Green/sustainable business

Finance hub launched to connect borrowers, lenders and investors – without the hard sell or jargon

June 25, 2020
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Finance hub launched to connect borrowers, lenders and investors – without the hard sell or jargon

An online service promising impartial financial advice for Bristol firms on funding options has been launched by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. According to Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, its Finance Hub will be free from confusing jargon or any hard sell, enabling businesses...

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Welcome for lockdown easing from business leaders – but they warn it alone will not save all firms

June 23, 2020
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Welcome for lockdown easing from business leaders – but they warn it alone will not save all firms

Business groups have cautiously backed the reduction of many coronavirus lockdown restrictions announced earlier this week by the Prime Minister. But they also warned that other measures to boost the economy were still needed to avoid widespread business failures and job losses.  In a major boost to the West...

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Government Covid-19 emergecy measures keep insolvencies low – but fears grow they will rise later

June 23, 2020
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Government Covid-19 emergecy measures keep insolvencies low – but fears grow they will rise later

A surprise fall in the number of corporate insolvencies could herald the ‘calm before the storm’, the South West branch of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 has warned. Figures published by the Insolvency Service show a 30% drop in companies going bust at the height of the coronavirus...

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Job losses, cash-strapped firms and furloughed staff. Grim picture of pandemic’s toll on West of England

June 19, 2020
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Job losses, cash-strapped firms and furloughed staff. Grim picture of pandemic’s toll on West of England

Unemployment has soared by 145% in the West of England since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures published today, with just nearly 40,000 people claiming jobless benefits. At the same time, around 22% of the region’s workforce – 132,600 people – have been furloughed while job...

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Plea to government for emergency funding to protect Bristol’s We The Curious and other science centres

June 18, 2020
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Plea to government for emergency funding to protect Bristol’s We The Curious and other science centres

Bristol’s We The Curious has joined more than 40 other science centres across the UK to call for emergency help from the government as they fight for survival during the lockdown. The Science Centres For Our Future campaign is being supported by some of the UK’s leading science advocates...

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Bristol’s up-coming diesel car ban and changes in commuting spark £2.1m upgrade of office block

June 17, 2020
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Bristol’s up-coming diesel car ban and changes in commuting spark £2.1m upgrade of office block

A £2.1m refurbishment of Bristol’s tallest office building is going ahead to get it ready for the city’s commuting revolution. A total of 374 new bike spaces are being created at Castlemead, pictured, opposite Castle Park in the city centre, together with cycle hire facilities, 18 new showers, storage...

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TLT retains position among top 10 advisers in global clean energy market

June 17, 2020
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TLT retains position among top 10 advisers in global clean energy market

A year of significant merger and acquisition activity and finance deals has resulted in Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT maintaining its ranking among the world’s top advisers in clean energy. The firm repeated last year’s success in the Global league tables produced by leading industry platform Clean Energy Pipeline,...

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Lord-Lieutenant calls on business to help create a fairer Bristol in wake of toppling of Colston statue

June 12, 2020
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Lord-Lieutenant calls on business to help create a fairer Bristol in wake of toppling of Colston statue

Bristol’s businesses have a key role to play in creating a fairer and more just city, the Lord-Lieutenant for Bristol has said as the impact of last weekend’s toppling of the Edward Colston statue continue to be felt. Peaches Golding OBE, pictured, said much had been achieved over the...

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£3m boost for Bristol as it builds on its innovative approach to tackling housing crisis

June 12, 2020
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£3m boost for Bristol as it builds on its innovative approach to tackling housing crisis

Bristol’s reputation as a testbed for innovative solutions to the UK’s housing crisis has been strengthened with a £3m grant to explore new forms of modular development. By trialling new methods of housebuilding, the project aims to improve the speed, cost and social value of nearly £78m of housing...

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Bristol buildings shortlisted for prestigious RIBA regional award

June 12, 2020
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Two very different buildings in Bristol – an extension to a historic concert venue and a modern house – are in the running for a major regional architecture award.  The St George’s scheme off Park Street and the Corten Courtyard House in St Werburgs are among the 13 projects...

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UWE launches £1m fund to help firms innovate to meet challenges of the coronavirus crisis

June 12, 2020
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UWE launches £1m fund to help firms innovate to meet challenges of the coronavirus crisis

Small and medium-sized businesses investing in digital innovation to address challenges arising from Covid-19 can access grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 under a new scheme started by UWE Bristol. The university’s £1m Digital Innovation Fund is aimed at helping firms ranging from start-ups and micro businesses to more...

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UK quarantine rules hitting Bristol’s exporters and tourism industry, says Business West

June 11, 2020
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UK quarantine rules hitting Bristol’s exporters and tourism industry, says Business West

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has joined bodies representing business, education and employment in urging the government to rethink its controversial quarantine rules for travellers arriving in the UK. In an open letter to the home, foreign and transport secretaries, Business West, UK Hospitality, Universities UK and...

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Burges Salmon Bristol and Edinburgh lawyers team up on Scottish wind farm deal

June 11, 2020
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Burges Salmon Bristol and Edinburgh lawyers team up on Scottish wind farm deal

A multi-disciplinary team from across Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised long-standing client BayWa r.e. UK, the leading global renewable energy developer, on another acquisition in Scotland. Burges Salmon’s Bristol-based energy, power and utilities practice teamed up with colleagues from its Edinburgh office on the acquisition of...

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