Green/sustainable business

Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

June 14, 2019
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Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

Swindon-based diversified quarrying and building group Hills has promoted Ed Dodd to group director for waste and resource management with responsibility for managing and overseeing its waste management and treatment activities. Ed, pictured, will look after the Hills Waste Solutions and Hills Municipal Collections businesses together with the group’s involvement in Northacre Renewable Energy’s...

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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who is managing director of YTL Arena Bristol, has been SWDC vice-chair for four years. He will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Bristol-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015.  The...

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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

April 4, 2019
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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

Air passengers from the South West using London airports instead of flying from Bristol are creating carbon emissions equivalent to more than 15m gallons of petrol, a new survey shows. The research, commissioned by Bristol Airport, shows last year that road journeys to airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick from the South West and...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Investing for Good

March 22, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Investing for Good

Please click on the image to read about Investing For Good with Whitechurch Financial Consultants in the latest of a series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Swindon Business News

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Green light for Good Energy’s sustainable head office could generate new jobs

March 22, 2019
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Green light for Good Energy’s sustainable head office could generate new jobs

Renewable power firm Good Energy is to build a new sustainable headquarters that will enable it to continue to grow and recruit up to 100 more staff. The firm received planning consent from Wiltshire Council for the 31,748 sq ft building in Chippenham, pictured in a CGI, as well as a 255-space multi-storey car...

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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

March 21, 2019
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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – returns in June with the promise of an unparalleled range of seminars, workshops, speeches and networking opportunities. The event, the ninth since it launched in 2014, again takes place in Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium and will celebrate the best of innovation,...

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Business Expo gets set to help firms grow and prosper with inspirational talks and networking

March 18, 2019
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Business Expo gets set to help firms grow and prosper with inspirational talks and networking

Expanding Swindon firms are being urged to attend a major business show in Bath this Thursday, which are expected to reach more than 500 delegates from across the South West. The the Bath Business Expo, in the city’s Assembly Rooms, aims to inspire small and medium-sized businesses and locally-based corporates, start-ups and pre start-ups...

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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

March 18, 2019
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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

West of England organisations that support fair trade have been praised by TV personality Nick Hewer for “putting their money where their mouth is” at the region’s recent Fair Trade Business Awards. Countdown presenter Mr Hewer, a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation, said these organisations should be...

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Good Energy drives into electric vehicle market with Zap-Map app acquisition

March 11, 2019
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Good Energy drives into electric vehicle market with Zap-Map app acquisition

Renewable power group Good Energy has increased its presence in the high-growth electric vehicle market by taking a minority stake in Next Green Car Ltd, the parent company of the Zap-Map app. Zap-Map has 70,000 monthly uses who use it to plan routes, locate charge points and check their availability.  Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy, which...

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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

February 14, 2019
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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

The region’s most ethical organisations will be celebrated next month when the South West Fair Trade Business Awards are staged for the seventh year. Tickets are selling fast for the ceremony on March 8, which will be hosted by Countdown presenter Nick Hewer and takes place in Bristol’s magnificent Arnos Vale cemetery heritage site. ...

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