Green/sustainable business

Bristol to host major conference tackling the safety and security of the software that runs our lives

September 23, 2014
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Bristol to host major conference tackling the safety and security of the software that runs our lives

More than 100 leading software engineers and academics will gather in Bristol later this month to attend a major conference giving the latest insights into the increasingly vital area of safe and secure software. With highly-integrated and sophisticated IT and mobile systems impacting evermore on everyday life – from...

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Bristol Zoological Society recruits primate expert as head of conservation science

September 23, 2014
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Bristol Zoological Society recruits primate expert as head of conservation science

World-leading primate expert Dr Gráinne McCabe has been appointed as the new head of conservation science of the Bristol Zoological Society. Dr McCabe, pictured, will head the conservation science and research team at the Bristol Zoological Society – which operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the recently-opened Wild Place Project...

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Government offers grants towards superfast broadband to Bristol firms

September 22, 2014
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Government offers grants towards superfast broadband to Bristol firms

Small and medium-sized businesses in Bristol are being encouraged to apply for Government grants worth up to £3,000 to get faster broadband speeds and better connectivity. Under the scheme, which runs until next March, businesses can apply for a voucher which they can use towards installing faster and better...

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Businesses urged to back social enterprise that mentors and inspires Bristol’s inner city youth

September 19, 2014
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Businesses urged to back social enterprise that mentors and inspires Bristol’s inner city youth

BYEP, the Bristol-based social enterprise dedicated to mentoring, enterprise training and inspiring young people, is calling on businesses to support it as it embarks on an ambitious five-year plan to support young people from the inner city. The plan sets out key targets to support those who might find...

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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bristol Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event in Bristol earlier this year which attracted nearly...

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Ethical bank Triodos’ annual meeting in Bristol to look at the true cost of modern society

September 12, 2014
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Ethical bank Triodos’ annual meeting in Bristol to look at the true cost of modern society

The real cost of food, energy, society and finance will come under the spotlight at Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos’ annual meeting in the city tomorrow. Among the panel of high-profile speaker is Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh, director of the Sustainable Food Trust, Patrick Holden, Solarcentury’s chairman Jeremy Leggett....

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Bristol ranked among England’s top five economic hotspots with potential for more growth

September 11, 2014
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Bristol ranked among England’s top five economic hotspots with potential for more growth

Bristol has been named as one of the UK’s top five cities for growth outside of London, underpinning its reputation as a centre for innovation, technology and creativity. The city ranks fourth for economic and demographic expansion over the past eight years, according to a new report analysing the...

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Bristol’s tech pioneers to be showcased as city is chosen to host national innovation festival

September 8, 2014
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Bristol’s tech pioneers to be showcased as city is chosen to host national innovation festival

Bristol’s growing reputation as one of the UK’s leading hi-tech centres has been recognised by its inclusion in a national innovation festival. Some of the city’s most innovative businesses will open their doors to executives, entrepreneurs, investors, potential employees and the public as part of the OpenCo event, which...

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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

September 5, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP What will your business look like three years from now? Do your existing staff have the right mix of skills to help your business flourish? Do you have the right recruitment and workforce development strategy in place? If you...

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Region’s charity marketers to hear latest industry thinking at Bristol conference

September 4, 2014
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Region’s charity marketers to hear latest industry thinking at Bristol conference

Using social media to promote charity fundraising and other issues faced by the region’s professional fundraisers and charity marketers will be examined at a major event next month. The second South West Charity Marketing Conference, organised by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) South West region, will give the...

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New app helps Bristol Pound users tap into new services

August 29, 2014
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New app helps Bristol Pound users tap into new services

Bristol Pound has launched its first official app for mobiles offering a range of new services for users of the UK’s most successful local currency. The free ‘£B app’ will simplify the £B mobile phone text payment system, TXT2PAY, notify users of nearby Bristol Pound businesses, track users’ spending...

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Burges Salmon acts for Business Growth Fund on major energy sector investment

August 27, 2014
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Burges Salmon acts for Business Growth Fund on major energy sector investment

Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon has advised its client Business Growth Fund (BGF) on its £3.6m investment in sustainable energy firm Ecovision Renewable Energy. The Burges Salmon team was led by partner Richard Spink with assistance from senior associates Douglas Streatfeild-James, Vanessa Barnicoat and solicitor Jenny Tran. The deal...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free...

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