Green/sustainable business

Aardman puts crisis facing the world’s oceans in the frame to back Greenpeace campaign

January 24, 2020
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Aardman puts crisis facing the world’s oceans in the frame to back Greenpeace campaign

Bristol’s Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman has teamed up with Greenpeace to launch a powerful film highlighting the plight of the world’s oceans. Turtle Journey, made by Aardman director and designer Gavin Strange, tells the heart-breaking story of a turtle family heading home through an ocean that is under increasing...

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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

January 24, 2020
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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

Some of Bristol’s most dynamic entrepreneurs are among the shortlisted entries for a major new awards scheme celebrating the West of England’s inspirational small businesses. The inaugural Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch’ awards take place next week to champion the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. ...

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MEET South West 2020′s vision to show that events can be green too

January 24, 2020
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MEET South West 2020′s vision to show that events can be green too

With just a week to go to MEET South West 2020 – the region’s only trade show dedicated to the events industry – its organisers are highlighting its sustainability credentials. When the inaugural event took place last year one of the key objectives was to make it as sustainable...

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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened...

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More seed funding for indoor farming firm as it looks to reap rewards of its pioneering tech

January 17, 2020
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More seed funding for indoor farming firm as it looks to reap rewards of its pioneering tech

Bristol vertical and indoor farming innovator LettUs Grow has secured £2.35m in seed funding to scale-up delivery of its game-changing technology to farmers across the UK. LettUs Grow’s award-winning indoor farming system for greenhouses and vertical farms aims to address global food security and sustainability concerns.  These indoor farms...

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Inspiring speakers from Bristol lined up for Bath hotel’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

January 17, 2020
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Inspiring speakers from Bristol lined up for Bath hotel’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

Some of Bristol’s most inspiring businesswomen will share their experiences in the latest series of Phenomenal Women talks staged by a top Bath hotel. Now in its third year, the series at The Gainsborough Bath Spa aims to celebrate, support and inspire. Each event is delivered by a high-profile...

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Take-off for Rolls-Royce Bristol plant’s pioneering low-emission jet engine hub

January 10, 2020
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Take-off for Rolls-Royce Bristol plant’s pioneering low-emission jet engine hub

Aerospace giant Rolls-Royce’s Bristol plant has started work on harnessing world-beating composite technology to develop a new generation of jet engines that could transform air travel by slashing emissions. The historic plant at Filton has long been associated with leading-edge engine development and over the decades has been responsible...

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Return to profit for pioneering Pieminister as new ‘snacking patty’ range and ethical stance drive sales

January 10, 2020
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Return to profit for pioneering Pieminister as new ‘snacking patty’ range and ethical stance drive sales

Iconic Bristol specialist food and restaurant firm Pieminister has achieved double-digit sales growth for the fourth year running. It also returned to profit after falling into the red in 2018 – a turnaround it said it had achieved without easing back on its journey to further establish itself as...

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Road trips to and from Bristol Airport now being offset in drive to be carbon neutral by 2025

January 8, 2020
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Road trips to and from Bristol Airport now being offset in drive to be carbon neutral by 2025

Bristol Airport has become the first in Europe to offset all road journeys made by its passengers. The carbon offsetting scheme, which came into effect on New Year’s Day and covers trips to and from the airport, forms part of its ‘carbon roadmap’ published last year. Offsets will be...

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Firms vow to go green this year as pressure grows to embrace sustainable business

January 3, 2020
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Firms vow to go green this year as pressure grows to embrace sustainable business

Two thirds of small and medium-sized firms in the South West took steps to make their businesses greener last year with roughly the same percentage saying they want to improve their environmental sustainability in 2020. Some 43% believe becoming more environmentally sustainable is important to them while just over...

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Burges Salmon energy team helps power up Japanese investment into UK energy market disrupter

January 3, 2020
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Burges Salmon energy team helps power up Japanese investment into UK energy market disrupter

Global utility company Osaka Gas UK has been advised by the energy team at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon on its strategic investment of up to £20m in challenger energy supplier Igloo Energy. The investment is supporting Igloo’s fast growth and accelerating the development of its home services marketplace...

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Bristol-based Lloyds director in ambassador role to spearhead regional economic growth plan

January 2, 2020
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Bristol-based Lloyds director in ambassador role to spearhead regional economic growth plan

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed long-standing Bristol-based director Jeremy Hayward as its ambassador for the South West to help support social and economic prosperity across the region. Jeremy, pictured, will take the lead on delivering the group’s Helping Britain Prosper plan in the region.  The plan, launched in 2014,...

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TV farmer toasts success of pale ale he created with Bristol brewery

January 2, 2020
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TV farmer toasts success of pale ale he created with Bristol brewery

Butcombe Brewery has celebrated producing the three millionth bottle of its Rare Breed pale ale with a visit from farmer and Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, who collaborated with its brewing team to create it. Adam, pictured, teamed up with the Wrington brewery in 2012 to produce a beer that...

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