Green/sustainable business

Top enterprise award for firm launched out of frustration with rural broadband

September 28, 2018
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Top enterprise award for firm launched out of frustration with rural broadband

TrueSpeed Communications, which was started by three investors fed up with poor broadband in their homes, has won the regional stage of a major enterprise award scheme. Having been launched four years ago, Keynsham-based TrueSpeed last year received a £75m investment from insurance giant Aviva which enabled it to...

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Events: Essential training for Bristol businesses

September 28, 2018
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Events: Essential training for Bristol businesses

Bristol not-for-profit business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is running a series of practical training workshops during October to help promote, protect and grow small businesses. The sessions, which are being held at BRAVE’s offices in Upper York Street, include:  Starting in Business Workshop Date: October 24 Time: 10am –...

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Burges Salmon builds on links with Avon Wildlife Trust to create visitor centre for Bristol food project

September 25, 2018
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Burges Salmon builds on links with Avon Wildlife Trust to create visitor centre for Bristol food project

A new welcome space for visitors to a community food-growing project has been created by more than 100 employees from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon’s operations department. The two-week project, the second in collaboration with Avon Wildlife Trust, involved the Burges Salmon volunteer workforce clearing and replacing old...

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Call goes out to projects to plug into Bristol’s world-leading Smart City tech test bed

September 21, 2018
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Call goes out to projects to plug into Bristol’s world-leading Smart City tech test bed

The innovative large-scale connectivity test bed that earned Bristol the title of the world’s smartest city is seeking new projects and partners to take it to the next level. Bristol is Open (BiO), a joint venture between the University of Bristol and the city council, wants to link up...

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Andrews builds a brighter future for its charitable trusts with £1m dividend payout

September 21, 2018
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Andrews builds a brighter future for its charitable trusts with £1m dividend payout

Regional estate agent and property group Andrews has made its largest dividend payment to shareholders in 14 years – giving its pioneering charitable trusts a £1m boost. When founder Cecil Jackson Cole set up the business in 1946 he structured it to share a minimum of 35% of its...

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New head of small business lending joins Triodos as it targets ethical SME market

September 21, 2018
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New head of small business lending joins Triodos as it targets ethical SME market

Triodos, the ethical bank with its UK headquarters in Bristol, has appointed Rob Keegan to head a team supporting small and medium-sized (SME) enterprises. Rob, pictured, joins as Triodos Bank UK head of small business lending, has 29 years’ experience in SME banking. He joins from RBS where he...

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Events: Business West skills workshops

September 21, 2018
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Events: Business West skills workshops

Business West’s Skills West team is running a series of business skills workshops throughout autumn covering topics ranging from recruitment and flexible working to apprenticeships for small and medium-sized businesses and developing the workforce. The workshops take place across the West of England and are open to businesses from...

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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

September 14, 2018
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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

Bristol businesses are being challenged to come up with new and exciting ways to raise funds for city charities and voluntary groups as the first Bristol Giving Day approaches. Staged by Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in...

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Bristol-staged conference will explore going beyond GDP to achieve an Economics of Happiness

September 14, 2018
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Bristol-staged conference will explore going beyond GDP to achieve an Economics of Happiness

Bristol will next month play host to an international Economics of Happiness conference, bringing respected thinkers, activists and innovators to the city. Co-hosted by Happy City, the Bristol-based charity promoting wellbeing rather than economic growth as a measure of society’s success, the event will encourage debate on the creation...

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Donations from Womble Bond Dickinson help foodbank cope during school holidays

September 14, 2018
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Donations from Womble Bond Dickinson help foodbank cope during school holidays

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm (WBD) Womble Bond Dickinson has donated around 200kg of food and drinks to East Bristol Foodbank as it faced one of its busiest periods over the summer school holidays. The donation was part of a firm-wide effort to support foodbanks across the...

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Burges Salmon renewables experts to advise on £1.9m Welsh marine energy test bed

September 7, 2018
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Burges Salmon renewables experts to advise on  £1.9m Welsh marine energy test bed

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has been appointed by Marine Energy Wales to provide legal services for a project that will test pioneering new equipment and processes in marine energy. The firm will support the Marine Energy Wales team on a range of legal matters such as contracts,...

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Fund that helps community businesses power ahead to re-open

September 7, 2018
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Fund that helps community businesses power ahead to re-open

Bristol’s community businesses will be able to apply for finance to help them grow and achieve sustainability when a new fund re-opens next week. The Community Business Fund from independent trust Power to Change will offer grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to businesses trading for the benefit of –...

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Mental health in the workplace takes centre stage at charity concert and business symposium

September 7, 2018
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Mental health in the workplace takes centre stage at charity concert and business symposium

Bristol businesses are being urged to support an employers’ symposium to raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace followed by a special night of music and entertainment. The Music for the Mind Charity Concert takes place at Cedars Hall, Wells, on Saturday, September 15, when actor, director...

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