Green/sustainable business

Ashfords takes place on advisory board for UK’s anaerobic digestion industry

March 18, 2021
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Ashfords takes place on advisory board for UK’s anaerobic digestion industry

The organisation supporting the UK’s anaerobic digestion and bioresources industry has appointed national law firm Ashfords as an advisor. Ashfords, which has an office in Bristol, is the only law firm on the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) advisory board.  Its addition comes as part of the board’s...

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Bristol City Council appoints WBD to strategic partnership supporting its post-Covid recovery

March 16, 2021
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Bristol City Council appoints WBD to strategic partnership supporting its post-Covid recovery

International law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office has become a key adviser to the city council to help deliver its One City Plan and support new infrastructure, housing and regeneration projects. Launched two years ago, the One City Plan sets out Bristol’s ambitions for 2050 and brings together...

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Bristol bus shelter ban on junk food and booze advertising brought in by city council

March 12, 2021
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Bristol bus shelter ban on junk food and booze advertising brought in by city council

Adverts for alcohol have been banned and those promoting food high in fat, salt or sugar restricted on Bristol City Council-owned sites such as bus shelters and hoardings. The policy, thought to be one of the toughest so far introduced by a UK local authority, was passed by the...

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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

March 12, 2021
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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

Cyber technology, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy and the green economy should be harnessed to drive recovery and growth in the Western Gateway, the regional powerhouse that includes Bristol, the West of England and South Wales. The recommendation comes in an independent report published this week which also suggests the region...

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Bristol digital engineering experts called in to help HS2 costs stay on track

March 12, 2021
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Bristol digital engineering experts called in to help HS2 costs stay on track

Digital engineering innovation developed by Bristol-based specialist CFMS is helping keep costs down on the UK’s HS2 high-speed rail link now under construction between London and Birmingham. The not-for-profit specialist is harnessing its world-class modelling capability to help improve the design and performance of the controversial project, Britain’s biggest...

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Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, national advisory consulting partner, Smith & Williamson. Building back better

March 10, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, national advisory consulting partner, Smith & Williamson. Building back better

The pandemic has created a vast agile working experiment that may permanently change the office environment. The past 12 months have seen companies scramble to put technology in place to allow employees to work remotely and to allow businesses to continue as normal, but it has also brought acceptance...

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Hydrock looks to engineer further growth after snapping up M&E and sustainability consultancy

March 5, 2021
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Hydrock looks to engineer further growth after snapping up M&E and sustainability consultancy

Bristol-based engineering consultancy Hydrock has hit the acquisition trail again, taking over a leading mechanical and electrical (M&E) and sustainability firm. Hydrock, which has its headquarters at Almondsbury and a further 17 offices across the UK, recently worked with Kelly Taylor & Associates (KTA) on the world’s first Net...

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BUDGET 2021: West of England Combined Authority reaction

March 5, 2021
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BUDGET 2021: West of England Combined Authority reaction

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) welcomed an extra £4.1m investment announced in the Budget to support its efforts to reduce car usage and improve air quality by getting more people to walk, cycle and use public transport. This new money, for the year 2021-22, comes as WECA continues to develop its...

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BUDGET 2021: Bristol business reaction

March 3, 2021
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Bristol business leaders have given many of the measures in today’s Budget a warm welcome – especially the previously-trailed furlough extension – but there was also concern over the delayed Corporation Tax increase. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said businesses would welcome the extension of the...

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BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

March 3, 2021
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The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to hike Corporation Tax to 25% in one leap – the first increase since 1974 – would “cause a sharp intake of breath” for many businesses. It also warned that the move – which is planned to come into effect in 2023...

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BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

March 3, 2021
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BUDGET 2021: Key points  . . .

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Budget this afternoon. The main points are:  No rise in VAT, income tax or national insurance  Corporation tax to rise from 19% to 25% from 2023 but only 10% largest companies will pay, Chancellor claims  Two-year ‘super deduction’ in tax for companies that invest...

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Architects Stride Treglown latest Bristol firm to gain B Corp status

March 2, 2021
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Architects Stride Treglown latest Bristol firm to gain B Corp status

Bristol-headquartered Stride Treglown has become the first top 100 UK architecture firm to gain a B Corp certification, reflecting its commitment to people and planet over profit. The firm, which is employee-owned and has 300 staff across its eight offices, said the “challenging and rigorous” six-month assessment process to...

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‘Rising Star’ accolade for Bristol tech start-up on a mission to help small firms tackle climate change

February 26, 2021
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‘Rising Star’ accolade for Bristol tech start-up on a mission to help small firms tackle climate change

Bristol start-up Spherics, whose innovative platform helps small firms measure, mitigate and manage their environmental impact, has been named as one of the rising stars of the UK tech sector. Spherics’ accessible tool for environmental reporting and management fills a gap in the market, empowering small businesses to monitor...

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