Green/sustainable business

Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Bristol’s top executives to get...

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Franchising deal lands Luton Airport outlet for Friska and gives it taste for more growth

March 17, 2017
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Franchising deal lands Luton Airport outlet for Friska and gives it taste for more growth

Friska, the Bristol-based healthy fast food group, has signed its first franchising deal – a move that has enabled it to open its ninth outlet. The new site, due to open in June in the newly-refurbished Luton Airport departure lounge, will be the biggest Friska yet with more than...

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Money can be the root of good things too, Triodos Bank research into savers’ ethical views reveals

March 17, 2017
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Money can be the root of good things too, Triodos Bank research into savers’ ethical views reveals

Research carried out by Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos has confirmed its view that most savers want their money to have a positive impact on society. With interest rates at an historic low and so little difference between cash ISAs now on the market, Triodos says its survey proved that...

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Bristol businesses primed for changes in the pipeline for UK water market

March 17, 2017
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Bristol businesses primed for changes in the pipeline for UK water market

Nearly 70% of businesses in the Bristol Water supply area are ready for the new retail market in the industry, according to a new survey. The new water market opens for business next month and awareness of it was just 32% when Bristol Water conducted its last business stakeholder...

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Bristol to become major centre for science research as wraps come off much-needed incubator

March 15, 2017
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Bristol to become major centre for science research as wraps come off much-needed incubator

Bristol’s innovation centre for scientific enterprise opened today – allowing the city to effectively compete for the first time against cities such as Oxford and Cambridge. Unit DX, pictured, will encourage cutting-edge science and tech start-ups with the kind of high-end laboratory space and support facilities common in the US and...

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Law firm Lyons Davidson’s ethical stance earns it region’s top Fairtrade Business Award

March 10, 2017
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Law firm Lyons Davidson’s ethical stance earns it region’s top Fairtrade Business Award

A commitment to ethical practices that involves all its employees today earned Bristol law firm Lyons Davidson the title of the South West’s Best Fairtrade Business. The firm scooped the top prize at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards, which were staged in Bristol Cathedral. The awards showcase organisations...

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Unrivalled networking opportunities for Bristol firms at Bath Business Expo

March 10, 2017
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Unrivalled networking opportunities for Bristol firms at Bath Business Expo

Bristol firms are being invited to head up the A4 to attend the successful Bath Business Expo, which returns to the city next week. One of the region’s largest general business exhibitions, it offers unrivalled exhibition and networking opportunities for firms across the West of England. The Expo takes...

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol for sixth year with host of top speakers

March 10, 2017
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol for sixth year with host of top speakers

Small business support group Enterprise Nation is to head to Bristol again to stage its flagship female-focused event, the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs. The event, the largest of its kind in the UK, has been held in the city since it was launched six years ago. Taking place this year on...

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Sales rise at the double for firm where design, quality and ethics go hand in hand

March 8, 2017
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Sales rise at the double for firm where design, quality and ethics go hand in hand

Bristol-based ethical design and gift website Decorator’s Notebook has doubled its sales after expanding its range of homeware and textiles products. The ethical design website, which supports 21 social enterprise projects, sells home accessories, jewellery, pottery, textiles and furniture produced in Kenya, India, Morocco, Peru, Kashmir and Tunisia. Customers...

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Ambitious global vision for Bristol aims to build on its world-beating business and cultural links

March 3, 2017
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Ambitious global vision for Bristol aims to build on its world-beating business and cultural links

An ambitious vision to build on Bristol’s international profile to create investment, funding and other global opportunities has been drawn up by the city council and Mayor Marvin Rees. It aims to draw on Bristol’s growing world-class sectors such as digital, creative and renewables and capitalise on the innovation...

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‘Outstanding’ accolade for Bristol spec office scheme – before it is finished

March 3, 2017
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‘Outstanding’ accolade for Bristol spec office scheme – before it is finished

Bristol’s only speculative office building, the 95,000 sq ft Aurora at Finzels Reach, has scooped a rare BREEAM ‘outstanding’ accreditation – the only office scheme outside London to have achieved the rating. Aurora, which is still under construction, is part of a new quarter being created by Bristol-based developer...

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Jobs created at pioneering Engine Shed as it scales up for new period of growth

March 3, 2017
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Jobs created at pioneering Engine Shed as it scales up for new period of growth

Engine Shed, Bristol’s highly successful innovation hub, is recruiting to scale up its own activities and prepare for its expansion into Engine Shed 2. After three hectic years since it opened, Engine Shed now qualifies as a ‘scale-up company’, according to the definition used by the UK’s Scale Up...

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Cayman Islands waste management contract for Burges Salmon

March 3, 2017
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Cayman Islands waste management contract for Burges Salmon

A cross-sector firm team from Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has been appointed to advise the Cayman Islands government on a long-term public–private partnership waste management contract. The team is partnering with Maples and Calder, the largest firm on the islands, on the procurement and financing of a 25-year...

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