Green/sustainable business

Planners and developers gather to find out more about biodiversity net gain at event hosted by Thrings

November 23, 2023
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Planners and developers gather to find out more about biodiversity net gain at event hosted by Thrings

Legal experts from Thrings’ Bristol-based planning and environment team joined property developers, planners and architects at an event exploring the impact of biodiversity net gain (BNG). The gathering of 30-plus experts covered a range of related topics, including how the concept – which aims to ensure the habitat for...

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Bristol Airport beats rivals from across the world to land prestigious sustainability award

November 23, 2023
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Bristol Airport beats rivals from across the world to land prestigious sustainability award

Bristol Airport has been named among the most sustainable in the world in recognition of its ambitious plan to achieve net zero on its operations by 2030. The airport, which is currently being expanded to increase its capacity from 10m to 12m passengers a year, topped the Sustainable Airport...

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£7m funding package boosts recycling firm’s mission to slim down Bristol’s waste

November 23, 2023
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£7m funding package boosts recycling firm’s mission to slim down Bristol’s waste

Bristol-based waste management firm ETM Recycling is making significant upgrades to its state-of-the-art facilities in the city thanks to a £7m funding boost from NatWest. The firm, which operates the South West’s largest waste management fleet, will use the cash injection to strengthen its recycling capabilities while also creating...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Business West says region has missed out yet again

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Business West says region has missed out yet again

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, voiced its disappointment that, once again, the West of England had been overlooked when it came to major government spending commitments. Its director of policy Matt Griffith, pictured, pointed out the region had failed to be selected as one of the government’s...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Regional political reaction

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Regional political reaction

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris attacked Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement for failing to tackle key, long-standing issues for the region. The Labour mayor, pictured, who leads the West of England Combined Authority, said: “After 13 years of Conservative Government, the question West of England residents will...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Bristol business reaction

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Bristol business reaction

Bristol business figures have reacted to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement.  Albert Goodman chartered accountants’ Bristol-based tax specialist Sam Wood, pictured, said reducing the SME R&D intensity ratio requirement from 40% to 30% may help benefit a further 5,000 SMEs access cash credits. “This is a somewhat positive step...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Key points . . .

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his Autumn Statement. The key points were: The statement included 110 measures to boost the economy by £20bn a year, according to Mr Hunt. All alcohol duties frozen.  Benefits to go up by 6.7% next year, based on the inflation rate for September. Increase in...

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More space for Bristol’s tech and science entrepreneurs as innovation centre gears up for expansion

November 17, 2023
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More space for Bristol’s tech and science entrepreneurs as innovation centre gears up for expansion

A Bristol innovation hub aimed at tech and science start-ups and scale-ups is to expand next year to provide more lab and workshop space. Future Space, pictured, has helped generate millions of pounds of investment for its member firms and create hundreds of high-value jobs since it opened as...

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Ethical investment network set up in Bristol for individuals wishing to make a positive impact

November 17, 2023
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Ethical investment network set up in Bristol for individuals wishing to make a positive impact

A network of investors who want to drive social change in Bristol has been launched at an event hosted by accountants Evelyn Partners’ office in the city. The firm teamed up with Bristol-based investment platform Ethical Equity to support the launch of the community of angel investors supporting ethical...

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Foot Anstey energy team works with specialist firm to get its airport solar project off the ground

November 16, 2023
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Foot Anstey energy team works with specialist firm to get its airport solar project off the ground

The energy and infrastructure team in the Bristol office of national law firm Foot Anstey has advised a pioneering solar tech firm on one of the largest light-weight array installations in the South East of England. The team worked with Solivus, a London-based start-up, on the project at Farnborough...

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Experienced commercial director joins Solarsense as it powers ahead with further growth

November 14, 2023
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Experienced commercial director joins Solarsense as it powers ahead with further growth

Renewable energy specialist Solarsense has appointed a new commercial director as it looks to double turnover in a fast-growing market. Ashley Wood, pictured, right with Solarsense MD Stephen Barrett, joins the firm, which was launched nearly 30 years ago, from the UK office of the global engineering company Osborn,...

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Waste electronics and battery schemes offloaded by Ecosurety as it expands packaging recycling

November 10, 2023
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Waste electronics and battery schemes offloaded by Ecosurety as it expands packaging recycling

Bristol waste management company Ecosurety has sold two of its collection and recycling schemes to a leading international circular economy specialist. Ecosurety’s UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Batteries Compliance Schemes, which help companies meet their legal obligations and avoid enforcement actions, have been bought by Reconomy....

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Bristol turbine inspection firm reaps the wild winds of Scotland to perfect its drone-based system

November 10, 2023
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Bristol turbine inspection firm reaps the wild winds of Scotland to perfect its drone-based system

A pioneering autonomous drone system developed by Bristol specialist inspections firm Perceptual Robotics has reached the landmark of inspecting more than 250 onshore wind turbines in Scotland. The Perceptual Robotics team has travelled across Scotland from Skye to Aberdeen for the past six years conducting the inspections for a...

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