Green/sustainable business

Bank finance boost for Bristol firm at the leading edge of UK recycling

September 20, 2019
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Bank finance boost for Bristol firm at the leading edge of UK recycling

Bristol waste management company Ecosurety, which operates one of the UK’s leading recycling compliance schemes, is looking to expand after securing a £2m finance facility from HSBC UK. Ecosurety provides well-known brands with the credible and traceable recycling evidence they need to submit under UK law.  The scheme has...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to “take bold action” over climate change

September 20, 2019
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to “take bold action” over climate change

The organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with more than 450 chambers across the world to sign up to an international agreement to tackle climate change. Business West, which also runs the Bristol Initiative, said its commitment to the International Chambers of Commerce Chambers Climate Coalition...

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Huge growth in the pipeline for Bristol’s OVO as it snaps up rival SSE’s retail business for £500m

September 13, 2019
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Huge growth in the pipeline for Bristol’s OVO as it snaps up rival SSE’s retail business for £500m

Bristol green energy group OVO is poised to become the UK’s second largest energy supplier just 10 years after it was formed following an agreement today to buy the retail business of rival SSE for £500m. Under the landmark deal OVO will now take on SSE’s 3.5m customers and...

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University’s £300m Enterprise Campus will usher in new ways of linking with local communities

September 13, 2019
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University’s £300m Enterprise Campus will usher in new ways of linking with local communities

The University of Bristol launched a new consultation exercise on the plans for its £300m-plus Temple Quarter campus this week with the promise to make it as inclusive as possible to benefit neighbouring communities. The Enterprise Campus on a derelict seven-acre site alongside Temple Meads railway station will usher...

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Renewable electricity deal major step on journey towards carbon neutral status, says Bristol Airport

September 13, 2019
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Renewable electricity deal major step on journey towards carbon neutral status, says Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport has switched to a 100% renewable electricity supply in what it described as “a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint”. Under the three-year agreement with Danish global renewable energy supplier Ørsted, the airport’s annual electricity use of 17m kWh will be powered entirely by renewable sources. Electricity...

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Bright future for innovative industrial testing firm as it outgrows Bristol’s science hub

September 6, 2019
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Bright future for innovative industrial testing firm as it outgrows Bristol’s science hub

Inductosense, the Bristol scale-up specialising in ultrasonic non-destructive testing, is heading for more growth after becoming the first firm to ‘graduate’ from the city’s pioneering Unit DX biotech hub. The firm, which has secured investment of more than £2m, this year has relocated to a nearby 5,000 sq ft...

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Investment-hungry firms boost Bristol’s standing as one of UK’s top three tech hotspots

September 6, 2019
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Investment-hungry firms boost Bristol’s standing as one of UK’s top three tech hotspots

Businesses in Bristol’s rapid-growth tech sector have raised nearly £248m so far this year to fund their expansion – making the city the UK’s third busiest hi-tech hub. The figure is not far behind the total of £235m raised in the whole of 2018, according to new research by...

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Bristol in running for title of Europe’s most innovative city

September 6, 2019
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Bristol in running for title of Europe’s most innovative city

Bristol has been shortlisted for the prestigious title of European Capital of Innovation 2019 for the second year running by the European Commission. Bristol is among 11 cities, including London and Glasgow from the UK, in the running for six European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Awards.  The overall winning...

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TLT helps power up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

September 6, 2019
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TLT helps power up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

Green energy experts at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT have boosted their market-leading position in the fast-growing sector by advising on a new joint venture to develop subsidiary-free solar projects across the UK. The deals brings together renewable energy developer Spring with a German investor Altus.  Chippenham-headquartered Spring was...

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UWE toasts success of its Future Space tech hub as new arrivals mean it hits 100% occupancy

August 30, 2019
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UWE toasts success of its Future Space tech hub as new arrivals mean it hits 100% occupancy

Future Space, the innovation centre on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus, has reached full capacity less than three years after opening as a launch pad for a new generation of tech and life sciences sectors. The ‘no vacancies’ sign has gone up at the hub after it welcomed a clutch...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers...

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Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to be guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to be guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its...

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UWE announces line-up for latest Distinguished Address Series

August 29, 2019
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The rise of the UK as a fintech hub, the changing retail landscape and how to get ahead in business in a disruptive environment are among the topics as UWE Bristol’s Distinguished Address Series returns for its 10th year.  The Wednesday evening lectures take place between October 9 to...

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