Green/sustainable business

Womble Bond Dickinson earns Planet Mark certification after slashing its carbon emissions

December 20, 2018
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Womble Bond Dickinson earns Planet Mark certification after slashing its carbon emissions

Measures such as investing in LED lights, clearly labelling recycling bins and reducing corporate travel by using Skype have helped transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) reduce its carbon emissions by 16% this year. The figure is more than three times the target set by the firm, which...

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Smith & Williamson Christmas charity quiz unwraps £4,000 for Addiction Recovery Agency

December 18, 2018
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Smith & Williamson Christmas charity quiz unwraps £4,000 for Addiction Recovery Agency

Bristol’s insolvency professionals raised more than £4,000 for charity after getting their thinking caps on for a quiz night hosted by accountancy, tax and investment management group Smith & Williamson.  The ‘Nearly Christmas Charity Quiz’ has been held by the firm’s restructuring and recovery services department in Bristol for...

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Range of businesses endorse region’s first events industry showcase through partnerships

December 14, 2018
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Range of businesses endorse region’s first events industry showcase through partnerships

MEET South West, the exhibition and conference showcase that will make its debut in January, has been boosted through a series of partnerships with key business organisations in the region. Among those endorsing the inaugural event are Bristol Airport, GWR, Bristol-based film production company Floating Harbour and Bristol Business...

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Brexit forces world-leading Bristol environmental firm to open new European head office in Greece

December 14, 2018
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Brexit forces world-leading Bristol environmental firm to open new European head office in Greece

Bristol-headquartered international environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting is to open a new European HQ in Athens and bolster its existing Brussels base as it prepares for Brexit. The firm, which has clients across Europe including the European Commission, said the move supported a growing demand for public and...

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Bristol to be base for world-class digital and data charity following merger

December 14, 2018
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Two Bristol-based not-for-profit organisations are to merge to form a powerhouse of world-leading expertise in digital and data technology. Jisc is the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education while Eduserv specialises in digital transformation in local government, public bodies, healthcare, charities, higher education and emergency services. ...

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Fair Trade Business Awards return to showcase the South West’s top ethical firms

December 14, 2018
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Fair Trade Business Awards return to showcase the South West’s top ethical firms

Bristol firms that make ethical business a priority by selling or using Fairtrade products are to be championed in a unique annual awards scheme that is about to return for its seventh year. The South West Fair Trade Business Awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes across...

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Ashton Gate signs up waste firm ETM to help put it in the premier league for recycling

December 14, 2018
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Ashton Gate signs up waste firm ETM to help put it in the premier league for recycling

Waste management firm ETM Recycling is to help Ashton Gate achieve its goal of becoming one of the UK’s first zero waste-to-landfill venues after signing a three-year deal with stadium. ETM, which is investing £4m in a state-of-the-art recycling centre just a stone’s throw from the stadium on its...

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‘Utter dismay’ among Bristol bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Bristol bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

Company bosses from Bristol and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delay affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed...

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Much-needed funds raised for modern slavery charity Unseen at Clarke Willmott event

December 7, 2018
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Much-needed funds raised for modern slavery charity Unseen at Clarke Willmott event

A series of challenges around Bristol city centre, including making masks out of household material, raised nearly £3,500 for Bristol-based anti-modern slavery charity Unseen during an event organised by the city office of national law firm Clarke Willmott. Fourteen teams from a range of Bristol firms took part in...

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The LAST WORD: Chris Holland, managing director, Waste Source

November 30, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Chris Holland, managing director, Waste Source

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Chris Holland, managing director of Waste Source, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Social Network. Book you read? I’m not...

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Artist ‘re-imagines’ ex-factory building to create contemporary art gallery

November 30, 2018
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Artist ‘re-imagines’ ex-factory building to create contemporary art gallery

A former industrial building in Bedminster ‘re-imagined’ as an artist-led contemporary art gallery officially opens next Friday. Kosar Contemporary on Malago Road is the largest independent art space in Bedminster and has been established in a 6,000 sq ft former light industrial factory by visual artist Zarabéa Esfendiar Kayani...

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Watershed aims high with plan to increase space and build on its record for innovation and creativity

November 30, 2018
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Watershed aims high with plan to increase space and build on its record for innovation and creativity

Bristol’s pioneering Watershed cinema and media centre has revealed ambitious expansion plans that would add four new floors above the existing building and create workspace for more than 100 creative entrepreneurs. Under the scheme, pictured, the Harbourside building will increase in size by nearly half from 4,400 sq m...

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OVO sparks more expansion as it snaps up failed rival energy supplier

November 30, 2018
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OVO sparks more expansion as it snaps up failed rival energy supplier

Fast-growing Bristol energy firm OVO is to take on the 290,000 customers of Scottish rival Spark Energy, which has gone out of business. OVO has also acquired Spark’s operating company – with more than 300 staff based mainly at Selkirk in the Scottish Borders – and will retain the...

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