Green/sustainable business

This year will be tough – but we need to stress the positives of our powerful region, says Business West

January 4, 2023
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This year will be tough – but we need to stress the positives of our powerful region, says Business West

The boss of the South West’s largest business group has urged firms to ‘stay positive’ this year in the face of huge challenges. Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – also said companies could benefit in 2023 by being based in...

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Team from Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office helps power-up major battery storage project acquisition

January 4, 2023
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Team from Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office helps power-up major battery storage project acquisition

International law firm Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office has boosted its standing in the renewables sector by advising on another major deal involving a battery storage project. A team led by corporate partner Chris Yeo advised investment company The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) on the acquisition of the entire equity...

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Bristol Business Blog: Tips on a greener office. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

December 19, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: Tips on a greener office. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

Improving environmental credentials isn’t just good for the planet – employees increasingly expect it from their employers too. Most of us recognise the important of going green through recycling and better energy use. And if concern for the planet isn’t enough to affect your business, then perhaps employee expectations...

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Recognition for Bristol law firms’ strong commitment to social mobility in the city

December 16, 2022
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Recognition for Bristol law firms’ strong commitment to social mobility in the city

Bristol’s biggest law firms have again been recognised for advancing social mobility in the workplace and the wider community. Burges Salmon, Osborne Clarke and TLT are named among the top UK employers in the latest Social Mobility Foundation Index.  Designed by the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF), a charity that...

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Charity calls on Bristol business leaders to help it turn around young offenders’ lives

December 9, 2022
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Charity calls on Bristol business leaders to help it turn around young offenders’ lives

Bristol businesses were today urged to support an initiative that rehabilitates young men in prison as a key way of tackling crime in the region. Key4Life has an unrivalled track record for working with inmates or young men risk of going to prison, providing real solutions to help reduce youth...

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Bristol powers ahead as key centre to get zero-emission hydrogen-fuelled planes off the ground

December 9, 2022
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Bristol powers ahead as key centre to get zero-emission hydrogen-fuelled planes off the ground

Two major initiatives that build on Bristol’s already significant role in developing zero-emission hydrogen-powered aircraft have been announced, including making Bristol Airport the UK’s first largescale aviation hydrogen hub. The airport is partnering with European aerospace giant Airbus – which has its main wing design plant at Filton –...

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Good with money: Triodos Bank’s personal current accounts earn ethical ‘best-buy’ status

December 9, 2022
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Good with money: Triodos Bank’s personal current accounts earn ethical ‘best-buy’ status

Bristol-headquartered ethical bank Triodos’s personal current accounts have outranked all those operated by its high street and challenger brand rivals in a ‘best-buy’ review. Ethical Consumer magazine described the accounts’ transparency and positive investment strategy as ‘market leading’ and ‘stand-out’. Triodos’s savings accounts also gained joint ‘best-buy’ status.  Ethical Consumer’s guide...

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Three new partners for Foot Anstey as it builds on its strength in energy and infrastructure

December 6, 2022
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Three new partners for Foot Anstey as it builds on its strength in energy and infrastructure

Foot Anstey has promoted three of its lawyers – two of them from its Bristol office – to its partnership in a move that brings to eight the number of partner promotions this financial year. Kutahya Cherry, Suriya Edwards and Dickon Court – all members of the firm’s EPIC...

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Warm communities fund set up by Neighbourly as charities struggle with chilling impact of recession

December 2, 2022
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Warm communities fund set up by Neighbourly as charities struggle with chilling impact of recession

Innovative Bristol-based community engagement platform Neighbourly has launched a special fund to provide targeted support to charities and organisations on the frontline of the cost of living crisis. The warm communities fund is aimed at groups already in Neighbourly’s network that need additional support to provide food donations and...

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Report reveals Bristol Uni-backed incubator SETsquared’s £15.7bn economic boost to the UK

December 2, 2022
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Report reveals Bristol Uni-backed incubator SETsquared’s £15.7bn economic boost to the UK

The globally acclaimed University of Bristol-supported business incubator SETsquared has bolstered the UK economy by £15.7bn since its launch 20 years ago, according to an independent report. SETsquared was set up in 2002 by a small group of research-intensive universities in the South of England, including Bath, with a...

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Surprise bounce back in confidence for region’s firms last month despite mounting economic gloom

December 1, 2022
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Surprise bounce back in confidence for region’s firms last month despite mounting economic gloom

Confidence levels among South West firms about their prospects and those of the UK economy have unexpectedly increased, according to a new survey – although optimism remains far lower than it did just months ago. While confidence fell by four percentage points during October to minus 4%, last month it picked...

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Bristol Business Blog: Recycling guide for businesses. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

December 1, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: Recycling guide for businesses. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

Clean waste plastics can be a valuable source of revenue for businesses but are often overlooked as an earner. Plastics have become so ever-present in our lives that it’s hard to believe that they have only been around for the past 70 years.  Of course, the strength and durability...

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More funding for workplace wellbeing platform looking to transform mental health support

November 29, 2022
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More funding for workplace wellbeing platform looking to transform mental health support

Specialist Bristol software firm Paranimo is aiming to revolutionise workplace mental health support after receiving funding that has taken its total investment to nearly £300,000. The firm has developed a SaaS (software as a service) wellbeing platform that simplifies access to personalised mental health support in the workplace.  The...

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