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Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC): IFGICT Green ICT Standard

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has been established
by the Climate Group and consists of a wide range of public and private
organisations. One of the key objectives of the IIGCC is to catalyse greater
investment in a low carbon economy by bringing investors together to use their
collective influence with companies, policymakers and investors.
IIGCC focuses on cleaner and renewable energy, energy efficiency and


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Management and Governance UNFCCC: IFGICT Green ICT Standard

Management and Governance


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Bennington Green acquires Richard Neale Associates

Dorset-based Bennington Green has acquired Richard Neale Associates.

Richard Neale will become a senior consultant for Bennington Green, based in its central Bournemouth offices and joining forces with the existing team.

Neale qualified as a chartered building surveyor in 1977 and became a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1987. Having sold an established business, West London Estates, based in Reading, Neale relocated to Poole in 2006, establishing Richard Neale Associates in 2007.


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Maidenhead: Mackenzie Spencer completes first deal in Thames Valley

Corporate finance firm Mackenzie Spencer recently completed its first transaction out of its newly-opened Maidenhead office.
The transaction involved the sale of 100% of the share capital of Pura Water to Water Wellbeing for an undisclosed sum. Water Wellbeing is a Kent-based company offering hydration solutions to organisations.


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Hixsons in top 10 for customer satisfaction

Bournemouth accountants Hixsons has been listed in the top 10 of small firms nationally surveyed for customer satisfaction by AccountingWEB, the largest online accounting community.

Hixsons is now shortlisted for the next stage of this prestigious national Practice Excellence Programme. Survey questions include value for money, how effectively client business objectives are understood, flexibility to client needs, and how effectively Hixsons communicates.


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Dorset: Investment secured for upgrade of Bournemouth & Poole College facilities

Bournemouth & Poole College’s Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing facilities are receiving a major upgrade thanks to a £565,150 investment secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) through the Dorset Growth Deal*.

The first phase of the refurbishment has recently been completed – the works will further enhance the quality of the facilities, reduce its carbon footprint and increase its energy efficiency. The upgrades included:

– cladding of external walls

– replacements of windows (UPVC double glazed energy efficient units)


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Chichester: Oceanair Marine named national champion in Europe’s largest business competition

Oceanair has been named a National Champion for the UK in The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM. This is Europe’s largest business competition, set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community. The Awards, now in its 10th year, is supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe, and this year engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries.


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Dorset: Apply now for Superior’s STEM Bursary

Superior, a leading manufacturer based in Dorset, is offering – in partnership with Dorset Community Foundation – two bursary funds worth up to £1,500 to support disadvantaged young people aged 14-21 on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) courses at either Bournemouth and Poole College or Brockenhurst College. Applicants must live in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne or surrounding areas.


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South East: Region’s top women shine at 2016 business awards

Winners of Women in Business 2016 were announced and celebrated last night at the fourth annual awards ceremony.


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A change from low interest loans to grants could fundamentally change the financial calculation for any automaker considering an investment in Canada verses the United States or Mexico Unifor and General Motors remain far apart in contract negotiations

A change from low interest loans to grants could fundamentally change the financial calculation for any automaker considering an investment in Canada verses the United States or Mexico

Unifor and General Motors remain far apart in contract negotiations but the union that represents Canadian autoworkers appears to be on the cusp of getting a lifeline from Canada.


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