Green/sustainable business

Architects Stride Treglown draw up award-winning approach to staff well-being

June 5, 2015
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Bristol architecture firm Stride Treglown has become the first organisation in the city to achieve the top award of excellence in a national scheme that recognises businesses committed to the health and well-being of their workforces. The firm, which employs 270 people across nine offices in the UK and...

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Eden Project founder to speak at Rathbone Greenbank’s Big Green Week event

June 5, 2015
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Bristol-based ethical investment management firm Rathbone Greenbank is to host a high-profile seminar and discussion as part of the city’s Big Green Week. Among the speakers at the event, on the theme of ‘Investing in the Future’, will be Eden Project co-founder and executive vice chair Sir Tim Smit....

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Royal honour recognises tireless work of Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery

June 5, 2015
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Royal honour recognises tireless work of Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery

The Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery, the organisation that promotes the Bristol historic cemetery as a place of remembrance, heritage, wildlife and learning, has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The group was set up in...

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Bristol to put sustainability at heart of Fair Trade as it prepares to host major international conference

June 5, 2015
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Bristol to put sustainability at heart of Fair Trade as it prepares to host major international conference

More than 300 delegates from 18 countries across the world will head to Bristol next month as the city hosts the 9th International Fair Trade Towns conference. The two-day event on July 4 and 5 will take the theme of Fair Trade for Sustainability as part of the Bristol’s...

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New member appointments boost Local Enterprise Partnership board

June 3, 2015
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Eight business leaders have been appointed to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s board to help drive its growth ambitions. Five new representatives join three reappointed members on the newly formed LEP board, which meets for the first time on June 17. LEP board members are drawn from...

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Council buys eyesore Temple Meads sorting office that has blighted entrance to city for years

June 2, 2015
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Council buys eyesore Temple Meads sorting office that has blighted entrance to city for years

The derelict sorting office building next to Temple Meads station which for years has blighted the entrance to the city for rail passengers has been acquired by Bristol City Council. The eyesore 2.1 hectare site, alongside the area planned for the city’s long hoped for arena, has been disused...

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Innovative green business park set to trigger economic growth for South Bristol

May 29, 2015
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Innovative green business park set to trigger economic growth for South Bristol

South Bristol is set for an economic and jobs boost following the official opening this week of the £12m Filwood Green Business Park. The city council claims hundreds of jobs could be created on the business park – a flagship project of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital which...

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New agreement with key Chinese economic hub opens doors for partnerships with Bristol firms

May 28, 2015
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New agreement with key Chinese economic hub opens doors for partnerships with Bristol firms

Bristol firms are being encouraged to establish closer trading partnerships with their counterparts in the South West’s sister region in China following the signing of a major new agreement. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Guangdong Provincial Government and the Bristol & West of England China Bureau is...

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Queen’s Speech: EU referendum threatens to overshadow positive measures, says Business West

May 27, 2015
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Queen’s Speech: EU referendum threatens to overshadow positive measures, says Business West

Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, has described this week’s Queen’s Speech as ‘bittersweet’, with positive measures counter balanced by risks linked to the EU referendum. The speech, which set out the new Government’s legislative programme for the year ahead, included...

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Creative twinning links on the cards after visit by Bordeaux delegation

May 26, 2015
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Creative twinning links on the cards after visit by Bordeaux delegation

Collaboration between some of Bristol’s most creative innovators and those from its twin town Bordeaux are being explored following a visit by an official delegation from the French city. The group from Bordeaux spent four days in Bristol during which they toured the Watershed media centre, Engine Shed innovation...

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Expansion for Bristol’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs following link-up with Enterprise Nation

May 26, 2015
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Expansion for Bristol’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs following link-up with Enterprise Nation

The Bristol-based Festival of Female Entrepreneurs (FFE), which supports women in business, is to be expanded following a link-up with small business network Enterprise Nation. Launched four years ago by Joni Farthing, founder and director of Women Outside The Box, the event has carved a reputation for inspiring speakers,...

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New At-Bristol creative director will explore innovative ways to bring science and art closer together

May 20, 2015
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New At-Bristol creative director will explore innovative ways to bring science and art closer together

At-Bristol Science Centre has appointed former BBC producer and BAFTA-nominated writer Anna Starkey as creative director. In the newly created role – which aims to bring science and art closer together – Anna, pictured, will oversee At-Bristol’s learning and exhibitions teams. She brings a wealth of creative and scientific experience...

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Business Secretary draws on Bristol childhood to launch Government’s Enterprise Bill in city

May 19, 2015
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Business Secretary draws on Bristol childhood to launch Government’s Enterprise Bill in city

Business Secretary Sajid Javid drew on his childhood in Bristol to make his first major speech in the role – returning to the city to launch the Government’s new Enterprise Bill. Speaking to local business leaders and entrepreneurs, he used his experience helping out in his parents’ women’s clothing...

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