Green/sustainable business

Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 15, 2022
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Monday August 15 Finals: TP Group, Safestay Interims: Thungela Resources, MTI Wireless, Thalassa Holdings, Serinus Energy, Digital 9 Infrastructure, Abrdn Asian Income Fund, Horizonte Minerals, Argos Resources Q2 result: Arabian Food Industries Trading updates: Seeing Machines, CT Automotive Group, Up Global Sourcing, Treatt, Abingdon Health, Gusbourne, Inspiration Healthcare Group Economic announcement:...

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Website to shake up ‘predatory’ art market by drawing on Bristol’s world-class creative talent

August 12, 2022
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Website to shake up ‘predatory’ art market by drawing on Bristol’s world-class creative talent

A website on a mission to “disrupt the rarefied world of contemporary art” by showcasing only Bristol artists has been launched by a city-based campaigner. BrisArt promises to provide artists with an opportunity to champion their work for a fraction of the industry’s standard commission fees.  In order to be...

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Burges Salmon team handles acquisition of UK solar pioneer by international asset manager

August 12, 2022
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Burges Salmon team handles acquisition of UK solar pioneer by international asset manager

Global alternative asset management firm ICG’s infrastructure fund has been advised by Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon on its acquisition of a major solar developer. British Solar Renewables (BSR), based in Shepton Mallet, was among the UK’s first developers of solar photovoltaic and has grown into one of the...

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Major acquisition puts Bristol waste management firm on the road to further strong growth

August 12, 2022
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Major acquisition puts Bristol waste management firm on the road to further strong growth

Bristol-based independent waste management company McCarthy Marland is to more than double its turnover and expand across the South West and beyond after hitting the acquisition trail. The firm has taken over Hughes and Salvidge Holdings in a multi-million pound deal in a move that not only takes its turnover...

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Bristol-developed app that maps electric vehicle charging points powers ahead with £9m funding

August 11, 2022
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Bristol-developed app that maps electric vehicle charging points powers ahead with £9m funding

Zap-Map, the Bristol-based electric vehicle charge point mapping app,  has received a £9m investment to fuel further growth and steer it towards international expansion. Zap-Map has grown to become the UK market leader since its launch eight years ago , with a 70%-plus share of the rapidly growing electric vehicle...

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Foot Anstey to supply expert legal advice to pioneering battery energy storage firm as it targets UK market

August 11, 2022
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Foot Anstey to supply expert legal advice to pioneering battery energy storage firm as it targets UK market

A team from national law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol office has been appointed by a developer of battery energy storage and other renewable energy projects as a key partner to provide it with expert legal advice and help it progress its pipeline of work. New Energy Partnership’s (NEP) stated...

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New grants available from the region’s combined authority to help small businesses adapt and grow

August 11, 2022
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New grants available from the region’s combined authority to help small businesses adapt and grow

A £1.5m fund has been launched to help small firms in Bristol and across the West of England and their supply chains adapt to the new economic and regulatory landscape. The Business Growth and Adaptions Grants are aimed at helping small to medium-sized enterprises buy new products and equipment...

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Osborne Clarke powers ahead in rapidly expanding renewables sector with another solar deal

August 9, 2022
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Osborne Clarke powers ahead in rapidly expanding renewables sector with another solar deal

A team from the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke has advised on another renewables deal as it continues to build a solid reputation in the fast-growing sector. The team worked with long-standing private equity investment client Foresight’s solar fund and JLEN Environmental Assets Group on their...

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Funding for Bristol renewables software firm to digitise offshore wind farm construction

August 5, 2022
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Funding for Bristol renewables software firm to digitise offshore wind farm construction

A Bristol tech firm that develops highly specialised software for the renewables industry has secured grant funding to create new digital tools that will support the construction of offshore wind farms. Sennen will use the £112,000, awarded by the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP), to expand its software’s functionality at...

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New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

August 4, 2022
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New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

An ambitious project calling for homes being built in Bristol and across the West of England to be high quality, well-designed and affordable has been launched. The Placemaking Charter will bring together the region’s councils and other public authorities, developers, communities and partners under a shared ambition to create...

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Bristol’s Great Western Credit Union expands further with Stroud Valleys merger

July 29, 2022
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Bristol’s Great Western Credit Union expands further with Stroud Valleys merger

Great Western Credit Union, the Bristol-based organisation giving people across the region access to affordable loans and competitive savings accounts, has merged with a smaller credit union in Gloucestershire. The tie-up with Stroud Valleys Credit Union (SVCU) has created the biggest organisation of its size in the region, with...

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Aardman on cue to sign up as first backer of region’s inaugural Good Employment Charter

July 29, 2022
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Aardman on cue to sign up as first backer of region’s inaugural Good Employment Charter

The West of England’s first Good Employment Charter has been launched – with Bristol’s four times Academy Award-winning animation studio Aardman the first to pledge its support. The project was kick-started this week by Metro Mayor Dan Norris as part of a push to develop good jobs, deliver opportunities...

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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

July 28, 2022
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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

More than seven in 10 West of England firms consider climate change to be a core business issue for them but many admit they need help to do anything about it due to cost pressures. As a result, fewer than a quarter have taken concrete steps to reduce their...

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