Sue Perkins [left] presented the Divine team with the award

Divine Chocolate wins Social Enterprise Of The Year title

Farmer-owned Divine Chocolate has been named Social Enterprise of the Year at the UK Social Enterprise Awards, presented by Sue Perkins. The awards recognise the UK's 70,000 social enterprises.

The fund is offered to businesses working to reduce and store energy use and improve efficiency

Energy entrepreneurs offered extra £5m to tackle climate change

Businesses working to develop low-carbon energy generation, storage and efficiency initiatives are invited to bid for an extra £5million of funding in the fourth round of the Government's Energy Entrepreneurs' Fund.

Nick Clegg and Halfords CEO Matt Davies joined children at a bike maintenance workshop

Government makes £214m investment to double number of bike journeys

Nick Clegg has announced £214million will be invested in cycling, including making improvements to the safety of busy roads and supporting the Cycling Ambition Cities Programme for the next three years.

The Remade in Britain team marked the launch by 'borrowing a skip and creating our very own room'

Retail website puts upcycling businesses in touch with consumers

Remade in Britain, said to be 'the UK's first retail website' selling upcycled products from repurposing businesses to shoppers, has opened its online doors.

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The fund is intended to find solutions to the UK's energy trilemma

Businesses invited to develop solutions to ‘energy trilemma’ through Energy Catalyst

Businesses and researchers have been invited to apply for investment through the latest round of Innovate UK's Energy Catalyst competition.

Manufacturing

The event was part of a wider Zero Waste Scotland campaign to promote the circular economy to textiles manufacturers

Orsola de Castro launches textile re-use fund for Scottish designers

Orsola de Castro has given the keynote speech at a launch event for a fund supporting the use of re-used textiles in the Scottish fashion industry.

Retail

Asda has meters in over 660 UK sites

Asda to install Enacto energy monitors in 660 sites

Asda is to use Elster EnergyICT's Enacto energy monitoring management platform to control over 10,000 meters in over 660 UK sites.

Food & Farming

Anaerobic digestion can turn food by-products into energy

Nestlé cuts energy bill by £100,000 with on-site AD plant

Nestlé is saving around £100,000 per annum by sourcing eight per cent of the energy required for its Fawdon confectionery factory from an on-site anaerobic digestion plant.

Energy

Big businesses could make significant savings through energy efficiency

New Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme to launch in December

Large organisations will be offered a detailed energy audit to help them cut their electricity use through the new Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme, launching in December.

Transport & Cities

The buses will be introduced initially in Oxford and London

GKN and Alexander Dennis team up to roll out low-carbon buses

Bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis and GKN Hybrid Power are to work together on the introduction of 250 low-carbon vehicles across the UK in the next two years.

Design

The event was part of a wider Zero Waste Scotland campaign to promote the circular economy to textiles manufacturers

Orsola de Castro launches textile re-use fund for Scottish designers

Orsola de Castro has given the keynote speech at a launch event for a fund supporting the use of re-used textiles in the Scottish fashion industry.

Events

Nearly three-quarters of people want world leaders to agree a global deal

Two-thirds of public want immediate action on climate change

Seventy-three per cent of the UK public want world leaders to agree a global deal on climate change and 66 per cent want action to be taken immediately, a new survey shows.