Green/sustainable business

Powerful boost to Swindon’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant gets approval

October 9, 2014
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Powerful boost to Swindon’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant gets approval

Swindon’s economy will get a boost from the £24.5bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station approved this week by the European Commission, according to experts. The controversial plant, on the Somerset coast near Bridgwater, will be Britain’s first new nuclear reactor for nearly 20 years and could create around 25,000 jobs across the region...

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Businesses urged to back Swindon primary school’s solar panel appeal

October 8, 2014
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Businesses urged to back Swindon primary school’s solar panel appeal

A Swindon primary school today called on the support of the town’s businesses as it launched months of fundraising activities to raise £20,000 to buy and install solar panels. Drove Primary School kicked off the fundraising under the innovative Solar Schools project with a whole-school assembly and a parent’s information meeting. The events explained...

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Funding for innovative Swindon firm that is pioneering waste plastic-to-oil technology

October 3, 2014
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Funding for innovative Swindon firm that is pioneering waste plastic-to-oil technology

Recycling Technologies, the innovative Swindon firm making machines that convert waste plastic to oil, has received an investment from a London-based specialist fund. Recycling Technologies, which is building a pilot plant in Swindon to demonstrate its pioneering process, will use the funding to help market its machines. It is already in advanced discussions with...

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Earl of Wessex officially opens Swindon’s innovative building research centre

September 26, 2014
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Earl of Wessex officially opens Swindon’s innovative building research centre

Swindon’s pioneering research centre to test the energy efficiency of new building materials has been officially opened by Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. Acting in his role as Chancellor of the University of Bath, Prince Edward toured the ground-breaking research facility at the Building Research Park at Wroughton Airfield and met academics and...

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Swindon Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 18, 2014
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Swindon Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Swindon Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year.  Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event earlier this year which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including...

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Swindon’s property market to go under the spotlight at seminar

September 16, 2014
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Swindon’s property market to go under the spotlight at seminar

Development opportunities in the residential and commercial property markets in and around Swindon will be highlighted at a seminar to be staged in the town next month. The free event is being held by Barclays with Withy King Solicitors, planning and development consultancy DPDS Consulting Group and accountants Morris Owen and will be suitable...

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Arkell’s Brewery generates ‘green juice’ in a cool way to keep its beer tip-top

September 4, 2014
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Arkell’s Brewery generates ‘green juice’ in a cool way to keep its beer tip-top

Arkell’s Brewery, Swindon’s oldest business, is toasting an ultra-modern way of cutting its energy costs and enhancing its green credentials. The firm, formed in 1843, has installed 148 solar panels on the roof of its historic brewery at Kingsdown at a cost of around £50,000. The brewery, famed for producing its real ales in...

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Region’s charity marketers to hear latest industry thinking at major conference

September 4, 2014
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Region’s charity marketers to hear latest industry thinking at major conference

Using social media to promote charity fundraising and other issues faced by the region’s professional fundraisers and charity marketers will be examined at a major event next month. The second South West Charity Marketing Conference, organised by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) South West region, will give the sector’s professionals the opportunity to...

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Rebrand for Technology Strategy Board puts emphasis on business-led innovation

August 28, 2014
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Rebrand for Technology Strategy Board puts emphasis on business-led innovation

The Swindon-based Technology Strategy Board, the Government body that aims to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation, has changed its name to Innovate UK The organisation, based at North Star, started to use the new branding this month and will continue to change its signage, printed material and events and conference...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free event staged by UK Trade...

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