Green/sustainable business

What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

September 14, 2018
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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

Bristol businesses are being challenged to come up with new and exciting ways to raise funds for city charities and voluntary groups as the first Bristol Giving Day approaches. Staged by Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in...

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Bristol-staged conference will explore going beyond GDP to achieve an Economics of Happiness

September 14, 2018
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Bristol-staged conference will explore going beyond GDP to achieve an Economics of Happiness

Bristol will next month play host to an international Economics of Happiness conference, bringing respected thinkers, activists and innovators to the city. Co-hosted by Happy City, the Bristol-based charity promoting wellbeing rather than economic growth as a measure of society’s success, the event will encourage debate on the creation...

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Donations from Womble Bond Dickinson help foodbank cope during school holidays

September 14, 2018
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Donations from Womble Bond Dickinson help foodbank cope during school holidays

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm (WBD) Womble Bond Dickinson has donated around 200kg of food and drinks to East Bristol Foodbank as it faced one of its busiest periods over the summer school holidays. The donation was part of a firm-wide effort to support foodbanks across the...

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Burges Salmon renewables experts to advise on £1.9m Welsh marine energy test bed

September 7, 2018
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Burges Salmon renewables experts to advise on  £1.9m Welsh marine energy test bed

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has been appointed by Marine Energy Wales to provide legal services for a project that will test pioneering new equipment and processes in marine energy. The firm will support the Marine Energy Wales team on a range of legal matters such as contracts,...

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Fund that helps community businesses power ahead to re-open

September 7, 2018
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Fund that helps community businesses power ahead to re-open

Bristol’s community businesses will be able to apply for finance to help them grow and achieve sustainability when a new fund re-opens next week. The Community Business Fund from independent trust Power to Change will offer grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to businesses trading for the benefit of –...

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Mental health in the workplace takes centre stage at charity concert and business symposium

September 7, 2018
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Mental health in the workplace takes centre stage at charity concert and business symposium

Bristol businesses are being urged to support an employers’ symposium to raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace followed by a special night of music and entertainment. The Music for the Mind Charity Concert takes place at Cedars Hall, Wells, on Saturday, September 15, when actor, director...

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Arena won’t be built at Temple Meads, Mayor Rees announces

September 4, 2018
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Arena won’t be built at Temple Meads, Mayor Rees announces

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees this week confirmed that Bristol’s much-delayed arena will not be built on its original planned site near Temple Meads – ending months of speculation but unleashing a political and social media firestorm. Mayor Rees had been widely expected to ditch the previously preferred Temple...

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Redcliff Quarter firm promises new style of development based on Bristol’s indie food and culture

August 24, 2018
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Redcliff Quarter firm promises new style of development based on Bristol’s indie food and culture

The developer behind Bristol’s Redcliff Quarter scheme has spoken of his ambition to create an “inspirational development” that will enhance the city’s reputation as a hub for cutting-edge design, culture and artisan food and drink. The £250m project – the biggest underway in the city centre and one of...

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Bristol’s acclaimed Source deli and café up for sale as owners get taste for a new challenge

August 17, 2018
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Bristol’s acclaimed Source deli and café up for sale as owners get taste for a new challenge

Source, the delicatessen, café and restaurant in the heart of Bristol’s St Nicholas Market, has been put on the market. Director Joe Wheatcroft and his colleagues said it was time to look for new opportunities. Source, pictured, is now being marketed by leisure property specialists Fleurets, which said demand...

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Minister hails OVO’s smart meter tech for driving down cost of electric vehicle use

August 17, 2018
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Minister hails OVO’s smart meter tech for driving down cost of electric vehicle use

Bristol energy firm OVO’s innovative electric vehicle products, which use smart meters while recharging, have been praised by energy minister Claire Perry. OVO has invested heavily in the technology that enables electric vehicle owners to charge them at off-peak times by using smart meters. They not only save money...

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Bristol consultancy Eunomia takes lead role in Europe-wide ‘circular economy’ study

August 17, 2018
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Bristol consultancy Eunomia takes lead role in Europe-wide ‘circular economy’ study

Bristol-based international environmental consultancy Eunomia is leading an EU-wide project to look at how products ranging from toys to cars and chemicals to furniture can be made, transported and disposed of more sustainably. The firm, which has a long history of working with governments and industry across the world...

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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

August 16, 2018
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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

Forward-thinking Bristol firms that put their staff’s wellbeing front and centre now have more time to enter the South West’s only awards that champion workplace happiness. The deadline for the competition, now in its fourth year, has been extended into next month due to an unprecedented number of entrants. ...

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Dedicated website launched to help generate growth for Bristol’s scale-up businesses

August 10, 2018
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Dedicated website launched to help generate growth for Bristol’s scale-up businesses

Bristol’s fast-growth businesses can find all the information they need to help them expand in one place following the launch of the city’s first scale-up generator website. The site, which has been created by Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation centre in partnership with the West of England Growth Hub, includes...

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