Green/sustainable business

Second cohort of innovators selected for Oracle’s Bristol Startup Cloud Accelerator

July 13, 2018
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Second cohort of innovators selected for Oracle’s Bristol Startup Cloud Accelerator

A diverse group of five fledgling firms in areas ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) to video collaboration and vertical farms has been selected to take part in the second Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator programme in Bristol. The six-month programme provides enriching, collaborative partnerships to take high-potential cloud-based innovators to...

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Burges Salmon sparks interest in legal careers among young people with work experience programme

July 13, 2018
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Burges Salmon sparks interest in legal careers among young people with work experience programme

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-based law firm, has run its Bright Sparks work experience programme for the sixth consecutive year – increasing the intake this time from 24 to 28 students. Bright Sparks, which is for young people aged 15 to 17, forms part of the firm’s commitment to PRIME...

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Call goes out to engineers to help nurture Bristol’s next generation of tech innovators

July 13, 2018
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Call goes out to engineers to help nurture Bristol’s next generation of tech innovators

DigiLocal, the Bristol organisation supporting communities in running tech clubs for their young people, is seeking engineers to support the design of project guides for its clubs and workshops. DigiLocal support 16 clubs across 12 communities aimed at eight to 14 year olds who do not have traditional access...

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Bristol Pride founder takes up new role as director of Architecture Centre

July 13, 2018
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Bristol Pride founder takes up new role as director of Architecture Centre

Bristol’s Architecture Centre has appointed the founder of the city’s Pride festival, Dr Anna Rutherford, as its new director. Anna, pictured, is known for driving step-changes in organisations and has already made her mark on the city as chair of Bristol Festivals, during which she helped re-design Bristol’s arts...

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Green light for university’s Temple Quarter campus, but it scales down plan for Bristol’s tallest building

July 12, 2018
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Green light for university’s Temple Quarter campus, but it scales down plan for Bristol’s tallest building

The University of Bristol has received outline planning permission for its new £300m Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus – paving the way for the long-awaited regeneration of the high-profile area. However, it has reduced the height of one of the planned student accommodation blocks on the site from 25 storeys...

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Mayors to promote Bristol’s innovation and development opportunities on world stage

July 6, 2018
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Mayors to promote Bristol’s innovation and development opportunities on world stage

Bristol’s major investment opportunities, including Cumberland Basin and the Temple Quay Enterprise Zone along with its smart energy and infrastructure schemes, will next week be promoted to international investors at a global gathering of business leaders and politicians. Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees and the West of England Metro...

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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

July 6, 2018
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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

Just one in 10 West of England businesses think the government will deliver a good deal on Brexit, according to the latest survey from the region’s largest business organisation. And half of the firms taking part said they felt ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ over the government’s Brexit negotiations. When...

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Bristol Airport aims higher in bid to cut its carbon emissions after gaining accreditation

July 6, 2018
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Bristol Airport aims higher in bid to cut its carbon emissions after gaining accreditation

Bristol Airport’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint have been recognised with accreditation in a global industry programme. The airport, which last year handled 8.1m passengers and is one of the UK’s fastest growing, has been awarded the second of four levels in the Airport Carbon Accreditation.  The scheme...

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St Pauls Carnival signs up University of Bristol as major sponsor

July 3, 2018
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St Pauls Carnival signs up University of Bristol as major sponsor

The University of Bristol has struck a major partnership with St Pauls Carnival ahead of its 50th anniversary tomorrow. The university’s support includes headline sponsorship of two stages – the main Windrush Stage outside St Pauls Learning Centre and the World Carnival Stage in Portland Square.  It will also...

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Fast-growing vertical farm tech firm’s elevator pitch lands top prize

June 29, 2018
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Fast-growing vertical farm tech firm’s elevator pitch lands top prize

A start-up designing irrigation and control technology for vertical farms last night landed the top prize in the annual Best Elevator Pitch staged by incubator SETsquared Bristol. LettUs Grow uses aeroponic grow beds and farm management software to deliver higher crop yields, reduce production costs and makes farmers’ lives...

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Bristol Business Blog: Positive impact, positive returns. Amanda Tovey, senior investment manager, Whitechurch Securities

June 27, 2018
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Bristol Business Blog: Positive impact, positive returns. Amanda Tovey, senior investment manager, Whitechurch Securities

Many of us would like to be able to reflect our personal values in our investments but have been held back in the past due to lack of choice and perceived poor performance of funds in the ‘ethical’ space. Historically, ethical or Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has been about...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 27, 2018
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The IoD South West Director of the Year Awards have grown over the years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence across the region. The 2018 awards ceremony took place earlier this month at Sandy Park, Exeter, where winners of the seven categories were announced. Guests enjoyed...

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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

June 22, 2018
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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

Global engineering giant Renishaw was last night named as the ‘winner of winners’ as the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards marked their 30th – and last – year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have...

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