Green/sustainable business

Businesses urged to check their vehicles ahead of Clean Air Zone’s start on Monday

November 25, 2022
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Businesses urged to check their vehicles ahead of Clean Air Zone’s start on Monday

Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone comes into effect on Monday and firms are being encouraged to check if their vehicles will be charged to enter it. The zone aims to improve air quality in the city centre and help protect the health of people by reducing harmful air pollution....

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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

November 25, 2022
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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

An ambitious plan to tackle poverty and close the inequality ethnic gap in Bristol was officially launched this week with a plea to businesses to get involved and end what it calls a “divided city”. OurCity2030 aims to get young people from low-income households, starting from inner-city Bristol, into...

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Bristol law firms praised for being champions of sustainability in new UK green legal report

November 25, 2022
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Bristol law firms praised for being champions of sustainability in new UK green legal report

Four major law firms with offices in Bristol have been praised for making a positive contribution to the UK’s green transition in a ground-breaking new legal sector report. TLT, Osborne Clarke, Womble Bond Dickinson and Foot Anstey are included in the inaugural Legal 500 UK Green Guide, which highlights the firms...

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Burges Salmon team help French energy group power ahead with ‘milestone’ UK battery storage deal

November 24, 2022
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Burges Salmon team help French energy group power ahead with ‘milestone’ UK battery storage deal

Lawyers from Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon have advised French multinational utility group Engie on a major battery storage deal which it described as a key milestone on its move into the UK market. Engie, whose interests span energy transition, electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear, renewable energy and petroleum,...

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New e-van accelerates music venue’s ambition to be a beacon of sustainability for the arts sector

November 22, 2022
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New e-van accelerates music venue’s ambition to be a beacon of sustainability for the arts sector

Iconic live entertainment venue Bristol Beacon’s drive to become the UK’s first net zero concert hall by 2030 is to be promoted on the city’s streets, with a bright green electric music machine amplifying the message. While the e-van, boasting Bristol Beacon’s new branding, is set to become a...

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Recognition for Bristol firms’ contribution to UK’s economy in national trailblazer programme

November 18, 2022
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Recognition for Bristol firms’ contribution to UK’s economy in national trailblazer programme

Nine mid-sized Bristol firms, ranging from a pioneer of hand-tracking software to a medical simulator manufacturer, are being championed as regional success stories in a new UK-wide programme.  They are among 16 South West businesses chosen by specialist consulting firm WIRED that typify its vision of trailblazing enterprises –...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Bristol business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Bristol business reaction

The growth path for businesses and the UK economy may be “long, rocky, and protracted”, the region’s largest business group fears following the Autumn Statement. Matt Griffith, pictured below, director of policy at Business West – the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – described the statement as...

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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

The Autumn Statement has piled more pressure on the UK’s 5.5m small businesses, their employees and customers, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s measures were “high on stealth-creation and low on wealth-creation”, FSB national chair of Martin McTague said. “While tackling inflation is essential,...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has presented his Autumn Statement. The main points were:  Chancellor said priorities were stability, growth and public services and high inflation is the enemy. But he confirmed UK was in recession.  GDP is forecast to shrink by 1.4% next year, before returning to growth in 2024. ...

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Burges Salmon recruits experienced renewable energy sector lawyer as its new head of heat networks

November 17, 2022
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Burges Salmon recruits experienced renewable energy sector lawyer as its new head of heat networks

The heat networks practice at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has been strengthened with the appointment this week of Charles Robson as a partner. Charles, pictured, arrives from the Bristol office of transatlantic lawyers Womble Bond Dickinson, where he led the firm’s heat networks practice, having joined the...

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Govt must change airport growth policy, says Metro Mayor, as Bristol expansion appeal goes to court

November 11, 2022
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Govt must change airport growth policy, says Metro Mayor, as Bristol expansion appeal goes to court

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris has urged the government to bring in a national policy on airport growth as campaigners against Bristol Airport’s expansion headed to the High Court to get it overturned. Mayor Norris, pictured, joined protestors against the expansion outside the court in Bristol as the hearing got under...

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£15m for Bristol venture fund looking to invest in the region’s high-potential science start-ups

November 11, 2022
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£15m for Bristol venture fund looking to invest in the region’s high-potential science start-ups

Science Creates Ventures, the Bristol-headquartered specialist early-stage investor, has been awarded up to £15m to invest in some of the South West’s most promising deep tech innovations. The commitment from British Business Investments will allow Science Creates Ventures (SCV) to invest in pioneering companies at the pre-seed, seed and...

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A Lifetime for Justice: High Sheriff of Bristol’s flagship event announces full speaker line-up

November 4, 2022
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A Lifetime for Justice: High Sheriff of Bristol’s flagship event announces full speaker line-up

The final line-up of speakers has been confirmed for a major event in Bristol that aims to shine a light on the impact of human rights change makers in legal justice and equality. Joining Baroness Hale, the former president of the Supreme Court, at A Lifetime for Justice will...

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