Green/sustainable business

Biomethane refuelling station to put Bristol on world map for greener deliveries

May 14, 2021
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Biomethane refuelling station to put Bristol on world map for greener deliveries

The world’s largest 100% renewable biomethane refuelling station is to open on Bristol’s outskirts later this year, helping the city on its journey to be zero carbon by 2030. The station, now under construction in Avonmouth, will be able to refuel 80 HGVs an hour from 14 high-speed dispensers. ...

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Online marketplace offering belly dancing to wine tasting looks to bumper post-Covid summer

May 14, 2021
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Online marketplace offering belly dancing to wine tasting looks to bumper post-Covid summer

Yuup, the Bristol-based online experiences marketplace that launched nine months ago, is gearing up for its busiest period so far as Covid-19 restrictions are eased from Monday. In a year when many companies have struggled, Yuup’s team has been busy growing the business by curating experiences for its portfolio...

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Call for Bristol firms to take part in UK’s largest ever Race at Work Survey

May 14, 2021
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Call for Bristol firms to take part in UK’s largest ever Race at Work Survey

Bristol businesses are being urged to join hundreds of employers from across the UK by taking part in the country’s largest survey of race in the workplace. City-based DAS Group, Loungers, Osborne Clarke, OVO Energy and Unite Students are already signed up to complete the survey, which is being...

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South West’s top ranking for innovation hiding its poor skills and low productivity levels, says CBI

May 12, 2021
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South West’s top ranking for innovation hiding its poor skills and low productivity levels, says CBI

The South West is England’s top region for business innovation, according to a new report by the CBI – but it faces challenges over its low productivity and skills gap. The CBI report also reveals that low levels of unemployment and short commuting times compared to other parts of...

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Bristol Cars brought back from the dead, with brand’s new owner vowing to build them in the city

May 7, 2021
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Bristol Cars brought back from the dead, with brand’s new owner vowing to build them in the city

The iconic Bristol car brand is to be revived and manufacturing of its ultra-expensive vehicles returned to the city in an ambitious plan unveiled today. Select models from the classic Bristol Cars range will be remastered following the acquisition of intellectual property rights for the historic manufacturer by Essex-based...

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Historic lido to be brought back to life by restoration specialists at construction firm Beard

May 7, 2021
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Historic lido to be brought back to life by restoration specialists at construction firm Beard

The Bristol office of specialist construction group Beard has started restoration work on the UK’s oldest surviving public lido, the Cleveland Pools in Bath – following a 17-year community campaign to save the Grade II* listed site. The pools, pictured, were built in 1815 and are now regarded as a...

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Old Market mixed-use scheme gets green light from council after developer increases homes by 50%

April 30, 2021
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Old Market mixed-use scheme gets green light from council after developer increases homes by 50%

The £175m Soapworks development in Old Market – which will regenerate the former Gardiner Haskins department store site – is to go ahead after its developer increased the number of homes by nearly 50%. As reported by Bristol Business News last week, First Base was initially refused planning consent...

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Burges Salmon named as one of the UK’s top employers for women

April 29, 2021
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Burges Salmon named as one of the UK’s top employers for women

Business in the Community, the business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business, has recognised Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon for its efforts in working towards gender equality. The firm has been included in the latest Times Top 50 Employers for Women, the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established...

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PR firm Purplefish pledges to make positive social impact by supporting three South West charities

April 29, 2021
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PR firm Purplefish pledges to make positive social impact by supporting three South West charities

Bristol communications agency Purplefish is to support three South West-based charities this year by helping their fundraising, volunteering, and communications campaigns. Purplefish said, as a business with purpose, it was committed to making a positive social impact in its home city and beyond by working with charities that have...

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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

April 28, 2021
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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

Small business confidence has staged a dramatic recovery in the South West, according to the results of a new survey, as firms look head to life after lockdown. The latest quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), conducted among its members last month, reveals levels of optimism...

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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

April 23, 2021
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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

Candidates standing to be the next Mayor of Bristol have been issued with a ‘business challenge’ to ensure the voice of local firms remain central to the election campaign. Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West has produced the manifesto for the contenders in the race for...

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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

April 23, 2021
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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

Time is running out to register for Bristol Business News’ exclusive webinar aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain time. Staged with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox , Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. It takes place next...

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Architecture Centre launches £25k appeal to develop its base into new hub for design and innovation

April 22, 2021
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Architecture Centre launches £25k appeal to develop its base into new hub for design and innovation

Bristol’s Architecture Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary by unveiling ambitious plans to transform its Harbourside base into a vibrant home for design and placemaking. The new café and cultural and education space will bring new life to the venue this summer, opening up its doors to debate the...

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