Green/sustainable business

Kier lands £100m five-year Bristol Water network maintenance contract

August 6, 2014
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Kier lands £100m five-year Bristol Water network maintenance contract

Bristol Water has awarded its £20m-a-year network maintenance services programme contract to national building and civil engineering group Kier. The contract, which starts on October 1, is for five years with a potential five-year extension. Works include repairs and maintenance, metering, new connections, developer mains, trunk mains support and...

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Garden centre firm grows its green credentials with funding for biomass energy

August 1, 2014
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Garden centre firm grows its green credentials with funding for biomass energy

A garden centre business owned by the same family since opening in 1884 is future-proofing itself against spiraling energy costs and enhancing its green credentials after securing £400,000 funding from Barclays. Whitehall Garden Centre at Lacock near Chippenham, which also owns and operates Bristol’s Whitchurch Garden Centre, is installing...

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Ambitious city-wide energy efficiency project aims to slash fuel bills for every home

August 1, 2014
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One of the UK’s largest energy efficiency schemes is to be launched in Bristol, creating 50 jobs and offering advice to every home and business on how to reduce their fuel bills and save money. Under the ambitious multi-million pound project announced today, every property in the city will...

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Social network out to revolutionise the way businesses engage with local communities

July 25, 2014
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Social network out to revolutionise the way businesses engage with local communities

Neighbourly.com, an innovative new social network aimed at connecting community projects with companies, was launched in Bristol last night with the ambition to revolutionise corporate social responsibility. The business has been developed by local entrepreneur Nick Davies and is the first digital platform to be created for the largely...

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Bristol Business Blog: Colin Skellett, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

July 25, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog: Colin Skellett, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

By Colin Skellett, Chair, West of England LEP Since the Government announcement a couple of weeks ago of the local growth deals awarded to England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), there have been a lot of big numbers bandied about. Unless you’re close to the deals, the figures and...

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Merchant Venturers seek charities to benefit from its next round of grants

July 23, 2014
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Merchant Venturers seek charities to benefit from its next round of grants

Bristol’s Society of Merchant Venturers is inviting local good causes to apply to its charity committee for grants. The call coincides with the Merchants’ quarterly announcement of its recent awards which total £35,000 in new grants. The awards are used to support organisations that work with the vulnerable and...

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Innovative recycled film set business sets up at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios

July 23, 2014
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Innovative recycled film set business sets up at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios

Sustainable film and TV set-clearance firm Drèsd has become the latest business to set up an operation at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios. The innovative company, which offers a cost-effective alternative to sending set waste to landfill, is the 11th firm to join the burgeoning creative community at the Hengrove...

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Council offers 100-plus changes to Clifton Village residents’ parking zone to appease protestors

July 18, 2014
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Council offers 100-plus changes to Clifton Village residents’ parking zone to appease protestors

A raft of changes have been announced to the highly-controversial residents’ parking zone (RPZ) planned for Clifton Village by Bristol City Council. The RPZ, will come into operation in October, will now have longer pay and display times, extra permits for businesses and new park and ride bus services....

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£50m state-of-the-art building for business school and law school announced by UWE

July 17, 2014
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£50m state-of-the-art building for business school and law school announced by UWE

UWE Bristol has unveiled ambitious plans for a new £50m building for its Faculty of Business and Law – the latest in a series of major investments at the university. UWE said the state-of-the-art building on its Frenchay Campus will fulfil the aspirations of students and the business community...

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Farnborough Airshow: Bristol engineering innovation gives lift to Airbus’s updated A330 jetliner

July 14, 2014
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Farnborough Airshow: Bristol engineering innovation gives lift to Airbus’s updated A330 jetliner

Aerospace giant Airbus this week deployed world-leading wing technology developed in Bristol to launch a new, more fuel-efficient version of its dated A330 long-range aircraft. Engineers based at its Filton plant have already played key roles in designing innovative ‘winglets’ for Airbus’s all-new A350 mid-range jetliner and the highly-successful...

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New city centre base for Princes Trust boosts its work in transforming young lives

July 11, 2014
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New city centre base for Princes Trust boosts its work in transforming young lives

The Prince’s Trust has officially opened its new Bristol centre – enabling it to take the way it transforms young lives to the next level. The office in Victoria Street in the city centre is hub for unemployed young people, equipping them with the skills and confidence they need...

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Firms urged to join urban gardening revolution taking root at Harbourside

July 11, 2014
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Firms urged to join urban gardening revolution taking root at Harbourside

Businesses based in and around Bristol’s Harbourside are being encouraged to take part in a groundbreaking urban allotment scheme to grow free food in flower beds. The At-Bristol science centre has partnered with Almondsbury Garden Centre and local food group Incredible Edible Bristol to transform the raised beds in...

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Bristol shopping centre’s waste reduction project sets UK-wide standard

July 11, 2014
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Bristol shopping centre’s waste reduction project sets UK-wide standard

An award-winning waste management programme fine-tuned at a Bristol suburban shopping centre has become a template for other schemes across the UK. The Willow Brook centre in Bradley Stoke has won a green industry award for the second year running for its advanced waste management system. Run by property...

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