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…

SYLO Beyond HR.

SYLO | Beyond HR. offer straightforward HR advice, helping to develop effective business strategies for your people and your business. Ensuring you have a motivated, productive and happy team that work alongside you to achieve your goals and objectives.

SpillAway Projects

 

SpillAway Projects distribute sustainable, innovative solutions to industry.  Products include bioremedial agents for clean-up of hydrocarbon and FOG contamination at site, saving money and minimising the carbon emissions.

Mewburn Ellis LLP

Mewburn Ellis is one of Europe’s leading Intellectual Property firms. Our specialists work at all stages of the IP life cycle advising on patents, trademarks and registered designs, as well as IP-related disputes and legal and commercial requirements. We provide strategic advice to maximise the potential of IP as a business asset

Wicklesham Commercial Properties

 Wicklesham Commercial Properties manages offices based in redundant, historic, agricultural buildings set within an AONB in South Oxfordshire

Zeta Specialist Lighting

Zeta Specialist Lighting is an innovative developer and manufacturer of LED and Solar powered lighting solutions where highly efficient, cost effective lighting is required.

We recently set up EZ-Charge as a project to deploy smart EV chargers to local authorities.

Global Dream Travel

We are a Global Tour operator based in Oxfordshire that is passionate about sustainability and social responsibility. Through locally engaged tourism we aim to include activities on our tours for the well-being of our planet.

News

Government confirms 2030 ban on petrol and diesel cars, unveils £20m electric vehicle package

The Government has confirmed that the ban on new petrol and diesel cars has been moved forward to 2030, following a lengthy consultation. There are some exceptions to the ban, with some plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and some full hybrids still able to be sold up until 2035.

The Government’s new £20m fun will assist research and development competition, for EV technology innovations Funding could potentially support zero-emissions emergency vehicles, charging infrastructure and battery recycling. 

Read more here.

Are you responsible for managing organisational performance and productivity, employee health and wellbeing, or workplaces?

Over the last few years LCMB have been working with Innovate UK and a team of world class organisations to investigate the impact of indoor environmental quality (air quality, noise, light, chemical contaminants etc.) on worker performance and productivity.

You can gain some tips and insights on methods to improve your workplace health and performance and have the opportunity to win an iPad or a balloon ride if you can spare 5 to 10 minutes to take part in their survey about their new services.

Electrogenic wins Innovate UK award to develop 100% electric Land Rovers

Electrogenic is delighted to announce that we have won an Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund award, to develop low-cost technology to convert Land Rovers to all-electric.  We are partnering with Worthy Farm (host to the Glastonbury Festival) and Cardiff University to develop and test our green technology in a working environment.

Click below to find out more!

Associate founder LCMB’s offer to OG members

LCMB Building Performance Ltd. are offering a one-hour free MS Teams, or face to face COVID secure consultation, to members of Oxfordshire Greentech on a free no obligation basis, if you have a workplace, building or estate related issue that you’d like to discuss.

Shaw Gibbs have taken the tentative steps back to face-to-face networking with a series of events which take social-distancing and social-conscience into consideration.

The firm, have launched their ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ events this week to bring together small groups of Oxfordshire professionals in open spaces to network over litter picks.

The Office is Dead, Long Live the Office

“The UK Office of National Statistics reported that in April 2020, 49.2% of the working adult population were working at home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. For many this change to homeworking was welcome and many have predicted that after this crisis is over, the office set-up as we know will be dead.” An interesting perspective on the new way of completing your office work, check out this blog to find out more: 

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!)

#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.

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…

We’re looking for a Low-Carbon Mobility SIG Co-Champion!

By championing a SIG, you could:

  • Gain more visibility for your organisation, both within and outside of our network
  • Promote your organisation/expertise/insight online and at events
  • Form close connections with likeminded people
  • Win more work/clients for your organisation
  • Receive logistical support from Oxfordshire Greentech

Jobs

Oxford Product Design (OPD) is a full-service, multi-award-winning Product Design Consultancy. They are professional problem solvers, working with both start-ups on ground-breaking new ideas, as well as some of the world’s leading brands on category-defining products that improve how we humans live and work. They are currently recruiting for the following roles: