Green/sustainable business

Bristol Business Blog: The major revenue potential of materials recycling. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

November 4, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: The major revenue potential of materials recycling. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

The way we think about and treat our waste has changed dramatically in recent years. Whereas once we threw it out with barely a second thought, today we are increasingly seeing waste as a valuable commodity that can help save money, boost environmental credentials and be good for the planet...

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Gold medal in global sustainability ratings puts Burges Salmon among world’s most responsible businesses

November 3, 2022
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Gold medal in global sustainability ratings puts Burges Salmon among world’s most responsible businesses

Burges Salmon, the national law firm with its head office in Bristol, has said winning gold for the second year running in a global sustainability rating has underpinned its commitment to operating as a responsible business. The firm was presented with the medal by EcoVadis, based on a scorecard...

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Bristol Business Blog: Recycling guide for businesses. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

October 31, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: Recycling guide for businesses. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

Clean waste plastics can be a valuable source of revenue for businesses but are often overlooked as an earner, Plastics have become so ever-present in our lives that it’s hard to believe that they have only been around for the past 70 years.  Of course, the strength and durability...

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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

October 28, 2022
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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

Purposeful Bristol businesses, charities and social enterprises can find out more about place-based impact investment and how it can help tackle local issues and build a thriving regional economy at an event next week. Hosted by Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), the free event takes place on Thursday,...

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More growth for Bristol sustainable fashion brand after it bags six-figure investment

October 28, 2022
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More growth for Bristol sustainable fashion brand after it bags six-figure investment

A sustainable handbag brand founded by a former Bristol lawyer is to expand and take on more staff after receiving a six-figure investment package. Keri Andriana, a graduate of both the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol, hit on the idea of creating affordable vegan luxury products in 2016...

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Premium food hall operator looking to give its upcoming Bristol venture a flavour of city’s indie scene

October 28, 2022
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Premium food hall operator looking to give its upcoming Bristol venture a flavour of city’s indie scene

Bristol’s independent street food traders are being invited to apply for space in the hotly anticipated BOXHALL food hall destination, which promises to bring a new urban dining concept to the city when it opens next summer. London-based Boxpark, which operates three high-profile and highly successful street food schemes...

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Burges Salmon gains recognition for ‘long-standing respect for the climate’ in inaugural awards

October 26, 2022
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Burges Salmon gains recognition for ‘long-standing respect for the climate’ in inaugural awards

An ongoing commitment to the environment and to taking positive action on climate change has earned Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon’s pensions team a major industry award. The team topped the Impact on Climate category at the inaugural Pension Management Institute Pinnacle Awards, which were staged to celebrate the...

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TLT’s future energy team powers ahead with milestone UK battery storage partnership

October 26, 2022
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TLT’s future energy team powers ahead with milestone UK battery storage partnership

A specialist energy team at Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT has advised on a £300m-plus renewables scheme in its latest deal involving Portuguese developer and investor TagEnergy. The project, with Merseyside independent energy specialist Balance Power, will develop 500MW of battery storage projects across the UK.  To be delivered over...

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New chair for Bristol Airport’s independent consultative committee

October 25, 2022
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New chair for Bristol Airport’s independent consultative committee

The independent committee that acts as a ‘critical friend’ to Bristol Airport on key issues affecting its stakeholders has a new chair. David Hall, a Somerset County Councillor for more than 13 years, takes over from Barry Hamblin as chair of the Airport Consultative Committee (ACC), which represents stakeholders’...

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Firms urged to back bold vision to end Bristol’s equality gap and help all its young people flourish

October 21, 2022
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Firms urged to back bold vision to end Bristol’s equality gap and help all its young people flourish

Bristol businesses are being invited to sign up to an innovative project that aims to help close the equality gap in the city and create a fairer future for its young people. Launching next month, OurCity2030 will support young people from low-income households in inner-city Bristol to secure meaningful...

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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

October 21, 2022
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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

A campaign to help businesses across the West of England reduce their reliance on dirty fossil fuels and embrace a greener future through simple, practical steps has been launched. Bristol-based Action Net Zero’s Beacon of Hope initiative will reach out to firms, as well as communities and individuals, to...

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National Recycle Week rubbished by Bristol environmental group for being sponsored by ‘polluters’

October 20, 2022
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National Recycle Week rubbished by Bristol environmental group for being sponsored by ‘polluters’

A Bristol-based environmental campaign group has slammed Recycle Week, which ends this Sunday, as corporate greenwashing by highlighting that it is being sponsored by what it called “some of the worst polluters in the world”. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and McDonald’s are among the global giants backing Recycle Week, the national...

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Sage snaps up pioneering Bristol firm on a mission to help small businesses tackle climate change

October 14, 2022
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Sage snaps up pioneering Bristol firm on a mission to help small businesses tackle climate change

Spherics, the Bristol start-up whose innovative platform helps small firms measure, mitigate and manage their environmental impact, has been acquired by accounting tech giant Sage. Launched just two years ago, Spherics secured grant funding through Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund in the same year, when it was also recognised...

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