Green/sustainable business

Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal seals partnerships with Ashfords and UWE

February 8, 2019
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Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal seals partnerships with Ashfords and UWE

South West law firm Ashfords has renewed its commitment to partner the Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal, with UWE signing up as a supporter for the first time. The appeal raises £66,000 every year to provide vouchers at Christmas for 1,650 of the city’s most disadvantaged children and...

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Businesses help convert containers into shipshape homes for Bristol’s rough sleepers

February 8, 2019
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Businesses help convert containers into shipshape homes for Bristol’s rough sleepers

Two former shipping containers have been transformed into homes for rough sleepers by staff in the Bristol office of real estate services company Colliers International.  The donated metal containers have been converted into modern dwellings with a lounge/kitchen, fully fitted bathroom and separate bedroom. Each will be used by...

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Food poverty charity to benefit from partnership with Osborne Clarke

February 8, 2019
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Food poverty charity to benefit from partnership with Osborne Clarke

International legal practice Osborne Clarke, which has a large office in Bristol, has selected food poverty charity FareShare South West as its local partner.   Bristol-based FareShare South West’s mission is to fight food poverty while providing a solution to food waste.  It works with businesses to take in-date,...

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More success for SETsquared Bristol – with diversity as well as investment levels increasing

February 1, 2019
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More success for SETsquared Bristol – with diversity as well as investment levels increasing

Fledgling firms based in SETsquared Bristol – part of the global number one network of university-backed incubators – created more than 1,000 jobs and raised a combined £82.1m last year, new figures show. The 80-plus active members of the incubator based in Bristol’s Engine Shed enterprise hub also collectively...

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UWE launches £1m scheme for Bristol small firms to plug into the power of robotics

February 1, 2019
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UWE launches £1m scheme for Bristol small firms to plug into the power of robotics

Small and medium-sized firms thinking of incorporating robotics and smart automation in their business have the opportunity to try out their ideas under a £1m scheme launched by UWE Bristol. The SABRE Programme, which is based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on UWE’s Frenchay Campus, will link businesses...

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LEP vows to use search for new board members to address its gender imbalance

January 31, 2019
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LEP vows to use search for new board members to address its gender imbalance

The organisation tasked with helping shape the economic future of the West of England is hoping to attract more businesswomen to join its board to go some way to address its major gender imbalance. Out of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) 18 board members, just two...

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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

January 31, 2019
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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

Business leaders in Bristol are being encouraged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes for recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2019 champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region....

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Red letter day for city as work starts to pull down Temple Mead’s hated sorting office

January 30, 2019
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Red letter day for city as work starts to pull down Temple Mead’s hated sorting office

Demolition of the former Royal Mail sorting office next to Bristol Temple Meads station started this week – ridding the city of a notorious eyesore and triggering a key milestone in the regeneration of the Temple Quarter district. The building, which has stood vacant since the Royal Mail moved...

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Ordnance Survey maps out partnership with Engine Shed to boost Bristol’s tech start-ups

January 25, 2019
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Ordnance Survey maps out partnership with Engine Shed to boost Bristol’s tech start-ups

Bristol tech start-ups will be able to receive specialist advice and guidance under a new partnership between the city’s Engine Shed enterprise hub and Ordnance Survey’s Geovation support initiative. Geovation, which focuses on advancing geotech and proptech businesses, is offering start-ups that are members of Engine Shed and its...

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More Phenomenal Women talks lined up following last year’s successful series launch

January 25, 2019
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More Phenomenal Women talks lined up following last year’s successful series launch

Two of Bristol’s most inspirational businesswomen are to take part in a new series of talks backed by UWE’s Business School and Business West and staged at one of the region’s top hotels. The Gainsborough Bath Spa launched its Phenomenal Women talks last year with the aim of celebrating,...

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WBD corporate team’s work on health food deal satisfies client’s appetite for investment

January 24, 2019
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WBD corporate team’s work on health food deal satisfies client’s appetite for investment

Lawyers in the Bristol office of Womble Bond Dickinson have worked with longstanding investment client Piper to back a rapid-growth firm that creates and delivers healthy food boxes. Piper, the UK’s leading specialist investor in consumer brands, has made a £6m investment into London-based Mindful Chef, which last year...

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Gregg Latchams’ Construction Breakfast to hear how council aims to tackle city’s housing crisis

January 24, 2019
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Gregg Latchams’ Construction Breakfast to hear how council aims to tackle city’s housing crisis

Bristol City Council’s ambitious plan to part-solve the local housing crisis by setting up its own residential development business will come under the spotlight at city law firm Gregg Latchams’ next Construction Breakfast. The event will hear from cabinet member for housing Cllr Paul Smith on how the council’s...

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Chance for businesses to have their say on the future of public transport in the West of England

January 18, 2019
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Chance for businesses to have their say on the future of public transport in the West of England

Priorities for easing traffic congestion in Bristol and across the West of England to support economic growth will come under scrutiny at a major conference next week. The West of England Public Transport Summit & Debate aims to influence thinking on the issue – one of the most pressing...

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