Green/sustainable business

Bristol Bounce Back project to tackle questions of business recovery from Covid-19 crisis

July 10, 2020
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Bristol Bounce Back project to tackle questions of business recovery from Covid-19 crisis

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams and regional chartered accountants Milsted Langdon have teamed up to launch a ‘Bristol Bounce Back’ initiative to help firms recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The project is supported by an expert panel made up of individuals some of the city’s leading businesses including the Bank of England’s South...

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Move to new Avonmouth warehouse on the cards for Bart Ingredients

July 10, 2020
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Move to new Avonmouth warehouse on the cards for Bart Ingredients

Bart Ingredients, the Bristol-based manufacturer of herbs and spices, looks set to move from its base close to the city centre to a new warehouse development at Avonmouth. The firm, which was founded in 1963, is being linked with Junction One, a 139,000 sq ft unit on a 6.6-acre...

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£2m finance deal for firm keeping supermarket fridges ice-cold during lockdown

July 10, 2020
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£2m finance deal for firm keeping supermarket fridges ice-cold during lockdown

A Bristol refrigeration firm that has helped keep food retailers operating safely during the coronavirus crisis has secured a £2m finance facility from HSBC. A1 Engineering, which works predominantly for large supermarkets, has used the funding to continue operating its service and repair service for them while other parts...

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Bristol agency Wild West lands account to tell Yeo Valley’s sustainability and organic stories

July 10, 2020
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Bristol agency Wild West lands account to tell Yeo Valley’s sustainability and organic stories

West Country dairy brand Yeo Valley has hired Bristol communications agency Wild West to produce an integrated campaign focused on its sustainability and organic messaging. The account was won by Wild West, along with its London-based sister agency Wild Card, following a competitive pitch.  The two have combined to form...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: National business reaction

July 8, 2020
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The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak was “absolutely right” to prioritise jobs in his summer statement. Director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured, said: “Flattening the daunting unemployment curve about to hit our country could not be more important. Joblessness scars lives and hits the young and most disadvantaged hardest.  “The...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Key points . . .

July 8, 2020
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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Key points . . .

Chancellor Rishi Sunak kicked-off his economic statement in the Commons by saying the government would do all it could to help prevent job losses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Key points of the statement were:  Government will pay £1,000 to businesses for each furloughed employee they bring...

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Gloom lifts slightly as survey shows marked bounce back in business confidence in South West

July 3, 2020
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Gloom lifts slightly as survey shows marked bounce back in business confidence in South West

Business confidence has bounced back stronger in the South West than any other part of the UK, according to a new survey – but many firms remain gloomy and one in 10 expects to stay closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The monthly Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial...

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Business West initiative selected to help UK food and drink firms bounce back by selling overseas

July 2, 2020
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Business West initiative selected to help UK food and drink firms bounce back by selling overseas

A coronavirus business bounce-back campaign to encourage UK food and drink producers to break into overseas markets is being spearheaded by the South West’s largest business organisation. Hampers full of British artisan food and drink are being sent all over the world as part of the Business West-led campaign,...

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Financial resilience programme launched to prepare small firms for post Covid-19 business life

July 2, 2020
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Financial resilience programme launched to prepare small firms for post Covid-19 business life

Bristol’s small businesses are being offered the chance to get free help to manage their finances in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to a new programme launched by West of England Mayor Tim Bowles. The accountancy support programme is being delivered in partnership with the Institute of...

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New pro vice-chancellor for research and enterprise takes up post at University of Bristol

July 2, 2020
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New pro vice-chancellor for research and enterprise takes up post at University of Bristol

The University of Bristol has appointed Professor Philip Taylor to the post of pro vice-chancellor for research and enterprise. Prof Taylor, pictured, will be responsible for shaping the university’s research and enterprise activity, ensuring it meets its strategic ambition to be a world-leading, research-intensive university making a positive contribution...

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Burges Salmon’s renewable energy team advises on pioneering co-owned windfarm scheme

June 30, 2020
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Burges Salmon’s renewable energy team advises on pioneering co-owned windfarm scheme

The UK’s first consumer-owned onshore wind farm project has been launched with support from renewable energy experts at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon. Ripple Energy has been giving individual households the power to combat climate change and to make living a low-carbon lifestyle easier through clean energy ownership...

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PR agency Purplefish to help give Future Space’s science and tech innovators springboard for growth

June 25, 2020
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PR agency Purplefish to help give Future Space’s science and tech innovators springboard for growth

Bristol science and tech hub Future Space has teamed up with city-based communications agency Purplefish to launch a programme of advice and support to businesses for businesses across the South West. The free, virtual advisory sessions have been helping firms based at the hub on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus...

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Electric vehicle app Zap-Map powers ahead after Good Energy increases its stake

June 25, 2020
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Electric vehicle app Zap-Map powers ahead after Good Energy increases its stake

Clean energy group Good Energy has taken effective control of Bristol-based Zap-Map, the popular app for the UK’s 300,000-strong electric vehicle (EV) drivers in which it bought a minority stake last year. Good Energy snapped up a 12.9% share in Zap-Map’s parent company Next Green Car in March last...

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