Green/sustainable business

Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

April 26, 2019
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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

One of Bristol’s new generation of independent café/restaurants, Dela in Easton, has been put up for sale by its owners. Co-owners Mike Orme and Lara Lindsay opened Dela two years ago in a former Victorian warehouse in Mivart Street, home to an eclectic group of creative businesses.  Dela, which...

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Curtain up on National Friendly’s new partnership with Bristol Hippodrome

April 26, 2019
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Curtain up on National Friendly’s new partnership with Bristol Hippodrome

National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society, has formally linked up with the city’s iconic Hippodrome theatre to help it develop its connections with local communities. The agreement seeks to build on National Friendly’s existing community initiatives, including its work with Cabot Primary School through the Ablaze Reading Buddy Programme...

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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

April 12, 2019
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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

Bristol property company Urban Creation, which specialises in transforming unusual and often historic buildings, has secured a £20m re-finance of its property portfolio with Handelsbanken. Urban Creation develops and manages high-quality properties, with a focus on stylish student accommodation and boutique serviced apartments in the heart of Bristol.  The...

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Founder of female-only adventure travel firm in running for young entrepreneur award

April 12, 2019
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Founder of female-only adventure travel firm in running for young entrepreneur award

An enterprising 29-year-old from Bristol, who lived as a nomad during a year-long global adventure, has been named as a finalist in a nationwide competition to find the UK’s most game-changing young entrepreneurs. Bex Band, who has also kayaked the breadth of the UK to protest about plastic pollution,...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in...

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Bristol waste plant to put city at centre of UK recycling industry

April 5, 2019
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Bristol waste plant to put city at centre of UK recycling industry

A £4m state-of-the-art waste handling centre that will put Bristol at the forefront of the UK recycling industry is set to open on Monday. Bristol-based firm ETM Recycling plans to open the Materials Recovering Facility (MRF) on its existing South Bristol site at Ashton Vale in a move that...

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Business sponsors sought by Bristol youth mental health charity Off The Record

April 5, 2019
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Business sponsors sought by Bristol youth mental health charity Off The Record

Bristol mental health charity Off The Record (OTR) is calling on businesses to support the vital work it does helping the city’s young people. OTR Bristol provides support for 11 to 25-year-olds affected by mental health issues through a variety of projects, including drop-in hubs, workshops and outreach groups...

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Pukka’s school herb gardens aim to get children to grow closer to nature

April 5, 2019
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Pukka’s school herb gardens aim to get children to grow closer to nature

Ethical tea firm Pukka Herbs is to provide herb gardens to 40 schools across England as part of a programme led by Bristol-based the Soil Association to encourage children to connect with nature. Pukka, which moved its headquarters from South Bristol to Keynsham last year, has teamed up with sustainable...

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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

April 4, 2019
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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

Air passengers from the South West using London airports instead of flying from Bristol are creating carbon emissions equivalent to more than 15m gallons of petrol, a new survey shows. The research, commissioned by Bristol Airport, shows last year that road journeys to airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick...

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UK’s first Women in Business Charter launched in Bristol to improve workplace gender equality

March 29, 2019
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UK’s first Women in Business Charter launched in Bristol to improve workplace gender equality

Bristol businesswomen are calling for greater gender equality – from pay to representation on boards – after launching the UK’s first Women in Business Charter in the city this week. The move came from the city’s Women in Business Task Group, which was set up to champion and advance...

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National wellbeing at work seminar to hear from Bristol firm behind Happiest Workplace contest

March 29, 2019
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National wellbeing at work seminar to hear from Bristol firm behind Happiest Workplace contest

A competition that champions the West of England’s happiest workplaces has gained national recognition for the Bristol firm that launched it five years ago. Workplace design company Wylde has been invited to talk about the competition at a seminar in London next week staged by the Institution of Occupational...

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Green values add up to reductions in energy, paper and mileage at Bishop Fleming

March 28, 2019
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Green values add up to reductions in energy, paper and mileage at Bishop Fleming

Paper usage, energy bills and mileage costs have been cut again at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming as it embeds its green values further into the business. The firm, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, saved the equivalent of 110 trees last year by cutting...

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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Bristol’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories...

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