Last week I attended the Bath Business Awards. It was an excellent evening and good to see so many businesses, large and small, succeeding in our area. The Council sponsored the Best Place to Work Category which encourages local businesses to demonstrate how they actively promote staff health and wellbeing and provide good quality jobs. Congratulations to the winner, Buro Happold, a company that demonstrates a clear commitment to workplace health. They also provide a range of development opportunities such as internships, graduate weeks, work experience, a young engineer’s forum and a mentoring programme for staff.

This week I also attended the AGM of Bath BID, which is doing a great job in the city, at which local businesses were well-represented.  

I’m looking forward to a tour of Foxhill on Thursday to get a residents’ perspective on the future regeneration plans. This will be followed by a discussion workshop with Curo and my fellow Cabinet Members, where we will be discussing the pending outline planning application and the viability of different options for regeneration.

It was good to hear this week that our school meals service has achieved the prestigious Silver Food For Life Catering Mark. This shows that we are providing fresh, local, organic, healthy and ethically-sourced food to our local school children.