Green/sustainable business

Pair of new business wins during first quarter adds to rapid growth at Bristol branding agency Firehaus

April 27, 2022
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Pair of new business wins during first quarter adds to rapid growth at Bristol branding agency Firehaus

Bristol-based brand consultancy Firehaus has landed two major accounts during the first quarter of 2022 as it settles into its new home at Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub. The four-person agency was already achieving double-digit growth for gross profits and revenues based on its mission to bring ‘light + heat’...

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Kenyan solar farm funding deal powered up by Burges Salmon project finance team

April 27, 2022
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Kenyan solar farm funding deal powered up by Burges Salmon project finance team

The project finance team at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has advised on a cross-border financing deal that aims to increase the take-up of solar energy in Kenya. The team worked with Brussels-based EDFI Management Company to secure the multi-million dollar loan facilities for REDAVIA Solar Power, which supplies...

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Doing the double in prestigious Queen’s Awards scheme proves child’s play for baby rocker firm

April 22, 2022
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Doing the double in prestigious Queen’s Awards scheme proves child’s play for baby rocker firm

Three firms from the Bristol area have won coveted Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, with one of them – the firm behind the innovative Rockit portable baby rocker – collecting two in different categories. N2M, which trades as Rockit and designs, manufactures and markets sleep aid devices for babies and...

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England’s tallest wind turbine to be built in Bristol with funding from city-based investment firm

April 22, 2022
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England’s tallest wind turbine to be built in Bristol with funding from city-based investment firm

Bristol-based renewable energy investment company Thrive Renewables has provided a £4m loan to help build the country’s tallest wind turbine in its home city. With the funding now in place, the community interest company behind the scheme – Ambition Community Energy – can move ahead with its construction.  Groundwork...

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Major traffic enforcement contract to monitor Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone won by city transport firm

April 21, 2022
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Major traffic enforcement contract to monitor Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone won by city transport firm

Specialist engineering firm SEA has been awarded a major contract for its traffic safety and enforcement system by Bristol City Council as it prepares to launch its Clean Air Zone in September. SEA, which has an office in Bristol, is to instal 49 of its ROADflow Fusion cameras at...

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Construction work to start on pioneering £17m net zero out-of-town office development

April 8, 2022
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Construction work to start on pioneering £17m net zero out-of-town office development

The developer behind the South West’s first net zero out-of-town office scheme has appointed regional construction firm Beard to the £17m project. The scheme, pictured right, Bristol’s first speculative out-of-town office scheme in over a decade, will involve redeveloping and extending the existing 1000 Aztec West building in North Bristol. ...

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Burges Salmon lands top legal sector award for championing environmental sustainability

April 6, 2022
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Burges Salmon lands top legal sector award for championing environmental sustainability

A strong commitment to improving the environmental sustainability of its operations and activities has earned the Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon a major award. The firm topped the Sustainability category at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022, which recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the legal sector.  The awards, launched...

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Deloitte will use move to landmark Bristol office scheme to build on its green credentials

April 1, 2022
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Deloitte will use move to landmark Bristol office scheme to build on its green credentials

Accountancy group Deloitte is to relocate its South West office after signing a deal with Bristol developer Cubex to take space in its flagship Halo building. Deloitte, which currently has more than 600 staff spread across two offices in Rivergate and Bull Wharf, will occupy 22,500 sq ft over...

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Michael Gove set to discuss key issues affecting Bristol’s future at major festival in the city

March 25, 2022
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Michael Gove set to discuss key issues affecting Bristol’s future at major festival in the city

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Michael Gove, is set to lead the line-up of speakers at this summer’s Big Tent Festival in Bristol. Mr Gove, who also has housing and community in his portfolio, has accepted an invitation to take part in the two-day event, which will give...

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Spring Statement: Bristol business reaction

March 25, 2022
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement was trailed as delivering some hope for beleaguered businesses as the post-pandemic recovery is being threatened by global price hikes. Bristol business leaders and financial experts welcomed some of the measures – but voiced concern that they did not go far enough to ease...

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Electric buses and a new park-and-ride being considered to slash Bristol’s transport emissions

March 25, 2022
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Electric buses and a new park-and-ride being considered to slash Bristol’s transport emissions

Feasibility studies are to be held into projects to further reduce transport emissions in Bristol, including using electric buses, a new park and ride for the M32 and many more electric vehicle charging points. The studies, along with others such as greater use of e-cargo bikes and installation of...

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Zap-Map charges ahead by teaming up with the RAC to help electric vehicle owners in distress

March 25, 2022
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Zap-Map charges ahead by teaming up with the RAC to help electric vehicle owners in distress

Bristol-based electric vehicle charge point mapping app Zap-Map has partnered with motoring organisation the RAC as it seeks to power ahead in the fast-growing market. The firm, which is majority owned by renewable energy group Good Energy, is already the UK’s top app of its kind with 660,000 downloads...

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Milsted Langdon staff take to the water to help with Bristol Harbour spring clean

March 25, 2022
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Milsted Langdon staff take to the water to help with Bristol Harbour spring clean

The restructuring and insolvency team from the Bristol office of accountancy firm Milsted Langdon joined the clean-up the city’s harbour as part of an ongoing charity campaign. The six specialists took to the water despite overcast conditions and the odd downpour as part of the Clean up Bristol Harbour...

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