Green/sustainable business

Bristol pharmtech firm’s £54k donation fully funds vital new medical centre in crisis-hit Syria

February 21, 2024
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Bristol pharmtech firm’s £54k donation fully funds vital new medical centre in crisis-hit Syria

A medical centre for families displaced by war and disaster in Northern Syria is being paid for by Bristol pharmacy tech business Invatech Health. The firm has donated £54,000 to fully fund the facility in a new village being built by UK charity and NGO Action for Humanity. The...

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Grundon’s waste service proves above par for fast-growing Bristol golf and attraction group

February 20, 2024
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Grundon’s waste service proves above par for fast-growing Bristol golf and attraction group

The Bristol business behind one of the city’s top golf courses and the ‘big wheel’ in Millennium Square has signed up waste management firm Grundon as its new refuse partner. Golf & Leisure Group said bringing in Grundon was essential to improve its waste collection activities as its visitor...

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Developer seeking public comments before pressing ahead with redevelopment of The Galleries

February 16, 2024
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Developer seeking public comments before pressing ahead with redevelopment of The Galleries

The Bristol-based developer aiming to transform the city’s Galleries shopping centre is keen to get the public’s response to what it is calling a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a world-class, sustainable, vibrant destination”. Deeley Freed is shortly to submit outline plans to Bristol City Council for the scheme, which...

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Bristol battery storage developer powers ahead with £20m investment from its new owner

February 16, 2024
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Bristol battery storage developer powers ahead with £20m investment from its new owner

Fig Power, the Bristol-based energy storage and generation systems developer, is looking to expand further after being acquired by a green investment company. New owner The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG), a FTSE 250 investment company which mostly invests in wind and solar power, is to invest £20m into Fig...

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Developing nations get free access to vital flood risk intelligence developed by Bristol Uni spin-out

February 16, 2024
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Developing nations get free access to vital flood risk intelligence developed by Bristol Uni spin-out

Data from advanced computer modelling tools developed by a Bristol firm is to be used to help predict devastating floods in some of the world’s poorest countries. Fathom, which is already a leader in global flood risk intelligence, is to offer its data free of charge for non-commercial use...

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‘Amazement park’ secures impact funding to support its mission to widen access to Bristol’s creativity

February 15, 2024
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‘Amazement park’ secures impact funding to support its mission to widen access to Bristol’s creativity

Bristol impact investor BBRC (Bristol & Bath Regional Capital) has backed the city’s unique Wake The Tiger immersive visitor attraction with funding worth £350,000 to support the next stage of its ambitious growth. The ‘amazement park’, pictured, opened its long-awaited 1,000 sq m OUTERverse second phase to the public...

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TLT’s commitment to tackling its environmental impact earns recognition from global group

February 15, 2024
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TLT’s commitment to tackling its environmental impact earns recognition from global group

The organisation behind the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform has praised Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT for its action to tackle climate change. The firm, which has more than 150 partners and employs around 1,400 people across its six offices, achieved a ‘B’ for good environmental management from CDP,...

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Another top award shortlisting for Osborne Clarke’s ‘game-changing’ Bristol office

February 15, 2024
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Another top award shortlisting for Osborne Clarke’s ‘game-changing’ Bristol office

International law firm Osborne Clarke’s state-of-the-art Bristol office, recognised as one of the UK’s most sustainable, is in the running for another prestigious award. Following its shortlisting last year in two categories of the SBID International Design Awards – regarded as among the most coveted accolades for design excellence...

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Prestigious global award for Bristol engineer who helped power a worldwide wind energy revolution

February 12, 2024
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Bristol green energy champion Andrew Garrad has received one of the world’s top engineering awards for his groundbreaking work on wind turbine design. Andrew, chairman and co-founder of GL Garrad Hassan, the world’s leading renewable energy consultancy, was this week presented with The 2024 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering...

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New investment for Bristol-based mental health app helping millions through power of peer support

February 12, 2024
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New investment for Bristol-based mental health app helping millions through power of peer support

Bristol-based Talklife, the world’s largest peer support network for mental health, has secured investment from a Canadian fund to rapidly grow its pioneering platforms and build its presence in the North American market. Talklife’s founder Jamie Druitt’s personal experiences inspired him to create the app, which tackles issues such...

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Move to new ways of working and focus on ESG leads to office relocations for more law firms

February 12, 2024
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Move to new ways of working and focus on ESG leads to office relocations for more law firms

Three Bristol law firms are celebrating new office moves as the sector continues to look to hybrid working and high-quality sustainable space as key to recruitment and retention. The latest firms to join the long list of relocations in the city are international law firm DAC Beachcroft, national firm...

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Grundon targeting more expansion in Bristol with new investment in its city-based sales team

February 6, 2024
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Grundon targeting more expansion in Bristol with new investment in its city-based sales team

Waste management firm Grundon is growing its presence in Bristol with the appointment of an award-winning sales lead and two new apprentices. Nick Malvern, who was the firm’s Salesperson of the Year in 2023, has transferred to Bristol to lead the team after spending the past two years based...

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Unique Bristol attraction taps into city’s creativity to re-awake with new ‘mind-bending’ extension

February 2, 2024
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Unique Bristol attraction taps into city’s creativity to re-awake with new ‘mind-bending’ extension

The world’s first ‘amazement park’, Bristol’s Wake The Tiger, today opened its long-awaited second phase to the public, promising a unique addition to the city’s creative and tourism offerings. The extension, described as mind-bending, adds an extra 1,000 sq m of walk-through fantasy to its existing experience, which has attracted...

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