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…
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.
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 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.
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/
Red Kite Leasing Ltd
Red Kite Leasing are an Oxfordshire based vehicle leasing broker. With the constant refinement of vehicle technology, reducing vehicle emissions, our aim is to advise and supply drivers with the best value, greenest vehicles available on the market
#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!
Antifragile Learning Circle
Lively Worlds would like Greentech to discover their Antifragile Learning Circle. This is a next-generation executive education program that equips businesses with the leadership, strategy and implementation mindsets and skills to become more antifragile—to thrive amidst rapid change and uncertainty. It’s a 10-month program that combines teaching, facilitation, mentoring and peer-to-peer coaching.
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…
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.