Green/sustainable business

Long-term £130m deal to get giant Scottish wind farm up and running supported by Burges Salmon team

May 29, 2024
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Long-term £130m deal to get giant Scottish wind farm up and running supported by Burges Salmon team

A cross-firm team of lawyers from Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon has advised on a major wind farm project in the Scottish Highlands with the capacity to bring green power to more than 40,000 homes. Burges Salmon provided banking, finance, energy, real estate, planning and construction expertise to Export Development Canada...

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Galleries plan would ‘re-invent, revitalise and modernise’ outdated shopping mall, say developers

May 24, 2024
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Galleries plan would ‘re-invent, revitalise and modernise’ outdated shopping mall, say developers

Ambitious plans to transform The Galleries shopping mall in Bristol city centre into a mixed-use development have been submitted to the city council. Bristol-based developer Deeley Freed has spent the past four years working with The Galleries’ owner LaSalle Investment Management on the project to replace the 70-store centre,...

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New design for Visit Bristol website to make the city look even better on millions of mobiles worldwide

May 24, 2024
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New design for Visit Bristol website to make the city look even better on millions of mobiles worldwide

A new ‘mobile-first’ website has been launched for the Visit Bristol brand to better showcase the city’s independent spirit for smaller devices while also making it more sustainable. Commissioned by Visit West, the destination marketing organisation for the region, the new design has images chosen to reflect Bristol’s colourful,...

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From skills and transport to AI. Business West issues 10 priorities for next government to boost region

May 24, 2024
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From skills and transport to AI. Business West issues 10 priorities for next government to boost region

With the general election now taking place on 4 July, Business West – the region’s largest business organisation – has issued a 10-point plan for the long-term prosperity of the West of England. Through its Quarterly Economic Survey, which acts as a barometer of business sentiment across the region,...

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Finance deal creates more jobs and opens up new opportunities for Bristol ethical coffee business

May 22, 2024
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Finance deal creates more jobs and opens up new opportunities for Bristol ethical coffee business

A Bristol-based coffee brand is to expand its reach and strengthen its team after securing a loan from alternative regional funder SWIG Finance. TrueStart Coffee, which is led by entrepreneurial husband-and-wife team Helena and Simon Hills, will use the £158,000 loan to take advantage of growth opportunities with new...

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Thrings helps woodland charity’s ambitious plan for 100,000-tree forest near Bristol to take root

May 22, 2024
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Thrings helps woodland charity’s ambitious plan for 100,000-tree forest near Bristol to take root

Experts in law firm Thrings’ Bristol office have advised on a deal to create the South West’s largest new forest in a generation. The 422-acre woodland is to be established between Bristol and Bath by Bristol-based charity Avon Needs Trees. Once complete, the 100,000-tree Lower Chew Forest will be...

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta to give city’s indie traders a massive lift with launch of special bursary scheme

May 17, 2024
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Bristol Balloon Fiesta to give city’s indie traders a massive lift with launch of special bursary scheme

Eight independent Bristol food and drink businesses have been given the chance to sell to thousands of potential customers at this year’s Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. The fledgling traders have been selected to take part in a new scheme launched this year by the iconic event’s organisers, which aims...

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10m passenger capacity figure reached by Bristol Airport as it continues with major expansion

May 17, 2024
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10m passenger capacity figure reached by Bristol Airport as it continues with major expansion

Bristol Airport has hit the milestone of 10m passengers passing through its terminal in a 12-month period for the first time in its history. The landmark means the airport is now running at capacity while its biggest capital project for more than two decades is underway.  This includes a £60m development,...

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Shadow Culture Secretary gets lesson in how social impact funding is creating Bristol’s future talent

May 17, 2024
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Shadow Culture Secretary gets lesson in how social impact funding is creating Bristol’s future talent

Bristol-based ‘disruptive educator’ boomsatsuma has shown Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary and Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire how ethical funding can improve communities, culture and learning. It also urged her to ensure a future Labour government would reform education funding to enable it to help more young people from often-marginalised communities across...

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Switch-on for Bristol’s world-class supercomputer opens up powerful new horizons for UK scientists

May 17, 2024
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Switch-on for Bristol’s world-class supercomputer opens up powerful new horizons for UK scientists

The University of Bristol’s groundbreaking, £225m Isambard-AI phase one supercomputer is now live – and has immediately been crowned as the UK’S fastest and most powerful as well as the world’s second greenest. Scientists will soon be able to use Isambard-AI, pictured in its temporary housing, for research not...

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Osborne Clarke Bristol-based teams help get three major, wide-ranging deals over the line

May 17, 2024
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Osborne Clarke Bristol-based teams help get three major, wide-ranging deals over the line

Lawyers in the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke have advised on three multi-million pound deals involving businesses in the artificial intelligence, advertising and renewable energy sectors. The firm advised Abound, the consumer arm of Fintern, one of the UK’s fastest-growing fintechs using artificial intelligence (AI) and...

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Customer comments help Triodos land national ethical banking award for third time in as many years

May 15, 2024
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Customer comments help Triodos land national ethical banking award for third time in as many years

Bristol-headquartered ethical finance firm Triodos Bank UK has won a top award in its sector for the third consecutive year. The firm was named Best Ethical Financial Provider at the British Bank Awards while it also lined up as a finalist in seven other categories.  The awards are determined...

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Fourth partner hire in five months boosts TLT’s position as a leader in clean energy sector

May 15, 2024
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Fourth partner hire in five months boosts TLT’s position as a leader in clean energy sector

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has taken on renewable energy real estate specialist Joe Kelly as a partner in its future energy team – the fourth to join in five months. Joe, pictured, qualified at TLT in 2012 and then went on to spend more than 10 years at...

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