Green/sustainable business

Big Green Week prompts businesses to firm up their approach to sustainability

June 20, 2014
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Businesses have been supporting the city’s Big Green Week as momentum grows ahead of Bristol’s role as European Green Capital next year. Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative, part of Business West, embraced the week by encouraging member firms to move sustainability up their agenda. And Low Carbon South...

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Churngold opens its community chest to fund public space upgrades

June 20, 2014
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Churngold opens its community chest to fund public space upgrades

Avonmouth specialist construction group Churngold is urging charities and community organisations to apply for funding to support projects that maintain or improve public spaces and buildings for community use. Churngold’s set up its Environment Fund in 1997 to help small groups in Bristol, North and South Somerset, Bath and...

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Bristol firms show their human face at region’s Responsible Business Awards

June 20, 2014
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Bristol firms show their human face at region’s Responsible Business Awards

Jonathan Miles, who works for OCS Facilities at Bristol’s Cabot Circus shopping centre, has been recognised in the annual Responsible Business Awards staged by HRH The Prince of Wales’ national charity Business in the Community’s (BITC). He won the South West Employee Volunteer of the Year title for his...

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UK’s first Export Fair will showcase overseas trading opportunities for Bristol businesses

June 20, 2014
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UK’s first Export Fair will showcase overseas trading opportunities for Bristol businesses

West firms are being urged to visit the UK’s first Export Fair, which is being staged in Bristol next week, as a first step to doing business abroad. Organised by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Business West, the Export Fair supports the recent International Festival of Business, which...

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Govt. pledges to invest further £200m in high-growth businesses

June 19, 2014
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Govt. pledges to invest further £200m in high-growth businesses

Ambitious West businesses are being invited to bid for a share of a £200m investment pot – the latest phase of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). Firms applying for round six of the RGF, launched this week by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, will be following in the...

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Mayor calls on Bristol’s creative industries to make the city Europe’s ‘capital of creativity’

June 13, 2014
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Mayor calls on Bristol’s creative industries to make the city Europe’s ‘capital of creativity’

Bristol can be Europe’s most creative city if its burgeoning creative industries work together to lift its international profile, according to Mayor George Ferguson. Speaking at Creative Bristol, a gathering of representatives from the city’s creative industries, Mayor Ferguson, pictured, said the sector’s capacity to expand by 20% a...

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Trio of Bristol bosses scoop coveted Institute of Directors regional awards

June 13, 2014
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Trio of Bristol bosses scoop coveted Institute of Directors regional awards

Three Bristol directors have been recognised as among the best in the South West at the prestigious Institute of Directors’ annual regional awards. Nick Sturge, co-founder of enterprise hub The Engine Shed at Temple Meads, which houses the SETsquared innovation centre, won the Public Sector Director title. Julia Clarke,...

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Living Wage introduced for staff at Bristol’s ‘green’ bank Triodos

June 13, 2014
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Living Wage introduced for staff at Bristol’s ‘green’ bank Triodos

Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos has become one of only 13 businesses in the city to be accredited as a Living Wage employer. Awarded by the Living Wage Foundation, the accreditation guarantees that everyone working at the bank, including permanent employees, third-party contractors and suppliers, receives a minimum hourly wage...

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Outsourcer Mitie builds on its record for maintaining a sustainable business

June 13, 2014
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Outsourcer Mitie builds on its record for maintaining a sustainable business

Bristol-based outsourcing group Mitie has made a significant increase in its sustainability performance for the ninth consecutive year and strong progress towards strict targets it adopted for 2020. Its Sustainability Report highlights initiatives such as its Women of Work network, launched during the year with the aim to raise...

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Bristol bosses go head-to-head this evening in coveted SW Institute of Directors awards

June 12, 2014
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Seven directors running businesses based in and around Bristol will this evening find out if they have been successful in the prestigious South West Institute of Directors (IoD) awards. Competing for the awards, which celebrate excellence in the boardroom, are Nick Sturge, co-founder of the enterprise hub The Engine...

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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

June 9, 2014
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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

Bristol is one of the UK’s most successful cities for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and is helping the South West outperform most other regions in a highly-competitive market, according to new research published today. Bristol is ranked sixth in a list of leading UK cities in global accountants...

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Bristol Business Blog. Paul Wilson, LEP. We’re leading the way, but is the Government keeping up?

June 6, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog. Paul Wilson, LEP. We’re leading the way, but is the Government keeping up?

By Paul Wilson, chief executive, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Bristol is on a roll. It’s the best place to live in the country. The 100,000 people who engaged in the art of sliding down Park Street sparked a national debate on modernising city centre management. Bristol Food...

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Law firm Temple Bright continues expansion and unveils Infectious film

June 6, 2014
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Law firm Temple Bright continues expansion and unveils Infectious film

Innovative Bristol law firm Temple Bright is continuing its expansion with the addition of two more City lawyers to its team in London. The firm now has a total of 24 partners, eight of them based in the London office. Its partners have worked in a range of leading...

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