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Green Business Grants

9 Jul 2019

As part of the West of England Low Carbon Challenge Fund, the West of England Combined Authority have 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.

Bath Carnival take on shop in Twerton

7 Jun 2019

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.

Article 4 Direction: Office to Residential

5 Jun 2019

Due to the high levels of office to residential conversion within the Bath City area Bath and North East Somerset Council have implemented an Article 4 Direction.

Following the consultation in May 2018, Bath and North East Somerset Council have implemented an Article 4 Direction on Office to Residential conversations. This direction came into effect on 24th May 2019. The Article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights for change of use from offices to residential within the central area of Bath.

Schools call for Enterprise Advisers

31 May 2019

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is looking for a business person to work with every school in Bath & North East Somerset and the West of England, developing and implementing their strategy, as well as providing links to the wider business community.  This includes special schools as well as mainstream secondary schools.  WECA is asking middle and senior managers to volunteer for this strategic role: to share their expertise, work closely with the named Careers Leader and Senior Leadership Team in the school

Big Year for RPI UK

2 May 2019

RPI UK, the world’s leading specialist in precision positioning devices for high accuracy rotary and angular inspection systems, will be launching the QuadProfile at Control 2019 in Stuttgart. It will also be exclusively previewing its RotoScan system. What’s more, all this will be debuting on RPI’s larger and completely redesigned new exhibition space on stand 7108.

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