Green/sustainable business

Business West urges new Labour government to invest in region so it can meet its full economic potential

July 5, 2024
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Business West urges new Labour government to invest in region so it can meet its full economic potential

The organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce has called on the newly elected government to ensure the West of England’s potential is fully harnessed, including investing in its growth sectors such as green energy. Business West welcomed Labour’s commitment to an “enduring partnership” with business to deliver the economic...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Launch of Noble Deeds contest at Be Better Bristol event

July 4, 2024
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Launch of Noble Deeds contest at Be Better Bristol event

Noble Deeds, the scheme providing pro bono digital performance marketing support to West of England charities and not-for-profit organisations, has returned for its third year. Staged by the Bristol office of US-owned agency Noble Performs, the package this year will include SEO, analytics and paid social worth £25,000 to the...

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Mixed-use scheme on Bristol’s largest brownfield redevelopment to include largescale office space

July 4, 2024
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Mixed-use scheme on Bristol’s largest brownfield redevelopment to include largescale office space

Bristol property development and architecture firm Studio Hive has released new details about its plans for a major mixed-use scheme at the heart of the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. The 12-acre urban regeneration project on Silverthorne Lane behind Bristol Temple Meads railway station will include offices, homes and...

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Bristol office’s ‘reuse over rebuild’ approach wins it regeneration title at Michelmores Property Awards

June 28, 2024
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Bristol office’s ‘reuse over rebuild’ approach wins it regeneration title at Michelmores Property Awards

A pioneering project to transform a 1980s Bristol office development into contemporary commercial workspace has won an inaugural regional property award. The Neighbourhood North scheme, pictured, which has replaced the former Quayside development on Temple Way, last night topped the Regeneration Project of the Year category at Michelmores Property...

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Bristol legal heavyweights claim two of the top three places again in global clean energy league table

June 28, 2024
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Bristol legal heavyweights claim two of the top three places again in global clean energy league table

A global ranking of the world’s most-active advisers on clean energy deals has again showcased the key role played by Bristol law firms in the sector. Energy teams from two of the city’s largest law firms have appeared in the top three for several years, reflecting their standing as...

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Bristol businesses in running for awards dubbed the ‘Grammys of Entrepreneurship’

June 28, 2024
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Bristol businesses in running for awards dubbed the ‘Grammys of Entrepreneurship’

Two Bristol firms have been shortlisted in a prestigious national awards scheme that recognises the achievements of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative businesses. Fundraising and investment company Fundsurfer and Boardroom Advisors, the business management consultancy, will line up against firms from across the UK in the 2024 Allica...

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Bristol businesses urged to give ex-offenders the chance to turn around their lives through work

June 28, 2024
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Bristol businesses urged to give ex-offenders the chance to turn around their lives through work

Crime prevention charity is challenging Bristol firms to employ ex-offenders following an event that gave a rare chance for businesses leaders to engage with a group of young men with criminal records. Key4Life brought together 25-plus senior managers from across the city for the gathering at ethical bank Triodos UK’s Bristol head office. Firms...

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Water management firm to tap into more growth after receiving £12m injection from LDC

June 27, 2024
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Water management firm to tap into more growth after receiving £12m injection from LDC

The Bristol office of private equity funder LDC has invested £12m in a tech-enabled water management consultancy to support its organic growth strategy. Waterscan helps its customers develop effective sustainable water management strategies that deliver business resilience and environmental leadership.  Founded in 1994, it employs more than 60 people...

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‘Happy home’ for growing Bristol software developer designed to reflect its focus on staff wellbeing

June 26, 2024
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‘Happy home’ for growing Bristol software developer designed to reflect its focus on staff wellbeing

A Bristol software development firm named as one of the best places to work in the UK has expanded into new offices designed to promote staff wellbeing. Ghyston, which was founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife team Emily and Ric Hill, is seeking to build a happy workplace community with...

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Reusable ‘bins’ for needles could be prescription for major carbon reduction in NHS, says Grundon

June 26, 2024
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Reusable ‘bins’ for needles could be prescription for major carbon reduction in NHS, says Grundon

Waste management firm Grundon hopes to help the NHS drastically cut its carbon emissions following the trial of a pioneering disposal service for the millions of needles, scalpels and scissors it throws away every year. The pilot scheme across two ICU units in one major London hospital saved 1.26...

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From e-trolleys to sustainable fashion – enterprising start-ups scoop £30k in Bristol Uni contest

June 21, 2024
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From e-trolleys to sustainable fashion – enterprising start-ups scoop £30k in Bristol Uni contest

An app that helps fight fast fashion and a business building electric trolleys to reduce car dependency are among the latest winners in an awards scheme that has been responsible for helping launch some of Bristol’s most exciting firms. Other finalists in the University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition...

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Burges Salmon helps longstanding renewables client power ahead with pair of major acquisitions

June 21, 2024
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Burges Salmon helps longstanding renewables client power ahead with pair of major acquisitions

A major investment company focused on clean energy generation has made a series of solar acquisitions, thanks to advice from a team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon. The firm’s corporate energy team worked with longstanding London Stock Exchange-listed Atrato Onsite Energy on the deal, which included the £9.3m...

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Hollis splashes out to mark three decades in the South West with river kayaking session for clients

June 21, 2024
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Hollis splashes out to mark three decades in the South West with river kayaking session for clients

Hollis, one of the UK’s largest real estate consultancies, took to the water to celebrate its 30-year anniversary in Bristol and the South West. The firm, which has grown its Bristol office in recent years and now employs 27 staff in the city, staged a party for clients, industry...

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