Green/sustainable business

Return of digital agency’s pro-bono scheme that gives a £25k boost to a charity’s marketing performance

June 7, 2024
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Return of digital agency’s pro-bono scheme that gives a £25k boost to a charity’s marketing performance

Bristol digital marketing agency Noble Performs is to launch its annual Noble Deeds competition for charities and not for profits at a special event later this month. Now in its third year, the initiative provides a city-based charity with pro bono digital performance marketing support.  US-owned Noble Performs brought...

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Major national quarrying group snaps up family-run Bristol aggregates recycling firm

June 7, 2024
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Major national quarrying group snaps up family-run Bristol aggregates recycling firm

A Bristol-based construction soil and aggregate recycling firm has been taken over by a major quarrying and materials group in a deal handled by lawyers from the city office of national law firm Clarke Willmott. Hallen-based B&A Group, a family business with more than 30 years’ experience in the...

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Bristol businesses call on all city’s General Election candidates to back ‘vital’ Climate and Nature Bill

June 6, 2024
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Bristol businesses call on all city’s General Election candidates to back ‘vital’ Climate and Nature Bill

More than 70 Bristol  firms have issued a joint letter to all prospective Parliamentary candidates standing in the city’s five constituencies, asking them to back the Climate and Nature Bill. Among those signing the letter are ethical bank Triodos – which coordinated the letter – international civil engineering group Arup, specialist...

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Enterprising Women programme hosted in Bristol by UK’s top start-up hub returns for fourth year

June 5, 2024
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Enterprising Women programme hosted in Bristol by UK’s top start-up hub returns for fourth year

A free business support programme in Bristol for aspiring women founders has launched for its fourth year. Enterprise Women is staged by SETsquared Bristol, the University of Bristol-led tech incubator that was recently ranked the UK’s Top Startup Hub by the Financial Times.  Over the course of the six-month...

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Bristol ingredients firm Bart calls on city-based agency to spice up its brand for ‘Gen Z and Millennials’

June 5, 2024
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Bristol ingredients firm Bart calls on city-based agency to spice up its brand for ‘Gen Z and Millennials’

Bart, the long-established Bristol herbs and spices manufacturer, has refreshed its brand with a redesign by a city-based creative agency aimed at the ‘modern foodie’. The firm, which was founded in 1963 as a family-owned business and is now the UK’s fastest-growing brand in its category, described the move...

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Grundon appointed by Bristol Zoo Project operator as it ramps up expansion of conservation area

June 4, 2024
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Grundon appointed by Bristol Zoo Project operator as it ramps up expansion of conservation area

Conservation and education charity Bristol Zoological Society has chosen Grundon as its waste management partner as it continues to develop a new, world-class zoo on the city’s outskirts. The three-year contract on the Bristol Zoo Project near Cribbs Causeway includes waste management and recycling services in anticipation of a...

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Innovative academics appointed to help Bristol University researchers get their ideas onto the market

May 31, 2024
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Innovative academics appointed to help Bristol University researchers get their ideas onto the market

A University of Bristol scheme aiming to equip its early career researchers with the skills needed to commercialise their projects has signed up 10 ambitious academics as advisers. The academics, who work in fields as diverse as artificial intelligence, medical education, composite manufacturing, and next-generation cameras, have become the...

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First two charities to benefit from Bristol drinks firm’s ‘commercially compassionate’ share scheme

May 31, 2024
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First two charities to benefit from Bristol drinks firm’s ‘commercially compassionate’ share scheme

Bristol-based soft drinks company Counter Culture Drinks has signed up the first two charities to its pioneering ownership model that commits 51% of the business’s shares to supporting social and environmental causes. The Bedminster firm, which makes a range of kombucha-based drinks, is also donating 5% of total sales...

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Key themes of integrity, values and purpose in leadership to be explored at high-profile event

May 31, 2024
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Key themes of integrity, values and purpose in leadership to be explored at high-profile event

Senior figures from the worlds of business, sport and charity will share their perspectives on leading with integrity and purpose at an event hosted by the University of Bath’s School of Management. Taking place in The Forum in central Bath on Wednesday 3 July, Leadership Dialogues @Bath is organised by...

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Chelsea Flower Show eco-award for Bristol-designed flatpack plant pot inspired by origami and recycling

May 31, 2024
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Chelsea Flower Show eco-award for Bristol-designed flatpack plant pot inspired by origami and recycling

The Bristol-formed business behind the world’s first origami self-watering plant pot has won the Sustainable Garden Product of the Year award at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. POTR was launched in Bristol five years ago by former Dyson engineer Andrew Flynn to create a pot that was not only...

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West of England’s purpose-led tech and green finance sectors ‘can make it top UK region for ethical finance’

May 30, 2024
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West of England’s purpose-led tech and green finance sectors ‘can make it top UK region for ethical finance’

A collaboration to position the West of England as the UK’s leading region for green and ethical-led finance activities has been launched. FinTech West, the organisation representing the burgeoning sector in the region, has teamed up with UWE Bristol’s Sustainable Economies Research Group (SERG) to get the initiative underway.  ...

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Deals involving defence training company and onshore wind farm completed by Osborne Clarke teams

May 29, 2024
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Deals involving defence training company and onshore wind farm completed by Osborne Clarke teams

Lawyers in international legal practice Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office have advised on two major deals in the defence and renewables sectors. The firm advised the shareholders of defence sector simulation and training specialist Mabway on its disposal to a Canadian firm and supported the sale of a UK onshore...

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Pub-to-business hub plan for disused 19th century inn drawn up by Bristol development company

May 29, 2024
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Pub-to-business hub plan for disused 19th century inn drawn up by Bristol development company

Bristol property development and architecture firm Studio Hive has drawn up ambitious plans to transform a derelict 19th century pub into offices, homes, a business hub and a licensed cafe/coffee shop. Once used as a temperance inn for workers at the nearby Tyntesfield Estate, Grade II listed The Battleaxes...

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