Green/sustainable business

Womble Bond Dickinson staff donate time and money to help Bristol food banks

February 23, 2021
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Womble Bond Dickinson staff donate time and money to help Bristol food banks

The Bristol office at international law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has pledged its support to a number of organisations working to tackle food poverty in the city. The initiative, which is donating funds to East Bristol Foodbank and food redistribution charity FareShare South West, forms part of a...

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Burges Salmon team advises long-standing renewables client on another Scottish wind farm deal

February 22, 2021
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Burges Salmon team advises long-standing renewables client on another Scottish wind farm deal

Renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. UK has made another acquisition in Scotland with the support of a multidisciplinary team from Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon. BayWa r.e. UK, an arm of German group BayWa r.e, is the new owner of the proposed High Constellation site, having bought it from...

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Zap-Map en route for further growth after appointing experienced board members

February 17, 2021
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Zap-Map, the Bristol-based electric vehicle mapping service, has strengthened its senior leadership team by appointing an interim CEO and commercial director as it charts further rapid growth. Richard Bourne, pictured, joins the firm, majority owned by renewable energy group Good Energy, in the interim CEO role and work alongside...

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New round of grants available for Bristol firms financially impacted by Covid restrictions

February 12, 2021
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New round of grants available for Bristol firms financially impacted by Covid restrictions

Bristol firms hit by Covid-19 restrictions can apply for financial assistance through a new round of discretionary business grants – but should be quick as funding is limited. The pay outs are specifically for businesses that have been severely financially impacted by restrictions during the city’s Tier 2, Tier...

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TLT aiming for net zero emissions by 2025 by bringing in major sustainable programme

February 11, 2021
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TLT aiming for net zero emissions by 2025 by bringing in major sustainable programme

An ambitious, long-term sustainability programme has been launched by TLT, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, to make it a net zero emissions organisation within four years. The plan includes assessing its greenhouse gas emissions and establishing carbon reduction targets among other measures.  TLT, which employs more than 120 partners...

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Commitment to help solve environmental challenges earns B Corp status for Thrive Renewables

February 11, 2021
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Commitment to help solve environmental challenges earns B Corp status for Thrive Renewables

Bristol-based specialist energy investment company Thrive Renewables has become the latest firm in the city to be certified as a B Corporation, proving its commitment to people and planet over profit. B Corp businesses must meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal...

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Burges Salmon advises on refinancing of UK anaerobic digestion portfolio

February 11, 2021
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Burges Salmon advises on refinancing of UK anaerobic digestion portfolio

A platform for investment into the burgeoning UK anaerobic digestion (AD) sector has secured an £85m debt financing with the help of a team from experts from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon. The syndicated financing, provided by NatWest, Allied Irish Banks and Banco Sabadell, will be used by...

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University of Bristol internship scheme relaunched to help Covid-hit small firms

February 10, 2021
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University of Bristol internship scheme relaunched to help Covid-hit small firms

Small firms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for one of 100 fully funded internships in a scheme run by the University of Bristol. The university hopes the £125,000 scheme, which it is funding partly from alumni donations, will help struggling businesses while also giving students vital work experience.  The...

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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

February 5, 2021
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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

Turning a huge site at Avonmouth and Severnside into one of a new generation of ‘freeports’ could give Bristol’s economy a massive post-pandemic boost and create up to 50,000 jobs, it was claimed today. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA), which includes Bristol City Council, today officially submitted...

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St Mary le Port developer looks to the past to shape future of city’s birthplace

February 4, 2021
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St Mary le Port developer looks to the past to shape future of city’s birthplace

Archaeological investigation work underway at St Mary le Port in Bristol city centre could shape the future development of the historic area. Site development manager MEPC, which is planning to redevelop the high-profile but neglected area, said the dig – being staged in collaboration with Bristol City Council –...

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Renewable Energy Award wins for Bristol’s ethical bank and pioneering ‘poo bus’ firm

February 3, 2021
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Renewable Energy Award wins for Bristol’s ethical bank and pioneering ‘poo bus’ firm

Two Bristol-based businesses’ achievements in renewable energy and cleantech projects have earned them accolades in a major national awards scheme. Ethical lender Triodos Bank UK and GENeco, the renewable energy and recycling company best known for its poo-powered Bio-Bus, were among the winners at this year’s British Renewable Energy Awards,...

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Osborne Clarke team steers client Clean Growth Fund in £6m investment in e-mobility firm

February 3, 2021
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Osborne Clarke team steers client Clean Growth Fund in £6m investment in e-mobility firm

Bristol-based lawyers at international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised on a £6m investment in Indra, the UK’s leading smart charging tech firm. The funding from the Clean Growth Fund and Gulf Oil International follows  seed capital and technical support provided to Indra by Bristol-based energy firm OVO via its Kaluza...

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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

January 29, 2021
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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

Business confidence among South West firms has slumped to the lowest in England as the latest lockdown pushes sales down further and puts more pressure on staffing levels. Just 11% for businesses in the region expect trading levels to have returned to pre-pandemic levels by this time next year...

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