Green/sustainable business

Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

July 21, 2017
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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

Bristol’s forward-looking employers now have more time to enter a top awards scheme that champions the happiest workplaces fin the West following a decision by organisers to extend the deadline for entries. Staged by Lawrence Hill-based and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the Happiest Workplace competition recognises firms that...

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National growth at the double on the menu at Friska as it lands £3m investment

July 18, 2017
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National growth at the double on the menu at Friska as it lands £3m investment

Bristol-based ‘feel-good food’ café group Friska is aiming to double its number of outlets and expand in cities across the UK after receiving a £3m investment. The firm, which was founded in 2009 by former university friends Griff Holland and Ed Brown, pictured, now operates from nine locations across...

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Green light for global automotive research centre will create new industry cluster for Bristol

July 14, 2017
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Green light for global automotive research centre will create new industry cluster for Bristol

An innovative automotive industry cluster focussed on ultra-low emission cars is to be developed in the Bristol area following the go-ahead for a new world-beating research centre. The £60m IAAPS – Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems – pictured, will provide access to its state-of-the art facilities for start-ups and...

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Latest extension at CARGO retail hub delivers space for butcher, baker and bicycle-maker

July 13, 2017
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Latest extension at CARGO retail hub delivers space for butcher, baker and bicycle-maker

A butcher, a baker and a bicycle-maker are among the independent businesses set to open in the latest extension to Bristol’s highly successful CARGO retail hub. CARGO – the city’s first retail hub made of converted shipping containers – is already home to dozens of mainly food and beverage...

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Bond Dickinson’s renewable energy team powers up UK’s largest battery storage deal

July 11, 2017
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Bond Dickinson’s renewable energy team powers up UK’s largest battery storage deal

Bristol-based legal experts working at national law firm Bond Dickinson have advised longstanding client global renewable energy company RES on the sale of a major battery storage project. The 35MW Port of Tyne project was acquired by the Foresight Group, the independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager. This...

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Trio of Bristol firms among front runners for region’s most sought-after business awards

July 6, 2017
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Trio of Bristol firms among front runners for region’s most sought-after business awards

Three firms from the Bristol area have been named among the finalists for the coveted PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Recruitment specialist Resource Solutions Group (RSG), advanced engineering group Viper Innovations, and Bodywise (UK), which trades under the...

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Top award celebrates Bristol’s ‘inspirational’ 91 Ways food project

June 30, 2017
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Top award celebrates Bristol’s ‘inspirational’ 91 Ways food project

Innovative Bristol food project 91 Ways and its founder Kalpna Woolf have won a major national award for inspiring food writers across the UK. The Guild of Food Writers 2017 Inspiration Award celebrates an individual or group whose work in food touches the writing community.  It is only the...

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Work experience programme to help Bristol firms tap into city’s young creative talent

June 29, 2017
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Work experience programme to help Bristol firms tap into city’s young creative talent

Firms in Bristol’s creative and digital sectors are being urged to offer work experience to aspiring young people from the city’s less advantaged communities to help them pursue their professional ambitions. The call has gone out from Babbasa, the Bristol-based social enterprise and established provider of professional mentoring schemes,...

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Developer looks to deliver another expansion to its popular CARGO indie retail hub

June 28, 2017
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Developer looks to deliver another expansion to its popular CARGO indie retail hub

Bristol’s successful CARGO indie retail hub at Harbourside could be expanded again with the addition of eight more converted shipping containers. Developer Umberslade announced the plan just weeks after officially opening CARGO 2, the second phase of the scheme at its Wapping Wharf mixed-use neighbourhood that is now home...

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Support for The Prince’s Trust from RSG as part of major push to get more young people into work

June 23, 2017
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Support for The Prince’s Trust from RSG as part of major push to get more young people into work

Bristol-based RSG, the UK’s largest independent recruitment group, has named The Prince’s Trust as it’s chosen charity partner. The Prince’s Trust aims to support 60,000 new young people across the UK, helping give them the skills and confidence needed to get a job. With five centres across the South,...

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Andrews Property Group’s charitable shareholders receive £0.5m dividend payout

June 22, 2017
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Andrews Property Group’s charitable shareholders receive £0.5m dividend payout

The two charitable trusts that own West estate agency and property group Andrews are to share nearly £500,000 in annual dividend payments. Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT) and the Christian Book Promotion Trust are the sole shareholders of Keynsham-based Andrews Property Group, which has 56 offices across the South of...

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Two more organisations sign up as Engine Shed business lounge members

June 2, 2017
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Two more organisations sign up as Engine Shed business lounge members

Bristol Property Agents Association and the School for Social Entrepreneurs have become the latest organisations to become members of the business lounge at Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed. The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), a charity supporting people using entrepreneurial approaches to tackle social issues, has signed up for...

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Fast-growing ethical firms underpin South West’s role as UK’s social enterprise hotspot

June 1, 2017
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Fast-growing ethical firms underpin South West’s role as UK’s social enterprise hotspot

The South West has strengthened its position as the top UK region for ethical business, with social enterprises here having a faster average growth rate than those in other parts of the UK. The NatWest SE100, the biggest annual survey of the UK social enterprise sector, shows social enterprises...

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