Green/sustainable business

Funding for Bristol firm aiming to clean up microplastic pollution caused by washing machines

November 19, 2021
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Funding for Bristol firm aiming to clean up microplastic pollution caused by washing machines

A Bristol-based tech firm has secured a £150,000 investment to help it scale up its innovative method of capturing, harvesting and recycling microplastics before they can pollute the world’s oceans. Called Matter, the firm was founded in 2017 by former Dyson engineer and keen scuba diver Adam Root, pictured. ...

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McCann Bristol lands creative for Yeo Valley Organic TV campaign showcasing regenerative farming

November 19, 2021
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McCann Bristol lands creative for Yeo Valley Organic TV campaign showcasing regenerative farming

Britain’s largest organic dairy brand Yeo Valley is returning to TV with a new multi-million pound advertising campaign created by communications agency McCann Bristol. Over a decade ago Blagdon-based family-owned Yeo Valley Organic made history by taking over an entire commercial break during a 2010 X-Factor live show with...

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Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened to support Bristol’s would-be entrepreneurs

November 19, 2021
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Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened to support Bristol’s would-be entrepreneurs

Free one-to-one support to help potential entrepreneurs start and grow their own business is available from a new Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened in the city’s Central Library. The centre, which was officially opened by Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, is offering free resources, confidential one-to-one support, advice...

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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

November 18, 2021
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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

Leading lights in Bristol’s higher education, innovation and research communities are being invited to apply for posts representing the sectors on the board of the Western Gateway as it starts to ramp up its work. The gateway is the cross-border economic partnership of eight cities either side of the...

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Call for big ideas on Bristol’s climate challenges as city is picked to play key role in global project

November 12, 2021
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Call for big ideas on Bristol’s climate challenges as city is picked to play key role in global project

Bristol’s innovators are being urged to come up with suggestions to help tackle the city’s climate challenges following its inclusion in a United Nations-backed global scheme. The Climate Smart Cities Challenge aims to empower innovators and communities to collaborate in designing and demonstrating climate-smart approaches to vital areas of city...

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Top investment award for Whitechurch as it continues to build its ethical offering

November 12, 2021
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Top investment award for Whitechurch as it continues to build its ethical offering

A strong track record of ethical investing has earned Bristol-based wealth management boutique Whitechurch Securities a major national award. The firm has run successful ethical portfolios since 2016 and recently launched a ‘responsible dynamic’ range.  It topped the Best Discretionary Wealth Manager for Excellence in Ethical Investment Solutions category...

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Appeal started by Quartet as more households face a bleak winter of choosing between heating or eating

November 12, 2021
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Appeal started by Quartet as more households face a bleak winter of choosing between heating or eating

Quartet, the community foundation covering Bristol and the West of England, has launched its annual Surviving Winter appeal with a warning that this year it will be needed more than ever. With many households already struggling to make ends meet, sharply rising fuel and food prices rise and a...

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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

November 11, 2021
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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

Music festivals could boost their revenue and slash their carbon output by using the pioneering women’s urinal developed by Bristol University spin-out PEEQUAL, research has shown. Some 5,000 women have now tested PEEQUAL’s innovative toilets following trials this summer at festivals including Shambala, Valley Fest and The Bristol Comedy...

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International Trade Week to show Bristol firms how exporting can boost their business

November 9, 2021
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International Trade Week to show Bristol firms how exporting can boost their business

Bristol firms thinking of exporting or taking their international expansion to the next level can sign up to a week of special events hosted by experts. The Department for International Trade (DIT) will stage the first International Trade Week next week, with events – most of them virtual –...

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£32m fund for Bristol firms to upgrade their vehicles for city’s new Clean Air Zone

November 5, 2021
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£32m fund for Bristol firms to upgrade their vehicles for city’s new Clean Air Zone

Some £32m is to be made available for businesses to make sure their vehicles comply with Bristol’s Clean Air Zone, which will come into effect next summer, it emerged today. The figure, which will cover HGVs, LGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles, forms the lion’s share of £42m the...

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£100,000 appeal to help vulnerable communities in Bristol fight food insecurity backed by Burges Salmon

November 5, 2021
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£100,000 appeal to help vulnerable communities in Bristol fight food insecurity backed by Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, is supporting a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for community food projects in the city and help them fight food insecurity. Bristol Local Food Fund (BLFF), which was founded in July 2020 during the first lockdown and is run by volunteers, is...

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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

November 5, 2021
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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

Two-thirds of small firms in the South West have no active plan to reduce their impact on the environment, according to a new survey, with many arguing they should receive tax breaks, grants or low interest loans to help them go green. The report by the Federation of Small...

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Atkins senior transport strategy advisor named as co-chair of key city-region business group

November 2, 2021
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Atkins senior transport strategy advisor named as co-chair of key city-region business group

The group that provides a voice for business on planning and transport infrastructure issues in the Bristol area has a new co-chair. Jonathan Foster-Clark, pictured, senior transport strategy advisor in the Bristol office of consulting engineering group Atkins, is co-chairing the Business West Planning, Transport and Climate Group, working...

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