Green/sustainable business

West’s small and medium-sized firms urged to look east to China for new export opportunities

April 24, 2014
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West’s small and medium-sized firms urged to look east to China for new export opportunities

A trade mission to China to help unlock opportunities for small and medium-sized West businesses has been announced by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) South West. While China is well known as the world’s fastest-growing major economy, with growth rates averaging around 10% over the past 30 years, and the largest exporting nation, it...

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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

April 21, 2014
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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

BGF, the independent company established to help Britain’s growing businesses, has promoted two members of its West-based investment team. Ned Dorbin has been promoted to investment director and Edwin Davies to investment manager.  The BGF investment team in Bristol, which covers the South West of England and South Wales and is led by regional director...

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‘Zero-to-landfill’ commitment gives Hills victory in extension to Army garrison waste contract

April 15, 2014
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‘Zero-to-landfill’ commitment gives Hills victory in extension to Army garrison waste contract

Wiltshire-based Hills Waste Solutions has secured a three-year extension to its contract handling thousands of tonnes of waste a year from five Army garrisons. The Calne-based firm, part of the Hills Group, has retained the work with Aspire Defence Services Limited (ADSL) with effect from the beginning of this month. The contract, which has...

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Powerful profit rise at Good Energy as customers warm to renewable generation

April 9, 2014
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Powerful profit rise at Good Energy as customers warm to renewable generation

Annual pre-tax profits have more than doubled to £3.3m at Good Energy, the fast-growing renewable energy group, as more consumers turn away from the major utility firms. The Chippenham-based firm, which plans to own more than 110 megawatts of renewable electricity generation by 2016, had a gross margin of 34% in the year to...

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Eastern promise offered by fast-growing Asian markets to be highlighted at export roadshow

April 7, 2014
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Eastern promise offered by fast-growing Asian markets to be highlighted at export roadshow

West businesses will hear how to unlock their potential by looking east for trade opportunities at an event in the region later this week. The UK Asia Business Council (UKABC) brings its regional roadshow to Bristol on Friday, giving an oversight of South East Asia’s markets and rounding off Export Week. Organised in conjunction...

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Overseas trade expertise on tap for West firms during Export Week

April 4, 2014
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Overseas trade expertise on tap for West firms during Export Week

Exporting in the digital age and advice for female entrepreneurs considering growing their business overseas are among the topics to be covered in the West as part of Export Week. Starting on Monday, the week aims to encourage firms to consider trading internationally or, for existing exporters, to look at new markets. UK Trade...

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‘Bold vision’ calls for Government to help put innovation at heart of Swindon and Wiltshire’s economy

April 1, 2014
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‘Bold vision’ calls for Government to help put innovation at heart of Swindon and Wiltshire’s economy

An ambitious economic blueprint to make Swindon and Wiltshire one of the most innovative areas in the country has been submitted to the Government by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan urges ministers to invest public money in Swindon and Wiltshire to secure growth as the area grapples with key...

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BUDGET 2014: National business reaction

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: National business reaction

National business groups welcomed today’s Budget, particularly the measures aimed at boosting manufacturing and lower energy costs. The CBI, which had called it a “make-or-break” Budget, said it “will put wind in the sails of business investment, especially for manufacturers”. Director-general John Cridland, pictured, said it had come at a critical time in the...

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BUDGET 2014: Business wish-list

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Business wish-list

Business West has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use today’s Budget to focus on youth employment, training and enterprise – all crucial to securing future growth and avoiding a ‘lost generation’ as the UK economy continues to recover, it says. In its 2014 Budget submission, the business support organisation, which runs the Swindon...

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Swindon and Wiltshire directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

March 18, 2014
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Swindon and Wiltshire directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

Directors in firms across Swindon and Wiltshire have less than two weeks to enter the region’s top business awards that recognise boardroom excellence and enterprise. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have...

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