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…

Town Sq

 

Town Sq offer coworking and serviced offices in the UK’S first Passivhaus Plus workspace. We also provide support to start and grow your business, wherever you’re at in your journey.

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.

News

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: 

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

REA guest blog (Paythru’s MD): Interoperability and the future of EVs

Keith Brown talks about how the digital mobility revolution is here (well, almost…), based on four trends; connected networks, automation, shared services and electrification. Combined, these unlock new possibilities for mobility.

Cleantech Venture Week press release

We are proud to invite you to our first digital Cleantech Venture week, in partnership with Cambridge Cleantech. A digital take on the successful Cleantech Venture Day, we want to carry on the amazing work that has been accomplished in the last 14 years thanks to this opportunity.

Click below to read the event’s press release and find out more!

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. 

News

Managing our health, well-being, and performance in a COVID world

LCMB have spent the last few years working on optimising workplaces for health, wellbeing and performance. Read their blog and find out how you can manage all of the above in the current situation. With detailed research, this blog post gives you, amongst other things, the insight into how important adequate managing of a workplace is to increase productivity in the most efficient way. 

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…

Jobs

Energy Pro ltd are looking for a contract advertisement energy efficiency project consultant. A full-time position for a Consultant with subject matter knowledge in at least one of: clean energy, energy efficiency, micro grids, sustainable finance

Aspire have a number of opportunities available: Part-time, 9-month roles to help disadvantaged communities in Oxfordshire engage in sustainability and develop their own action plans for a better future. 

South and Vale District Councils are looking for someone to join the team as a Climate Change Lead who can support the implementation of our Climate Emergency year-one work programme and provide support to our Climate Emergency Advisory Committee.

Shaw Gibbs is a growing and fast-paced Top 100 independent accountancy, financial planning and insolvency practice operating across the Thames Valley, the Chilterns and London, as well as internationally as part of the DFK global association, and they are currently recruiting for two roles:

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:

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. 

The LCMB team is growing! We are looking for a recent graduate to support and deliver LCMB projects to our clients. You will offer clients support and advice to deliver their projects for them and enhance the performance of their buildings.