Green/sustainable business

Top ESG accreditation recognises Milsted Langdon’s commitment to responsible business

January 4, 2024
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Top ESG accreditation recognises Milsted Langdon’s commitment to responsible business

Regional accountancy, tax and business advisory firm Milsted Langdon has received a prestigious accreditation for its commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. The firm, which has an office in Bristol, said the recognition by ESGmark, an organisation that promotes and rewards responsible business, was testament to its...

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Short move for Barcan+Kirby as it relocates city centre office to nearby refurbished building

December 15, 2023
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Short move for Barcan+Kirby as it relocates city centre office to nearby refurbished building

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has relocated its central Bristol base from Queen Square to a refurbished office building a stone’s throw away in Prince Street. The firm, which was formed in 2015 after a series of mergers between a number of smaller law firms, is leasing a 3,599 sq...

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Bristol Airport lands independent backing from global group for its journey towards net zero by 2030

December 15, 2023
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Bristol Airport lands independent backing from global group for its journey towards net zero by 2030

Bristol Airport has become the first in the UK outside London to achieve a major independent industry accreditation in recognition of its efforts to become net zero in less than seven years’ time. The airport has gained a ‘Level 4+ Transition’ level in the international carbon accreditation scheme run by...

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Pioneering Bristol playground firm comes of age by staying true to its natural roots

December 15, 2023
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Pioneering Bristol playground firm comes of age by staying true to its natural roots

The Bristol firm behind ‘purposeful playgrounds’ that have transformed schools, parks and leisure environments across the UK and beyond has celebrated its 21st anniversary. Since its launch in 2002, TouchWood Play has gone from strength to strength, designing and building play areas for customers across the UK and in...

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Europe proving a powerful new market for Bristol electric vehicle charging point locator ZapMap

December 13, 2023
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Europe proving a powerful new market for Bristol electric vehicle charging point locator ZapMap

ZapMap, the fast-growing Bristol-based electric vehicle mapping service, has expanded its charge point location service into mainland Europe. UK electric car owners driving across Europe can now use the ZapMap app and desktop map to find thousands of charge points in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The...

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Planner who has worked on some of Bristol’s biggest regeneration schemes joins Nash Partnership

December 13, 2023
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Planner who has worked on some of Bristol’s biggest regeneration schemes joins Nash Partnership

Planning, architecture and placemaking consultancy Nash Partnership, which has an office in Bristol, has recruited associate planner Alexandra Egge in a move it said reflected its growing portfolio of projects. Alexandra, pictured, joins from Arup in London, where she led projects ranging from strategic mixed-use development strategies and masterplans to...

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Womble Bond Dickinson vows to increase disability inclusion with commitment to raft of new actions

December 12, 2023
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Womble Bond Dickinson vows to increase disability inclusion with commitment to raft of new actions

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), which has an office in Bristol, has demonstrated its commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and support for people with disabilities by partnering with a major legal sector organisation. It has become one of 90-plus leading law firms across the UK,...

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Bristol can lead the world in social and environmental change, says new Chamber & Initiative president

December 12, 2023
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Bristol can lead the world in social and environmental change, says new Chamber & Initiative president

Bristol Chamber & Initiative’s new president has pledged to focus on “community and green growth”, saying the city can be a global leader in social and environmental change. Dr Justin Morris, pictured, chief executive of Bristol Zoological Society – the charity that runs Bristol Zoo Project – started his...

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Big brands call on Neighbourly as they tap into the spirit of giving in their Christmas campaigns

December 11, 2023
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Big brands call on Neighbourly as they tap into the spirit of giving in their Christmas campaigns

Innovative Bristol-based giving platform Neighbourly has wrapped up a hugely successful year by partnering on three of the festive seasons’ top advertising campaigns. The firm, which launched in 2014 to match large businesses with local good causes, features in the Christmas TV campaigns of discount supermarket chains Aldi and...

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Owzat for a clean delivery! Grundon and Glos CCC renew partnership to improve on club’s recycling rate

December 11, 2023
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Owzat for a clean delivery! Grundon and Glos CCC renew partnership to improve on club’s recycling rate

Gloucestershire Cricket has teamed up with waste management firm Grundon for a further three years after their existing partnership resulted in a steady improvement in the club’s recycling performance. Recycling rates at the club’s Seat Unique Stadium in Bristol have bounced up by almost 60% over the past three...

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Environmental research and climate action earns University of Bristol top marks in global rankings

December 8, 2023
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Environmental research and climate action earns University of Bristol top marks in global rankings

The University of Bristol has been named as one of the world’s most sustainable universities in recognition of its globally acclaimed environmental research as well as its action in tackling the climate crisis. The university, which has 31,500 students and employs just over 8,000 staff, was ranked 17th in...

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Boost for Bristol’s science and tech ecosystem as plans are unveiled for new £8.5m spin-out incubator

December 8, 2023
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Boost for Bristol’s science and tech ecosystem as plans are unveiled for new £8.5m spin-out incubator

Bristol is to get a new £8.5m incubator to nurture spin-out companies working in the fast-growing quantum, biotech and AI sectors – the latest in a series of hubs in the city aimed at creating the next generation of high-potential businesses. Called OMX, it will be opened next year...

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Official approval for Osborne Clarke’s ambitious target to slash its emissions and reach net zero

December 8, 2023
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Official approval for Osborne Clarke’s ambitious target to slash its emissions and reach net zero

International law firm Osborne Clarke, which has a major office in Bristol, has become one of the first UK businesses to have its net zero targets officially validated. The firm, which employs around 800 people in Bristol and also has UK offices in London and Reading, is among the...

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