Green/sustainable business

Engine Shed hi-tech hub puts Bristol on fast track for innovation and growth

December 6, 2013
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Engine Shed hi-tech hub puts Bristol on fast track for innovation and growth

Bristol is in the driving seat for world-class innovation and creativity following the transformation of the Engine Shed at Brunel’s original Temple Meads station into a hi-tech enterprise hub, guests at its official opening were told. The building, once Bristol’s gateway to the world, has been transformed into a...

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Bristol joins elite group of world’s ‘resilient cities’

December 6, 2013
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Bristol joins elite group of world’s ‘resilient cities’

Bristol is one of only two UK cities and four from Europe to be invited to join a new global network of 100 ‘resilient cities’ run by the Rockefeller Foundation in the US. As a result it will gain access to vital support and potential funding to help develop...

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Govt’s wind turbine planning changes could be big blow to badly-needed schemes

December 6, 2013
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Govt’s wind turbine planning changes could be big blow to badly-needed schemes

A Bristol property expert is warning that Government plans to give communities a greater say over wind turbine proposals are deeply flawed and could scupper many small schemes. James Davis, pictured, who heads the Bristol-based planning team at national property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall, fears the changes will make smaller...

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Former Liverpool City of Culture boss appointed to lead Bristol’s 2015 Green Capital programme

December 6, 2013
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Former Liverpool City of Culture boss appointed to lead Bristol’s 2015 Green Capital programme

Bristol City Council has appointed Kris Donaldson to the high-profile job of programme director of European Green Capital 2015, a role in which he will lead the city’s programme of events, secure substantial private sponsorship and make the most of the economic and environmental opportunities the year will offer....

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Expanding Orchard Energy grows South West team

December 4, 2013
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Expanding Orchard Energy grows South West team

Energy management firm Orchard Energy has appointed Imran Ghauri as interim South West regional manager based at its Bristol office. Prior to joining Orchard Imran worked in business development roles with Energy Team and UES Energy. Yorkshire-based Orchard works with its clients to find the best supplier for their...

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Recognition for Bristol firms that go extra mile to encourage sustainable travel

December 4, 2013
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Recognition for Bristol firms that go extra mile to encourage sustainable travel

Innovative ways that Bristol businesses use to encourage staff to travel more sustainably have been celebrated at the annual Travelwest Sustainable Business Travel Awards. The awards showcase organisations that go the extra mile to help tackle the city’s transport problems.  Bristol health insurer Simplyhealth won the Best Newcomer category...

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Brunel’s original Temple Meads station goes back to the future as platform for Bristol’s innovation

December 2, 2013
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Brunel’s original Temple Meads station goes back to the future as platform for Bristol’s innovation

Bristol’s ambition to be a world-class city for innovation and creativity takes a major leap forward today when Brunel’s original railway station at Temple Meads re-opens as a hi-tech enterprise hub. The Engine Shed, once Bristol’s gateway to the world, has been transformed into a modern centre to spearhead...

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Bond Dickinson works with Oman on country’s first solar energy scheme

November 26, 2013
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Bond Dickinson works with Oman on country’s first solar energy scheme

Lawyers based in the Bristol office of national firm Bond Dickinson have advised on the Gulf state of Oman’s first renewable energy project. Senior associate Ed Rimmell worked with the Authority for Electricity Regulation in Oman on the procurement of the 303-kilowatt solar PV project, which will provide green...

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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

November 22, 2013
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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

An ambitious plan is being drawn up to harness Bristol and the West of England’s creativity and innovation to potentially create more than 100,000 jobs over the next 17 years. The emphasis will be on five key sectors spanning digital to aerospace, and in which the area is already...

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Milestone for Bristol Pound as first estate agent signs up

November 21, 2013
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Milestone for Bristol Pound as first estate agent signs up

Bristol estate agent Holbrook Moran has become the first to accept Bristol Pounds in a move that means tenants can now pay their rent in the pioneering local currency. Holbrook Moran will also accept payment in Bristol Pounds for fees, bringing closer the day when residents and businesses will...

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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over research and development spending

November 15, 2013
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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over research and development spending

West firms are being advised to check whether they qualify for valuable tax credits under the Government’s research and development (R&D) scheme. West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bristol, says many firms are unaware they are eligible for the scheme which increases tax relief against...

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Curry Club catches The Wave to give members taste of Bristol’s planned surfing lake

November 14, 2013
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Curry Club catches The Wave to give members taste of Bristol’s planned surfing lake

The vision behind the UK’s first inland surfing destination is on the menu at the latest meeting of the Bristol Curry Club today. The club, an informal monthly gathering of property industry professionals, has lined up co-founder/director of The Wave UK Nick Hounsfield to speak about the ambitious plan....

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Pioneering collaboration could put Bristol at centre of 3D printing revolution

November 11, 2013
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Pioneering collaboration could put Bristol at centre of 3D printing revolution

Two Bristol firms have joined forces with international tech group Renishaw, based just outside the city, to break new ground in 3D printing, a pioneering process with the potential to revolutionise manufacturing. While 3D printing has been around for some years, because it is not repeatable on a large...

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