Green/sustainable business

Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

October 16, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in the West of England this week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event in Bristol this Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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Industry expert brings international experience to energy management consultancy

October 8, 2018
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Industry expert brings international experience to energy management consultancy

Specialist energy management firm SMARTech energy has appointed Abhiram Mokasdar as lead energy consultant to support its growth ambitions.   Abhiram, pictured, completed his master’s degree in mechanical engineering in the US and joins Corsham-based SMARTech energy from India-based DRA Consultants, where he was the senior mechanical engineer working within India’s energy and water...

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Business growth programme crafts new opportunities for ethical furniture firm

August 24, 2018
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Business growth programme crafts new opportunities for ethical furniture firm

A sustainable craft firm that uses ethically-sourced timber to create furniture for major companies such as restaurant chain Nando’s is securing new commissions after taking part in a business growth scheme. From its workshop in Bowden Hill, near the Wiltshire National Trust village of Lacock, Forest to Home handcrafts dining tables and other furniture...

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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

August 16, 2018
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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

Forward-thinking Swindon firms that put their staff’s wellbeing front and centre now have more time to enter the South West’s only awards that champion workplace happiness. The deadline for the competition, now in its fourth year, has been extended into next month due to an unprecedented number of entrants.  The South West Happiest Workplace...

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Bristol Airport aims higher in bid to cut its carbon emissions after gaining accreditation

July 6, 2018
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Bristol Airport aims higher in bid to cut its carbon emissions after gaining accreditation

Bristol Airport’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint have been recognised with accreditation in a global industry programme. The airport, which last year handled 8.1m passengers and is one of the UK’s fastest growing, has been awarded the second of four levels in the Airport Carbon Accreditation.  The scheme is an independent, voluntary programme...

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Good Energy lands former Virgin Galactic president as non-executive director

July 4, 2018
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Good Energy lands former Virgin Galactic president as non-executive director

A former sidekick of Sir Richard Branson and a key figure in his Virgin business empire has joined the board of Chippenham-based green energy group Good Energy. Will Whitehorn, who took over as non-executive deputy chairman today, was also one of the founding shareholders of online estate agency Purplebricks.  He currently holds non-executive roles...

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Swindon Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 27, 2018
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Swindon Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The IoD South West Director of the Year Awards have grown over the years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence across the region. The 2018 awards ceremony took place earlier this month at Sandy Park, Exeter, where winners of the seven categories were announced. Guests enjoyed drinks and networking before the...

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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

June 23, 2018
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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

Global engineering giant Renishaw has been named as the ‘winner of winners’ as the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards marked their 30th – and last – year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have since become the South West’s most-respected...

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Search starts for the Swindon workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

June 23, 2018
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Search starts for the Swindon workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

Staff at Swindon’s most enlightened firms are being urged to enter them in a unique awards scheme that showcases the region’s best workplaces. The annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition was launched four years ago by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA to champion businesses that go the extra mile to ensure their...

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Sustainability services expert joins Grant Thornton to widen its offering in the South West

June 23, 2018
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Sustainability services expert joins Grant Thornton to widen its offering in the South West

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Paul Holland as an assurance director for the South West region. Paul, pictured, joins with more than 20 years’ experience across financial auditing. He was most recently head of UK sustainability services at rival KPMG, where he worked for more than eight years.  At Grant Thornton, he will...

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