Green/sustainable business

Lottery pay-out will help Bristol social enterprises gain access to much-needed European funding

October 24, 2014
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Lottery pay-out will help Bristol social enterprises gain access to much-needed European funding

Quartet Community Foundation has been awarded £10,000 to work with a wide range of partners to help Bristol and the West of England’s social enterprises and the voluntary sector access European funding. It aims to raise awareness of the European funding programme, map evidence of need and of experience...

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Award nomination for Bristol’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

October 23, 2014
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Award nomination for Bristol’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bristol, has been named as one of the UK’s most dedicated champions of entrepreneurs. SETsquared, whose Bristol base is at the Engine Shed at Temple Meads, will compete in the national finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards next...

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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

October 17, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

By Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath The value of investment to economic growth cannot be underestimated: it lessens our reliance on public sector support, creates jobs and drives up wages. This is as true for a small business – a café expanding into new premises and taking on...

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Bristol’s first direct representative in Brussels aims to gain European funding for city

October 17, 2014
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Bristol’s first direct representative in Brussels aims to gain European funding for city

Bristol City Council has appointed an experienced EU affairs professional to give the city a direct representative in Brussels for the first time. Paul Davies’ appointment will build on Bristol’s longstanding relationship with Europe and is ideally timed as the city prepares to embark on its year as European...

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First projects unveiled as Bristol’s Green Capital 2015 programme aims for innovation

October 10, 2014
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First projects unveiled as Bristol’s Green Capital 2015 programme aims for innovation

Innovative projects ranging from the world’s first solar-powered balloon to a major festival looking at the future shape of cities across the globe will thrust Bristol into the international spotlight as 2015 European Green Capital. The first initiatives that will make up Bristol’s year as green capital were announced...

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Powerful boost to Bristol’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant finally gets approval

October 8, 2014
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Powerful boost to Bristol’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant finally gets approval

Bristol’s economy is in line for a multi-million pound boost and thousands of new jobs after the European Commission finally gave the go-ahead for the £24.5bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. The controversial plant, on the Somerset coast near Bridgwater, will be Britain’s first new nuclear reactor for...

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£1.25m investment puts Bristol’s Friska fresh fast food chain on road to national expansion

October 7, 2014
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£1.25m investment puts Bristol’s Friska fresh fast food chain on road to national expansion

Bristol-based healthy fast food group Friska has secured an investment of £1.25m towards its long-term goal of becoming a national chain. The money, raised through two angel investors and Santander, will allow Friska to open 10 new sites in Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. It forms the first stage of...

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Park Street traders go all out to win title of Britain’s best high street

October 6, 2014
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Park Street traders go all out to win title of Britain’s best high street

Traders on Bristol’s iconic Park Street are hoping their summer of fun will lead to victory in a national competition to find Britain’s best high street. Park Street became one of the world’s most-famous roads earlier this year when Bristol artist Luke Jerram built a giant waterslide down it...

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Bristol Green Capital company chief is ousted amid allegations of ‘organisational chaos’

October 3, 2014
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Bristol Green Capital company chief is ousted amid allegations of ‘organisational chaos’

From Bristol 24/7 www.bristol247.com Kris Donaldson, the head of the company behind Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, has been axed from his £100,000-a-year role amid claims that the organisation was in “chaos” and failed to work with the city's green groups. With less than 100 days to go...

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Temple Bright powers ahead with Jordanian solar success

October 3, 2014
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Temple Bright powers ahead with Jordanian solar success

Innovative law firm Temple Bright has advised Jordan-based Shamsuna Power Company (Shamsuna) on the closing of its round one solar project in Jordan.  The project comprises a 10MW solar PV power plant located in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, including construction of a 6km 33kV transmission line connecting to a...

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Kevin McCloud’s innovative HAB Housing to set up home in Bristol’s Enterprise Zone

September 26, 2014
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Kevin McCloud’s innovative HAB Housing to set up home in Bristol’s Enterprise Zone

HAB Housing, the innovative housing developer set up by Kevin McCloud, is to move its headquarters to Bristol as the first stage of what it believes will be a long-term partnership with the city. HAB, which now has its head office in Radstock, is acknowledged as one of the...

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Bristol’s brainiest boffins to showcase best of the city’s research this evening

September 26, 2014
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Bristol’s brainiest boffins to showcase best of the city’s research this evening

Some of Bristol’s best brains will be buzzing this evening as the city’s research is showcased to the public. Bristol Bright Night, part of a pan-Europe event taking place in 300 cities across 24 countries, brings together UWE Bristol, Bristol Natural History Consortium and the University of Bristol to...

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Innovation showcase will thrust Bristol’s tech firms into the spotlight

September 25, 2014
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Innovation showcase will thrust Bristol’s tech firms into the spotlight

Bristol’s world-leading tech innovation in areas as diverse as app development, gaming and microchips will take centre stage next week when the San Francisco-inspired OpenCo festival is staged in the city. The free event will showcase the area’s leading technology businesses and organisations, placing Bristol, along with Bath, at...

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