Green/sustainable business

Pioneering vertical farm firm advised by Burges Salmon on major new salad-growing project

March 2, 2022
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Pioneering vertical farm firm advised by Burges Salmon on major new salad-growing project

The net zero team from Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has advised on the first of a number of planned large, low-carbon indoor farms to supply salads to the UK retail and wholesale markets. Each vertical farm is being designed to use 95% less water than conventional growing methods...

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B Corps status for Purplefish as it becomes latest Bristol firm to balance profit, people and planet

March 1, 2022
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B Corps status for Purplefish as it becomes latest Bristol firm to balance profit, people and planet

Bristol PR and communications agency Purplefish has been awarded B Corporation status, joining a growing number of Bristol firms accredited by the international movement that promotes business as a force for good. The consultancy, which this month celebrates its 10th anniversary, started on its B Corporation journey two years ago. ...

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Rolls-Royce’s Bristol plant on target to lead the world in net zero manufacturing

February 25, 2022
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Rolls-Royce’s Bristol plant on target to lead the world in net zero manufacturing

Aerospace giant Rolls-Royce has underlined its commitment to make its Bristol plant one of the world’s first manufacturing sites to achieve net zero carbon operations. The plant, which makes engines for key defence programmes such as the EJ200 that powers the RAF’s Eurofighter Typhoon and the Short-Take Off and...

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Burges Salmon teams advise on deals across renewables, property and pharma

February 24, 2022
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Burges Salmon teams advise on deals across renewables, property and pharma

The corporate finance, real estate and renewable energy teams at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon have completed a hat-trick of deals in the power, hotel and pharma sectors. Its renewable energy lawyers advised NextEnergy on a brace of corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) while its corporate finance team has...

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Programme will offer Bristol firms unique chance to help equip city’s young people with green skills

February 24, 2022
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Programme will offer Bristol firms unique chance to help equip city’s young people with green skills

Bristol businesses are being invited to support a transformational skills programme led by UWE that will create opportunities in the green economy for young people from the city. Green Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurship has been launched against a backdrop of economic recovery following the Covid pandemic and the demand...

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Michelmores lawyers advise on ‘game-changing’ sustainable development scheme

February 16, 2022
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Michelmores lawyers advise on ‘game-changing’ sustainable development scheme

A team from regional law firm Michelmores has helped create an innovative partnership described as a ‘game-changer’ in the way developers can ensure their schemes are sustainable. The link-up between Environment Bank and specialist alternative asset manager Gresham House will introduce the sector’s first compliance solution that drives biodiversity net gain...

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Western ‘powerhouse’ conference will explore ways of generating green growth for super-region

February 14, 2022
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Western ‘powerhouse’ conference will explore ways of generating green growth for super-region

The first major event staged by the Western Gateway economic partnership takes place next month to bring together key figures from business, academia and local and national government on both sides of the Severn to explore the potential of the cross–border powerhouse. Called Green Growth within the Western Gateway, the day-long...

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Bristol move for global firm on a mission to help businesses achieve net zero through energy efficiency

February 11, 2022
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Bristol move for global firm on a mission to help businesses achieve net zero through energy efficiency

International energy monitoring and management firm Best.Energy is to relocate its head office to Bristol from Cornwall as it looks to expand its research & development and energy analysis operations. The firm, founded in 2006, expects to double its headcount to 120 this year as it continues to expand...

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Warehouse space urgently needed by refugee and asylum seeker charity as demand soars

February 11, 2022
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Warehouse space urgently needed by refugee and asylum seeker charity as demand soars

Bristol charity Aid Box Community is appealing for storage space as it struggles to cope with a huge increase in demand for its services triggered by a rise in the number of refugees and asylum seekers arriving in the city. Aid Box Community (ABC) has a hub and free...

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Pioneering women’s urinal set to make a splash at festivals after closing first funding round

February 11, 2022
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The design in its line set-up

The Bristol team behind the UK’s first female urinal has raised £250,000 in their first funding round, including investment from the co-founder of online bank Monzo, as they aim to pioneer ‘pee-equality’ for women. The PEEQUAL, invented by University of Bristol graduates Hazel McShane and Amber Probyn, pictured, is...

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Programme launched to equip workers with the skills to ensure Bristol’s growth is clean and green

February 10, 2022
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Programme launched to equip workers with the skills to ensure Bristol’s growth is clean and green

Bristol’s construction and manufacturing businesses will be able to boost their employees’ green skills as part of a new scheme backed by the West of England Combined Authority. More than 100 firms across the region are being invited to take part in the 18-month Skills for Clean Growth programme to...

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From grass to electric buses – Bristol Airport to be testbed for carbon-lowering research projects

February 10, 2022
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From grass to electric buses – Bristol Airport to be testbed for carbon-lowering research projects

Research projects ranging from using electric buses to transfer passengers to their planes to planting carbon-absorbing flowers and grass are to be explored by Bristol Airport as ways of lowering its emissions. The airport is to fund five projects in partnership with organisations ranging from two leading airlines to...

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Foot Anstey Bristol development team to bring together experts to focus on net zero construction

February 8, 2022
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Foot Anstey Bristol development team to bring together experts to focus on net zero construction

Ways of making sure the built environment achieves net zero – including lessons learnt from a pioneering Bristol housing scheme – are to be explored at a virtual event staged next week by the city office of national law firm Foot Anstey in partnership with Innovate UK. The event,...

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