Green/sustainable business

Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

November 8, 2019
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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams’ In-House Lawyer service and Bristol Business News have teamed up to host a seminar aimed at helping fledgling businesses achieve sustainable growth. Called Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations, it will discuss topics surrounding business growth, the risks companies face when scaling-up and the...

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Unique list champions Bristol groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

November 8, 2019
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Unique list champions Bristol groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

Organisations that are addressing diversity challenges in the South West’s tech sector have been highlighted in a unique project. For the past two years DisruptSW has showcased the most-innovative companies in the region with the 25 named in each list recognising firms taking a new approach to existing problems....

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OVO plugs into Bristol green energy exchange with minority stake

October 28, 2019
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OVO plugs into Bristol green energy exchange with minority stake

Bristol clean energy marketplace Renewable Exchange is powering ahead with its growth following investment from green energy group OVO. Renewable Exchange, which was launched three years ago by a former manager at OVO, has developed a digital marketplace that optimises the sale of renewable energy from generators to suppliers. ...

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Pioneering £10m Bristol social investment scheme up and running, with help from Burges Salmon

October 25, 2019
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Pioneering £10m Bristol social investment scheme up and running, with help from Burges Salmon

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has provided legal advice to help launch a £10m social investment fund as part of Bristol’s City Funds initiative. The scheme – one of the first funds of its kind in the UK – aims to ensure everyone in Bristol has the opportunity to...

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Time for Bristol firms to do battle with bat and ball as the Ping Pong Fight Club returns

October 25, 2019
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Time for Bristol firms to do battle with bat and ball as the Ping Pong Fight Club returns

More Bristol firms are ready to bring their skills to the table as the city’s all-action Ping Pong Fight Club comes back for a second year. Granite Consulting, MDE Group, accountants Bishop Fleming, iO Associates and Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing are the latest to sign up for what...

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‘Pioneer for good’ in financial services gains prestigious ethical accreditation

October 25, 2019
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‘Pioneer for good’ in financial services gains prestigious ethical accreditation

Bristol financial planning firm Paradigm Norton has become the latest to obtain the acclaimed B Corporation status as the city continues to become a hotspot for value-driven businesses. B Corp certification recognises a business’s commitment to building for the longer term. In Paradigm Norton’s case it also reflects its...

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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

October 18, 2019
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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

The University of Bristol’s ambitious plans to create a new enterprise campus centred on world-class innovation next to Temple Meads railway station received a double boost this week. The planned flagship Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC), pictured – a key element of the £300m campus at Temple Quarter –...

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Bristol conference addresses the challenges firms face over the workplace of the future

October 18, 2019
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Bristol conference addresses the challenges firms face over the workplace of the future

Flexible working, workplace culture and employee wellness will be key themes in the future of employment and businesses need to be aware of their impact, an event in Bristol heard. Called The Irresistible Organisation, it featured input from thought leaders and a panel of experts at the coalface of...

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Success of Bristol’s economy ‘at risk’ from post-Brexit clampdown on EU workers, says Business West

October 14, 2019
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Success of Bristol’s economy ‘at risk’ from post-Brexit clampdown on EU workers, says Business West

The government’s proposals for ending freedom of movement after Brexit would put Bristol’s economy at risk, with three-quarters of EU migrants in the city not eligible to work here, according the region’s largest business organisation. A new report produced by Business West with the IPPR (Institute for Public Policy...

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Mayor puts Bristol’s climate emergency stand on global stage as UK cities press for govt action

October 11, 2019
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Mayor puts Bristol’s climate emergency stand on global stage as UK cities press for govt action

Bristol has put itself at the forefront of action to tackle the climate emergency by issuing a joint plea with the UK’s other major cities for government action and Mayor Marvin Rees speaking at a global summit on the issue. The UK Core City group issued a stark warning...

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Recruitment agency joins growing ranks of Bristol firms gaining ethical accreditation

October 11, 2019
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Recruitment agency joins growing ranks of Bristol firms gaining ethical accreditation

ADLIB, the Bristol recruiter in the technology, data, marketing and creative sector, has become the latest firm in the city to be certified as a B Corporation The prestigious accreditation recognises ADLIB’s long-standing belief in business for good, its people, supporting the community, driving diversity and inclusion and working...

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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 11, 2019
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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol next week. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now...

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Time running out for firms to benefit from Green Business Grants

October 10, 2019
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Time running out for firms to benefit from Green Business Grants

The deadline is looming for Bristol’s small and medium-sized businesses to apply for grants to help them improve their energy efficiency by reducing bills and protect against future price rises.  A £1m fund has been set up by the West of England Combined Authority through which businesses across the...

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