Green/sustainable business

Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bath firms

June 29, 2016
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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bath firms

Firms across Swindon and the West of England are already cutting jobs, hiking prices and freezing investment as a result of the fall-out from the Brexit vote, according to a snap poll by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. One company said it was considering moving overseas while others have stopped taking on...

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Views on Brexit impact sought from Swindon firms as Government moves to steady businesses’ nerves

June 28, 2016
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Firms from Bristol and across the West of England are being asked for their views on the likely impact of Brexit ahead of a series of crunch meetings between business leaders and senior government figures. The first takes place today when Business Secretary Sajid Javid, pictured, hosts a round table with more than 20 representatives...

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Share offer generates £1.3m for Good Energy to power further growth

June 27, 2016
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Green energy supplier Good Energy has raised £3.1m from its latest share offer as it aims to increase its number of customers five-fold by 2020. Good Energy said the majority of the 2,000 individual applications for shares were from its customers. Funds raised through the share offer will be used to boost Good Energy’s...

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Company of the Year and Customer Service titles go to Good Energy at top green awards

June 27, 2016
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Company of the Year and Customer Service titles go to Good Energy at top green awards

Renewable energy firm Good Energy is celebrating after triumphing at one of the UK’s leading green awards. The Chippenham-based firm, which supplies 100% renewable electricity and ‘green’ gas, secured the Company of the Year and Customer Service Recognition titles at the 2016 British Renewable Energy (REA) Awards. Good Energy managing director David Brooks said:...

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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were again wiped off the value of Swindon and Wiltshire firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as the market turmoil triggered by Friday’s Brexit result continued into this week. Having suffered heavily on Friday, listed firms’ hopes of a more sober day today were dashed as soon as the...

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Brexit: National business reaction

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: National business reaction

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The country has spoken and it’s...

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Brexit: Swindon business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has called on the government to immediately commit to negotiate the best deal possible for British firms outside the EU following the referendum result. Failing to do that could risk jeopardising new investment from the many overseas firms that have chosen to base themselves in the region...

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Recognition for Excalibur’s responsible attitude to business

June 22, 2016
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Recognition for Excalibur’s responsible attitude to business

Being a good corporate neighbour has earned a top ‘responsible business’ award for Excalibur Communications, the Swindon-based IT and communications support firm. The Business in the Community South West Responsible Business Award recognised Excalibur’s commitment to creating long-term value while also placing social responsibility at the heart of the business. The firm, based at...

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Swindon Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 22, 2016
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Swindon Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

Business leaders from across the region were recognised at the Institute of Directors 2016 Director of the Year Awards. Simon Barbato, founder and CEO of Bath-based brand, digital and marketing agency was named South West Director of the Year. Other winners were:  James Piper of Ecosurety in Bristol (Young Director), Brady George of Keynsham-based Almeda...

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New arrivals bolster M J Church’s management team as growth continues

June 18, 2016
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New arrivals bolster M J Church’s management team as growth continues

Civil engineering and waste management firm M J Church has strengthened its management team with a number of new appointments. Fiona Powell has joined the company, which operates from three sites in the Chippenham area, as business information systems and technology manager, Terry O’Callaghan as recruitment and training manager and Carol Heneghan as marketing...

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