Green/sustainable business

Region’s charity marketers to hear latest industry thinking at Bristol conference

September 4, 2014
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Region’s charity marketers to hear latest industry thinking at Bristol conference

Using social media to promote charity fundraising and other issues faced by the region’s professional fundraisers and charity marketers will be examined at a major event next month. The second South West Charity Marketing Conference, organised by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) South West region, will give the...

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New app helps Bristol Pound users tap into new services

August 29, 2014
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New app helps Bristol Pound users tap into new services

Bristol Pound has launched its first official app for mobiles offering a range of new services for users of the UK’s most successful local currency. The free ‘£B app’ will simplify the £B mobile phone text payment system, TXT2PAY, notify users of nearby Bristol Pound businesses, track users’ spending...

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Burges Salmon acts for Business Growth Fund on major energy sector investment

August 27, 2014
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Burges Salmon acts for Business Growth Fund on major energy sector investment

Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon has advised its client Business Growth Fund (BGF) on its £3.6m investment in sustainable energy firm Ecovision Renewable Energy. The Burges Salmon team was led by partner Richard Spink with assistance from senior associates Douglas Streatfeild-James, Vanessa Barnicoat and solicitor Jenny Tran. The deal...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free...

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Boots retail contract for Bristol company bringing a touch of style to disabled parking permit wallets

August 22, 2014
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Boots retail contract for Bristol company bringing a touch of style to disabled parking permit wallets

Bristol-based Blue Badge Company, which made the world’s first stylish wallets for disabled parking permits, is to have its products stocked by Boots stores across the UK. The unique blue badge holder designs will be on the shelves of around 2,000 Boots outlets and on the retailer’s website. Blue...

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Bristol art house cinema The Cube scripts its own future after raising funds to buy its building

August 22, 2014
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Bristol art house cinema The Cube scripts its own future after raising funds to buy its building

Bristol independent cinema The Cube’s fundraising appeal has given the self-styled ‘microplex’ a happy ending – allowing it to buy the freehold of the building and determine its own future. The Cube raised the £185,000 needed from donations by supporters and fundraising events along with a £90,000 contribution from...

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Gloucester Road traders catch the mood as Bristol prepares to host one-day cricket international

August 21, 2014
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Gloucester Road traders catch the mood as Bristol prepares to host one-day cricket international

Shops and bars along Bristol’s Gloucester Road, Britain’s longest street of independent traders, are preparing for a boost from Bank Holiday Monday’s cricket international between England and India. Some 16,000 cricket fans will descend on the area for the first of the Royal London One-Day International series at the...

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New investment manager taken on at BGF in Bristol as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

August 19, 2014
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New investment manager taken on at BGF in Bristol as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

The Bristol office of BGF, the business growth fund set up to help the UK’s growing smaller and medium-sized firms, has appointed Sarah Ledwidge as an investment manager. Sarah, pictured, will be responsible for identifying investable businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Thames Valley and working with them to...

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Bike, art and coffee shops pop up to recycle empty Clifton retail scheme

August 15, 2014
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Bike, art and coffee shops pop up to recycle empty Clifton retail scheme

A shared love of bikes, art and coffee has brought a varied collection of businesses together to turn an empty Clifton Village shopping scheme into a vibrant pop-up community. The venture, called THAT Clifton Pop-up, brings together Bath-based coffee house group Jika Jika, Bath Ales’ craft beer brand Beerd...

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Anti-Metrobus campaigners deliver plea to Government to pull funding

August 15, 2014
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Anti-Metrobus campaigners deliver plea to Government to pull funding

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Campaigners against the West of England’s Metrobus project were in London today to call on the Government to scrap its funding for the controversial public transport project. The Alliance to rethink Metrobus group delivered a letter, and a cardboard white elephant, to the office of...

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Bristol firms urged to get in the saddle for this year’s Cycle to Work Day

August 15, 2014
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Bristol firms urged to get in the saddle for this year’s Cycle to Work Day

Bristol firms are joining organisers of Cycle to Work Day and encouraging their employees to pledge to bike to work on September 4. Tens of thousands of cyclists across the country took part in last year’s Cycle to Work Day, riding a total of a quarter of a million...

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Pioneering Bristol trio pitched against Britain’s best small firms in prestigious national contest

August 15, 2014
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Pioneering Bristol trio pitched against Britain’s best small firms in prestigious national contest

Three innovative small firms from Bristol have been included among 100 from across the country selected to attend intensive business boot camps and compete for support worth thousands of pounds. Wriggle, Grow Bristol and Talking Men’s Shoes were chosen by a panel of expert judges in The Pitch 2014,...

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Multi-million pound private sector support pledged for Bristol’s year as European Green Capital

August 8, 2014
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Multi-million pound private sector support pledged for Bristol’s year as European Green Capital

Transport operator FirstGroup and accountants KPMG have signed multi-million pound agreements to support Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in what was today described as among the largest private-sector sponsorships in the city’s history. The deals, a mixture of financial and value-in-kind support, make up the strongest private-sector commitment...

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