Green/sustainable business

Europe proving a powerful new market for Bristol electric vehicle charging point locator ZapMap

December 13, 2023
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Europe proving a powerful new market for Bristol electric vehicle charging point locator ZapMap

ZapMap, the fast-growing Bristol-based electric vehicle mapping service, has expanded its charge point location service into mainland Europe. UK electric car owners driving across Europe can now use the ZapMap app and desktop map to find thousands of charge points in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The...

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Planner who has worked on some of Bristol’s biggest regeneration schemes joins Nash Partnership

December 13, 2023
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Planner who has worked on some of Bristol’s biggest regeneration schemes joins Nash Partnership

Planning, architecture and placemaking consultancy Nash Partnership, which has an office in Bristol, has recruited associate planner Alexandra Egge in a move it said reflected its growing portfolio of projects. Alexandra, pictured, joins from Arup in London, where she led projects ranging from strategic mixed-use development strategies and masterplans to...

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Womble Bond Dickinson vows to increase disability inclusion with commitment to raft of new actions

December 12, 2023
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Womble Bond Dickinson vows to increase disability inclusion with commitment to raft of new actions

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), which has an office in Bristol, has demonstrated its commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and support for people with disabilities by partnering with a major legal sector organisation. It has become one of 90-plus leading law firms across the UK,...

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Bristol can lead the world in social and environmental change, says new Chamber & Initiative president

December 12, 2023
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Bristol can lead the world in social and environmental change, says new Chamber & Initiative president

Bristol Chamber & Initiative’s new president has pledged to focus on “community and green growth”, saying the city can be a global leader in social and environmental change. Dr Justin Morris, pictured, chief executive of Bristol Zoological Society – the charity that runs Bristol Zoo Project – started his...

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Big brands call on Neighbourly as they tap into the spirit of giving in their Christmas campaigns

December 11, 2023
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Big brands call on Neighbourly as they tap into the spirit of giving in their Christmas campaigns

Innovative Bristol-based giving platform Neighbourly has wrapped up a hugely successful year by partnering on three of the festive seasons’ top advertising campaigns. The firm, which launched in 2014 to match large businesses with local good causes, features in the Christmas TV campaigns of discount supermarket chains Aldi and...

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Owzat for a clean delivery! Grundon and Glos CCC renew partnership to improve on club’s recycling rate

December 11, 2023
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Owzat for a clean delivery! Grundon and Glos CCC renew partnership to improve on club’s recycling rate

Gloucestershire Cricket has teamed up with waste management firm Grundon for a further three years after their existing partnership resulted in a steady improvement in the club’s recycling performance. Recycling rates at the club’s Seat Unique Stadium in Bristol have bounced up by almost 60% over the past three...

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Environmental research and climate action earns University of Bristol top marks in global rankings

December 8, 2023
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Environmental research and climate action earns University of Bristol top marks in global rankings

The University of Bristol has been named as one of the world’s most sustainable universities in recognition of its globally acclaimed environmental research as well as its action in tackling the climate crisis. The university, which has 31,500 students and employs just over 8,000 staff, was ranked 17th in...

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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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