Green/sustainable business

TLT clean energy team powers ahead with appointment of former Ecotricity general counsel

May 7, 2019
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TLT clean energy team powers ahead with appointment of former Ecotricity general counsel

The clean energy team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has hired the former general counsel of green energy firm Ecotricity as a partner. Tom Cowling, pictured, joins TLT as a partner in its commercial services group after more than eight years at the Stroud-based energy pioneer.  While there...

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eCommerce project backed by football legend Niall Quinn aims to tackle climate change

May 3, 2019
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eCommerce project backed by football legend Niall Quinn aims to tackle climate change

Bristol management consultancy Procorre has teamed up with former international footballer Niall Quinn to manage a new global eCommerce project. The former Irish international and ex-chairman of Sunderland will collaborate with Procorre to create The Impact Store, an eCommerce shopping platform aiming to play a key role in tackling...

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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

May 3, 2019
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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

Bristol businesses looking for a corporate challenge can join a 470km cycle ride to Paris to and help raise money for the city’s hospitals. Now in its fifth year, the event will include 80 cyclists taking a new route from the centre of Bristol to the French capital, where...

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Queen’s Awards recognise Bristol firms’ innovation and international trade growth

April 26, 2019
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Queen’s Awards recognise Bristol firms’ innovation and international trade growth

Four Bristol businesses have this week been celebrating winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their contribution to the UK economy. Maximise IT Solutions, Bodywise UK, Pitchmark and Precision Dippings Manufacturing are among 201 firms across the UK recognised for their contribution to international trade, innovation,...

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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

April 26, 2019
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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

One of Bristol’s new generation of independent café/restaurants, Dela in Easton, has been put up for sale by its owners. Co-owners Mike Orme and Lara Lindsay opened Dela two years ago in a former Victorian warehouse in Mivart Street, home to an eclectic group of creative businesses.  Dela, which...

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Curtain up on National Friendly’s new partnership with Bristol Hippodrome

April 26, 2019
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Curtain up on National Friendly’s new partnership with Bristol Hippodrome

National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society, has formally linked up with the city’s iconic Hippodrome theatre to help it develop its connections with local communities. The agreement seeks to build on National Friendly’s existing community initiatives, including its work with Cabot Primary School through the Ablaze Reading Buddy Programme...

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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

April 12, 2019
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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

Bristol property company Urban Creation, which specialises in transforming unusual and often historic buildings, has secured a £20m re-finance of its property portfolio with Handelsbanken. Urban Creation develops and manages high-quality properties, with a focus on stylish student accommodation and boutique serviced apartments in the heart of Bristol.  The...

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Founder of female-only adventure travel firm in running for young entrepreneur award

April 12, 2019
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Founder of female-only adventure travel firm in running for young entrepreneur award

An enterprising 29-year-old from Bristol, who lived as a nomad during a year-long global adventure, has been named as a finalist in a nationwide competition to find the UK’s most game-changing young entrepreneurs. Bex Band, who has also kayaked the breadth of the UK to protest about plastic pollution,...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in...

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Bristol waste plant to put city at centre of UK recycling industry

April 5, 2019
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Bristol waste plant to put city at centre of UK recycling industry

A £4m state-of-the-art waste handling centre that will put Bristol at the forefront of the UK recycling industry is set to open on Monday. Bristol-based firm ETM Recycling plans to open the Materials Recovering Facility (MRF) on its existing South Bristol site at Ashton Vale in a move that...

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Business sponsors sought by Bristol youth mental health charity Off The Record

April 5, 2019
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Business sponsors sought by Bristol youth mental health charity Off The Record

Bristol mental health charity Off The Record (OTR) is calling on businesses to support the vital work it does helping the city’s young people. OTR Bristol provides support for 11 to 25-year-olds affected by mental health issues through a variety of projects, including drop-in hubs, workshops and outreach groups...

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Pukka’s school herb gardens aim to get children to grow closer to nature

April 5, 2019
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Pukka’s school herb gardens aim to get children to grow closer to nature

Ethical tea firm Pukka Herbs is to provide herb gardens to 40 schools across England as part of a programme led by Bristol-based the Soil Association to encourage children to connect with nature. Pukka, which moved its headquarters from South Bristol to Keynsham last year, has teamed up with sustainable...

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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

April 4, 2019
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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

Air passengers from the South West using London airports instead of flying from Bristol are creating carbon emissions equivalent to more than 15m gallons of petrol, a new survey shows. The research, commissioned by Bristol Airport, shows last year that road journeys to airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick...

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