Green/sustainable business

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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Swindon innovation fires up world-beating precious metal recovery plant

March 11, 2014
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Swindon innovation fires up world-beating precious metal recovery plant

Tetronics International, the innovative Swindon-based developer of technology used in recycling and hazardous waste treatment, has strengthened its position in the global market by supplying a major new precious metals recovery plant in Taiwan. The firm, which has its UK base on the South Marston Industrial Estate, has completed work on the plasma recovery...

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Dairy Crest chief to chair Business in the Community’s West advisory board

March 10, 2014
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Dairy Crest chief to chair Business in the Community’s West advisory board

Business in the Community (BITC), the national charity promoting corporate responsibility, has appointed Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen as chairman of its South West Advisory Board. Mark, pictured, who previously chaired BITC’s National Rural Leadership team, will now focus on helping South West businesses of all sizes integrate responsible practices into their operations. ...

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Climate Week accolade for Good Energy’s 100% commitment to renewables

March 5, 2014
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Climate Week accolade for Good Energy’s 100% commitment to renewables

Chippenham-based green electricity supplier Good Energy has won ‘best business initiative’ at the Climate Week awards in recognition of its pioneering promotion of 100% renewable energy. The awards aim to raise the profile of the most inspirational and impressive actions taking place in every sector of society to allow people to live and work...

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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Swindon’s micro-chip innovation

February 25, 2014
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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Swindon’s micro-chip innovation

Swindon’s world-class expertise in micro-electronics could play a crucial role in the recently-announced Smart Cities Trade Mission to China later this year. The West of England area from Swindon to Bristol boasts the world’s second-largest cluster of micro-chip design expertise outside of California’s Silicon Valley. Many of its leading-edge firms are global players, such...

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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

February 24, 2014
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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

Swindon and Wiltshire businesses will next week get a rare chance to meet trade experts from the British Embassies in the US and Canada and explore transatlantic export opportunities on a one-to-one basis. The event, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol on Wednesday, March 5, is the latest ‘meet the expert’ event...

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Energy-from-waste plant puts Swindon in fast lane for green innovation

February 21, 2014
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Energy-from-waste plant puts Swindon in fast lane for green innovation

Swindon’s pioneering £8m waste-to-energy plant has been officially opened, positioning the town at the leading edge of innovation in handling municipal refuse. The state-of-the-art Cheney Manor plant, opened by environment minister George Eustice, will treat 48,000 tonnes of household, commercial and industrial waste a year by separating it and producing two types of fuel...

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China trade mission will showcase West of England’s green, tech and creative innovation

February 17, 2014
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China trade mission will showcase West of England’s green, tech and creative innovation

Swindon’s innovative firms in the green, hi-tech and creative industries are being invited to take part in a unique trade mission to China which aims to open up valuable new markets for businesses in these key sectors. Taking the ‘Smart Cities’ concept as its theme, the November visit will give 10 businesses from the...

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£4m fund launched to boost innovation among West businesses

February 12, 2014
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£4m fund launched to boost innovation among West businesses

Innovative businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire working on pioneering research and development projects can apply for financial help through a £4m innovation fund launched today by the University of the West of England (UWE). Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 will be available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as large companies...

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Wiltshire railway stations on track to lead charge towards green motoring

February 4, 2014
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Wiltshire railway stations on track to lead charge towards green motoring

Electric vehicle charging points are to be installed at a number of railway stations across Wiltshire as part of a campaign to promote low-carbon motoring. Train operator First Great Western (FGW) has been awarded £315,000 to install the chargepoints at 44 of its 210 stations, including Kemble, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Pewsey, Warminster and Westbury. Swindon...

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