Green/sustainable business

Time running out to challenge for awards that champion excellence in the region’s boardrooms

March 8, 2020
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Time running out to challenge for awards that champion excellence in the region’s boardrooms

With less than a month to go until nominations close, Bristol directors are being urged to enter one of the South West’s top award schemes recognising excellence and enterprise. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion the region’s outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs.  The awards, which also...

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Airport decision ‘real blow’ to South West economy, say regional business leaders

February 12, 2020
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Airport decision ‘real blow’ to South West economy, say regional business leaders

Business organisations have slammed the decision by North Somerset councillors to reject Bristol Airport’s expansion plans. The CBI in the region described the move “a real blow to Bristol and the wider South West” while the Federation of Small Businesses echoed the airport’s own claims that it would force people to drive out of...

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Halting our expansion will damage regional economy, airport bosses claim after council grounds plans

February 11, 2020
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Halting our expansion will damage regional economy, airport bosses claim after council grounds plans

Bristol Airport has accused councillors who rejected its controversial expansion plans of “putting the brakes” on the region’s economic growth by stifling international trade and tourism. It also said the move, which it is expected to appeal against, would deter airlines from using the airport – forcing passengers to travel to Heathrow or Gatwick...

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Government must support businesses as Brexit finally takes place, Business West insists

January 31, 2020
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businesswest

The region’s largest business organisation has called on the government to ensure firms get essential support and guidance for life outside the EU as the UK today marks its official departure from the world’s biggest trading bloc. While the UK is leaving the European Union at 11pm after 47 years, an 11-month transition period...

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Bake Off star to host regional awards for organisations that rise to Fair Trade challenge

January 30, 2020
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The South West Fair Trade Business Awards are returning for an eighth year, with The Great British Bake Off star Briony Williams lined up to host the presentation ceremony. The awards, which celebrate ethical organisations of all sizes and from any sector across the region, have recognised hundreds of organisations that support Fair Trade...

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Swindon directors urged to enter awards that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
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Swindon directors urged to enter awards that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened this week – can be...

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Road trips to and from Bristol Airport now being offset in drive to be carbon neutral by 2025

January 8, 2020
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Road trips to and from Bristol Airport now being offset in drive to be carbon neutral by 2025

Bristol Airport has become the first in Europe to offset all road journeys made by its passengers. The carbon offsetting scheme, which came into effect on New Year’s Day and covers trips and from the airport, forms part of its ‘carbon roadmap’ published last year. Offsets will be bought retrospectively based on an annual...

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Good Energy FD takes up chief financial officer role as green power pioneer prepares for new decade

January 8, 2020
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Good Energy FD takes up chief financial officer role as green power pioneer prepares for new decade

Renewable power firm Good Energy has promoted its finance director Rupert Sanderson to the executive director role of chief financial officer. Rupert, pictured, joined Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy in February 2017 in an interim role and was appointed finance director 11 months later.  Now a member of the London Stock Exchange-listed firm’s board, he is...

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Firms vow to go green this year as pressure grows to embrace sustainable business

January 3, 2020
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Firms vow to go green this year as pressure grows to embrace sustainable business

Two thirds of small and medium-sized firms in the South West took steps to make their businesses greener last year with roughly the same percentage saying they want to improve their environmental sustainability in 2020. Some 43% believe becoming more environmentally sustainable is important to them while just over a fifth (22%) claim doing...

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Lloyds director takes up regional ambassador role to spearhead economic growth plan

January 2, 2020
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Lloyds director takes up regional ambassador role to spearhead economic growth plan

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed long-standing director Jeremy Hayward as its ambassador for the South West to help support social and economic prosperity across the region. Jeremy, pictured, will take the lead on delivering the group’s Helping Britain Prosper plan in the region.  The plan, launched in 2014, sets public targets in areas such...

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