Green/sustainable business

The LAST WORD: Rich Osborn, founder and CEO, Fresh-range

September 15, 2017
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The LAST WORD: Rich Osborn, founder and CEO, Fresh-range

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Rich Osborn, founder and CEO of Fresh-range, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? I watched The BFG this week (for the second time) with my 10...

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West firms head east on mission to whet appetite of Chinese for quality British food and drink

September 15, 2017
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An official trade mission of small food and drink firms jets off to China from Bristol Airport tomorrow morning in a bid to win business in the fast-growing country, which has a keen appetite for premium brands in the sector. The delegation is backed by Santander, Business West, the...

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Police and Crime Commissioner to attend launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition

September 15, 2017
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Police and Crime Commissioner to attend launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition

Bristol’s emerging young entrepreneurs will get the chance to share their stories and pitch their ideas in a Dragons’ Den-style competition at an event staged by city-based youth empowerment project Babbasa later this month. Among those taking part in the launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition on September 30...

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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

September 15, 2017
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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

Small and medium-sized enterprises from across the South West are being invited to the preview of a unique programme aimed at supporting and investing in the business leaders of the future. Productivity through People is a collaboration between four world-class organisations with the University of Bath School of Management,...

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Last chances for Bristol businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

September 15, 2017
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Last chances for Bristol businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

Bristol businesses have just a few weeks left to comment on a new economic blueprint for the West of England which aims to make it a “beacon of growth and innovation”. The draft strategy was launched in July by West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and interim chair of...

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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned in Bristol next month

September 14, 2017
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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned in Bristol next month

The search is on to find Britain’s female start-up of the Year – with the winner following in the footsteps of two Bristol-based businesswomen. The successful entrant will be crowned in Bristol next month following a live pitching session on stage at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, which...

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Law firm boss goes flat out for Cycle To Work Day – on a Victorian penny farthing that can’t go uphill

September 13, 2017
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Law firm boss goes flat out for Cycle To Work Day – on a Victorian penny farthing that can’t go uphill

While plenty of Bristol commuters pedalled to their jobs for Cycle To Work Day this week, it’s safe to say none were on a bike quite like that ridden by law firm Osborne Clarke boss Peter Clough. Peter completed the journey from his home in Stoke Bishop to the...

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Bristol ethical tea firm Pukka insists it won’t weaken its values despite surprise takeover by Unilever

September 8, 2017
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Bristol ethical tea firm Pukka insists it won’t weaken its values despite surprise takeover by Unilever

Pukka Herbs, the Bristol-based highly ethical herbal tea and supplements business, has been snapped up by global grocery and household products giant Unilever in a deal that has brewed up strong feelings in the organic food industry. Unilever, whose brands range from Domestos to Marmite as well as PG...

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Fresh approach to ethical food retailing serves up strong growth for pioneering Bristol firm

September 8, 2017
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Fresh approach to ethical food retailing serves up strong growth for pioneering Bristol firm

Bristol-based online ethical food retailer Fresh-range plans to triple sales to around £1m by the end of this year as demand continues to grow rapidly. The firm, founded in 2014 by Bristol entrepreneur Rich Osborn, pictured, is scaling fast after gaining new investment. It hit its crowdfunding target of...

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Bristol poet laureate finds words to help Computershare celebrate trailblazing reading buddies scheme

September 8, 2017
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Bristol poet laureate finds words to help Computershare celebrate trailblazing reading buddies scheme

Bristol-based specialist financial services group Computershare has hosted a poetry reading masterclass by the city’s poet laureate Miles Chambers and eight schoolchildren to celebrate its work supporting pupils in local schools.  Many staff from Computershare, South Bristol’s biggest employer, spend one lunch hour a week reading with primary pupils...

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MIT selects innovative Bristol tech firm to help address global gender pay gap problem

September 8, 2017
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MIT selects innovative Bristol tech firm to help address global gender pay gap problem

Gapsquare, the innovative Bristol tech start-up focusing on tackling the gender pay gap, has been selected as a finalist in a worldwide problem-solving project staged by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The MIT Solve Global Challenge looks at solving the world’s most pressing challenges through open innovation and...

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‘Ambitious, creative and inspiring’ Bristol Business School shortlisted for Times Higher Education award

September 8, 2017
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‘Ambitious, creative and inspiring’ Bristol Business School shortlisted for Times Higher Education award

Strong engagement with business combined with impactful research and enterprise has put Bristol Business School in the running for major education award. The shortlisting, in the Business School of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2017, comes as the culmination of a “fantastic” year for the...

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Places still available for ‘smart tech’ pioneers at Venturefest’s investor showcase

September 8, 2017
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Places still available for ‘smart tech’ pioneers at Venturefest’s investor showcase

Tech start-ups and scale-ups seeking funding have just a week left to apply for the Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase taking place as part of Venturefest Bristol & Bath next month. Applications, which must be in by September 15, are open to early stage tech firms – those looking for...

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