News and Jobs

 

This page is for sharing news about the greentech sector, whether in Oxfordshire or further afield, as well as relevant job opportunities arising, and to welcome new members. Our membership is full of active and vibrant organisations, often producing their own research or insights into their areas of expertise, as well as advertising for new people to join their teams, which we are pleased to showcase here.

 

Welcome to our most recent new members…

Sustainability West Midlands

Sustainability West Midlands is the sustainability champion for the West Midlands. We are a not-for-profit company that works with our members in the private, public and third sectors. Our role is to act as a catalyst for change through our advice to leaders, to develop practical solutions with our members and share success through our communications. Our customers like our independence, our role as a hub of cross-sector good practice networks and our drive to deliver a clear vision to create a better West Midlands. Our vision is that the West Midlands is a leader in contributing to the national target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 whilst addressing health inequality and driving inclusive growth.

FAB-HAB Project

 

FAB-HAB Project is a design and construction company. Our mission is to transform the way homes are designed and built, to minimise environmental impact and maximise social impact. Our key aims include continuously working to research and improve the FAB-HAB build system to become a ‘climate positive’ solution, whilst delivering cost-effective housing, which reduces social inequalities and improves occupant health. 

Group Hug

Hug homes are an affordable, high-quality and environmentally safe solution to many housing issues/needs. Moreover, the design technology and construction method means many members of society, who have faced disadvantage and prejudice, can find meaningful and sustainable employment in their manufacture

Cambridge Startup Help

Would you like to widen your company’s reach and attract ideal customers? Cambridge Startup Help specialises in developing marketing strategies and supporting with marketing activities for small cleantech companies.  It can help you get press coverage, organise events and digital marketing as well as provide advice to help you increase brand awareness and leads. Cambridge Startup Help supports 7 of the UN’s sustainable goals.

Kite

Kite is a design and build company, specialising in refurbishing and building residential and commercial properties. We believe that every human deserves the right to live and work in an inspiring space and we put people at the heart of everything we do, whether it be a refurbishment for social housing or a luxury penthouse development.  Sustainability is at the heart of our company values and we strive to make a difference in the construction industry, building a better future for people, society and the planet.

Penny Kiley

 

An independent content and communications consultant working with clients in the sustainability sector, including waste/circular economy, climate change, sustainable development. I work with organisations to improve their web content so that it’s easier to get their message across. Expert advice, analysis and hands-on content development, based on 20+ years’ experience in journalism, editing and digital comms. Plain English Campaign award winner. http://pennykiley.com/

News

Founder member Seacourt’s environmental magazine

This is founder member Seacourt’s way of engaging with and raising awareness of our environment, and we hope helping to further inspire us all to make positive changes.

We must all look to build on this moment, there is a real opportunity for all of us to do better, to be better, to build back better…

Contact simonfroud@seacourt.net to receive your copy (FREE for Oxfordshire Greentech members!)

ESCO-in-a-box aims to help SMEs install energy efficiency solutions

Oxfordshire firms keen to implement energy saving measures into their operations but who struggle to find the time, money and resources, can take part in a pilot scheme to access the expertise and finance they might need.

#SwitchUpYourLunch – meet the members taking part

On Monday 8th June, the Switch Up Your Lunch veg pledge campaign is inviting organisations across the county to “eat to beat climate change”. Oxfordshire Greentech spoke to two of our members who are taking part – Steve Neal (Head of Audit at Shaw Gibbs, Founder Member) and Rupert Wilkinson (MD of Oxford Product Design, Associate Founder member) – and find out why they are joining #SwitchUpYourLunch.

Does buying pre-loved clothing mean buying less new?

Clothing retailers could take a quick and easy step towards reducing their environmental impact by taking back clothes from their customers and reselling them on the second-hand market – but what is the commercial potential of doing so?

This is the focus of new research that QSA Partners have published. Click below to download it for free!

News

Cherwell helps businesses transition to a low carbon future

Cherwell District Council has signed up to become a founder member of Oxfordshire Greentech Ltd. The new partnership will offer enhanced support to Cherwell businesses looking to foster a more environmentally friendly approach to growth and prosperity. 

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

Life will not return to our old normal anytime soon and we will have to get used to maintaining social distancing for some time yet.

Read MD of LCMB Building Performance Ltd’s John O’Brien’s blog on how to stay secure…

Breakthrough water desalination innovators Solar Water appoint Shaw Gibbs as outsourced finance partner

Solar Water PLC generates fresh water through the innovative use of carbon-neutral and sustainable technology. Their vision is to produce an inexhaustible fresh water supply for agricultural, industrial and domestic use. Shaw Gibbs were selected to act as Solar Water’s back-office finance department and will also provide advisory support. Read more here…

Jobs

Oxwash is looking for a rockstar Growth Lead to join our growing team. We’re looking for someone with digital marketing and product/funnel analysis experience and a hunger to be at the bleeding edge of growth hacking.