Green/sustainable business

Howard Tenens’ gas station puts Swindon on road to becoming centre for low-carbon fuels

July 17, 2014
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Howard Tenens’ gas station puts Swindon on road to becoming centre for low-carbon fuels

Swindon has taken another step to becoming a major UK centre for alternative, low-emission fuels with the official opening of the country’s largest privately-owned compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling station. The facility at logistics group Howard Tenens’ 25-acre Stratton site was opened by transport minister Stephen Hammond. The group now has four CNG stations...

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Buildings of the future to be tested at pioneering research centre on Swindon’s doorstep

July 10, 2014
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Buildings of the future to be tested at pioneering research centre on Swindon’s doorstep

An innovative research centre based near Swindon is to play a leading role in developing low carbon construction materials which will be used in the buildings in the future. The University of Bath’s HIVE will be at its new Building Research Park (BRP) at The Science Museum at Wroughton. The £1m project – the first...

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From new roads to skills and science: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

July 7, 2014
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From new roads to skills and science: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

The Government has announced funding of £12.8m for Swindon and Wiltshire under its Local Growth Deal. This money is for projects which start in 2015/16 and 2016/17. It also announced £116.3m of possible future funding. Key projects to benefit from the first round of funding include: Swindon’s Eastern Villages infrastructure. A package of road...

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£12.8m boost for Swindon and Wiltshire economy to create jobs and build roads and homes

July 7, 2014
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£12.8m boost for Swindon and Wiltshire economy to create jobs and build roads and homes

Swindon and Wiltshire are to receive Government funding worth £12.8m to create jobs, generate economic growth and accelerate much-needed housebuilding over the next two years. A further £116.3m could be invested in the area beyond 2017 under the Local Growth Deal including £23m for a new road tunnel under the M4 linking the Wichelstowe...

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Beard and Good Energy fly flag for Wiltshire in prestigious Business of the Year Awards

July 3, 2014
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Beard and Good Energy fly flag for Wiltshire in prestigious Business of the Year Awards

Beard, the Swindon-based construction group, and Chippenham green energy pioneer Good Energy will find out next week if they have joined the ranks of the West of England’s top companies by winning the region’s most-coveted business award. The firms are among the six finalists competing for the prestigious title of West of England Business...

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Firms urged to reuse and recycle to boost Swindon’s Scrapstore

June 26, 2014
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Firms urged to reuse and recycle to boost Swindon’s Scrapstore

Swindon businesses will be encouraged to save money and support charity by reusing and recycling at a presentation next week from Scrapstore, one of the town’s leading environmental projects. Scrapstore, a registered charity, was set up in 1985 to offers clean, quality, low-cost resources for reuse in creative and educational play. Scrapstore project manager...

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UK’s first Export Fair will showcase overseas trading opportunities for Swindon businesses

June 26, 2014
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UK’s first Export Fair will showcase overseas trading opportunities for Swindon businesses

Firms from Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to visit the UK’s first Export Fair, which is being staged in the South West tomorrow, as a first step to doing business abroad. Organised by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Business West, the Export Fair supports the recent International Festival of Business, which put...

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High-value manufacturing can give Swindon bright future, says LEP report

June 19, 2014
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High-value manufacturing can give Swindon bright future, says LEP report

Swindon and Wiltshire can develop a vibrant and innovative manufacturing sector based on high-growth areas such as renewable energy and waste, sustainable materials and biosciences, according to a major new report. The area’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has drawn up a ‘2026’ vision for a thriving economy which emphasises the benefits brought by a...

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Govt. pledges to invest further £200m in high-growth and innovative businesses

June 19, 2014
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Govt. pledges to invest further £200m in high-growth and innovative businesses

Ambitious Swindon and Wiltshire businesses were today urged to bid for a share of a £200m investment pot – the latest phase of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). Firms applying for round six of the RGF, launched today by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, will be following in the footsteps of businesses such...

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Sunny start for Good Energy’s Dorset solar farm

June 18, 2014
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Sunny start for Good Energy’s Dorset solar farm

Good Energy, the fast-growing, Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier, has started producing and exporting electricity to the national grid from its first solar farm in Dorset. The 5MW site is Good Energy’s first solar farm and will generate enough electricity for around 1,300 homes. Planning permission for the site was received at the end of...

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