Green/sustainable business

Living Wage introduced for staff at Bristol’s ‘green’ bank Triodos

June 13, 2014
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Living Wage introduced for staff at Bristol’s ‘green’ bank Triodos

Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos has become one of only 13 businesses in the city to be accredited as a Living Wage employer. Awarded by the Living Wage Foundation, the accreditation guarantees that everyone working at the bank, including permanent employees, third-party contractors and suppliers, receives a minimum hourly wage...

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Outsourcer Mitie builds on its record for maintaining a sustainable business

June 13, 2014
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Outsourcer Mitie builds on its record for maintaining a sustainable business

Bristol-based outsourcing group Mitie has made a significant increase in its sustainability performance for the ninth consecutive year and strong progress towards strict targets it adopted for 2020. Its Sustainability Report highlights initiatives such as its Women of Work network, launched during the year with the aim to raise...

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Bristol bosses go head-to-head this evening in coveted SW Institute of Directors awards

June 12, 2014
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Seven directors running businesses based in and around Bristol will this evening find out if they have been successful in the prestigious South West Institute of Directors (IoD) awards. Competing for the awards, which celebrate excellence in the boardroom, are Nick Sturge, co-founder of the enterprise hub The Engine...

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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

June 9, 2014
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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

Bristol is one of the UK’s most successful cities for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and is helping the South West outperform most other regions in a highly-competitive market, according to new research published today. Bristol is ranked sixth in a list of leading UK cities in global accountants...

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Bristol Business Blog. Paul Wilson, LEP. We’re leading the way, but is the Government keeping up?

June 6, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog. Paul Wilson, LEP. We’re leading the way, but is the Government keeping up?

By Paul Wilson, chief executive, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Bristol is on a roll. It’s the best place to live in the country. The 100,000 people who engaged in the art of sliding down Park Street sparked a national debate on modernising city centre management. Bristol Food...

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Law firm Temple Bright continues expansion and unveils Infectious film

June 6, 2014
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Law firm Temple Bright continues expansion and unveils Infectious film

Innovative Bristol law firm Temple Bright is continuing its expansion with the addition of two more City lawyers to its team in London. The firm now has a total of 24 partners, eight of them based in the London office. Its partners have worked in a range of leading...

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Bristol Business Blog: Nick Sturge, SETsquared Bristol. Why it’s vital to get the Chairman Thing right

Bristol Business Blog: Nick Sturge, SETsquared Bristol. Why it’s vital to get the Chairman Thing right

By Nick Sturge, centre director, SETsquared Bristol Having worked with nearly 300 high-tech start-up businesses – some for just an hour, some for several years – and having done a start-up myself, I've watched, very carefully, how leadership develops and evolves over the life of a start-up. I am...

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Go green and have fun – if only for one week – Bristol firms are urged

May 30, 2014
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Go green and have fun – if only for one week – Bristol firms are urged

Bristol firms are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Business Green Week and stage their own fun eco-activities for staff. The week, which takes place between June 16 and 20, is part of Bristol’s BIG Green Week – a festival of eco ideas, art and entertainment now...

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Bristol Arena site starts to be ‘unlocked’ as work gets underway on green bridge over Avon

May 28, 2014
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Bristol Arena site starts to be ‘unlocked’ as work gets underway on green bridge over Avon

Work to ‘unlock’ the site of Bristol’s Arena with a new bridge over the River Avon started this afternoon yesterday with communities minister and Bristol West MP Stephen Williams taking the controls of a digger to mark the start of the £11.5m infrastructure work on the former diesel depot...

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Bristol fast-food group Friska and app firm Mubaloo ranked among UK’s 50 most-inspirational firms

May 27, 2014
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Bristol fast-food group Friska and app firm Mubaloo ranked among UK’s 50 most-inspirational firms

Bristol café group Friska and Mubaloo, the app developer launched in the city, have been named among the UK’s 50 fastest-growing and most-innovative businesses. Friska, which launched in 2009 and now has four outlets across Bristol, has been included in the latest Santander Breakthrough 50 – a national table...

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New venture capital fund to target Bristol’s burgeoning small tech firms

May 27, 2014
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New venture capital fund to target Bristol’s burgeoning small tech firms

A new fund focusing on investing in the Bristol area’s early stage tech businesses is to be launched by Technology Venture Partners, a new independent venture capital fund manager based in the city. Technology Venture Partners is to start the fund to run alongside YFM Equity Partners’ closed South...

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Green Capital Bristol can take centre stage in global debate on future shape of cities

May 23, 2014
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Green Capital Bristol can take centre stage in global debate on future shape of cities

Bristol can be a lightning rod for a global debate on the look and shape of the city of the future as it prepares for its role next year as Europe’s green capital. Its year in the international spotlight can also help it shape future thinking about what makes...

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International focus on Bristol’s green credentials as it hosts global gathering on sustainable cities

May 22, 2014
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International focus on Bristol’s green credentials as it hosts global gathering on sustainable cities

Bristol’s preparations for its role next year as Europe’s green capital come under the spotlight over the next three days as the city hosts a gathering of more than 150 leading international urban designers, architects and planners. They will learn how the city is already delivering on its green...

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