Green/sustainable business

Bristol businesses urged to plant a tree per employee to help city fight climate change

November 20, 2019
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Bristol businesses urged to plant a tree per employee to help city fight climate change

A campaign has been launched to encourage Bristol businesses to plant a tree for each member of their staff, linking to a wider ambition to double the city’s tree cover as a way of tackling air pollution and fighting climate change. If all businesses in the city took part...

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All change at Bristol’s Engine Shed as new head prepares to take up reins

November 20, 2019
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Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed has appointed Marty Reid as its new head, replacing Nick Sturge, who has led it since its launch six years ago. Marty, pictured, joins from Future Space, the innovation centre on UWE’s Frenchay Campus which is home to 50 science and technology businesses.  As...

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Tourist chiefs draw on Bristol’s street art talent to promote city as place for a cool yule

November 15, 2019
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Tourist chiefs draw on Bristol’s street art talent to promote city as place for a cool yule

Visit Bristol, the city’s destination marketing organisation, has unveiled a Christmas-themed street art collaboration to promote the city as a cool place to visit during the festive season. Eight local artists were commissioned by Bristol-based creative agency Stuff to contribute one panel each for the unique artwork as part...

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Major campaign to support next generation of women entrepreneurs to be launched in Bristol

November 15, 2019
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Major campaign to support next generation of women entrepreneurs to be launched in Bristol

One of the biggest campaigns to help female entrepreneurs in Bristol start their own businesses is to be launched later this month. The free programme – which will support more than 200 women – is the result of a link-up between enterprise partnership SETsquared Bristol and NatWest’s Back Her...

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Quartet’s vision to make a difference remains strong as ever as it hits landmark £50m figure

November 15, 2019
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Quartet’s vision to make a difference remains strong as ever as it hits landmark £50m figure

Quartet Community Foundation, the organisation that inspires local philanthropy to give everyone in the West of England a fair chance of a good life, is celebrating handing out £50m in grants since it was founded in 1987. Thirty-two years ago the Foundation awarded £16,585 to 19 projects, including ACTA,...

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Second investment for pioneering women’s fitness firm puts it on track for overseas growth

November 15, 2019
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Second investment for pioneering women’s fitness firm puts it on track for overseas growth

Bristol women’s fitness brand This Mum Runs is limbering up for its first steps into overseas markets following its second round of funding from a group of West of England private investors in just over a year. The £100,000 from Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC) will help the trailblazing...

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Burges Salmon secures major deal with Tesco for Scottish wind farm

November 15, 2019
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Burges Salmon secures major deal with Tesco for Scottish wind farm

A strong track record in securing long-term renewable energy contracts helped win Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon a major deal with supermarket giant Tesco. Lawyers in the firm’s energy team advised leading global renewable energy developer Bayway r.e. on a corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tesco for a new wind...

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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

November 8, 2019
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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams’ In-House Lawyer service and Bristol Business News have teamed up to host a seminar aimed at helping fledgling businesses achieve sustainable growth. Called Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations, it will discuss topics surrounding business growth, the risks companies face when scaling-up and the...

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Unique list champions Bristol groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

November 8, 2019
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Unique list champions Bristol groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

Organisations that are addressing diversity challenges in the South West’s tech sector have been highlighted in a unique project. For the past two years DisruptSW has showcased the most-innovative companies in the region with the 25 named in each list recognising firms taking a new approach to existing problems....

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OVO plugs into Bristol green energy exchange with minority stake

October 28, 2019
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OVO plugs into Bristol green energy exchange with minority stake

Bristol clean energy marketplace Renewable Exchange is powering ahead with its growth following investment from green energy group OVO. Renewable Exchange, which was launched three years ago by a former manager at OVO, has developed a digital marketplace that optimises the sale of renewable energy from generators to suppliers. ...

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Pioneering £10m Bristol social investment scheme up and running, with help from Burges Salmon

October 25, 2019
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Pioneering £10m Bristol social investment scheme up and running, with help from Burges Salmon

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has provided legal advice to help launch a £10m social investment fund as part of Bristol’s City Funds initiative. The scheme – one of the first funds of its kind in the UK – aims to ensure everyone in Bristol has the opportunity to...

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Time for Bristol firms to do battle with bat and ball as the Ping Pong Fight Club returns

October 25, 2019
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Time for Bristol firms to do battle with bat and ball as the Ping Pong Fight Club returns

More Bristol firms are ready to bring their skills to the table as the city’s all-action Ping Pong Fight Club comes back for a second year. Granite Consulting, MDE Group, accountants Bishop Fleming, iO Associates and Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing are the latest to sign up for what...

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‘Pioneer for good’ in financial services gains prestigious ethical accreditation

October 25, 2019
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‘Pioneer for good’ in financial services gains prestigious ethical accreditation

Bristol financial planning firm Paradigm Norton has become the latest to obtain the acclaimed B Corporation status as the city continues to become a hotspot for value-driven businesses. B Corp certification recognises a business’s commitment to building for the longer term. In Paradigm Norton’s case it also reflects its...

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