Green/sustainable business

Bristol’s scale-up businesses to get boost from Engine Shed’s investor-in-residence service

May 19, 2017
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Bristol’s scale-up businesses to get boost from Engine Shed’s investor-in-residence service

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub is extending its support for the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by introducing an investor-in-residence service open to all growth businesses in the area. Delivered in partnership with Deepbridge Capital and Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), the service goes live on with bookings available during normal office...

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Boost number of women bosses if you want to be successful, Bristol businesses urged

May 19, 2017
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Boost number of women bosses if you want to be successful, Bristol businesses urged

Bristol business leaders have been warned that they are failing to optimise the talents of their people if women are not fairly represented at senior levels in their organisations. The message came from Sir Philip Hampton, chair of the independent Hampton-Alexander Review, which aims to ensure talented women succeed...

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Brew House toasts being fully let as Bristol firms get taste for trendy loft-style workspace

May 12, 2017
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Brew House toasts being fully let as Bristol firms get taste for trendy loft-style workspace

Bristol’s Brew House creative hub – one of the city’s most innovative office conversions – is fully let after securing a third tenant. Global environmental consultants SLR Consulting has taken 7,162 sq ft in the building, off Temple Way, which has been transformed from a previously vacant four-storey building into...

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Oracle and SETsquared Bristol’s ‘pay it forward’ start-up accelerator comes on stream

May 12, 2017
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Oracle and SETsquared Bristol’s ‘pay it forward’ start-up accelerator comes on stream

US tech giant Oracle has teamed up with Bristol’s SETsquared incubator to officially launch its next-generation Startup Cloud Accelerator programme in the UK. Oracle, which has a cloud development centre in the Bristol, announced plans in January for its second accelerator programme in January. It describes the scheme as...

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Second acquisition for fast-growing OVO as it snaps up Corgi HomePlan

May 12, 2017
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Second acquisition for fast-growing OVO as it snaps up Corgi HomePlan

Pioneering Bristol-based energy supplier OVO has continued its rapid expansion into new areas of the market by taking over CORGI HomePlan, the UK’s third-largest home service provider. The acquisition – OVO’s second this year – marks another step in diversifying from core energy supplier towards an energy services company....

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Top building award for ‘masterful’ scheme giving Bristol’s former General Hospital a new lease of life

May 12, 2017
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Top building award for ‘masterful’ scheme giving Bristol’s former General Hospital a new lease of life

The restoration and conversion of Bristol’s former General Hospital has landed a major property award before it is finished. Called The General, the project by Essex-based specialist developer City & Country, pictured, topped the Building Conservation category at last night’s 2017 RICS Awards, South West. The scheme, which has...

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IoD regional Director of the Year Awards shortlist shows ‘breadth and depth’ of Bristol business talent

May 12, 2017
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Bristol business figures dominate the nominations for the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) South West regional Director of the Year Awards with seven names on the shortlist. They will join other directors from around the region at the awards ceremony later this month to celebrate outstanding business people and focus UK-wide...

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Chinese tech entrepreneur picks Bristol for European launch of pioneering bike sharing scheme

May 5, 2017
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Chinese tech entrepreneur picks Bristol for European launch of pioneering bike sharing scheme

An innovative bicycle sharing scheme which offers an hour’s ride for just a pound has chosen Bristol as its European launchpad. YoBike promises to be unlike existing bike sharing schemes as it does not require docking stations –  bikes can be picked up from and left in safe, legal...

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£30m redevelopment plan submitted for Bristol’s last remaining waterfront site

May 5, 2017
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£30m redevelopment plan submitted for Bristol’s last remaining waterfront site

Detailed plans have been submitted for a £30m mixed-use development at long-neglected Redcliff Wharf, Bristol’s last major high-profile waterfront site. Urban regeneration specialist Complex Development Projects (CDP) has submitted the application to Bristol City Council for a scheme on the site, which has been vacant for nearly 30 years. It...

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Bristol taps into refill revolution as second water fountain comes on stream

May 5, 2017
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Bristol taps into refill revolution as second water fountain comes on stream

Bristol-based environmental consultancy Eunomia has teamed up with Bristol Water, Bristol Waste and the city council to open a free drinking water fountain. The fountain and bottle filler – the city’s second – is in Queen Square close to Eunomia’s head office. It was officially opened by Mayor Marvin...

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First home in Andrews’ pioneering social housing project gets ready for tenants

May 5, 2017
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First home in Andrews’ pioneering social housing project gets ready for tenants

Estate agents and property group Andrews has unveiled the first Bristol home in its innovative 70th anniversary social housing fundraising initiative. Keynsham-based Andrews celebrated its 70th anniversary last year by raising £70,000 to kick-start the ambitious project, called Establish, which recognises the philanthropic origins of the business.  Working in...

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UK’s ‘most sustainable’ personal current account launched by Triodos Bank

April 28, 2017
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UK’s ‘most sustainable’ personal current account launched by Triodos Bank

Triodos, the ethical bank with its UK headquarters in Bristol, has opened registrations for its first UK personal current account. The account – which Triodos claims is the most sustainable personal current account ever brought to the UK market – will go live with a phased rollout from June....

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Burges Salmon team powers Japanese refinancing of UK wind farm

April 28, 2017
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Burges Salmon team powers Japanese refinancing of UK wind farm

Banking and renewables sector experts from Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon have advised one of Japan’s largest banks on its refinancing of a major UK wind farm. The Burges Salmon team, led by banking partner Nathan Curtis with assistance from the firm’s real estate and projects departments, worked...

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