Green/sustainable business

Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 26, 2018
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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit. Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the...

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Doors open on Bristol’s housing innovation festival as global mayors arrive in city for summit

October 19, 2018
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Doors open on Bristol’s housing innovation festival as global mayors arrive in city for summit

Bristol is to become a global ‘living exhibition’ for innovation in housing as a new festival gets under way and the mayors of more than 80 cities worldwide arrive for a major conference. The Bristol Housing Festival, which kicked off today in Waterfront Square near Millennium Square, brings together manufacturers,...

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Mayor joins business leaders on Tbilisi trip to boost trade links between twin cities

October 19, 2018
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Mayor joins business leaders on Tbilisi trip to boost trade links between twin cities

Trade and economic links between Bristol and its Georgian twin city of Tbilisi have been strengthened through a visit by Mayor Marvin Rees and a group of regional business leaders. The visit was part of a series of commercial, cultural and educational events taking place throughout the year to...

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Fast-growing ForrestBrown develops African forest by sponsoring 4,500 new trees

October 19, 2018
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Fast-growing ForrestBrown develops African forest by sponsoring 4,500 new trees

Bristol-based R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown is celebrating two significant milestones – reaching its fifth birthday and planting 4,500 trees through its partnership with TREE AID. The fast-growing firm was formed in 2013 by managing director Simon Brown, who left the corporate world of the ‘big four’ accountancy firms...

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Family-run food group serves up 10 jobs with new Bristol ingredients hub

October 19, 2018
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Family-run food group serves up 10 jobs with new Bristol ingredients hub

Food service group Arthur David, which supplies some of the UK’s top eateries, has invested £250,000 in a new ingredients hub in Bristol – creating at least 10 jobs and streamlining its operations. The new facility on the Marketside Trading Estate, Albert Road, officially opens on Monday. It centralises...

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Go-ahead for Wapping Wharf workspace scheme that will bring more shipping containers to Bristol

October 19, 2018
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Go-ahead for Wapping Wharf workspace scheme that will bring more shipping containers to Bristol

Bristol is to get more innovative workspace following approval for plans to use around 90 converted shipping containers to create a scheme in the new Wapping Wharf harbourside quarter. Called CARGO Work, it will be Wapping Wharf developer Umberslade’s first foray into the offices sector on the site best...

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Bristol Water looks to tap into city’s innovation with its own incubator

October 12, 2018
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Bristol Water looks to tap into city’s innovation with its own incubator

Bristol Water has officially launched a business incubator to boost innovation and create a new raft of suppliers. Called The Workshop, it encourages small, start-up businesses to help solve business challenges. Businesses can take advantage of Bristol Water’s equipment and facilities, access to data and physical assets, access to...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol

October 11, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in Bristol next week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event on Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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Businesses should build on Kofi Annan’s legacy, Mayor tells memorial event to celebrate his life

October 8, 2018
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Businesses should build on Kofi Annan’s legacy, Mayor tells memorial event to celebrate his life

Bristol businesses should take inspiration from the life and achievements of former United Nations General-Secretary Kofi Annan, Mayor Marvin Rees told an event to celebrate his life. Kofi Annan, who died in August, was remembered at a special event at Bristol’s City Hall on Monday. Staged by the Mayor’s...

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Bristol’s green leap forward towards carbon neutral status attracts interest from across the globe

October 5, 2018
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Bristol’s green leap forward towards carbon neutral status attracts interest from across the globe

More than 180 ideas from across the world have been submitted to Bristol’s pioneering City Leap project, which aims to encourage new ways of helping the city become carbon neutral by 2050. Bristol City Council aims to attract investment of up to £1bn into the city’s energy infrastructure over...

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International firms help Bristol take centre stage for next Global Parliament of Mayors summit

October 5, 2018
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International firms help Bristol take centre stage for next Global Parliament of Mayors summit

Businesses from across the world have signed up to support the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit, which takes place in Bristol later this month. Global development consultants Mott MacDonald and Arup and transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson are among the sponsors while IT provider NEC Corporation –...

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Mad Hatter’s tea party serves up list of region’s most disruptive firms

October 5, 2018
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Mad Hatter’s tea party serves up list of region’s most disruptive firms

Micrima, the innovative Bristol firm developing technology that could revolutionise breast cancer detection, has been named as the region’s top disruptive business. The health tech diagnostic imaging company secured the prestigious top spot on the unique DisruptSW 2018 index, which names the South West’s 25 most innovative businesses.  Micrima’s...

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TV star backs Bristol Giving Day with promise to visit firms dancing, baking and climbing to raise funds

October 5, 2018
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TV star backs Bristol Giving Day with promise to visit firms dancing, baking and climbing to raise funds

TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff is to join in the fun during the first Bristol Giving Day, the city-wide fundraising event hosted by Quartet Community Foundation next Wednesday.  Miranda, pictured, known for her natural history and archaeological programmes including BBC2’s Coast series, will visit firms as they raise funds for city...

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