Green/sustainable business

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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Good Energy appoints new directors as it powers ahead with growth strategy

January 31, 2014
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Good Energy appoints new directors as it powers ahead with growth strategy

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier, has appointed experienced insurance industry finance director Denise Cockrem as its chief financial officer. Ms Cockrem, who takes up the post on May 1, is currently UK & Western Europe Finance director at multinational insurance group RSA. Prior to joining RSA in 2006 she was finance director...

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Solar farm helps Honda drive down energy costs and CO2 emissions at its Swindon plant

January 28, 2014
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Carbon dioxide emissions from car giant Honda’s Swindon plant have fallen by almost 2,000 tonnes since it installed a solar array. The Japanese group said the 21,000 ground-mounted panels covering 32 acres generated 4.5 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy in its first year, equivalent to 4.4% of the site’s total annual electricity requirement....

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Fairtrade Business Awards aim to recognise Swindon’s responsible firms

January 27, 2014
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Fairtrade Business Awards aim to recognise Swindon’s responsible firms

Firms with a conscience are being urged to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2014 before this Friday’s deadline. Now in their second year, the awards recognise and showcase the efforts of businesses across the region which use Fairtrade products and support fair and ethical business practices. Each of the six categories has...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and,...

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Top billing for Good Energy in Which? report as it takes on the utility giants

January 21, 2014
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Top billing for Good Energy in Which? report as it takes on the utility giants

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based green energy group, has been awarded top slot in consumer group Which?’s annual energy company satisfaction survey for the third year in a row. The survey covers customers’ views on service, value for money, accuracy and clarity of bills, complaints and energy saving – and Good Energy scored a five-star...

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Work on UK’s biggest solar farm powers ahead thanks to Thrings and WebbPaton

January 6, 2014
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Work on UK’s biggest solar farm powers ahead thanks to Thrings and WebbPaton

Construction work has started on the UK’s largest solar power farm, thanks to the latest collaboration between law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, and Royal Wootton Bassett-based land agency WebbPaton. Agricultural land specialists at Thrings and WebbPaton acted on behalf of the landowner of the 230-acre site near Didcot, including...

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