Green/sustainable business

Search gets under way to find the South West’s top business leaders

February 10, 2015
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Search gets under way to find the South West’s top business leaders

Firms in the Bristol area are being urged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 seek to recognise outstanding business people and focus UK-wide attention on success in...

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Bristol Cider Shop toasts success in prestigious drinks industry awards

February 9, 2015
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Bristol Cider Shop toasts success in prestigious drinks industry awards

Bristol Cider Shop is celebrating being crowned the UK’s top cider retailer – cementing its standing as one of the city’s top independent stores. The shop, one of the first dedicated cider outlets in the country when it opened on Christmas Steps in December 2010, won the Independent Cider...

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Firms will be urged to Go Green and support Bristol’s year as European Green Capital

February 6, 2015
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Firms will be urged to Go Green and support Bristol’s year as European Green Capital

Bristol businesses can find out how they can get involved with the city’s year as European Capital year and benefit from the increased support and activity that is on offer at the launch of a new initiative next Tuesday. Low Carbon South West and regional business organisation Business West...

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Bristol Water squares up to Ofwat over ruling to lower its bills by 23%

February 6, 2015
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Bristol Water squares up to Ofwat over ruling to lower its bills by 23%

Bristol Water today rejected industry watchdog Ofwat’s latest price ruling, which would have forced it to slash its bills, and said it is seeking a review by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Ofwat’s ‘final price determination’ for water companies announced last December proposed a 23% reduction in household...

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Bethlehem business delegation heads to Bristol to explore trade opportunities

February 6, 2015
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Bethlehem business delegation heads to Bristol to explore trade opportunities

Bristol firms are being urged to explore import and export opportunities with a delegation of businesses from Bethlehem when they visit the region next month. The trade mission is being arranged by Business West and Bethlehem-Bath Links, the Bath-based charity that is creating cultural, business, educational and sporting links...

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Bristol ready to get smart by creating world-leading test-bed for innovative tech-based ideas

January 30, 2015
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Bristol ready to get smart by creating world-leading test-bed for innovative tech-based ideas

Bristol’s ambition to become a leading ‘smart’ city with an experimental high-speed network linking academics and businesses to create new tech-based products and services is set to take a major step forward. The first joint venture between the city council and the University of Bristol – known as Bristol...

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Heathrow expansion would boost region’s economy, say West manufacturers

January 30, 2015
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Heathrow expansion would boost region’s economy, say West manufacturers

Manufacturing firms in the West of England are backing expansion at Heathrow Airport, with results of a new survey showing they believe it would be best for their sector and lead to a better balanced economy. The report by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, comes ahead of next Tuesday’s deadline...

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Bristol’s year as European Green Capital starts on a high

January 26, 2015
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Bristol’s year as European Green Capital starts on a high

Bristol’s year as European Green Capital officially got underway with a spectacular high-wire act on Saturday evening watched by thousands. In a breath-taking and colourful public opening ceremony, Jade Kindar-Martin from Bristol-based Cirque Bijou cycled along a 120m long high wire set between the city’s iconic A and B Bond...

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Bristol’s Green Capital Year aims high from the start – with opening gala ceremony and a tightrope act

January 23, 2015
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Bristol’s Green Capital Year aims high from the start – with opening gala ceremony and a tightrope act

Bristol’s year as European Green Capital gets underway this weekend with an opening ceremony and gala dinner for visiting dignitaries this evening and a spectacular high-wire act tomorrow as the first public event. Organisers hope the combination of the civic ceremony with the ‘fun’ element of the tightrope walk...

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Join us in helping combat poverty in Africa, microfinance charity Deki urges Bristol businesses

January 23, 2015
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Join us in helping combat poverty in Africa, microfinance charity Deki urges Bristol businesses

Innovative Bristol microfinance charity Deki is calling on businesses in the city to help it fight poverty in Africa by joining it in a unique partnership. Deki’s crowdfunding website deki.org.uk offers long-term solutions to poverty by giving entrepreneurs in the developing world access to small loans and business training....

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Bristol consultancy makes energy saving in Bath childs’ play with inter-school competition

January 16, 2015
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Bristol consultancy makes energy saving in Bath childs’ play with inter-school competition

Bristol-based waste management consultancy Resource Futures is working with Bath and North East Somerset Council to motivate primary school teachers and pupils to save energy through simple, everyday changes in behaviour. Schools have been invited to take part in the BEST (B&NES Energy Saving Teams) competition, which focuses on...

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Former Elizabeth Shaw boss joins regional investment firm as it targets Bristol businesses

January 16, 2015
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Former Elizabeth Shaw boss joins regional investment firm as it targets Bristol businesses

The former managing director of Bristol-based chocolate manufacturer Elizabeth Shaw has been appointed by alternative finance provider South West Investment Group (SWIG) Capital as a non-executive director to the board of its fund-holding arm. Malachy McReynolds, pictured, join the group, which since 1996 has invested £15m in to more...

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I’ll give Bristol more powers, Communities Secretary Pickles vows as he hails city’s success

January 15, 2015
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I’ll give Bristol more powers, Communities Secretary Pickles vows as he hails city’s success

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has hailed Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone a success and pledged to devolve more powers to the city to enable it to fund similar economy-boosting measures itself. The minister was in Bristol yesterday to mark the completion of the £40m, 98,000 sq ft, showpiece 2...

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