Green/sustainable business

Butcombe signs up to app that’s fighting food waste and boosting sustainability

December 10, 2021
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Butcombe signs up to app that’s fighting food waste and boosting sustainability

Bristol craft brewery and pub chain Butcombe has become the latest hospitality and catering business in the city to join the war on waste food by partnering with the Too Good To Go app. Butcombe is to offer the service initially at eight of its pubs, including the Whitmore...

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Experienced COO joins tech start-up on a mission to help small firms tackle climate change

December 8, 2021
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Experienced COO joins tech start-up on a mission to help small firms tackle climate change

Spherics, the Bristol start-up enabling businesses to understand their carbon footprint, has appointed Marina Traversari as its chief operating officer. Spherics uses cloud-based carbon accounting software to support making net zero a reality. The software measures the carbon footprint of companies and their supply chains to better identify opportunities to...

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£1.1m bank funding lays ground for coffee roaster to expand and become more sustainable

December 8, 2021
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£1.1m bank funding lays ground for coffee roaster to expand and become more sustainable

A Bristol-based coffee roaster plans to create jobs and become more sustainable after buying the building that houses its production roastery with a £1.1m funding package. Clifton Coffee Roasters has been renting the premises at Avonmouth for the past eight years, during which it has enjoyed significant growth.  Now,...

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Four new South West ambassadors for the IoD as it strengthens its regional team

December 7, 2021
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed four ambassadors for the South West to ensure its members remain at the heart of its operations in the region. The quartet of experienced business leaders – Katherine Piper, Alex Chikhani, Peter Doyle and John Rotherford – will enable greater connectivity between...

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Burges Salmon pledges double helping of funds for cookery school’s food poverty appeal

December 3, 2021
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Burges Salmon pledges double helping of funds for cookery school’s food poverty appeal

A fundraising appeal set up by a pioneering Bristol cookery school to help tackle food poverty in the city is being backed by national law firm Burges Salmon. Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon has joined a group of businesses and philanthropists pledging to double donations over the next week to Square Food...

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SETsquared online investment showcase shines spotlight on trio of Bristol tech innovators

December 2, 2021
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SETsquared online investment showcase shines spotlight on trio of Bristol tech innovators

Three pioneering Bristol tech firms are hoping to secure vital funding after taking part in a high-profile online investment showcase staged by globally acclaimed business incubator SETsquared. Airway Medical, Emm Technology and Neuronostics were among 16 SETsquared-backed ventures that took the mic and pitched for the investment at the...

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Partnership launched to stop unsold food from Bristol firms going to waste

December 2, 2021
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Partnership launched to stop unsold food from Bristol firms going to waste

Bristol’s hospitality and catering businesses are being given a new weapon in the fight against food waste while also helping them become more sustainable. Visit West, the destination management organisation that covers the city through its Visit Bristol brand, has teamed up with with Too Good To Go to...

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Second ‘deep tech’ incubator puts Bristol on path to creating world-class science ecosystem

November 26, 2021
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Second ‘deep tech’ incubator puts Bristol on path to creating world-class science ecosystem

Bristol has developed Europe’s most exciting ‘deep tech’ ecosystem where innovators can accelerate ground-breaking ideas in areas as diverse as AI, synthetic biology, nano technologies and quantum computing, guests at the opening of the city’s new Science Creates centre were told. The incubator in Old Market is already becoming...

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Report shows drastic action is needed to get Bristol’s offices ready to meet 2030 net zero target

November 26, 2021
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Report shows drastic action is needed to get Bristol’s offices ready to meet 2030 net zero target

Bristol will miss the government’s net zero targets unless it significantly upgrades its office buildings over the next 10 years, according to new analysis. The report by leading property consultancy JLL, which has an office in the Bristol, concludes that just over 85% of the city’s office stock –...

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Bristol law firms’ social mobility programmes put them among UK’s Top 75 employers

November 26, 2021
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Bristol law firms’ social mobility programmes put them among UK’s Top 75 employers

Two Bristol law firms have been named among the top UK employers with a strong commitment to advancing social mobility in their workplace and the wider community. Osborne Clarke and Burges Salmon – the city’s two largest law firms – have been included in the latest Social Mobility Foundation...

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Employment scheme at heart of Rathbones and FareShare South West’s new three-year partnership

November 26, 2021
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Employment scheme at heart of Rathbones and FareShare South West’s new three-year partnership

The Bristol office of national investment management firm Rathbones has agreed a three-year partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare South West, including a programme to help disadvantaged people get jobs. The partnership has been arranged through the Rathbones Foundation, the firm’s charitable fund. The employability programme will be based...

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Foot Anstey helps its staff switch to electric vehicles as it looks to drive down its carbon footprint

November 26, 2021
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Foot Anstey helps its staff switch to electric vehicles as it looks to drive down its carbon footprint

National law firm Foot Anstey is incentivising its 600-plus employees to drive electric vehicles (EVs) or ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) as it accelerates efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The firm, which has offices in Bristol and across the South West as well as in London and Southampton, has...

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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

November 22, 2021
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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

Business people with strong networking experience and the credibility to champion the region are being sought by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to join its business board. The LEP is looking to appoint new board members to help shape a brighter, greener future for the West...

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