Green/sustainable business

Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond to be supported by hotel and bar group Quarter

August 21, 2019
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Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond to be supported by hotel and bar group Quarter

Bristol hospitality group Quarter, whose portfolio includes Racks Bar & Kitchen, Clifton Hotels Group and The Square, has chosen city-based Above & Beyond as its charity of the year. Above & Beyond was founded in 1974 and raises around £3m a year for Bristol’s eight city centre hospitals and...

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Lift-off for pioneering Bristol scheme that unlocks potential of factory-built homes

August 16, 2019
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Lift-off for pioneering Bristol scheme that unlocks potential of factory-built homes

Bespoke pre-built homes have been craned into an existing building on one of Bristol’s busiest streets in a UK-first that has also brought so-called modular construction back into focus as a way of helping to solve the city’s housing crisis. Bristol-based developer Urban Creation is behind the pioneering approach to...

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‘Holiday hunger’ charity beats £100k target thanks to support from Bristol businesses

August 2, 2019
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‘Holiday hunger’ charity beats £100k target thanks to support from Bristol businesses

Dozens of businesses from across Bristol have risen to the urgent challenge of raising at least £100,000 to prevent thousands of children in the city from going hungry during the school summer holidays. Almost 50 organisations have pledged around £120,000 in funding in total to support the charity Feeding...

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Carbon neutral target date brought forward by Bristol Airport as it faces flak over growth plan

July 26, 2019
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Carbon neutral target date brought forward by Bristol Airport as it faces flak over growth plan

Bristol Airport has reduced the time it expects to take to become carbon neutral by five years as it continues to come under attack from environmentalists over its ambitious expansion plans. The airport is now aiming to be a carbon neutral by 2025 instead of its original date of...

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Dedicated free bus service is just the ticket for sustainable commuting at engineering group

July 26, 2019
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Dedicated free bus service is just the ticket for sustainable commuting at engineering group

International engineering group Babcock has got on board with bus operator Stagecoach West to make the commute to and from work easier and greener for staff at its North Bristol base. Stagecoach is providing a special dedicated shuttle services to serve Babcock International office on Bristol Business Park from...

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Eat your ‘greens’ in Bristol’s restaurants and cafes to help prevent school holiday hunger

July 26, 2019
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Eat your ‘greens’ in Bristol’s restaurants and cafes to help prevent school holiday hunger

Some of Bristol’s top restaurants and cafes are serving up dishes inspired by the colour green during the summer holidays in support of a project that provides meals to children’s holiday clubs across the city. A percentage of the money made from selling these dishes will be donated directly...

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Clampdown on single-use plastics earns Bishop Fleming Surfers Against Sewage ‘Champion’ status

July 25, 2019
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Clampdown on single-use plastics earns Bishop Fleming Surfers Against Sewage ‘Champion’ status

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, has been accredited as a ‘Plastic Free Champion’ by conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage. The accolade recognises the firm’s efforts to remove all single-use and avoidable plastics from across its office network.  Bishop Fleming,...

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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

July 19, 2019
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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

The first-ever industrial blueprint for the West of England was launched today with the aim of building on the area’s unique creativity, collaboration and ingenuity to secure sustainable growth. Among ideas suggested in the strategy are connecting researchers, businesses and residents through a Global Centre of Innovation Excellence to...

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More growth on the cards for building consultancy after Bristol office move

July 19, 2019
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More growth on the cards for building consultancy after Bristol office move

Specialist building services consultancy Method Consulting has relocated its Bristol office to larger premises to give it room for further growth. The consultancy, which specialises in engineering and sustainability projects, has moved from Old Market Street to Queens Quay on Queen Square. It said the newly refurbished office also...

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Bristol’s exemplar role continues as it retains Fairtrade City status for another three years

July 10, 2019
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Bristol’s exemplar role continues as it retains Fairtrade City status for another three years

Bristol has been successful in its bid to renew its status as a Fairtrade City – an accolade that recognises another three years of work by individuals and organisations to raise awareness of Fair Trade issues and support the supply chains. Bristol was first designated as a Fairtrade City...

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Bristol takes step towards carbon neutrality as environmental sustainability board starts work

July 5, 2019
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Bristol takes step towards carbon neutrality as environmental sustainability board starts work

Bristol’s ambition to be a fair, healthy and sustainable city by 2050 has taken an important step forward with the appointment of 18 members to its ‘One City’ environmental sustainability board. The move also reflects the city’s ongoing commitment to becoming carbon neutral with city council achieving its carbon...

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Natracare pledges to give 1% of its turnover to protect the planet

July 5, 2019
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Natracare pledges to give 1% of its turnover to protect the planet

Bristol-based period product company Natracare is to donate 1% of its annual turnover to organisations which exist to protect the environment – encouraging its consumers to ‘Bleed 1% Better’. The firm behind the world’s first plastic-free, organic cotton tampons, sanitary pads and panty liners, Natracare has now become the...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards

July 5, 2019
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The Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards celebrated best business practice, with the winners demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent in the region’s boardrooms. Winners ranged from the West of England’s largest bus operator to a recycling firm behind a state-of-the-art waste handling centre...

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