Green/sustainable business

‘Significant’ growth forecast for Bristol’s economy as its tech and creative sectors lead the way

January 24, 2014
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‘Significant’ growth forecast for Bristol’s economy as its tech and creative sectors lead the way

Bristol is poised for “significant” economic expansion over the next five years, out-performing even London in the pace of its growth, new research shows. The city’s burgeoning information and communications technology (ICT) sector and its established role as a centre for professional, scientific and technical expertise will pave the...

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New chair and vice-chair of Bristol Green Capital Partnership take office

January 24, 2014
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New chair and vice-chair of Bristol Green Capital Partnership take office

Liz Zeidler and Philippa Bayley have been elected as chair of Bristol Green Capital Partnership for this year in a job share. Philippa is manager of the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute, which brings together all the university’s work on living with environmental uncertainty, while Liz is a founding...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected...

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City-wide energy deal will cut bills and fuel Bristol’s progress to Green Capital 2015

January 20, 2014
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City-wide energy deal will cut bills and fuel Bristol’s progress to Green Capital 2015

Bristol’s green credentials have received a major boost with a move that could slash residents’ energy bills by £3.5m a year, save 17,900 tonnes of CO2 and cut the city’s domestic gas use by 5%. The ambitious plans, approved by the city council Cabinet today, come as preparations are...

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New Year’s Honours for Bristol business leaders

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Honours for Bristol business leaders

Some of Bristol’s best-known business figures have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Peter Hargreaves, the co-founder of Bristol-based investment services provider Hargreaves Lansdown, has been awarded the CBE for services to business, innovation, financial services. Don Cameron, founder of Bristol-based Cameron Balloons and figurehead for the...

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Bradford Council boss gets place in Bristol Mayor’s new-look management team

December 30, 2013
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Bradford Council boss gets place in Bristol Mayor’s new-look management team

Bristol City Council has completed the restructure of its top management team with the appointment of Barra Mac Ruairí as its fourth strategic director.  Currently strategic director for regeneration at Bradford City Council, Barra, pictured, will join Bristol City Council as strategic director for place, responsible for major projects,...

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Let us take off pressure from London’s overcrowded airports, say Bristol Airport chiefs

December 17, 2013
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Let us take off pressure from London’s overcrowded airports, say Bristol Airport chiefs

The Government should not overlook the vital role regional airports such as Bristol can play in helping solve the looming gridlock at airports serving London and the South East. The message, from Bristol Airport boss Robert Sinclair, came today as the Airports Commission’s interim report into the capacity constraints...

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Nash Partnership projects among pace-setters in Placemaking Awards

December 17, 2013
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Nash Partnership projects among pace-setters in Placemaking Awards

Two projects by environment design practice Nash Partnership, which has an office in Bristol, have been shortlisted in a prestigious national awards scheme. The St Paul’s project in Cheltenham – a consultation-led masterplan for Cheltenham Borough Homes – is competing in the ‘regeneration’ category of the Placemaking Awards while...

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What’s the big idea? Bristol firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

December 16, 2013
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What’s the big idea? Bristol firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

Ideas on the best way to create sustainable jobs and growth across the West of England are being invited from Bristol firms. The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today launches a six-week public consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) – a blueprint for growth over the next six years....

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Key appointment will help small West firms win share of buoyant offshore wind market

December 10, 2013
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Key appointment will help small West firms win share of buoyant offshore wind market

The Manufacturing Advisory Service has appointed a supply chain specialist in the South West to ensure that manufacturers gain a significant share of the lucrative opportunities presented by the UK’s burgeoning offshore wind market. Nick Kirsop-Taylor, pictured, will help firms tap into the recently-launched £20m GROW:OffshoreWind service that supports...

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Engine Shed hi-tech hub puts Bristol on fast track for innovation and growth

December 6, 2013
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Engine Shed hi-tech hub puts Bristol on fast track for innovation and growth

Bristol is in the driving seat for world-class innovation and creativity following the transformation of the Engine Shed at Brunel’s original Temple Meads station into a hi-tech enterprise hub, guests at its official opening were told. The building, once Bristol’s gateway to the world, has been transformed into a...

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Bristol joins elite group of world’s ‘resilient cities’

December 6, 2013
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Bristol joins elite group of world’s ‘resilient cities’

Bristol is one of only two UK cities and four from Europe to be invited to join a new global network of 100 ‘resilient cities’ run by the Rockefeller Foundation in the US. As a result it will gain access to vital support and potential funding to help develop...

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Govt’s wind turbine planning changes could be big blow to badly-needed schemes

December 6, 2013
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Govt’s wind turbine planning changes could be big blow to badly-needed schemes

A Bristol property expert is warning that Government plans to give communities a greater say over wind turbine proposals are deeply flawed and could scupper many small schemes. James Davis, pictured, who heads the Bristol-based planning team at national property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall, fears the changes will make smaller...

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