Green/sustainable business

Alder King takes the lead in Business Green Week

May 26, 2016
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Alder King takes the lead in Business Green Week

West of England property consultancy Alder King’s Swindon office is to join its other bases in a project to work towards a more sustainable future. The firm is sponsoring this year’s Business Green Week, which encourages firms across the region to become more aware of their impact on the environment and take action to...

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Good Energy generates a profit as it offloads another early-stage solar site to Chinese group

May 25, 2016
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Good Energy generates a profit as it offloads another early-stage solar site to Chinese group

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable energy company, has sold one of its undeveloped solar sites to Chinese PV panel manufacturer Trina Solar as it shifts its focus onto sites that are already generating power. The 4.65MW solar site at Wrotham, near Maidstone, Kent, earn Good Energy a profit of between £430,000 and £480,000 –...

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Steel tile roof gives new lease of life to leaky Welsh visitor centre

May 20, 2016
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Steel tile roof gives new lease of life to leaky Welsh visitor centre

Chippenham-based lightweight steel roofing company Metrotile UK has come to the rescue of a South Wales countryside park whose visitor centre suffered from leaks every time it rained. The previous porous roof tiles on the Parc Bryn Bach building in Blaenau Gwent had let water into the café area. But now the popular lakeside...

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Showcase of innovation, creativity and enterprise gets underway today

May 17, 2016
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Showcase of innovation, creativity and enterprise gets underway today

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – is taking place today at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium with the city’s Bloodhound Supersonic Car one of the star attractions. The free-to-visit event will also hear from the Bloodhound’s driver Wing Commander Andy Green OBE as one of the keynote speakers...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns next week bigger than ever

May 12, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns next week bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns tomorrow to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, takes place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, meaning it will be even bigger. Delegates from Swindon and Wiltshire are invited...

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Green champion award celebrates Good Energy’s powerful achievements

May 5, 2016
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Green champion award celebrates Good Energy’s powerful achievements

Chippenham-based renewable energy company Good Energy has been recognised at one of the UK’s top green energy awards. The 100% renewable electricity and green gas firm scooped the New Energy Champion of the Year trophy at the 2016 New Energy and Cleantech awards in recognition of its achievements since it was founded in 1999....

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Firms in the running for region’s top business awards

May 3, 2016
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Firms in the running for region’s top business awards

Some of the South West’s top firms have been named among the finalists of the region’s most prestigious business awards. Accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards are now in their 28th year and previous winners read like a who’s-who of the region’s best companies. The coveted awards have a...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

April 29, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns next month to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, this year takes place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, meaning it will be even bigger. Delegates from Swindon and...

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£10m funding sought by innovative Swindon firm aiming to turn waste plastic into energy

April 29, 2016
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£10m funding sought by innovative Swindon firm aiming to turn waste plastic into energy

Swindon-based waste-to-energy pioneer Recycling Technologies is seeking £10m to take the business to the next level. The innovative firm makes machines that convert waste plastic to oil. After developing its technology for several years, it is testing its first commercial machine. It sees a huge market for the machines, which convert mixed plastic waste...

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Regional jobless fall bucks national trend as confidence among West firms continues to hold steady

April 21, 2016
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Regional jobless fall bucks national trend as confidence among West firms continues to hold steady

Unemployment has continued to fall in the South West, bucking the national trend and pointing to a brighter outlook for the region’s businesses. But Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, warned the national rise signalled a slowing economy and could impact on firms in the Swindon area if the Government did not take...

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