Green/sustainable business

Clampdown on single-use plastics earns Bishop Fleming Surfers Against Sewage ‘Champion’ status

July 25, 2019
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Clampdown on single-use plastics earns Bishop Fleming Surfers Against Sewage ‘Champion’ status

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, has been accredited as a ‘Plastic Free Champion’ by conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage. The accolade recognises the firm’s efforts to remove all single-use and avoidable plastics from across its office network.  Bishop Fleming,...

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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

July 19, 2019
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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

The first-ever industrial blueprint for the West of England was launched today with the aim of building on the area’s unique creativity, collaboration and ingenuity to secure sustainable growth. Among ideas suggested in the strategy are connecting researchers, businesses and residents through a Global Centre of Innovation Excellence to...

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More growth on the cards for building consultancy after Bristol office move

July 19, 2019
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More growth on the cards for building consultancy after Bristol office move

Specialist building services consultancy Method Consulting has relocated its Bristol office to larger premises to give it room for further growth. The consultancy, which specialises in engineering and sustainability projects, has moved from Old Market Street to Queens Quay on Queen Square. It said the newly refurbished office also...

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Bristol’s exemplar role continues as it retains Fairtrade City status for another three years

July 10, 2019
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Bristol’s exemplar role continues as it retains Fairtrade City status for another three years

Bristol has been successful in its bid to renew its status as a Fairtrade City – an accolade that recognises another three years of work by individuals and organisations to raise awareness of Fair Trade issues and support the supply chains. Bristol was first designated as a Fairtrade City...

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Bristol takes step towards carbon neutrality as environmental sustainability board starts work

July 5, 2019
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Bristol takes step towards carbon neutrality as environmental sustainability board starts work

Bristol’s ambition to be a fair, healthy and sustainable city by 2050 has taken an important step forward with the appointment of 18 members to its ‘One City’ environmental sustainability board. The move also reflects the city’s ongoing commitment to becoming carbon neutral with city council achieving its carbon...

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Natracare pledges to give 1% of its turnover to protect the planet

July 5, 2019
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Natracare pledges to give 1% of its turnover to protect the planet

Bristol-based period product company Natracare is to donate 1% of its annual turnover to organisations which exist to protect the environment – encouraging its consumers to ‘Bleed 1% Better’. The firm behind the world’s first plastic-free, organic cotton tampons, sanitary pads and panty liners, Natracare has now become the...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards

July 5, 2019
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The Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards celebrated best business practice, with the winners demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent in the region’s boardrooms. Winners ranged from the West of England’s largest bus operator to a recycling firm behind a state-of-the-art waste handling centre...

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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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