Green/sustainable business

Herman Miller puts its unique eco-friendly HQ building on the market

January 19, 2018
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Herman Miller puts its unique eco-friendly HQ building on the market

One of the West of England’s greenest office buildings has been put up for sale following the decision by iconic office furniture maker Herman Miller to centralise its UK operations. The showpiece 20,000 sq ft building in Chippenham, pictured, known as VillageGreen, was designed as the European headquarters of the US-owned firm by renowned...

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Shhh! EasyJet quietly confident its new Airbus will halve take-off and landing noise at Bristol Airport

January 19, 2018
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Shhh! EasyJet quietly confident its new Airbus will halve take-off and landing noise at Bristol Airport

Airline easyJet has signalled a quiet revolution in its operations in the West of England by showcasing one of its new-generation Airbus aircraft at Bristol Airport. The airline, the airport’s largest operator, has taken delivery of the first batch of its A320neo (new engine option) planes from Airbus.  While the aircrafts’ new energy-efficient engines...

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Solar farm disposals for Good Energy as it powers up for new growth strategy

January 3, 2018
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Solar farm disposals for Good Energy as it powers up for new growth strategy

Renewable power firm Good Energy has completed the sale of two solar farms as it continues to switch from developing production sites to new opportunities. The Chippenham-headquartered firm, which supplies 100% renewable electricity and green gas to homes and businesses across the UK, recently made its first move into the fast-growing battery storage market...

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Good Energy looks for epic gain from new non-exec director who is so Moneysupermarket.com

December 7, 2017
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Good Energy looks for epic gain from new non-exec director who is so Moneysupermarket.com

The digital innovator credited with the success of Moneysupermarket.com is to join Chippenham-based renewable energy group Good Energy as an independent non-executive director. Tim Jones, chief information officer of Moneysupermarket.com Group, has more than 20 years’ experience in using digital to drive change in organisations. He is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top...

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Swindon firm plans major battery storage plant for former town depot site

December 1, 2017
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Swindon firm plans major battery storage plant for former town depot site

One of the UK’s largest battery-based electricity storage sites could be developed in Swindon under plans drawn up by local firm Public Power Solutions (PPS). The company, wholly owned by Swindon Borough Council, has submitted a planning application to build the facility on the former Mannington Depot.  It said the scheme would provide the...

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Government’s Industrial Strategy ‘could deliver boost for Swindon’s economy’

December 1, 2017
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Government’s Industrial Strategy ‘could deliver boost for Swindon’s economy’

Swindon’s economy could benefit from aspects of the government’s long-awaited Industrial Strategy, announced this week, two key figures in the town’s business community have said. But there was also disappointment at the lack of detail in some of initiatives and a need for more engagement with the business community.  Ian Larrard, director of the...

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Eden Project partnership sparks move into battery storage market for Good Energy

December 1, 2017
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Eden Project partnership sparks move into battery storage market for Good Energy

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable energy firm, has made its first move into the fast-growing battery storage market through a partnership with the Eden Project. The firm said the move, which will bring environmental and financial benefits to the ‘green’ Cornish tourist attraction, will take it one step closer to its purpose of “powering...

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Good Energy founder on list of UK’s high-growth innovators

November 9, 2017
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Good Energy founder on list of UK’s high-growth innovators

Green energy pioneer Julia Davenport has been included on a list of 100 UK organisations and their leaders that demonstrate excellence through growth, innovation and purpose. Ms Davenport, who is chief executive of Chippenham-based Good Energy, appears in the second annual Faces of a Vibrant Economy initiative by accountancy group Grant Thornton.  The list...

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More walking, less travelling: Royds Withy King’s Green Week focuses on sustainable business models

October 26, 2017
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More walking, less travelling: Royds Withy King’s Green Week focuses on sustainable business models

Reducing travel between offices, cutting waste and taking lunchtime walks were among the activities introduced by regional law firm Royds Withy King during its fifth annual Green Week. The firm, which has an office in Swindon, has been taking steps to reduce electricity and paper consumption, with regular ‘switch off’ campaigns and a green...

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Chancellor needs to lift confidence in Budget, Business West warns as inflation hits five-year high

October 17, 2017
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Chancellor needs to lift confidence in Budget, Business West warns as inflation hits five-year high

Firms across Swindon and Wiltshire are looking for Chancellor Philip Hammond to deliver a shot in the arm and lift confidence in next month’s Budget following today’s rise in inflation, according to the region’s largest business group. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 3% in September, according to today’s official figures – taking...

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