Green/sustainable business

Old Market mixed-use scheme gets green light from council after developer increases homes by 50%

April 30, 2021
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Old Market mixed-use scheme gets green light from council after developer increases homes by 50%

The £175m Soapworks development in Old Market – which will regenerate the former Gardiner Haskins department store site – is to go ahead after its developer increased the number of homes by nearly 50%. As reported by Bristol Business News last week, First Base was initially refused planning consent...

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Burges Salmon named as one of the UK’s top employers for women

April 29, 2021
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Burges Salmon named as one of the UK’s top employers for women

Business in the Community, the business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business, has recognised Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon for its efforts in working towards gender equality. The firm has been included in the latest Times Top 50 Employers for Women, the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established...

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PR firm Purplefish pledges to make positive social impact by supporting three South West charities

April 29, 2021
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PR firm Purplefish pledges to make positive social impact by supporting three South West charities

Bristol communications agency Purplefish is to support three South West-based charities this year by helping their fundraising, volunteering, and communications campaigns. Purplefish said, as a business with purpose, it was committed to making a positive social impact in its home city and beyond by working with charities that have...

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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

April 28, 2021
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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

Small business confidence has staged a dramatic recovery in the South West, according to the results of a new survey, as firms look head to life after lockdown. The latest quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), conducted among its members last month, reveals levels of optimism...

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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

April 23, 2021
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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

Candidates standing to be the next Mayor of Bristol have been issued with a ‘business challenge’ to ensure the voice of local firms remain central to the election campaign. Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West has produced the manifesto for the contenders in the race for...

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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

April 23, 2021
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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

Time is running out to register for Bristol Business News’ exclusive webinar aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain time. Staged with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox , Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. It takes place next...

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Architecture Centre launches £25k appeal to develop its base into new hub for design and innovation

April 22, 2021
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Architecture Centre launches £25k appeal to develop its base into new hub for design and innovation

Bristol’s Architecture Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary by unveiling ambitious plans to transform its Harbourside base into a vibrant home for design and placemaking. The new café and cultural and education space will bring new life to the venue this summer, opening up its doors to debate the...

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TLT helps secure £370k seed funding for Bristol pioneering greentech start-up

April 22, 2021
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TLT helps secure £370k seed funding for Bristol pioneering greentech start-up

University of Bristol spin-out Albotherm, which is developing green technologies for the agriculture and buildings sector, has been advised by law firm TLT on its £370,000 seed investment round. The funding will help Albotherm tackle climate change by fuelling the development of its Variable Shading System, a glass coating...

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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

April 21, 2021
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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

Family-owned firms based in Bristol can get free advice and support on using digital technology to improve and streamline their business processes. The three-month programme, called Evolve Digital, will enable family businesses to identify key areas such as moving into online sales, electronic invoicing or working remotely the where...

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Zap-Map powers ahead with £1m investment from parent group Good Energy

April 16, 2021
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Zap-Map powers ahead with £1m investment from parent group Good Energy

Green utility group Good Energy has invested a further £1m into the parent company of Bristol-based Zap-Map, the electric vehicle mapping service, to accelerate its growth. Good Energy already majority owns Next Green Car Ltd following two previous investments, which have helped make Zap-Map a major player in the...

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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

April 15, 2021
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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

Bristol Business News has teamed up with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox to host an exclusive virtual event aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain times. A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. Expert presenters from Tinderbox...

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University delays opening of new Temple Quarter campus as Covid and Brexit force ‘recalibration’

April 9, 2021
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University delays opening of new Temple Quarter campus as Covid and Brexit force ‘recalibration’

The coronavirus pandemic and Brexit have combined to force the University of Bristol to reshape the ambitious plans for its new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, delaying its opening by three years to 2025. Groundworks on the £300m, seven-acre campus on the former Post Office sorting office site next to...

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Business leaders demand ‘strong political leadership’ from region’s next Metro Mayor

April 9, 2021
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Business leaders demand ‘strong political leadership’ from region’s next Metro Mayor

The West of England is being outshone by other devolved English regions such as London and Greater Manchester, a survey revealed this week as business leaders called on the next ‘Metro Mayor’ to strengthen its profile and help bring in much needed investment. With less than 30 days until...

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