The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub offers bespoke business support and coaching to help innovative companies in the West of England achieve their potential. The support is FREE and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The Sustainable Technologies Entrepreneur’s Programme is open to Founders or Directors of growth businesses who are developing products or services in the low carbon or sustainable technology sector.
Bath-based digital technology agency Storm Consultancy has announced its ambitious pledge to plant a brand new forest within a 15 mile radius of Bath, and is now seeking collaboration with the local business community to deliver the project on a larger scale.
As one of the company’s philanthropic schemes to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Storm’s founders David Kelly and Adam Pope announced this campaign last week at their anniversary party at The Ivy.
Dry January is a great opportunity for employers to boost productivity, improve employee wellbeing and bring teams together. There are many benefits to going dry for a month including improved sleep, weight loss and having more energy. Benefits in the workplace include better performance, reduced sick days and lost productivity from alcohol – estimated to cost business £7.3bn each year – and the formation of social ties within teams that aren’t based just around drinking.
Cleveland Bridge, which carries the A36 through Bath, is in need of extensive refurbishment. Surveys have identified that structural components of the bridge are life expired and in need of maintenance, repair or replacement. Due to the extensive nature of the refurbishment and the cost of these works, the council is seeking to secure financial assistance from the Government through the Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund.
There is a new category in Bath & North East Somerset Council's Community Awards this year: Green Business Leader of the Year. This Award will recognise a business who have shown leadership in helping to respond to the climate emergency, contribute to reduced carbon emissions across Bath and North East Somerset in order for the area to be carbon neutral by 2030 or supporting their customers to lead lower carbon lives.
Bath & North East Somerset Council is continuing development of a clean air zone for Bath that will help to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution in the city to within legal limits by 2021 at the latest. This type of air pollution is caused by vehicle emissions.
The council has now decided on a scheme that features a class C clean air zone (CAZ), charging most higher-emission vehicles to drive in the city centre from late 2020. Private cars and motorbikes will not be charged.
Help shape your business to contribute towards a sustainable economy - join the STBAH for their Sustainable Economy event: Regenerating Natural Systems
The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) a programme funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which provides sector specific business support to startups and SMEs, have been running a series of linked events exploring the approaches to creating a sustainable economy.
As part of the West of England Low Carbon Challenge Fund, the West of England Combined Authority has a £1 million Green Business Grants fund to help small and medium sized businesses improve their energy efficiency. This is part of their commitment to achieving clean and inclusive growth.
How much grant is available?
Cashback grants of £1,000-£15,000 per business are available to cover 40% of eligible costs. You can also get a free energy survey if you need one.
A former vacant shop unit in Twerton High Street, Bath has been transformed into a community-led pop-up creative space and workshop for Bath’s Carnival team.
The team will use the space over the next few weeks to work with volunteers and professional artists to make costumes for the July carnival.
The project has been delivered with support from Bath & North East Somerset Council and funded by the West of England Combined Authority as part of the regional ‘Love our High Streets’ pilot which seeks to re-vitalise and re-think the way we use local high streets.