Green/sustainable business

European Green Capital legacy starting to take effect, Bristol team tells major EU conference

May 25, 2018
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European Green Capital legacy starting to take effect, Bristol team tells major EU conference

The legacy of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015 took centre stage in Brussels this week as organisations from the city spoke at a major conference on the achievements it is now bringing about. The high-profile EU Green Week event – the biggest annual conference on European...

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Foot Anstey in driving seat with work on world’s largest electric vehicle charging project

May 25, 2018
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Foot Anstey in driving seat with work on world’s largest electric vehicle charging project

South West law firm Foot Anstey has been appointed as the legal advisors to what is set to become the world’s largest battery and vehicle-charging network. The £1.6bn Pivot Power scheme will involve an initial 45 ‘rapid electric vehicle charging stations’ across Britain, powered by giant battery storage installations. ...

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Acquistion helps ethical lettings firm Temple Homes build bigger property portfolio

May 18, 2018
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Acquistion helps ethical lettings firm Temple Homes build bigger property portfolio

Bristol ethical lettings and property management company Temple Homes has acquired the portfolio of Ruben Property in a move which brings two young businesspeople together in historic offices. Temple Homes was set up four years ago as an alternative to high street property agencies, with the rights of tenants...

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Innovative trial to persuade car commuters to catch the bus – by giving them a cab ride to the stop

May 18, 2018
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Innovative trial to persuade car commuters to catch the bus – by giving them a cab ride to the stop

Bus operator First Bristol has joined forces with city-based tech firm Esoterix Systems to make the morning commute more convenient and sustainable in the first trial of its kind in the UK. The project is taking people by taxi from a pick-up point near their home to a bus...

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Experienced renewables lawyer joins niche firm Renew Legal to head its property team

May 18, 2018
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Experienced renewables lawyer joins niche firm Renew Legal to head its property team

Renew Legal, the Bristol-based niche practice focused on the renewable energy and energy storage sectors, has appointed Helen Rumford to head its property team. Helen, pictured, joins from the Bristol office of regional firm Thrings, where she worked for four years – the last two as head of renewables....

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Bristol bosses line up against rivals from across the South West in region’s Director of the Year Awards

May 16, 2018
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Bristol bosses line up against rivals from across the South West in region’s Director of the Year Awards

Three recruitment firm bosses, a university pro vice-chancellor and the founder of a tech business that harnesses under-utilised computer power for financial services and animation clients are among the Bristol directors hoping to win one of the region’s top awards for boardroom excellence. The Institute of Directors (IoD) has...

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‘Going for Gold’ campaign to be launched as Bristol aims for title of UK’s most sustainable food city

May 11, 2018
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‘Going for Gold’ campaign to be launched as Bristol aims for title of UK’s most sustainable food city

Bristol’s bid to become the UK’s first Gold Award Sustainable Food City will be launched next week with a plea to businesses to get involved. The city is already a recognised trailblazer in innovative food-related projects and practices and one of just three Silver Award Sustainable Food Cities in...

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Bristol aims for green leap forward with £1bn investment in carbon-neutral energy systems

May 11, 2018
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Bristol aims for green leap forward with £1bn investment in carbon-neutral energy systems

Potential partners are being sought from across the world to help Bristol reach the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. Bristol City Council is looking to attract investment of up to £1bn in the city’s energy infrastructure over the next decade. The council’s prospectus for the project, called...

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Womble Bond Dickinson plays key role in pioneering Bristol inclusive housing scheme deal

May 11, 2018
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Womble Bond Dickinson plays key role in pioneering Bristol inclusive housing scheme deal

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has advised on plans to create an inclusive housing scheme in the city through the acquisition of 61 homes. The acquisition was part of a much bigger deal, described as a ‘turning point’ for UK housing, which brought together United...

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Bristol’s iconic Hobbs fashion show returns – with target to raise £10,000 for homeless charity

May 4, 2018
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Bristol’s iconic Hobbs fashion show returns – with target to raise £10,000 for homeless charity

A long-running Bristol fashion show – and the second largest event of its kind outside London – makes an eagerly-awaited return next month, with all proceeds going to help the city’s homeless. The Hobbs Show has been hosted by leading Bristol hair salon HOBBS since 1997. The 10 events...

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Strong pipeline of deals puts TLT among leaders in global clean energy market

May 4, 2018
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Strong pipeline of deals puts TLT among leaders in global clean energy market

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has been ranked among the most active clean energy advisers in the world. Global league tables produced by Clean Energy Pipeline magazine put TLT at number four for the volume of merger and acquisition deals it completed in 2017, with the firm having advised...

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Bristol businesses fly the flag for innovation, exporting and social mobility with Queen’s Awards

April 27, 2018
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Bristol businesses fly the flag for innovation, exporting and social mobility with Queen’s Awards

Four Bristol firms have this week been celebrating winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious business accolade. The four very different businesses – Ultrahaptics, Ndemic Creations, Thomas Ware & Sons and Census Group – are among 230 companies from across the UK to receive the award...

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More shipping containers to find a berth at Wapping Wharf – this time as co-working office space

April 25, 2018
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More shipping containers to find a berth at Wapping Wharf – this time as co-working office space

Innovative plans to develop Bristol’s latest co-working space by using 90 converted shipping containers have been revealed. The scheme, to be called CARGO Work, will be built within the walls of a former warehouse at Wapping Wharf, the Harbourside mixed-use development that has already become a hub for Bristol’s...

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