Green/sustainable business

Bristol hydraulics firm looking to help aerospace industry get sustainable aircraft off the ground

July 19, 2024
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Bristol hydraulics firm looking to help aerospace industry get sustainable aircraft off the ground

Cutting-edge hydraulic systems developed in Bristol that could bring about a step change in sustainable aviation are to be showcased alongside the world’s leading aerospace technology next week. Domin, the firm behind the ground-breaking systems, is exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow, the global gathering of the leading aerospace...

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National tech award shortlisting for Bristol firm on a mission to supercharge global crop growth

July 19, 2024
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National tech award shortlisting for Bristol firm on a mission to supercharge global crop growth

A Bristol firm aiming to revolutionise the way crops are grown without increasing greenhouse gases has been named South West and Wales Innovator in a contest to find the UK’s most exciting tech businesses. Glaia, which was founded in 2019 by two former University of Bristol scientists, is developing...

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King’s Speech bills will be ‘key to spurring region’s economic growth and easing housing crisis’

July 19, 2024
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King’s Speech bills will be ‘key to spurring region’s economic growth and easing housing crisis’

Measures included in the King’s Speech aimed at boosting housebuilding and devolving more powers from Whitehall to the regions have been widely welcomed by key business figures. The Planning and Infrastructure Bill – one of the 40 included in the speech that will shape the first year of the...

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Five years of economic expansion forecast for the West of England, outpacing all other UK regions

July 19, 2024
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Five years of economic expansion forecast for the West of England, outpacing all other UK regions

The West of England’s economy is forecast to grow faster over the next five years than any other part of the UK outside London, according to two new reports. The region, along with South Wales, will achieve economic expansion of 1.4% a year between now and 2029, according to...

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Experienced senior relationship manager’s arrival boosts Triodos Bank’s wellbeing sector team

July 17, 2024
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Experienced senior relationship manager’s arrival boosts Triodos Bank’s wellbeing sector team

Triodos Bank UK, the Bristol-based sustainable banking group, has strengthened the wellbeing sector of its business banking team with the appointment of Tony Kear as senior relationship manager. Triodos said the appointment continued its work in assisting businesses to deliver positive social and environmental impact across the UK, with...

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Collaboration key to Arup’s new office in move also reflecting global firm’s 50-year commitment Bristol

July 16, 2024
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Collaboration key to Arup’s new office in move also reflecting global firm’s 50-year commitment Bristol

International sustainable development and engineering consultancy Arup has relocated its Bristol office into flexible space in one of the city’s greenest new buildings. The firm, which has had a presence in Bristol for around 50 years, has taken the 27,000 sq ft second floor of the state-of-the-art EQ building...

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Bristol tech pioneers sweep the board as The SPARKies annual awards put the city on the spotlight

July 12, 2024
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Bristol tech pioneers sweep the board as The SPARKies annual awards put the city on the spotlight

Bristol’s top tech talent has again won big at the West of England’s most prestigious awards scheme for the sector. Firms and individuals from the city triumphed in 12 of the 17 categories of The SPARKies, the annual awards that champion the best of the region’s tech and digital...

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Welcome for ‘reset in relationship’ between government and regions with promise of new powers

July 12, 2024
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Welcome for ‘reset in relationship’ between government and regions with promise of new powers

The new government’s pledge to devolve more powers from Whitehall to the West of England offers “a really exciting opportunity” for the region, according to the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, said the move could trigger more jobs, homes and infrastructure...

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Bristol playground firm draws on the natural world to create historic zoo’s innovative kids’ experience

July 11, 2024
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Bristol playground firm draws on the natural world to create historic zoo’s innovative kids’ experience

TouchWood Play, the Bristol firm behind ‘purposeful playgrounds’, has created a nature-inspired kids’ immersive experience at an historic UK zoo. Called The Hangout, the playground at Paignton Zoo caters to a wide age range – from toddlers to older children, including families with special educational needs (SEN).  The space...

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Boost for burgeoning life sciences sector in Bristol as city’s expertise is harnessed for new partnership

July 10, 2024
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Boost for burgeoning life sciences sector in Bristol as city’s expertise is harnessed for new partnership

Bristol’s burgeoning life sciences ecosystem is to be strengthened through a new partnership that brings together some of the major players in the sector across the region. South West Life Sciences has been set up and is being led by the University of Bristol’s Translational Research Hub.  It aims...

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Labour’s pre-election backing for innovation incentives could now deliver boost for Bristol businesses

July 5, 2024
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Labour’s pre-election backing for innovation incentives could now deliver boost for Bristol businesses

Bristol’s status as a hotbed for innovation could be strengthened if the new Labour government sticks to commitments over support for research and development made ahead of the General Election, according to a city-based accountant. Sam Wood, pictured, a tax specialist at Albert Goodman, said Labour had pledged to...

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Bristol gender equality pioneer urges new government to act over challenges faced by women at work

July 5, 2024
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Bristol gender equality pioneer urges new government to act over challenges faced by women at work

Bristol can play a key role in helping the new government meet its ambitions to improve working conditions for women and create better businesses, according to the organisation aiming to make the city England’s best for gender equality. Sandra Gordon, pictured, director of Bristol Women in Business Charter, said:...

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Period of major economic growth forecast for the region following General Election, survey says

July 5, 2024
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Period of major economic growth forecast for the region following General Election, survey says

Nearly half of South West businesses believe the General Election will lead to significant economic expansion in the region over the next six months, a new survey has revealed. Research commissioned by accountancy firm Monahans, which has seven offices in the region, shows 47% of business owners are confident...

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