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In Conversation with… Gem Burgoyne, St Pauls Learning Centre

Welcome to the first of our ‘In conversation with…’ series, featuring Gem Burgoyne from St Pauls Learning Centre. These conversations with individuals who we think are making a difference in their communities, dedicating the features to them and the work they do to support people around Bristol. What do you love the most about Bristol?...
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The Business of Sustainability

Author: David Arscott, CEO PyTerra Ltd Looking back over the last few years of getting our business off the ground, there is one particular regret which stands out. PyTerra’s journey started in the water sector, setting up R&D projects with universities such as the University of Surrey, and large corporates such as WSP. Our approach...
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Earthwise Construction – Sustainable construction in Bristol

Ben East is the founder and sole director of Earthwise Construction, a sustainable construction and ventilation company based in Bristol. The construction industry has a reputation for being quite unsustainable and wasteful. A recent report showed estimates that construction accounts for 35% of global energy consumption, and 40% of C02 emissions.  “The reason I started...
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How to successfully implement sustainability into your business model

To celebrate Earth Day 2022, on Friday 22 April, YTKO West of England is hosting a Sustainability for Business webinar to help businesses incorporate sustainable strategies into their business models. Whether you’re in the early stages of planning your business, a sole trader who wants to learn about operating more sustainably or an established business,...
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In conversation with… Jo Segreant, Avonmouth Community Centre

Welcome to the first of our ‘In conversation with…’ series, featuring Jo Segreant from Avonmouth Community Centre. We wanted to start and document these brief conversations with individuals that we think are making a difference in their communities, and dedicate this to them and their important work of supporting these communities around Bristol. If you...
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Celebrating #IWD2022 – Get Social | Women’s Bristol Network and awards

On Tuesday 8 March 2022, YTKO West of England held its monthly Get Social | Women’s Bristol Network event at the co-working space, Runway East, in celebration of International Women’s Day. The inspirational panel of speakers was made up of four Bristol-based business women, who had so much to share with the audience. Our panellists...
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Bristol music business given boost opportunities to survive lockdown

The Famous Company – a Bristol based business helping unsigned global music artists, is broadening its services thanks support from North and East Bristol Enterprise Support (NEBES) and grant funding from the West of England Combined Authority. The Famous Company, which was founded in 2010 by Matt Allen and Ben Rees in Stokes Croft, Bristol, have previously helped thousands of...
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Bristol-based artist starts her own business amidst lockdown

Rosie Reiter is a Bristol based artist who has started her own business creating vibrant nature themed art, prints, greeting cards and bespoke murals. These rich designs feature exotic plants, gorgeous landscapes and jewel-like birds, inspired by her travels through the desert and jungle landscapes of South, Central and North America as well as Asia...
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Bristol business support groups offer free COVID-19 Winter Resilience Event

A FREE online COVID-19 winter resilience event is being held by a consortium of Bristol business support groups, led by the West of England Combined Authority and Bristol City Council.
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Let’s get digital – new project to support Construction businesses across Devon

Applications have now opened for a new European Social Fund (ESF) programme that will support local Construction businesses across Devon to gain access to fully funded digital training.
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