Green/sustainable business

Boost for Bristol’s science and tech ecosystem as plans are unveiled for new £8.5m spin-out incubator

December 8, 2023
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Boost for Bristol’s science and tech ecosystem as plans are unveiled for new £8.5m spin-out incubator

Bristol is to get a new £8.5m incubator to nurture spin-out companies working in the fast-growing quantum, biotech and AI sectors – the latest in a series of hubs in the city aimed at creating the next generation of high-potential businesses. Called OMX, it will be opened next year...

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Official approval for Osborne Clarke’s ambitious target to slash its emissions and reach net zero

December 8, 2023
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Official approval for Osborne Clarke’s ambitious target to slash its emissions and reach net zero

International law firm Osborne Clarke, which has a major office in Bristol, has become one of the first UK businesses to have its net zero targets officially validated. The firm, which employs around 800 people in Bristol and also has UK offices in London and Reading, is among the...

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Bristol’s status as city for responsible business strengthened by latest B Corp accreditations

December 8, 2023
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Bristol’s status as city for responsible business strengthened by latest B Corp accreditations

One of the South West’s leading carbon reduction advisory firms and a Bristol hair salon have been awarded the B Corp status, taking the number of businesses in the city to gain the coveted accreditation to more than 80. That figure puts the city in the vanguard of the...

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Charter aiming to make Bristol England’s first gender equal city signs up city’s NHS hospital trust

December 7, 2023
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Charter aiming to make Bristol England’s first gender equal city signs up city’s NHS hospital trust

An organisation with one of the largest female workforces in Bristol has become the latest signatory to a unique charter that aims to make a difference for women in the workplace. University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), which employs 15,000 people – more than 75% of...

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Bishop Fleming hails its progress on its journey to becoming a responsible business

December 6, 2023
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Bishop Fleming hails its progress on its journey to becoming a responsible business

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming is celebrating its rapid progress on an acclaimed ‘responsible business tracker’ as it seeks to build on its Better Growth initiative. The firm, which has the largest of its eight offices in Bristol, achieved an increase in its overall score from 20% in 2022...

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Temple Bright acts for Bristol waste firm on deal to inject £7m into its state-of-the-art recycling sites

December 6, 2023
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Temple Bright acts for Bristol waste firm on deal to inject £7m into its state-of-the-art recycling sites

Law firm Temple Bright has advised Bristol-based waste management firm ETM Recycling on its £7m facility from NatWest. ETM, which operates the South West’s largest waste management fleet, will use the cash injection to make significant upgrades to its state-of-the-art facilities in the city. This will strengthen its recycling...

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Call goes out for submissions to South West’s most prestigious property awards

December 6, 2023
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Call goes out for submissions to South West’s most prestigious property awards

The prestigious property awards staged by regional law firm Michelmores are returning early in 2024, marking 21 years of celebrating the South West’s best property, development and construction projects. The awards – regarded as among the most coveted in the region – will also include a new category showcasing...

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Bristol innovators demonstrate the value of university spin-outs following UK government review

December 1, 2023
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A government review recommending better support for university spin-out businesses has been welcomed by academics in Bristol, a city with a strong track record in the field. The much-anticipated independent report recognised the role played by spin-outs in the UK’s economic growth, particularly in the tech sectors. It also...

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Big hitters join Bristol tech firm aiming to prevent microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans

December 1, 2023
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Big hitters join Bristol tech firm aiming to prevent microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans

Pioneering Bristol microplastic filtration tech firm Matter has bolstered its senior leadership team with two key appointments as it continues to aim for rapid global growth. The firm, which earlier this year completed a  $10m (£7.88m) Series A funding round from investment vehicles backed by movie actors Leonardo DiCaprio...

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Fleet industry award shortlisting recognises waste firm Grundon’s move to clean, green trucks

November 28, 2023
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Fleet industry award shortlisting recognises waste firm Grundon’s move to clean, green trucks

Waste management firm Grundon’s drive to use only electric waste collection vehicles on the streets of Bristol has put it in the running for a top industry award. Grundon launched its first £300,000 trucks in Bristol and Berkshire in July and is planning to introduce another 15 across the...

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Talented Burges Salmon staff sing, dance and joke their way to raising £23,000 for food poverty charities

November 24, 2023
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Talented Burges Salmon staff sing, dance and joke their way to raising £23,000 for food poverty charities

Partners, lawyers and staff from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon showed off their talent at a sold-out charity event staged at iconic music venue Bristol Beacon ahead of its official reopening. Burges Salmon’s Got Talent, which took place in the venue’s newly renovated Lantern Hall, pictured, raised a...

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From baking to painting – Yuup celebrates creating £3m boost for indie businesses in just three years

November 24, 2023
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From baking to painting – Yuup celebrates creating £3m boost for indie businesses in just three years

Yuup, the Bristol-based local experiences company, has generated £3m income for independent businesses in and around the city in less than three years as it gears up for a busy festive season. The firm, which launched in Bristol in April 2021 and expanded into the West Midlands a year...

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Bank calls on youth empowerment group Babbasa to help it create a more inclusive workplace

November 24, 2023
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Bank calls on youth empowerment group Babbasa to help it create a more inclusive workplace

The Bristol headquarters of international ethical bank Triodos has hailed its partnership with city-based social enterprise Babbasa as it aims to deliver on its mission to create a thriving society that promotes quality of life for all. The link-up was launched in May to give Triodos staff training and...

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