What’s the story? Bristol to host Social Media Week with focus on responsible content creation

March 15, 2019
What’s the story? Bristol to host Social Media Week with focus on responsible content creation

Global conference Social Media Week is to return to Bristol this June – the only city in the UK outside of London to be involved. Bristol will be one of 25 locations worldwide to host the week, held previously in 2016 and 2018. On those occasions it included keynotes...

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Shop offers opportunity for experienced business figure with taste for in-cider trading

March 15, 2019
Shop offers opportunity for experienced business figure with taste for in-cider trading

The owner of Bristol Cider Shop, which has been at the forefront of the craft cider revolution since 2010, is seeking a business partner with the skills and experience to take it to the next level. Since opening the celebrated shop on Christmas Steps – and relocating it in...

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Using local suppliers for local pubs helps brewery go the distance to reduce its food miles

March 15, 2019
Using local suppliers for local pubs helps brewery go the distance to reduce its food miles

A brewery and pub chain based just outside Bristol is toasting success in slashing its food miles by streamlining its supply chain, including using more local firms. The reduction of just under 850,000 food miles achieved last year by Butcombe Brewing Company, which is based in Wrington, came despite it continuing to...

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Students’ rubbish ideas to help Bristol Waste box clever over waste and recycling

March 15, 2019
Students’ rubbish ideas to help Bristol Waste box clever over waste and recycling

Bristol Waste, the firm that handles domestic waste collection and recycling across the city, has worked with a group of design students to develop innovative answers to common problems linked to wheelie bins and recycling boxes. The second and third-year design students from Bath Spa University’s Bath School of Art...

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Firm that pioneered poo-powered bus goes electric with trial of clean, green vans

March 15, 2019
Firm that pioneered poo-powered bus goes electric with trial of clean, green vans

GENeco, the Avonmouth-based renewable energy and recycling company best known for its poo-powered Bio-Bus, has plugged into the electric vehicle revolution to extend its zero-emission credentials. The firm, part of Bath-headquartered Wessex Water, is trialling six fully-electric Nissan eNV200s, pictured below, at three sites – Avonmouth, Trowbridge and Berry Hill in Dorset....

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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

March 15, 2019
Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

West of England organisations that support fair trade have been praised by TV personality Nick Hewer for “putting their money where their mouth is” at the region’s recent Fair Trade Business Awards. Countdown presenter Mr Hewer, a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation,...

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New HR director for Bishop Fleming as it looks to build on employee engagement innovations

March 15, 2019
New HR director for Bishop Fleming as it looks to build on employee engagement innovations

Anna Averis has been appointed as the new HR director at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol. Anna has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior HR professional and has previously successfully developed and implemented people initiatives to increase employee engagement and...

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VWV staff’s feet of endurance earn them top places for The Prince’s Trust Future Steps challenge

March 14, 2019
VWV staff’s feet of endurance earn them top places for The Prince’s Trust Future Steps challenge

Bristol-based law firm VWV has raised £11,660 in support of The Prince’s Trust Future Steps challenge, with one of its teams claiming first place for fundraising out of nearly 700 from across the country. The firm as a whole also ended up in first place overall for funds raised...

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Film firm latest to move to Finzels Reach as it develops into new creative business hub for Bristol

March 14, 2019
Film firm latest to move to Finzels Reach as it develops into new creative business hub for Bristol

BAFTA award-winning creative film and digital production company BDH has relocated to new studio space at Bristol’s Finzels Reach development – the latest firm to move to what is fast-becoming a new business hub for the city. BDH, which has been based in Clifton for 20 years, has taken...

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