Green/sustainable business

Innovative housing scheme to showcase Bristol’s commitment to sustainable living at COP26

October 29, 2021
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Innovative housing scheme to showcase Bristol’s commitment to sustainable living at COP26

A Bristol sustainable housing development that demonstrates the innovation of the city’s residential property development industry is to go on show at COP26. Hope Rise, pictured, in St George will form the centrepiece of a virtual exhibition called Build Better Now at the landmark conference.  The scheme, which provides...

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Architecture firm’s ‘sinking house’ brings home the devastating impact of climate change

October 29, 2021
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Architecture firm’s ‘sinking house’ brings home the devastating impact of climate change

A powerful symbol of the need for urgent action on the climate emergency has appeared alongside one of the West of England’s most iconic tourist attractions – the result of collaboration between a Bristol architect, businesses, an artist and a council. The 5.5m by 3.5m wooden house appears to...

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Bristol angel investors back pioneering firm developing food packaging from seaweed

October 29, 2021
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Bristol angel investors back pioneering firm developing food packaging from seaweed

Innovative bioplastic food packaging made from seaweed is a step closer to supermarket shelves after the firm behind it secured funding from a group of Bristol investors. Sustainable biotech business Kelpi invented the compostable material to replace single-use fossil fuel plastics, which take hundreds of years to decompose. Over...

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FareShare South West calls on Bristol firms to back its FoodStock 2021 campaign

October 28, 2021
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FareShare South West calls on Bristol firms to back its FoodStock 2021 campaign

Bristol businesses are being urged to support FareShare South West, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it prepares to launch its emergency winter campaign FoodStock 2021. FareShare South West, which supplies food to more than 350 frontline organisations, aims to build a stockpile of ambient food with the...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Bristol business reaction

October 28, 2021
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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Bristol business reaction

Many businesses in Bristol were hoping for a game-changing Budget to tackle the immense problems they face – but according to the regional branch of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) this doesn’t feel like one. FSB development manager for Bristol, Bath & South Gloucestershire, Sam Holliday, pictured, said:...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Business West says region losing out again despite Sunak’s ‘levelling up’ claim

October 27, 2021
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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Business West says region losing out again despite Sunak’s ‘levelling up’ claim

Business West, the region’s largest business group, said many firms would “remain muted in their enthusiasm” for a Budget that failed to address the scale of the post-Covid challenges they face. The organisation, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, also claimed the West of England had again missed out...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

October 27, 2021
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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

Business groups have welcomed a number of measures in yesterday’s Budget but said Chancellor Rishi Sunak could have done more to encourage investment. The CBI, which speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors, described it overall as business friendly, with its director-general Tony Danker saying...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

October 27, 2021
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Autumn Budget and Spending Review. The main points are: Chancellor began speaking at 12:34pm Employment is up and wages are rising, he said. Budget prepares for a new economy post-Covid, he said. “An economy fit for a new age of optimism.” Higher inflation was...

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Bristol’s net zero economic revolution will bring £9.2bn boost to city’s firms

October 22, 2021
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Decarbonising Bristol’s economy could trigger business worth £9.2bn for local firms – bringing one of the biggest opportunities to the city since the arrival of the railways nearly 200 years ago. The phenomenal figure is being highlighted by Business West, the region’s largest business group, and Mayor of Bristol Marvin...

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Marathon gaming livestream will be hosted by Bristol creative agency to kick-off charity’s new campaign

October 22, 2021
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Marathon gaming livestream will be hosted by Bristol creative agency to kick-off charity’s new campaign

Bristol-based games agency Diva is to host an 11-hour gaming livestream tomorrow to launch charity War Child UK’s Game Action fundraiser. War Child UK – the specialist charity for children caught up in conflict – has set up the ground-breaking new campaign in association with dozens of games content...

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Consortium to look at how hydrogen could spark new industrial revolution for region

October 22, 2021
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Consortium to look at how hydrogen could spark new industrial revolution for region

The potential of hydrogen to transform the West of England’s economy, from its transport to the way its homes are heated, is to be explored by a new consortium of businesses and universities. The group, which includes many of Bristol’s largest firms such as Airbus and EDF, was launched...

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Shortlisting for Bristol bid to turn former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

October 15, 2021
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Shortlisting for Bristol bid to turn former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

A decommissioned nuclear power station on Bristol’s doorstep has taken another step closer to becoming the site of the world’s first full-scale ‘fusion’ plant. Under the scheme the site at Oldbury-on-Severn, north of Bristol on the banks of the River Severn, would harness the game-changing new form of clean power...

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Osborne Clarke in link-up with Bristol academy to bridge gap between school and legal profession

October 15, 2021
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Osborne Clarke in link-up with Bristol academy to bridge gap between school and legal profession

A flagship programme to provide long-term skills and employability support to schools with high levels of disadvantage in Bristol has been launched by international law firm Osborne Clarke. The Bridge project is being run by Osborne Clarke in partnership with Visionpath, an organisation that aims to radically improve the...

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