Green/sustainable business

We The Curious appoints Bristol café and events start-up as its caterer as it prepares to reopen

June 14, 2024
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We The Curious appoints Bristol café and events start-up as its caterer as it prepares to reopen

Bristol-based independent café and events business Double Puc Café has become the designated caterer for the city’s science centre and educational charity We The Curious ahead of its relaunch next month. Under the multi-year contract, Double Puc Café will operate the Harbourside attraction’s café and kiosk as well as also being...

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Coveted B Corp accreditation for employee-owned solar panel installer as its growth powers ahead

June 14, 2024
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Coveted B Corp accreditation for employee-owned solar panel installer as its growth powers ahead

Fast-growing renewable energy specialist Solarsense has secured B Corp status, joining an expanding global community of companies using business as a force for good. The Clevedon-based firm, which was established nearly 30 years ago with a mission that was way ahead of its time – to support a clean energy...

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Party for Porto: Traditional festa to mark four decades of Bristol’s twinning link with Portuguese city

June 14, 2024
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Party for Porto: Traditional festa to mark four decades of Bristol’s twinning link with Portuguese city

A Bristol wine importer is to host a traditional Portuguese festival to celebrate 40 years of twinning between the city and Porto. Festa de São João on Sunday 23 June has been organised by Xisto Wines through its Port O’Bristol project, which imports artisan wines from Portugal’s Douro region by...

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Call for firms to step up to charity’s funding challenge and give Bristol’s park life a much-needed boost

June 13, 2024
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Call for firms to step up to charity’s funding challenge and give Bristol’s park life a much-needed boost

A nature-based charity is urging businesses from Bristol and Bath to step forward and help it raise vital funds for the cities’ vital parks and green spaces. The appeal by Your Park Bristol & Bath follows the release last month of figures showing a third of the population in...

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Innovative mooring system for offshore energy sector lands judges’ approval at global challenge

June 13, 2024
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Innovative mooring system for offshore energy sector lands judges’ approval at global challenge

Bristol renewable energy engineering firm Blackfish Engineering has won acclaim at an international showcase for its device aimed at improving safety and efficiency in the offshore wind industry. The firm, which was launched eight years ago to specialise in the tidal, wave and offshore wind sectors, demonstrated its C-Dart mooring...

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National Composites Centre’s new link-up aims to boost innovation for region’s advanced manufacturers

June 13, 2024
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National Composites Centre’s new link-up aims to boost innovation for region’s advanced manufacturers

Bristol’s pioneering National Composites Centre has teamed up with Plymouth Science Park in a bid to bolster industry-led collaborative research and development in the South West and enhance the region’s position as a leader in emerging technologies. The two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive innovation...

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ZapMap parent group fuels its further growth in the corporate market with £1.7m investment

June 12, 2024
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ZapMap parent group fuels its further growth in the corporate market with £1.7m investment

Fast-growing Bristol-based electric vehicle mapping service ZapMap is to accelerate its expansion into the business-to-business market after receiving a £1.7m investment from its parent company. The funding from renewable power group Good Energy will be put into its Zapmap Spark and Zapmap Insights offerings, which complement its consumer app.   While the...

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Bristol’s tech and science ecosystem gets its own ‘R&D playground’ as UWE’s incubator extension opens

June 7, 2024
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Bristol’s tech and science ecosystem gets its own ‘R&D playground’ as UWE’s incubator extension opens

The newly opened extension at Future Space, the innovation hub on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus, will create a “research and development playground” for the city, according to its director. Matt Freeman, who took up the role nine months ago, has spent much of that time overseeing the development of the...

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More funding for pioneering Bristol biotech firm using seaweed to turn the tide on plastic packaging

June 7, 2024
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More funding for pioneering Bristol biotech firm using seaweed to turn the tide on plastic packaging

Kelpi, the Bristol biotech company developing innovative bioplastic food packaging from seaweed, has secured a £4.35m investment to take it to market. The funding round, which includes further finance from a group of Bristol investors who previously backed the firm, will enable the firm to expand its operations, grow...

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Return of digital agency’s pro-bono scheme that gives a £25k boost to a charity’s marketing performance

June 7, 2024
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Return of digital agency’s pro-bono scheme that gives a £25k boost to a charity’s marketing performance

Bristol digital marketing agency Noble Performs is to launch its annual Noble Deeds competition for charities and not for profits at a special event later this month. Now in its third year, the initiative provides a city-based charity with pro bono digital performance marketing support.  US-owned Noble Performs brought...

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Major national quarrying group snaps up family-run Bristol aggregates recycling firm

June 7, 2024
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Major national quarrying group snaps up family-run Bristol aggregates recycling firm

A Bristol-based construction soil and aggregate recycling firm has been taken over by a major quarrying and materials group in a deal handled by lawyers from the city office of national law firm Clarke Willmott. Hallen-based B&A Group, a family business with more than 30 years’ experience in the...

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Bristol businesses call on all city’s General Election candidates to back ‘vital’ Climate and Nature Bill

June 6, 2024
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Bristol businesses call on all city’s General Election candidates to back ‘vital’ Climate and Nature Bill

More than 70 Bristol  firms have issued a joint letter to all prospective Parliamentary candidates standing in the city’s five constituencies, asking them to back the Climate and Nature Bill. Among those signing the letter are ethical bank Triodos – which coordinated the letter – international civil engineering group Arup, specialist...

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Enterprising Women programme hosted in Bristol by UK’s top start-up hub returns for fourth year

June 5, 2024
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Enterprising Women programme hosted in Bristol by UK’s top start-up hub returns for fourth year

A free business support programme in Bristol for aspiring women founders has launched for its fourth year. Enterprise Women is staged by SETsquared Bristol, the University of Bristol-led tech incubator that was recently ranked the UK’s Top Startup Hub by the Financial Times.  Over the course of the six-month...

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