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Neil Quinn wins prestigious Duke of Gloucester Award for Architecture

Posted on 13th December 2011

BSK-CiC is delighted to announce that young designer, Neil Quinn, has won the prestigious Duke of Gloucester Award for Architecture for his design work in its Build4 Sustainable Construction Demo Centre. BSK is one of the UK partners in the Interreg funded CAP’EM project which assesses and showcases eco-materials for construction. BSK is a Community …

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BSK-CiC Clients Win Big at West Kent Business Awards

Posted on 28th November 2011

Hosted at the luxurious setting of The Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells, the highly coveted West Kent Business Awards took place last week celebrating the best of business in the West of Kent. BSK-CiC were once again ambassadors of the awards, alongside Heart Kent, helping to spread the word locally encouraging West Kent based businesses to …

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Winning Talent Shines Through at Brand New Awards

Posted on 25th November 2011

Back in August of 2010, BSK put out a call for young design graduates/students to take on a special design project for it’s CAP’EM project.  The successful candidate would design the interior architecture at CAP’EM’s Build4 Demo Centre.  Enter Neil Quinn, a recent graduate of Central Saint Martin’s in London: a young designer with a …

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A stroke of genius

Posted on 23rd November 2011

CAP’EM will be hosting K-College’s level 1 painting and decorating students on the 7th of December for an Enrichment Day at the Build4 Sustainable Construction Demo Centre in Dover.  We will be looking at sustainable alternatives to conventional paint and discussing how the students might talk about this with clients.  We will also look at …

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Mass solar FiT rally to lobby Parliament ahead of debate

Posted on 22nd November 2011

The Government plan to make drastic cuts to the Solar Feed-in Tariff in a few weeks, putting tens of thousands jobs at risk. Today will see hundreds of solar firms protest outside the House of Parliament, where tomorrow MPs will have the chance to vote on the Governments plans which were announced in October 2011. …

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Energy Saving Week 2011 – make a change and save your business money

Posted on 24th October 2011

With the cold weather settling in, you are probably thinking about how to stay warm this winter without it costing you a fortune. Do you make staff put on an extra jumper and delay turning the heating on, or are you looking at other ways to reduce fuel bills and save energy? With Energy Saving …

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Up, ‘App’ and Away!

Posted on 30th September 2011

Exciting new ‘Enterprise App Guide’ has been launched by BSK-CiC that recognises the key business skills needed for our future budding entrepreneurs! Applications or ‘Apps’ as they are known are becoming part of everyday life.  You’ve probably heard the conversations, ‘have you downloaded this app?’, ‘what about this app?’ ‘I found a great app the …

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Share your innovative environmental ideas with companies from across the channel

Posted on 15th August 2011

Enterprise Europe South EastUK, with the support of the co-funded European project EcoMind, is inviting businesses interested in the environmental innovation sector to attend JADDE 2011 in Lille, on 5 October. JADDE is one of the key business events in Northern France. It is open to all industries, with many medium and small businesses exhibiting …

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Europe’s renewable energy capacity almost doubles in a decade

Posted on 12th August 2011

It has be discovered that renewables have risen from 5.4 per cent to 9 per cent of total capacity in the last ten years, while oil and nucleur’s share of energy mix has dropped. The share of renewable energy across the EU’s generation mix has almost doubled over the past decade, from 5.4 per cent …

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Shell competition for latest carbon-cutting technologies opens for seventh year

Posted on 25th July 2011

The Shell Springboard Awards are now open for the seventh round of applications. £320,000 will be awarded to UK based small businesses who have an innovative product or service that will help address climate change, normally in awards of £40,000. Since 2005, the Shell Springboard programme has awarded £2 million to 53 small businesses who …

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