Green/sustainable business

Major bar chain waste management contract win for MITIE

October 1, 2013
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Major bar chain waste management contract win for MITIE

MITIE, the highly-successful Bristol-based outsourcing group, has landed a £38m waste management and cleaning contract with restaurant and pub operator Mitchells & Butlers. Under the three-year deal, which builds an existing contract, MITIE will provide recycling and environmental services at 1,600 Mitchells & Butlers restaurants and pubs around the...

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Gauging the impact of latest moves in low carbon energy

September 25, 2013
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Gauging the impact of latest moves in low carbon energy

The latest developments in the low carbon sector and their significance for Bristol’s burgeoning green sector will be highlighted at an event staged later today in the city. Staged by Low Carbon South West and hosted by accountants Smith & Williamson, the event will have a particular focus on...

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Zero-emission ferry fuels Bristol’s green credentials

July 17, 2013
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Zero-emission ferry fuels Bristol’s green credentials

The UK’s first hydrogen-powered ferry is officially launched in Bristol tomorrow – the latest step by the city towards becoming the UK’s green powerhouse. Clean, green and producing zero emissions, the ferry service will showcase the commercial advantages of this technology to businesses, residents, commuters and tourists during a pilot...

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Pioneering low-energy homes on the cards for former bingo hall site

July 1, 2013
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Pioneering low-energy homes on the cards for former bingo hall site

Construction work is about to start on Bristol’s first new-build Passivhaus development – homes and shops needing little or no heating as they are so well insulated. The pioneering project, on the site of a long-abandoned Gala Bingo building in North Street, Bedminster, is the latest in a growing list of...

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