Green/sustainable business

UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

November 23, 2018
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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

West of England businesses with ambitious growth plans will be able to get grant funding and relevant, high-quality support and training under a new programme launched by UWE Bristol, NatWest and regional law firm Foot Anstey. S4G (Scale Up 4 Growth) is open to businesses in any sector that...

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Firms back Bristol’s first Equality Charter to help unlock opportunities across the whole city

November 16, 2018
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Firms back Bristol’s first Equality Charter to help unlock opportunities across the whole city

Businesses and organisations from across Bristol have joined together to launch the city’s first collective agreement to promote the values of equality, diversity and inclusion. The Bristol Equality Charter was launched at M Shed on Monday with original signatories and supporting organisations gathered to show their commitment to promoting...

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Bristol Business Blog: Ollie James, business development director, Proctor + Stevenson. OK palm oil is bad, but is boycotting it far worse?

November 16, 2018
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Bristol Business Blog: Ollie James, business development director, Proctor + Stevenson. OK palm oil is bad, but is boycotting it far worse?

By Ollie James, corporate sustainability expert and business development director at Bristol marketing communications agency Proctor + Stevenson If you’re looking for something more confusing to solve than a Rubik’s cube, just look at the kerfuffle surrounding the recent Christmas advert by UK frozen foods supermarket Iceland.  The tear-jerking...

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Investors in People accreditation for waste firm in recognition of its ‘staff-first’ approach

November 16, 2018
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Investors in People accreditation for waste firm in recognition of its ‘staff-first’ approach

The ‘staff-first’ policy at Bristol-based ethical waste management company Waste Source has paid off with it achieving the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Accreditation. Waste Source, which has 12 staff, was launched in 2010 to make waste disposal a simpler, cheaper and more effective process for clients. It has...

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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation has urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber...

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‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 9, 2018
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‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

Bristol’s highly talented workforce and its unparalleled collaborative approach mean it is well positioned to become one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study published this week. The Bristol city-region, which includes Bath, is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on...

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Pioneering firm behind world-first composites manufacturing process lands £10,000 in enterprise contest

November 9, 2018
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Pioneering firm behind world-first composites manufacturing process lands £10,000 in enterprise contest

A fledgling Bristol firm behind a world-first composites manufacturing process that could revolutionise the way aircraft and vehicles are made has won top prize in the University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition (NEC). iCOMAT has created, through patented technology, two prototypes that have enabled it to manufacture a range...

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Bristol’s scale-ups on track for more support as Engine Shed launches month of events

November 9, 2018
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Bristol’s scale-ups on track for more support as Engine Shed launches month of events

Four weeks of events and resources to support fast-growth companies and make the West of England the best place in the UK to start and grow a business are being staged by Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed as part of its Scale Up Month. Engine Shed launched the Scale...

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Firms pledge to support Bristol’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
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Firms pledge to support Bristol’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together in Bristol this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping...

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Firm harnessing robotics to solve the elderly care crisis moves into Bristol’s health-tech innovation hub

November 2, 2018
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Firm harnessing robotics to solve the elderly care crisis moves into Bristol’s health-tech innovation hub

Bristol start-up Service Robotics, which is developing a robot companion service for the elderly, has chosen the tech and health innovation hub Future Space at UWE as its new base. The firm’s engineer/entrepreneurs Rob Parkes and Tim Morgan are devising a robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) called ‘Genie’...

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Top speakers lined up for this year’s Festival of Economics

November 2, 2018
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Top speakers lined up for this year’s Festival of Economics

The Bank of England’s chief economist and one of its former deputy governors are among speakers at this year’s Festival of Economics in Bristol. One of the largest events of its kind in the UK, the festival takes place in between next Wednesday, November 7 and Saturday November 10....

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Burges Salmon advises firm behind world’s first zero-emissions catamaran

November 1, 2018
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Burges Salmon advises firm behind world’s first zero-emissions catamaran

Cleantech experts at Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon’s have strengthened their lead role in Northern Ireland’s green energy market by advising on a facility for the team designing the world’s first zero-emissions automated catamaran.   The site in Belfast Harbour will provide a base for engineers at Artemis...

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Strong growth at road maintenance and waste group set to continue as it doubles recycling capacity

November 1, 2018
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Strong growth at road maintenance and waste group set to continue as it doubles recycling capacity

Bristol highways maintenance and recycling company ETM is due to report record financial results while also preparing for further growth with a new plant that will double the amount of waste it can recycle. The group, based at Ashton Vale, South Bristol, is set to announce annual turnover of...

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