Green/sustainable business

Pace of growth in Bristol’s co-working sector picks up again as two hubs open their doors

August 27, 2021
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Pace of growth in Bristol’s co-working sector picks up again as two hubs open their doors

The trend for co-working space in Bristol, which was booming just before the pandemic hit, has picked up again with the opening of a new centre for organisations committed to social change and the relaunch of one of the city’s original hubs. Streamline in Bristol’s Paintworks creative quarter on...

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Energy efficiency funding offered to community buildings by renewables investment firm

August 27, 2021
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Energy efficiency funding offered to community buildings by renewables investment firm

Bristol-based renewable energy investment company Thrive is offering grants to community groups to help them make their buildings energy efficient. As part of its national £30,000 Community Benefit Programme, which Thrive launched in 2015, buildings such as village halls and community centres can use up to £4,000 to cover...

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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

August 25, 2021
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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

Directors in Bristol are being invited to enter the top regional awards scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards seek to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors.  Award nominations are open to anyone working at director...

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Online event hosted by Smith & Williamson will tackle issues affecting the charity sector

August 24, 2021
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Online event hosted by Smith & Williamson will tackle issues affecting the charity sector

The charity sector will come under the spotlight at an online conference next month staged by Smith & Williamson, part of wealth management and professional services firm Tilney Smith & Williamson. The Zoom event on Thursday September 30 will examine the findings of the firm’s recently launched charity survey, with an expert panel debating some of the...

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Our City 2030 – a vision to transform the lives of young people in inner-city Bristol

August 20, 2021
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Our City 2030 – a vision to transform the lives of young people in inner-city Bristol

A “bold and positive” vision with a target of helping at least one person from each inner-city Bristol household secure a job paying the median salary of £30,353 by 2030 has been launched by youth empowerment group Babbasa and the council’s City Office. Businesses across the city are being urged to...

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Osborne Clarke makes health and wellbeing of its people priority in post-Covid office relocation

August 20, 2021
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Osborne Clarke makes health and wellbeing of its people priority in post-Covid office relocation

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has said it will design its new showpiece Bristol office around the health and wellbeing of its people as it prepares to become the first major employer in the city to relocate in the post-Covid era. The firm, which employs 650 people in its...

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Lending puts online community on track to become global platform that gets more people cycling

August 19, 2021
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Lending puts online community on track to become global platform that gets more people cycling

Love to Ride, the Bristol-based online platform that aims to encourage more people to cycle, is gearing up for further growth after securing finance from Triodos Bank UK, which is also headquartered in the city. The loan will allow Love to Ride to capitalise on the increase in cycling...

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West of England can lead UK’s hydrogen revolution, says regional business group

August 18, 2021
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West of England can lead UK’s hydrogen revolution, says regional business group

The government’s long-awaited strategy for the UK’s burgeoning hydrogen sector – which it says could create thousands of sustainable jobs and unlock billions of pounds of investment – has been welcomed by the region’s largest business group. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, believes the West of...

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Free event aims to help Bristol’s small firms understand the sustainability agenda

August 18, 2021
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Free event aims to help Bristol’s small firms understand the sustainability agenda

Bristol small business owners uncertain about why sustainability, net zero and climate change are relevant to their day-to-day operations are being invited to a special event next month. Staged by Britain’s biggest business representation group, The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), ‘What is net zero and why is it...

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Osborne Clarke help power up renewables deal with ‘significant enhancements’ for its local ecology

August 17, 2021
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Osborne Clarke help power up renewables deal with ‘significant enhancements’ for its local ecology

Lawyers in the Bristol office of international legal firm Osborne Clarke have advised on a major deal that promises to take sustainable renewable energy development to a new level. The firm worked with London-based specialist asset manager Gresham House on its acquisition of a 50MW solar farm from renewable...

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Emission-free delivery service for businesses gets on the road with £100k City Funds backing

August 13, 2021
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Emission-free delivery service for businesses gets on the road with £100k City Funds backing

A zero-emission delivery service for Bristol businesses has received a £100,000 investment from a new funding partnership set up to tackle the city’s social and environmental problems. City Funds has been launched by Bristol and Bath Regional Capital, Bristol City Council and Quartet Community Foundation to finance organisations with...

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World of tailor-made holidays opens up for TravelLocal after merger with German firm

August 13, 2021
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World of tailor-made holidays opens up for TravelLocal after merger with German firm

TravelLocal, the specialist Bristol firm that connects travellers with local experts in destinations around the world, is poised for global expansion after merging with a German online travel business. The tie-up with Berlin-based trip.me has been accompanied by additional funding from the two firms’ existing investors.  The move, on...

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Bristol Airport and easyJet launch partnership to trial pioneering ways of making flying greener

August 13, 2021
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Bristol Airport and easyJet launch partnership to trial pioneering ways of making flying greener

Low-cost airline easyJet has teamed up with Bristol Airport to use it as a test-bed to trial ways of decarbonising its operations and reduce waste. The airline, the airport’s largest operator accounting for about half of all its flights, said the partnership would involve a series of trials using...

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