Green/sustainable business

Milestone for Bristol Pound as first estate agent signs up

November 21, 2013
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Milestone for Bristol Pound as first estate agent signs up

Bristol estate agent Holbrook Moran has become the first to accept Bristol Pounds in a move that means tenants can now pay their rent in the pioneering local currency. Holbrook Moran will also accept payment in Bristol Pounds for fees, bringing closer the day when residents and businesses will...

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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over research and development spending

November 15, 2013
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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over research and development spending

West firms are being advised to check whether they qualify for valuable tax credits under the Government’s research and development (R&D) scheme. West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bristol, says many firms are unaware they are eligible for the scheme which increases tax relief against...

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Curry Club catches The Wave to give members taste of Bristol’s planned surfing lake

November 14, 2013
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Curry Club catches The Wave to give members taste of Bristol’s planned surfing lake

The vision behind the UK’s first inland surfing destination is on the menu at the latest meeting of the Bristol Curry Club today. The club, an informal monthly gathering of property industry professionals, has lined up co-founder/director of The Wave UK Nick Hounsfield to speak about the ambitious plan....

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Pioneering collaboration could put Bristol at centre of 3D printing revolution

November 11, 2013
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Pioneering collaboration could put Bristol at centre of 3D printing revolution

Two Bristol firms have joined forces with international tech group Renishaw, based just outside the city, to break new ground in 3D printing, a pioneering process with the potential to revolutionise manufacturing. While 3D printing has been around for some years, because it is not repeatable on a large...

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Bristol’s environmental vision set to go global as it prepares to become ‘world green capital’ in 2015

November 8, 2013
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Bristol’s environmental vision set to go global as it prepares to become ‘world green capital’ in 2015

Ambitious plans are being drawn up to make Bristol the world’s green capital – not just Europe’s – in 2015 with a year-long celebration that showcases its environmental technology, sustainability and innovation on a global scale. Having won the title of European Green Capital 2015, far-reaching efforts will be...

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Bristol Curry Club gets on board with presentation on city’s pioneering surfing lake project

November 8, 2013
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Bristol Curry Club gets on board with presentation on city’s pioneering surfing lake project

Bristol property industry professionals will get the chance next week to learn more about the idea behind the UK’s first inland surfing destination planned for the outskirts of Bristol. Nick Hounsfield, co-founder/director of The Wave UK, will share the vision with Bristol Curry Club members on Thursday at its...

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Robot firm programmed for expansion after landing Santander social enterprise award

November 8, 2013
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Robot firm programmed for expansion after landing Santander social enterprise award

Bristol-based social enterprise Restech has won £10,000 to help fund the expansion of its robotic education workshops. Restech (Robotic Educational Systems and Technology), based at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, provides fun and inspiring workshops to schools and local young people on robotics, computer science and programming. The...

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International recognition for manufacturer Renishaw’s war on waste

November 5, 2013
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International recognition for manufacturer Renishaw’s war on waste

West advanced manufacturing group Renishaw has become one of the first firms to be awarded a pioneering international standard for cutting its carbon and water use. The Wotton-under-edge firm, which makes hi-tech measuring products used in factories across the world, is one of five organisations to complete a pilot...

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Bank finance helps fund Friska’s appetite for further growth

October 31, 2013
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Bank finance helps fund Friska’s appetite for further growth

Bristol healthy fast food restaurant group Friska has secured a £65,000 funding deal with Santander to help finance further growth. Launched in 2009 by University of Bath economics graduates Griff Holland and Ed Brown, Friska has since grown from one to four restaurants around Bristol. The new finance agreement...

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Gulf investors linked with £2bn Hinkley C funding

October 23, 2013
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Gulf investors linked with £2bn Hinkley C funding

The multi-billion pound funding gap in the £16bn Hinkley C nuclear power plant project could be filled by investment from Gulf state governments, according to media reports. A consortium led by French energy giant EDF was given the go-ahead on Monday to build two reactors at Hinkley Point in...

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Boost for West economy as Govt approves Hinkley C nuclear power plant

October 21, 2013
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Boost for West economy as Govt approves Hinkley C nuclear power plant

The £14bn Hinkley C nuclear power plant has gained official Government go-ahead, delivering a massive boost to the economy of the West of England but re-opening the debate on the cost of the massive project for consumers. The two nuclear reactors to be built by French giant EDF Energy...

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Joint venture set up to boost Bristol’s environmental talent pool

October 18, 2013
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Joint venture set up to boost Bristol’s environmental talent pool

Two Bristol-based organisations have announced a joint venture to support the city's burgeoning environmental technology and services sector. The tie-up comes after the city’s success in being named European Green Capital of the Year for 2015. Low Carbon South West, one of the largest trade associations of its kind...

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How the power of partnership can boost business and charities

October 18, 2013
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How the power of partnership can boost business and charities

Bristol firms are invited to an event next week to help them forge relationships with the charitable sector and boost the city’s growing reputation for responsible business. Hosted by BITC (Business in the Community), the Power of Partnership workshop on Tuesday will give charities and community organisations a platform...

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