Green/sustainable business

Second ‘deep tech’ incubator puts Bristol on path to creating world-class science ecosystem

November 26, 2021
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Second ‘deep tech’ incubator puts Bristol on path to creating world-class science ecosystem

Bristol has developed Europe’s most exciting ‘deep tech’ ecosystem where innovators can accelerate ground-breaking ideas in areas as diverse as AI, synthetic biology, nano technologies and quantum computing, guests at the opening of the city’s new Science Creates centre were told. The incubator in Old Market is already becoming...

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Report shows drastic action is needed to get Bristol’s offices ready to meet 2030 net zero target

November 26, 2021
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Report shows drastic action is needed to get Bristol’s offices ready to meet 2030 net zero target

Bristol will miss the government’s net zero targets unless it significantly upgrades its office buildings over the next 10 years, according to new analysis. The report by leading property consultancy JLL, which has an office in the Bristol, concludes that just over 85% of the city’s office stock –...

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Bristol law firms’ social mobility programmes put them among UK’s Top 75 employers

November 26, 2021
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Bristol law firms’ social mobility programmes put them among UK’s Top 75 employers

Two Bristol law firms have been named among the top UK employers with a strong commitment to advancing social mobility in their workplace and the wider community. Osborne Clarke and Burges Salmon – the city’s two largest law firms – have been included in the latest Social Mobility Foundation...

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Employment scheme at heart of Rathbone and FareShare South West’s new three-year partnership

November 26, 2021
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Employment scheme at heart of Rathbone and FareShare South West’s new three-year partnership

The Bristol office of national investment management firm Rathbone has agreed a three-year partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare South West, including a programme to help disadvantaged people get jobs. The partnership has been arranged through the Rathbones Foundation, the firm’s charitable fund. The employability programme will be based...

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Foot Anstey helps its staff switch to electric vehicles as it looks to drive down its carbon footprint

November 26, 2021
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Foot Anstey helps its staff switch to electric vehicles as it looks to drive down its carbon footprint

National law firm Foot Anstey is incentivising its 600-plus employees to drive electric vehicles (EVs) or ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) as it accelerates efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The firm, which has offices in Bristol and across the South West as well as in London and Southampton, has...

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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

November 22, 2021
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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

Business people with strong networking experience and the credibility to champion the region are being sought by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to join its business board. The LEP is looking to appoint new board members to help shape a brighter, greener future for the West...

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Funding for Bristol firm aiming to clean up microplastic pollution caused by washing machines

November 19, 2021
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Funding for Bristol firm aiming to clean up microplastic pollution caused by washing machines

A Bristol-based tech firm has secured a £150,000 investment to help it scale up its innovative method of capturing, harvesting and recycling microplastics before they can pollute the world’s oceans. Called Matter, the firm was founded in 2017 by former Dyson engineer and keen scuba diver Adam Root, pictured. ...

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McCann Bristol lands creative for Yeo Valley Organic TV campaign showcasing regenerative farming

November 19, 2021
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McCann Bristol lands creative for Yeo Valley Organic TV campaign showcasing regenerative farming

Britain’s largest organic dairy brand Yeo Valley is returning to TV with a new multi-million pound advertising campaign created by communications agency McCann Bristol. Over a decade ago Blagdon-based family-owned Yeo Valley Organic made history by taking over an entire commercial break during a 2010 X-Factor live show with...

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Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened to support Bristol’s would-be entrepreneurs

November 19, 2021
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Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened to support Bristol’s would-be entrepreneurs

Free one-to-one support to help potential entrepreneurs start and grow their own business is available from a new Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened in the city’s Central Library. The centre, which was officially opened by Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, is offering free resources, confidential one-to-one support, advice...

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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

November 18, 2021
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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

Leading lights in Bristol’s higher education, innovation and research communities are being invited to apply for posts representing the sectors on the board of the Western Gateway as it starts to ramp up its work. The gateway is the cross-border economic partnership of eight cities either side of the...

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Call for big ideas on Bristol’s climate challenges as city is picked to play key role in global project

November 12, 2021
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Call for big ideas on Bristol’s climate challenges as city is picked to play key role in global project

Bristol’s innovators are being urged to come up with suggestions to help tackle the city’s climate challenges following its inclusion in a United Nations-backed global scheme. The Climate Smart Cities Challenge aims to empower innovators and communities to collaborate in designing and demonstrating climate-smart approaches to vital areas of city...

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Top investment award for Whitechurch as it continues to build its ethical offering

November 12, 2021
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Top investment award for Whitechurch as it continues to build its ethical offering

A strong track record of ethical investing has earned Bristol-based wealth management boutique Whitechurch Securities a major national award. The firm has run successful ethical portfolios since 2016 and recently launched a ‘responsible dynamic’ range.  It topped the Best Discretionary Wealth Manager for Excellence in Ethical Investment Solutions category...

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Appeal started by Quartet as more households face a bleak winter of choosing between heating or eating

November 12, 2021
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Appeal started by Quartet as more households face a bleak winter of choosing between heating or eating

Quartet, the community foundation covering Bristol and the West of England, has launched its annual Surviving Winter appeal with a warning that this year it will be needed more than ever. With many households already struggling to make ends meet, sharply rising fuel and food prices rise and a...

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