Green/sustainable business

Bristol’s innovation and talent earn it second place in table of UK’s best cities for business growth

June 28, 2019
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Bristol has been named as the UK’s second-best city outside London for business in league table that rates major urban centres on their appeal as places to run and grow knowledge-based companies. The ranking of 21 towns and cities, compiled for Management Today magazine, was topped by Manchester with...

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Mayor considers workplace parking charges to pay for sustainable mass transit system

June 21, 2019
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Mayor considers workplace parking charges to pay for sustainable mass transit system

A workplace parking levy scheme could be introduced by Bristol City Council to fund its planned mass transit scheme, Mayor Marvin Rees said this week as he outlined measures aimed at limiting the impact of climate change on the city. In a speech to coincide with Clean Air Day,...

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Director Awards recognise bosses who are in the driving seat of business transformation

June 14, 2019
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Director Awards recognise bosses who are in the driving seat of business transformation

The bosses of Bristol businesses ranging from the West of England’s largest bus operator to a recycling firm behind a state-of-the-art waste handling centre and a fast-growing recruitment firm have been named among the region’s top directors. First West of England managing director James Freeman won the Institute of...

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Key milestone for centre that will put Bristol in driving seat to develop ultra-green car engines

June 14, 2019
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Key milestone for centre that will put Bristol in driving seat to develop ultra-green car engines

A £70m global centre of excellence for ultra-low emission vehicles on Bristol’s outskirts has reached another milestone with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by science minister Chris Skidmore. The he University of Bath’s Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) is due to open in 2021 on the...

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Specialist wine festival to toast sustainable drinks trade between Portugal and Bristol

June 13, 2019
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Specialist wine festival to toast sustainable drinks trade between Portugal and Bristol

Bristol-based Portuguese wine importer Xisto is to stage a traditional festival in the city to celebrate a newly formed sustainable trade connection between the two locations. The Festa São João do Porto is unique to Bristol’s Portuguese twin city Porto. The Bristol version, called Port O’Bristol, takes place on...

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Time to act over climate change is now, declares Bristol’s We The Curious science centre

June 7, 2019
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Time to act over climate change is now, declares Bristol’s We The Curious science centre

Bristol’s We The Curious has become the first science centre in the world to declare a climate emergency and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030. Along with Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol, it is one of the first organisations in the city to make such...

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New growth phase for youth empowerment group Babbasa as it prepares to move to larger base

June 7, 2019
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New growth phase for youth empowerment group Babbasa as it prepares to move to larger base

Babbasa, the pioneering social enterprise that has supported hundreds of young people from Bristol’s inner city, is preparing for a new phase of growth as it moves to a new base. The organisation, which was launched in 2010 by founder Poku Osei, has since helped 1,600, 16-to-25 year olds...

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Businesses targeted to raise £100k and prevent ‘holiday hunger’ for thousands of Bristol kids

June 7, 2019
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Businesses targeted to raise £100k and prevent ‘holiday hunger’ for thousands of Bristol kids

Bristol businesses are being urged to support a campaign aimed at saving thousands of children in the city from poor physical and mental health caused by ‘holiday hunger’ this summer. The charity Feeding Bristol, which provides outreach and support across the city through a network of community groups and...

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Challenge to businesses to help staff leave the car at home and commute sustainably

June 7, 2019
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Challenge to businesses to help staff leave the car at home and commute sustainably

Firms are being urged to ease traffic congestion in and around Bristol by helping their employees get active and take more sustainable journeys to work for six weeks from next Monday. The annual Travelwest Challenge returns for another year to celebrate the benefits of sustainable travel and the positive...

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New funding to be available to help Bristol firms become more energy efficient

June 6, 2019
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New funding to be available to help Bristol firms become more energy efficient

Bristol’s small and medium-sized businesses are to be offered funding to improve their energy efficiency under a new scheme to be launched by the West of England Combined Authority. The West of England Low Carbon Challenge Fund, which will run over the next three years, will also support community...

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Update to upcycle: Avison Young Bristol office refurb finds new uses for nearly 3,000 items

May 31, 2019
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Update to upcycle: Avison Young Bristol office refurb finds new uses for nearly 3,000 items

Real estate services firm Avison Young has helped recycle 12.5 tonnes of furniture, fixtures and fittings from its recent Bristol office refurbishment to be reused by five community groups. The 2,852 items varied from furniture and light fittings to ceiling tiles and represented in-kind funding of £14,630. Importantly, the...

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Avonmouth plastic recycling plant will create world-leading ‘circular economy’ energy park

May 31, 2019
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Avonmouth plastic recycling plant will create world-leading ‘circular economy’ energy park

A £65m plastic recycling plant – the largest of its kind in the UK – is to be built at Avonmouth by utility group Pennon in what it is describing as a prime example of the ‘circular economy’. The plant, pictured in a CGI, will handle plastic 1.6bn bottles,...

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Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office selects SARSAS as partner charity for next two years

May 28, 2019
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Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office selects SARSAS as partner charity for next two years

Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Service (SARSAS) has been chosen by the Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) as its partner charity for the next two years. SARSAS is a specialist support service for people across Bristol, Bath, Somerset and South Gloucestershire who...

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