Green/sustainable business

Webinar: Understanding the media with Bristol Business News and Distinctive Communications

March 15, 2024
By
Webinar: Understanding the media with Bristol Business News and Distinctive Communications

Bristol Business News has teamed up with city-based specialist communications consultancy Distinctive Communications to discuss how to engage with journalists to promote your business at an event next week. Hosted by Distinctive founder Ben Lowndes, the free webinar will hear from Bristol Business News editor Robert Buckland on why some...

Read more »

Major office developer puts ‘sustainable and community focus’ on the menu at its new café

March 14, 2024
By
Major office developer puts ‘sustainable and community focus’ on the menu at its new café

A café and event space is to open in one of Bristol city centre’s largest new office developments with a pledge to “champion seasonality and local food heroes”. Run by national hospitality provider BaxterStorey, it is expected to open in mid-April on the ground floor, pictured, of the 200,000 sq...

Read more »

TLT strengthens its future energy team with project finance specialist appointment

March 13, 2024
By
TLT strengthens its future energy team with project finance specialist appointment

Experienced project finance specialist Victoria Quek has joined Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT as a partner in its future energy team. Victoria, pictured, who focuses on the financing of renewable energy transition projects, previously worked at Eversheds Sutherland for more than 21 years, most recently as a legal director. ...

Read more »

New chair of pan-regional powerhouse group stresses its approach to net zero and innovation

March 13, 2024
By
New chair of pan-regional powerhouse group stresses its approach to net zero and innovation

The Western Gateway, the pan-regional partnership that stretches from Swindon to Swansea via Bristol, has appointed a new chair as it focuses its efforts on net zero and creating jobs and economic growth. Sarah Williams-Gardener, former CEO of FinTech Wales, takes over from Bristol-based Katherine Bennett CBE, who was...

Read more »

New group will showcase Bristol’s strength in AI by bringing together entrepreneurs and academics

March 8, 2024
By
New group will showcase Bristol’s strength in AI by bringing together entrepreneurs and academics

Bristol is to be promoted as a centre of excellence for AI following the launch of a new group with a mission to ensure that the rapid-growth advanced automation tech benefits the whole of society. Called AI West, the representative group has a clear purpose to educate, collaborate and communicate around...

Read more »

Recognition for Bristol law firms in shortlist for inaugural legal ESG awards

March 8, 2024
By
Recognition for Bristol law firms in shortlist for inaugural legal ESG awards

Four Bristol law firms have had their work in areas such as diversity, inclusion and sustainability recognised in a new national legal awards scheme. Michelmores, Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), Osborne Clarke and Burges Salmon are competing in the inaugural Legal 500 ESG UK Awards – with Burges Salmon and...

Read more »

Spring Budget 2024: Bristol business reaction

March 6, 2024
By
Spring Budget 2024: Bristol business reaction

Phil Smith, managing director of Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said while the Budget offered a number of initiatives that were likely to benefit the region’s businesses it lacked any measure that would tackle big issues such as transport, housing and infrastructure. “The creative and...

Read more »

Spring Budget 2024: Bristol political reaction

March 6, 2024
By
Spring Budget 2024: Bristol political reaction

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris, pictured, said “hard-pressed” West of England residents and businesses were still struggling with 70-year high levels of tax under the Conservatives, “despite today’s desperate attempts from the Chancellor to pretend otherwise”. The Labour leader of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA),...

Read more »

Spring Budget 2024: The key points . . .

March 6, 2024
By
Spring Budget 2024: The key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his Spring Budget. The main points were: The Chancellor said growth had been higher in the UK since 2010 than every other European economy. But future growth would not come from mass immigration. He promised a Budget for future growth. Inflation had been halved to...

Read more »

Plaudits for Ashfords’ tech sector team on sale of Bristol global flood risk intelligence pioneer

March 6, 2024
By
Plaudits for Ashfords’ tech sector team on sale of Bristol global flood risk intelligence pioneer

The CEO of University of Bristol spin-out Fathom has praised law firm Ashfords on its role in its sale to one of the world’s largest reinsurance businesses. Fathom, a leader in global flood risk intelligence, was snapped up by Swiss Re in December.  Since its launch in 2013, Fathom...

Read more »

Responsible business director joins Foot Anstey to strengthen its commitment to meaningful change

March 5, 2024
By
Responsible business director joins Foot Anstey to strengthen its commitment to meaningful change

Foot Anstey, the national law firm with an office in Bristol, has appointed Bola Gibson as its new director of responsible business. Bola, pictured, has joined from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke, where she had been its head of responsible business for the past three...

Read more »

Bristol businesses urged to support city’s iconic Balloon Fiesta as organisers battle spiralling costs

March 1, 2024
By
Bristol businesses urged to support city’s iconic Balloon Fiesta as organisers battle spiralling costs

Bristol’s long-running International Balloon Fiesta is seeking corporate sponsors from the city’s business community as its organisers commit to becoming more financially sustainable amid soaring costs. The not-for-profit organisation behind the annual free-to-attend event, which injects millions of pounds into the local economy every August and has become synonymous...

Read more »

Another successful year for SETsquared Bristol as its member firms generate 300-plus jobs

March 1, 2024
By
Another successful year for SETsquared Bristol as its member firms generate 300-plus jobs

More than 300 jobs were created last year by businesses that are part of SETsquared Bristol, the acclaimed University of Bristol-backed tech incubator. Its member companies also generated £45m-plus in revenues, raised a combined £50m in funding – up from £33m in 2022 despite the tougher investment market –...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across Bristol for just £120 a month. Email info@bristol-business.net for more information.