Green/sustainable business

Regional campaign against poverty pay gains traction with commitment from more than 100 firms

February 9, 2023
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Regional campaign against poverty pay gains traction with commitment from more than 100 firms

More than 100 firms in Bristol and across the West of England have signed up to a regional Good Employment Charter which pledges to pay staff a Real Living Wage and clamp down on the use of zero-hours contracts. Introduced by Metro Mayor Dan Norris as part of a...

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Womble Bond Dickinson helps Bristol cycling charity steer course through name change and IP issue

February 7, 2023
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Womble Bond Dickinson helps Bristol cycling charity steer course through name change and IP issue

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has provided its services pro-bono to a city-based charity that works to transform lives and the environment by broadening access to cycling. WBD intellectual property (IP) team partner James Love helped Life Cycle register its brand assets with...

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Funding for Bristol scheme aiming to plant trees on disused corporate land in war against climate change

February 3, 2023
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Funding for Bristol scheme aiming to plant trees on disused corporate land in war against climate change

A tech platform set up by a Bristol social enterprise to link community tree-planting groups with businesses that have unused land has secured funding to help it grow into a national operation. Called Project Vana, the platform has been devised by TISCreport, a business set up in in 2016...

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Recognition for key Bristol legal figures in nominations for Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards

February 3, 2023
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Recognition for key Bristol legal figures in nominations for Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT, the leader of its future energy and real estate team and rival Burges Salmon’s corporate responsibility head have been nominated in an awards scheme that focuses on leadership in driving forward the diversity and equality agenda. TLT, which employs round 1,200 people across its...

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Bristol Airport expansion to go ahead after protestors lose High Court battle to halt it

January 31, 2023
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Bristol Airport expansion to go ahead after protestors lose High Court battle to halt it

The High Court has dismissed the legal challenge brought against the Planning Inspectorate’s permission for Bristol Airport’s expansion. The Planning Inspectorate decided last February to allow the airport to increase its annual limit on passengers from 10m to 12m after North Somerset Council rejected the plan, which includes major investment...

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Hydrock accelerates growth by snapping up motorsport and live music monitoring specialist

January 27, 2023
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Hydrock accelerates growth by snapping up motorsport and live music monitoring specialist

Bristol-based engineering design, energy and sustainability consultancy Hydrock has taken over a sensor technology specialist in its third acquisition of the past 12 months. SPLtrack, which was founded in 2013, describes itself as an ideas factory that challenges convention. Its clients include Silverstone, the home of the British Grand...

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WBD does the double in top awards for going above and beyond its commitment to sustainability

January 26, 2023
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WBD does the double in top awards for going above and beyond its commitment to sustainability

A commitment to sustainability by transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), including in its Bristol office, has once again been recognised in a major awards scheme. The Planet Mark Awards recognise organisations and individuals that have gone above and beyond to maximise their impact in three key areas...

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Back to nature for rewilding charity as Triodos Bank funds opening of its first reserve

January 24, 2023
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Back to nature for rewilding charity as Triodos Bank funds opening of its first reserve

Triodos UK, the Bristol-headquartered ethical bank, has helped rewilding charity Heal acquire its first landholding with a £3.75m loan. The funding, which Heal will use to create a nature reserve on 460 acres near Bruton, Somerset, pictured, is Triodos Bank’s first loan to a rewilding project and is believed...

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Burges Salmon advises on bus deal that will help Mayor of London put capital on road to net zero

January 16, 2023
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Burges Salmon advises on bus deal that will help Mayor of London put capital on road to net zero

Legal experts from the Bristol head office of national law firm Burges Salmon have worked with a fund set up by the Mayor of London on the financing of a fleet of new zero-emission electric buses. The 30 Wrightbus Electroliner buses will replace diesel vehicles on Transport for London’s...

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Working for good earns Bristol HR tech pioneer Amba coveted B Corps accreditation

January 13, 2023
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Working for good earns Bristol HR tech pioneer Amba coveted B Corps accreditation

Workplace technology provider Amba has demonstrated its commitment to being a force for good in the world of work by achieving the prestigious B-Corp certification. The firm, based just outside Bristol at Rudgeway, takes the number of businesses in the area to gain the accreditation to more than 20. ...

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Buoyant South West firms shrug off the economic gloom to enter 2023 on a confident note

January 6, 2023
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Buoyant South West firms shrug off the economic gloom to enter 2023 on a confident note

Confidence among South West businesses continued to rise in December after a surprise recovery the previous month – with firms ending the year in a rare upbeat mood. The latest monthly Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking reveals firms reported higher confidence in their own business prospects month-on-month, up 15 percentage points at 34%.  Taken...

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Former client joins Bristol renewables software innovator Sennen as senior consultant

January 6, 2023
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Former client joins Bristol renewables software innovator Sennen as senior consultant

Bristol-based renewable energy software company Sennen has appointed Mike Young as a senior consultant. Mike, pictured, first met the Sennen team when he was operations manager at London Array, the 175-turbine wind farm 20km off the Kent coast.  The project was the first to deploy Sennen’s highly specialised offshore wind...

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More efficiencies on tap at national café group as it extends agreement with specialist water business

January 5, 2023
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More efficiencies on tap at national café group as it extends agreement with specialist water business

Water2business, the specialist retailer co-owned by Bristol Water, has extended its partnership with UK-wide café chain Coffee#1 for a further two years. Having set up the agreement two years ago, Nailsea-based Water2business will continue to provide water and wastewater services to 84 of Coffee#1’s 100 sites. The firm’s dedicated...

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