Green/sustainable business

Electric cargo bike-driven heating maintenance firm powers ahead with first customers

June 29, 2022
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Electric cargo bike-driven heating maintenance firm powers ahead with first customers

Eco-minded businesses are beginning to sign up for Bristol’s recently launched carbon-friendly gas and heating maintenance service. The team of engineers at Nippychecks, which started in May, use electric cargo bikes to visit properties across the city to maintain boilers, central heating and electrical systems and appliances.  The innovative...

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Bristol Innovations project aims to boost business by harnessing university’s research prowess

June 24, 2022
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Bristol Innovations project aims to boost business by harnessing university’s research prowess

The University of Bristol is to combine its far-reaching research expertise with the industry know-how of major global partners under a new project launched today which will also be the first to open on its new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. Called Bristol Innovations, it will be a virtual network...

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SETsquared to stage first face-to-face Sustainability Workout for business founders

June 24, 2022
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SETsquared to stage first face-to-face Sustainability Workout for business founders

Bristol business founders looking to develop their sustainability credentials are invited to take part in a new support programme. Staged by the city’s SETsquared incubator, the fully funded Sustainability Workout was launched during the pandemic and has already supported 40 businesses.  So far it has been delivered online but...

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Bristol law firms take two out of the three top places in global clean energy league table

June 24, 2022
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Bristol law firms take two out of the three top places in global clean energy league table

Two Bristol-headquartered law firms have been named in the world’s top three most-active advisers on clean energy deals. Burges Salmon is ranked in second place for merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the Clean Energy Legal League Tables 2022, while TLT takes third spot. The tables, compiled by ,...

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Bristol Airport lands international ‘eco-innovation’ award for near-zero carbon scheme with easyJet

June 24, 2022
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Bristol Airport lands international ‘eco-innovation’ award for near-zero carbon scheme with easyJet

An environmental initiative between Bristol Airport and easyJet that slashed emissions from equipment used to get passengers and baggage onto aircraft has won an international award. The trial – believed to be the first of its kind – reduced emissions to almost zero by using electric ground vehicles instead...

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Bristol Zoo site will include large public spaces as well as 200 new homes, according to its owners

June 17, 2022
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Bristol Zoo site will include large public spaces as well as 200 new homes, according to its owners

The organisation that owns Bristol Zoo Gardens has pledged that a large part of the site will remain open to the public and its historic features retained when it is redeveloped as housing. Bristol Zoological Society, which caused controversary when it announced the zoo’s closure in November 2020, plans...

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Another vertical farming deal for Burges Salmon as interest in fast-growing sector continues to climb

June 17, 2022
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Another vertical farming deal for Burges Salmon as interest in fast-growing sector continues to climb

A team from Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon has advised another investment deal for a vertical farming business as interest in the technology continues to grow. Burges Salmon, one of the few law firms specialising in the sector, has worked with Eider Vertical Farming (EVF) on its £50m...

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City’s largest showcase of sustainability will put Bristol businesses at heart of climate action

June 16, 2022
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City’s largest showcase of sustainability will put Bristol businesses at heart of climate action

Global brands and household names will be rubbing shoulders with small-but-fast-growing Bristol firms next week at the city’s Festival of Sustainable Business. The event, organised by Future Leap – the innovative Bristol organisation providing hubs that support business sustainability – will be the biggest since it was launched in 2019. ...

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Green light for delayed regeneration scheme for Bristol Temple Meads area brings promise of 22,000 jobs

June 10, 2022
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Green light for delayed regeneration scheme for Bristol Temple Meads area brings promise of 22,000 jobs

The long-awaited redevelopment of the area around Bristol Temple Meads – which could include up to 10,000 new homes as well as new entrances to the historic railway station – has been given the go-ahead under a £95.8m deal. The flagship project is also expected to create up to...

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MBEs for Bristol tech pioneer and export champion in Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list

June 10, 2022
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One of Bristol’s highest-profile tech entrepreneurs and a champion for international trade in the city are among individuals who received awards in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list. Dr Zara Nanu, CEO and co-founder of Gapsquare, was awarded an MBE for services to tackle global workplace inequalities and promoting...

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Green investment firm to serve up food for thought on positive change at its annual investor day

June 10, 2022
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Green investment firm to serve up food for thought on positive change at its annual investor day

How investors can help create positive change and the role that the food and drinks industry plays in shaping public health will be among the topics explored next week when Bristol-based green investment firm Rathbone Greenbank stages its 25th Annual Investor Day. Chaired by Baroness Rosie Boycott, a crossbench peer...

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Pioneering ‘transport of the future’ centre puts Bristol on road to world-class automotive innovation

June 10, 2022
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Pioneering ‘transport of the future’ centre puts Bristol on road to world-class automotive innovation

Bristol’s world-leading automotive research centre is now up and running following the handover of the building from its contractor. The £70m, 11,300 sq m Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS), pictured, on the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green will now ramps up its operations as a...

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Mayor Marvin Rees: Ideas festival puts Bristol at centre of joined-up approach to achieving net zero

June 10, 2022
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Mayor Marvin Rees: Ideas festival puts Bristol at centre of joined-up approach to achieving net zero

With the Big Tent Ideas Festival taking place in Bristol tomorrow – when politicians, campaign groups and businesses will debate key issues such as net zero, the drive for better public services and achieving a more equitable society – Mayor Marvin Rees here outlines why the city is ideally...

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