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University of Bath starts ‘carbon literacy’ sessions for new students to help tackle climate emergency

September 23, 2021
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University of Bath starts ‘carbon literacy’ sessions for new students to help tackle climate emergency

New University of Bath students are to be the first in the UK to get the chance to learn about the environmental impact of their everyday activities such as travel and eating habits, along with how they can reduce it. The university said carbon literacy will now form part of the traditional annual induction...

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Top Chelsea Flower Show award for Grant Associates’ Chinese-inspired eco-garden

September 23, 2021
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Top Chelsea Flower Show award for Grant Associates’ Chinese-inspired eco-garden

Grant Associates, the Bath landscape architecture practice best known for its eye-catching large-scale projects across the globe, has won a gold medal for its first garden Chelsea Flower Show. The firm’s Chinese-inspired Guangzhou Garden, pictured, shows how cities of the future must be considered as landscape cities.   Designed by the practice’s director Peter Chmiel and senior...

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Warning for troubled firms as temporary insolvency measures end and insolvencies start to rise

September 21, 2021
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Warning for troubled firms as temporary insolvency measures end and insolvencies start to rise

Businesses in Bath are being urged to seek advice if they are concerned about the lifting of temporary insolvency restrictions. The warning has come from the regional chair of R3, the trade body for restructuring and insolvency professionals, which issued the call after the government decided to begin phasing out its ban on winding...

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‘Double whammy’ of Brexit and Covid forces council to scale back Bath’s Christmas Market

September 20, 2021
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‘Double whammy’ of Brexit and Covid forces council to scale back Bath’s Christmas Market

Bath’s Christmas Market is to be drastically reduced this year after being hit by what organisers Bath & North East Somerset Council described as a ‘double whammy’ of Brexit and Covid. The council said these two factors had led to a national shortage of logistics and security staff, as well as specialist equipment, making...

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Food waste-powered trucks ‘buzz’ into Bath as more cafés and offices aim for carbon neutral

September 20, 2021
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Food waste-powered trucks ‘buzz’ into Bath as more cafés and offices aim for carbon neutral

Two new large recycling vehicles powered entirely from the food waste they collect have been launched by GENeco, Bath-headquartered Wessex Water’s renewable energy and recycling company best known for its poo-powered Bio-Bus. The vehicles, pictured, which service cafés, restaurants, schools and offices around the West of England, are the latest addition to the expanding fleet...

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Entrepreneurs urge Bath firms to take responsibility and work towards net zero

September 20, 2021
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Entrepreneurs urge Bath firms to take responsibility and work towards net zero

Bath business leaders and entrepreneurs joined those from across the West of England at a high-profile gathering where they were told they will “face uncomfortable truths” on their journey to becoming zero carbon but had an obligation to the planet do it. Among those speaking at the event, part of the nationwide Zero Carbon Bus Tour, was Keri Andriana, pictured,...

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Acquisition puts Wincanton in fast lane of rapid-growth digital and eFulfilment sector

September 15, 2021
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Acquisition puts Wincanton in fast lane of rapid-growth digital and eFulfilment sector

Logistics group Wincanton has boosted its presence in the fast-growing eCommerce market with the acquisition of a major player in the sector. Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton said the takeover of Cygnia would open up new growth opportunities in the sector while also “significantly enhancing” its growing digital and eFulfilment business division.  The move follows Wincanton’s investment...

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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

September 14, 2021
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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

The CBI has appointed a new South West team, including a new regional director and deputy regional director, to lead its activities in the region and support member businesses as they look to rebuild from the impact of Covid-19. Ben Rhodes steps up from the deputy director role he has held since 2017 to...

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Double delight as event marks Bath gaining rare second UNESCO World Heritage listing

September 9, 2021
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Double delight as event marks Bath gaining rare second UNESCO World Heritage listing

Bath’s success in achieving a second UNESCO World Heritage listing has been celebrated at an event attended by civic and tourism industry leaders. The city, along with 10 other historic spa towns, secured the much-coveted UNESCO World Heritage status in July as part of the ‘Great Spa Towns of Europe’ nomination.  The achievement makes...

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Plans submitted for long-hoped-for redevelopment of former town centre industrial site

September 9, 2021
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Plans submitted for long-hoped-for redevelopment of former town centre industrial site

A mix of new homes, commercial workspaces and independent food and drink outlets are promised under long-awaited plans for a major town centre redevelopment site. The Innox Mills scheme will bring a vibrant new quarter to Trowbridge town centre, according to developers of the 10-acre brownfield site.  Once home to cloth mills and a...

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