has been running since 2005 and, after two years of being an online event, this year will be held...

Read more »

Good Energy powers ahead of its rivals for third year running to top Which? ranking

October 25, 2023
By
Good Energy powers ahead of its rivals for third year running to top Which? ranking

Consumer magazine Which? has rated renewable electricity supplier Good Energy as the UK’s best eco power provider for the third consecutive year. The pioneering Chippenham-headquartered company is ranked as the joint-highest scorer in the latest Which? annual league table, which compares the sustainability of the UK’s energy suppliers. Good Energy’s endorsement by what is regarded as the UK’s...

Read more »

New board director role for Good Energy’s chief operating officer

October 23, 2023
By
New board director role for Good Energy’s chief operating officer

Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier, has appointed its chief operating officer Fran Woodward to its board as a director. Fran, pictured, joined Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy in 2014. She is responsible for sales and energy origination, marketing, customer operations and the people and culture functions. She has more than 25 years’ leadership experience from...

Read more »

Young entrepreneur’s sneaker brand in pole position to tackle waste in global motorsport

October 20, 2023
By
Young entrepreneur’s sneaker brand in pole position to tackle waste in global motorsport

A groundbreaking new brand of sneakers designed to revolutionise the motorsport and footwear industries’ approach to sustainability has been launched by Bath university graduate Alex Witty. Selling under the Compound Footwear brand, the stylish 100% recyclable sneakers are made from eco leather and recycled materials and are the only footwear brand using waste motorsport...

Read more »

Food firm tastes success with world’s first 100% meal tray recycling scheme

October 19, 2023
By
Food firm tastes success with world’s first 100% meal tray recycling scheme

A home delivery meal business has recycled more than 15m of its plastic food trays in just two years through its world-first, closed-loop system. Wiltshire Farm Foods, part of Trowbridge-based apetito, the UK’s leading food producer for the health and social care sector, introduced the scheme in 2021. Under the ‘boomerang’ initiative, thought to...

Read more »

Good Energy TV advertising campaign aims to get public turned on to hot topic of heat pumps

October 19, 2023
By
Good Energy TV advertising campaign aims to get public turned on to hot topic of heat pumps

Renewable power firm Good Energy has taken to the small screen to urge homeowners to choose the greener option with one of its heat pumps. A 20-second ad, pictured, produced for the firm and voiced by soul singer and songwriter Lemar features an animation of a deflating home with the question ‘heating letting your home down?’...

Read more »

Signs that optimism could be returning as resilient firms face up to ongoing economic uncertainty

October 13, 2023
By
Signs that optimism could be returning as resilient firms face up to ongoing economic uncertainty

Falling inflation has sparked higher business confidence among bosses of firms across the West of England – but most are still gloomy about the UK’s economic prospects. Labour costs also remain a challenge along with problems in recruiting the best people as the skills shortage continues to hit firms in all sectors. The mixed...

Read more »

New Bristol Airport planning & sustainability boss to prioritise net zero while steering its expansion

October 12, 2023
By
Clare Hennessey

Bristol Airport has appointed a new planning & sustainability director as it targets becoming among the UK’s first net zero airports by 2030 while also expanding to handle an extra 2m passengers a year. Clare Hennessey, pictured, who previously worked for French energy giant EDF, joins the airport as work gets underway on its largest...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across the Bath area for just £75 a month. Email info@bath-business.net for more information.