Green/sustainable business

Bristol hydraulics firm gearing up to help accelerate innovation in electric vehicle design

October 13, 2023
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Bristol hydraulics firm gearing up to help accelerate innovation in electric vehicle design

Domin, the Bristol scale-up developing cutting-edge hydraulic systems, has been awarded £4.4m to take part in a research project that could revolutionise electric vehicle performance. The firm, which isdeveloping and manufacturing ground-breaking innovations for fluid power in its recently opened technology centre at Pucklechurch, will work with Mercedes-Benz subsidiary...

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‘Unwavering commitment to social and environmental stewardship’ gains healthcare firm B Corp status

October 13, 2023
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‘Unwavering commitment to social and environmental stewardship’ gains healthcare firm B Corp status

A Bristol-based international infrastructure specialist with a mission to shape the future of healthcare has become the latest firm in the city to be certified as a B Corp. Archus joins around 30 Bristol businesses in gaining the coveted accreditation, which recognises their commitment to creating positive social and...

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New Bristol Airport planning & sustainability boss to prioritise net zero while steering its expansion

October 12, 2023
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Clare Hennessey

Bristol Airport has appointed a new planning & sustainability director as it targets becoming among the UK’s first net zero airports by 2030 while also expanding to handle an extra 2m passengers a year. Clare Hennessey, pictured, who previously worked for French energy giant EDF, joins the airport as...

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Ministers urged to boost Bristol’s rail links with money saved from cancelled HS2 northern leg

October 6, 2023
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Ministers urged to boost Bristol’s rail links with money saved from cancelled HS2 northern leg

Much-needed rail improvements in and around Bristol should be fast tracked by the government following its decision to scrap the northern extension of HS2, regional business leaders and politicians have said. They urged the Department of Transport to fund schemes such as the electrification of the line between Bristol...

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Innovative drone light show firm promises epic Christmas event that will be out of this world

October 6, 2023
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Innovative drone light show firm promises epic Christmas event that will be out of this world

The company behind some of the world’s most spectacular drone light shows is to collaborate with a Bristol business on a major Christmas event that will bring its innovation and creativity to the city. Bristol-based local experiences company Yuup has teamed up with Celestial on Evolution, an epic drone light show...

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West of England set to be UK’s hydrogen powerhouse as result of new ‘supercluster’ research project

October 6, 2023
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West of England set to be UK’s hydrogen powerhouse as result of new ‘supercluster’ research project

A multi-million pound ‘supercluster’ has been launched to position the West of England as the UK’s hydrogen powerhouse. The far-reaching project brings together academic, civic and industry leaders to unlock the huge potential of the region’s hydrogen ecosystem. Harnessing clean green hydrogen to decarbonise the region’s transport, energy and...

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Another major energy storage deal handled by Burges Salmon’s corporate group

October 6, 2023
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Another major energy storage deal handled by Burges Salmon’s corporate group

The corporate group at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised energy transition company Pulse Clean Energy on its acquisition of a battery energy storage system. The acquisition of the 99MW system in Hampshire will help advance London-based Pulse Clean Energy’s pipeline of battery energy storage system projects...

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Rooftop solar installation helping pandemic-hit supplies firm power ahead to a brighter, greener future

October 5, 2023
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Scott Shackleford of Yate Supplies, left, with Ian Rogers of Source Electrical

A hospitality supplies business that has recovered from a 90% fall in its turnover during the pandemic has taken a major step towards a sustainable future with an energy saving solar installation. Yate Supplies will now produce half the energy used at its warehouses via renewables, thanks to the...

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Bristol Business Blog. Sophie Parkhouse, technical and training partner, Albert Goodman: Why we have committed to B Corp status

October 5, 2023
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Bristol Business Blog. Sophie Parkhouse, technical and training partner, Albert Goodman: Why we have committed to B Corp status

At Albert Goodman, while accountancy is our business, we have always considered ourselves to be a force for good. We align our values and objectives to more than just the bottom line and ensure that communities and the environment are at the heart of everything we do. Our ‘collaborate-to-achieve’...

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Chance for firms to have their say on the future skills that will be needed across the region

October 5, 2023
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Chance for firms to have their say on the future skills that will be needed across the region

Bristol businesses are being urged to share their views on the skills needed by their industry to help build a stronger economy for the West of England. Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, will use the feedback from firms to draw up its Local Skills Improvement...

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Firm shaking up the tailor-made holiday sector on way to more growth with £8.3m funding

September 29, 2023
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Firm shaking up the tailor-made holiday sector on way to more growth with £8.3m funding

Bristol-founded TravelLocal, the leading brand and online marketplace platform for tailor-made holidays, has landed £8.3m to accelerate its international growth. The firm was advised by ICON, the Bristol-based specialist corporate finance boutique, which introduced lead backer Puma Private Equity to invest alongside existing funders Active Partners and Gresham House...

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State-of-the-art centre officially opens to accelerate Bristol’s role in journey to zero-emission travel

September 29, 2023
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State-of-the-art centre officially opens to accelerate Bristol’s role in journey to zero-emission travel

The £70m engineering research and innovation centre putting the West of England at the heart of the global drive towards low-emission travel has been officially opened. The Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS), on the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green, is already developing clean, sustainable and...

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Business group urges politicians to press ahead with considering mass transit system for region

September 29, 2023
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Business group urges politicians to press ahead with considering mass transit system for region

The West of England’s political leaders should continue with their plans for an “ambitious and green” mass transit system to help the region fulfil its economic potential, according to its largest business group. Business West, which runs the region’s chambers of commerce, said an efficient transport system was essential...

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