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WECA employers survey on careers advice

14 Feb 2020

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is looking to understand employers' views on the availability, quality and impact of Careers Education, Advice and Guidance services for both young people and adults. Effective careers guidance is an essential part of an integrated employment, skills and education system and ensures local residents can be connected and responsive to the local labour market. WECA currently delivers support services for adults through Future Bright and for young people through the careers hub.

Innovate UK is looking for innovative SMEs

27 Jan 2020

Innovate UK is looking for innovative SMEs in Mobility, Sustainability or Housing to collaborate with UK Local Authorities.

About this Event

Innovate UK is looking for innovative SMEs in Mobility, Sustainability or Housing to start conversations with UK Local Authorities about the part innovative tech can play in addressing these challenges. These events will take place across 5 cities in the UK, namely - Bristol, Nottingham, Exeter, Cardiff and Derry. 

2-day Sustainable Technology Programme

22 Jan 2020

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. 

Storm Consultancy plan new forest outside Bath

17 Dec 2019

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. 

Employers offered support to get involved in Dry January

4 Dec 2019

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 set for weight restriction and repairs in 2020

25 Nov 2019

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.

B&NES Community Awards - Green Business Leader of the Year

1 Nov 2019

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 clean air zone update and assistance for businesses

26 Sep 2019

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. 

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