Green/sustainable business

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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Come on you greens! Good Energy teams up with Chippenham Town FC for sustainable power result

February 3, 2019
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Come on you greens! Good Energy teams up with Chippenham Town FC for sustainable power result

Green energy group Good Energy has signed a deal with its hometown football club Chippenham Town to enable it to switch to 100% renewable power. Under the contract, the National League South club – nicknamed The Bluebirds – will have its 3,000-capacity Hardenhuish Park stadium powered for 33 months from sustainable sources. It is the...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Swindon-born Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards – now in their...

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Fair Trade Business Awards return to showcase the South West’s top ethical firms

December 18, 2018
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Fair Trade Business Awards return to showcase the South West’s top ethical firms

Swindon firms that make ethical business a priority by selling or using Fairtrade products are to be championed in a unique annual awards scheme that is about to return for its seventh year. The South West Fair Trade Business Awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes across the region make in support...

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‘Utter dismay’ among Swindon bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Swindon bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

Company bosses from Swindon and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delay affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs the Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed departure from the EU as a result of...

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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation today urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – said...

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