Green/sustainable business

AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

October 27, 2021
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Autumn Budget and Spending Review. The main points are: Chancellor began speaking at 12:34pm Employment is up and wages are rising, he said. Budget prepares for a new economy post-Covid, he said. “An economy fit for a new age of optimism.” Higher inflation was...

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Bristol’s net zero economic revolution will bring £9.2bn boost to city’s firms

October 22, 2021
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Decarbonising Bristol’s economy could trigger business worth £9.2bn for local firms – bringing one of the biggest opportunities to the city since the arrival of the railways nearly 200 years ago. The phenomenal figure is being highlighted by Business West, the region’s largest business group, and Mayor of Bristol Marvin...

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Marathon gaming livestream will be hosted by Bristol creative agency to kick-off charity’s new campaign

October 22, 2021
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Marathon gaming livestream will be hosted by Bristol creative agency to kick-off charity’s new campaign

Bristol-based games agency Diva is to host an 11-hour gaming livestream tomorrow to launch charity War Child UK’s Game Action fundraiser. War Child UK – the specialist charity for children caught up in conflict – has set up the ground-breaking new campaign in association with dozens of games content...

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Consortium to look at how hydrogen could spark new industrial revolution for region

October 22, 2021
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Consortium to look at how hydrogen could spark new industrial revolution for region

The potential of hydrogen to transform the West of England’s economy, from its transport to the way its homes are heated, is to be explored by a new consortium of businesses and universities. The group, which includes many of Bristol’s largest firms such as Airbus and EDF, was launched...

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Shortlisting for Bristol bid to turn former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

October 15, 2021
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Shortlisting for Bristol bid to turn former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

A decommissioned nuclear power station on Bristol’s doorstep has taken another step closer to becoming the site of the world’s first full-scale ‘fusion’ plant. Under the scheme the site at Oldbury-on-Severn, north of Bristol on the banks of the River Severn, would harness the game-changing new form of clean power...

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Osborne Clarke in link-up with Bristol academy to bridge gap between school and legal profession

October 15, 2021
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Osborne Clarke in link-up with Bristol academy to bridge gap between school and legal profession

A flagship programme to provide long-term skills and employability support to schools with high levels of disadvantage in Bristol has been launched by international law firm Osborne Clarke. The Bridge project is being run by Osborne Clarke in partnership with Visionpath, an organisation that aims to radically improve the...

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Bishop Fleming commits to a better way of doing business as it joins Business in the Community

October 13, 2021
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Bishop Fleming commits to a better way of doing business as it joins Business in the Community

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming is to put a new environmental, social and governance strategy at the heart of the firm following it joining the UK’s largest membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. The firm, which has its largest office in Bristol, is undertaking what it called “a thorough, diagnostic...

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B Corp certification for Business West in recognition of its stance to ‘pursue purpose as well as profit’

October 6, 2021
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B Corp certification for Business West in recognition of its stance to ‘pursue purpose as well as profit’

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has been certified as a B Corporation, joining an elite, forward-looking global community that balances profit with people and the planet. The B Corp movement encourages organisations to take an ethical approach to business to make a positive difference in the world. ...

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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

October 5, 2021
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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

More than £1m has been pledged by businesses and organisations across the West of England from their unused apprenticeship levy funds to help people in the region develop new skills. The funds have gone to the Share to Support scheme, which was launched earlier this year to create vital...

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Osborne Clarke helps private equity firm power ahead with major Scottish battery storage deal

October 4, 2021
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Osborne Clarke helps private equity firm power ahead with major Scottish battery storage deal

A cross-firm team of lawyers from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised private equity investment firm Foresight on its third grid-scale acquisition of the past seven months. The 50MW Blackpark energy storage project in Scotland is the most recent in a string of acquisitions...

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New high for Bristol office scheme as developers crane in fir tree to top it out

October 1, 2021
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New high for Bristol office scheme as developers crane in fir tree to top it out

The firms behind a new office development in Bristol city centre have staged a traditional topping out ceremony to celebrate its highest point of construction. The rooftop ceremony staged by developers Nord and Skanska was marked with the Scandinavian good luck tradition of flying a fir tree over the...

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Bristol firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

September 30, 2021
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Bristol firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

A programme designed to break down barriers and support more disabled people into work is being launched in Bristol and across the West of England. Some 100 businesses will receive tailored, targeted disability inclusion training to help them create a more diverse workforce.   The project, part of the Workforce...

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Bristol Airport trials electric bus to help deliver on its plan to be Net Zero by the 2030

September 30, 2021
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Bristol Airport trials electric bus to help deliver on its plan to be Net Zero by the 2030

Passengers boarding flights at Bristol Airport are travelling between the terminal and their plane by electric bus in the latest trial scheme to reduce its emissions. The airport announced its ambition last month to become Net Zero by 2030. If it is successful, Bristol would be the first UK airport...

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