Green/sustainable business

Praise for Swindon Council’s innovative approach to green energy generation

April 13, 2015
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Praise for Swindon Council’s innovative approach to green energy generation

Swindon Council has been nationally recognised as the first in the UK to use an innovative planning measure to encourage more low carbon energy generation.  The Local Development Orders (LDO), which will be discussed by the planning committee tomorrow, could eventually mean all Swindon’s housing will be powered by clean energy. Some 29 sites...

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Prestigious health and safety accreditation gained by Hills Waste Solutions

April 13, 2015
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Prestigious health and safety accreditation gained by Hills Waste Solutions

Swindon-based Hills Waste Solutions’ commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety has been recognised by Safecontractor, the third party accreditation scheme. The firm, which employs nearly 300 people, provides a range of specialist waste management and recycling services to blue-chip customers in the area such as Wiltshire Council, Honda of the UK Manufacturing,...

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Unique opportunity to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 10, 2015
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Unique opportunity to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Swindon firms have just over a month to make sure they secure sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for the region’s biggest business show. The Business Showcase South West 2015 will provide a platform for the best of the West of England’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. It has already attracted blue-chip sponsors such...

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Brazil deal accelerates growth at innovative Swindon vehicle tracking firm CMS Supatrak

March 30, 2015
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Brazil deal accelerates growth at innovative Swindon vehicle tracking firm CMS Supatrak

Swindon-based vehicle tracking and telematics firm CMS Supatrak has set up a lucrative deal to export its pioneering technology to Brazil – one of the world’s fastest-developing economies. The firm, which produces sensory and management IT systems for waste collection vehicles and other heavy transport, is expecting to earn around £75,000 a month from...

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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome Swindon businesses among the hoped-for 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended from one...

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Government’s green light for massive solar energy park capable of powering 12,000 homes

March 24, 2015
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The giant solar energy park planned for the outskirts of Swindon at Wroughton is expected to start producing power this autumn after Communities Secretary Eric Pickles gave it the go-ahead. The 160,000 panels on the 165-acre site will generate 41MW – enough renewable electricity to power 12,000 homes when fully operational. It will be...

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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Swindon firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall in Bristol on May 14 and 15. Last...

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Seminar on ‘employer brands’ announced for Business Show Swindon

March 23, 2015
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Seminar on  ‘employer brands’ announced for Business Show Swindon

Business Show Swindon 2015, which takes place on April 23, has announced the first of its business growth seminars – a 360-degree view of how small firms can attract, recruit and retain happy, quality staff. Called Appeal, Reputation and Success, the seminar will be delivered by award-winning recruiter and employer branding extraordinaire Mark Bevans....

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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

March 23, 2015
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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

The deadline is looming for Swindon firms to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. Entries for the prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 must be in by March 31. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any...

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BUDGET 2015: National business reaction

March 18, 2015
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The CBI welcomed many of the “encouraging” Budget measures which it said would help businesses “create jobs for the benefit of all”. Director-general John Cridland said: “Stability and consistency are what businesses need to grow and prosper. This Budget sets the tone, providing a clear plan for fiscal health and growth. “The brighter fiscal...

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