Green/sustainable business

Firms urged to help Bristol set the gold standard as UK’s most sustainable food city

May 17, 2019
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Firms urged to help Bristol set the gold standard as UK’s most sustainable food city

Businesses are being invited to get behind Bristol’s bid to become the UK’s first Gold Sustainable Food City by promoting healthy eating and supporting a better local food system. Bristol is already a recognised trailblazer in food-related projects and practices – often leading the world with its innovative. It...

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Bristol bosses shortlisted for awards that champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs

May 17, 2019
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Bristol bosses shortlisted for awards that champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs

Five Bristol bosses are in the running for the region’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The five – whose businesses range from the region’s largest bus operator to a family-owned recycling company – have been shortlisted in the Institute of Directors South West 2019 Director of...

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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed YTL Arena Bristol managing director Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who has been vice-chair for four years, will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Clifton-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015. ...

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Boost for Bristol’s science sector as UWE launches redeveloped and extended labs

May 10, 2019
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Boost for Bristol’s science sector as UWE launches redeveloped and extended labs

New and enhanced science laboratories at UWE Bristol have been officially opened following a £7m redevelopment project, better preparing students for work in the city’s growing science-related sectors. Known as the ‘Lab Zone’ and made up of a connected series of research labs and teaching spaces, pictured, the area...

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PR agency helps build profile of charity launched by TV architect with social media campaign

May 10, 2019
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PR agency helps build profile of charity launched by TV architect with social media campaign

The Bristol office of placemaking PR agency Social Communications has helped highlight the work of an educational charity launched by TV architect George Clarke to encourage children and young people to pursue careers in the built environment. Launched by the presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces in 2017, the...

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TLT clean energy team powers ahead with appointment of former Ecotricity general counsel

May 7, 2019
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TLT clean energy team powers ahead with appointment of former Ecotricity general counsel

The clean energy team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has hired the former general counsel of green energy firm Ecotricity as a partner. Tom Cowling, pictured, joins TLT as a partner in its commercial services group after more than eight years at the Stroud-based energy pioneer.  While there...

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eCommerce project backed by football legend Niall Quinn aims to tackle climate change

May 3, 2019
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eCommerce project backed by football legend Niall Quinn aims to tackle climate change

Bristol management consultancy Procorre has teamed up with former international footballer Niall Quinn to manage a new global eCommerce project. The former Irish international and ex-chairman of Sunderland will collaborate with Procorre to create The Impact Store, an eCommerce shopping platform aiming to play a key role in tackling...

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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

May 3, 2019
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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

Bristol businesses looking for a corporate challenge can join a 470km cycle ride to Paris to and help raise money for the city’s hospitals. Now in its fifth year, the event will include 80 cyclists taking a new route from the centre of Bristol to the French capital, where...

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Queen’s Awards recognise Bristol firms’ innovation and international trade growth

April 26, 2019
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Queen’s Awards recognise Bristol firms’ innovation and international trade growth

Four Bristol businesses have this week been celebrating winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their contribution to the UK economy. Maximise IT Solutions, Bodywise UK, Pitchmark and Precision Dippings Manufacturing are among 201 firms across the UK recognised for their contribution to international trade, innovation,...

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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

April 26, 2019
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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

One of Bristol’s new generation of independent café/restaurants, Dela in Easton, has been put up for sale by its owners. Co-owners Mike Orme and Lara Lindsay opened Dela two years ago in a former Victorian warehouse in Mivart Street, home to an eclectic group of creative businesses.  Dela, which...

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Curtain up on National Friendly’s new partnership with Bristol Hippodrome

April 26, 2019
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Curtain up on National Friendly’s new partnership with Bristol Hippodrome

National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society, has formally linked up with the city’s iconic Hippodrome theatre to help it develop its connections with local communities. The agreement seeks to build on National Friendly’s existing community initiatives, including its work with Cabot Primary School through the Ablaze Reading Buddy Programme...

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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

April 12, 2019
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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

Bristol property company Urban Creation, which specialises in transforming unusual and often historic buildings, has secured a £20m re-finance of its property portfolio with Handelsbanken. Urban Creation develops and manages high-quality properties, with a focus on stylish student accommodation and boutique serviced apartments in the heart of Bristol.  The...

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Founder of female-only adventure travel firm in running for young entrepreneur award

April 12, 2019
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Founder of female-only adventure travel firm in running for young entrepreneur award

An enterprising 29-year-old from Bristol, who lived as a nomad during a year-long global adventure, has been named as a finalist in a nationwide competition to find the UK’s most game-changing young entrepreneurs. Bex Band, who has also kayaked the breadth of the UK to protest about plastic pollution,...

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