Sustainability

Collaborating for climate action in Redcliffe and Temple

Redcliffe & Temple businesses gathered at Brunel Group to celebrate the first anniversary of Redcliffe & Temple BID’s collaboration with Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership’s Climate Action Programme

25/03/2024

BID Lead
Tom Swithinbank

On 27 February, Redcliffe and Temple businesses gathered at Brunel Group to celebrate the first anniversary of Redcliffe & Temple BID’s collaboration with Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership’s Climate Action Programme, which has helped more than sixty businesses in the area work towards their climate goals.

Launched as part of its Sustainability Commitment, which aims to improve sustainability in the Redcliffe & Temple BID Zone, the collaboration with the Partnership has enabled a tailored programme of free events, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and resources for the Redcliffe and Temple business community.

Over delicious Kate’s Kitchen canapes and Left-Handed Giant beers, guests heard about the impact of this collaboration from Tom Swithinbank, Project Manager at Redcliffe & Temple BID,

“We’re really pleased with what we’ve achieved in the last year together, it’s been fantastic to hear about all the different levy payers engaging with the programme, people from different organisations and at different levels of seniority too, all learning and networking with peers. We know that the advice provided by peer organisations and experts in the city is helping to progress this work and will help the BID area become a leader in sustainability.”

Redcliffe & Temple BID joined Bristol City Council and NatWest as a sponsor of the Climate Action Programme in January 2023, to help organisations, no matter their starting point, size or sector, to accelerate climate action. By connecting the Partnership with its levy payers, Redcliffe and Temple BID has helped to facilitate a localised approach to climate support. Over the last year more than one hundred individuals, representing more than sixty businesses from Redcliffe and Temple have accessed the Programme.

Engagement Officer, Bex Shreeve, whose role is part-funded by the BID to enable levy payers to make the most of the programme, explained the benefits of their localised approach:

“What is particularly special about our collaboration with the BID, is that we can connect directly with local businesses and build a clear picture of climate action in this area of the city. I have met with more than forty businesses who have openly shared insights into their climate journey, and all of this information has directly informed the delivery of our programme.”

Connecting the Partnership with Redcliffe and Temple businesses has also enabled the sharing of best practice and solutions to common challenges. Over the last year, more than twenty Redcliffe and Temple businesses have contributed to the programme by sharing their experience through events, case studies and articles. As the drinks drew to a close, Bex Shreeve celebrated the appetite for collaboration:

“It’s been an exciting and inspiring year, and the main takeaway from my work in Redcliffe and Temple is that not only is there great work happening in this area of Bristol but there is also a huge amount of energy and enthusiasm for knowledge sharing and supporting one another with this work. We’re delighted to be facilitating the events and spaces to spark new connections and to be building a new business community around climate action.”

Get involved

Get involved in the Climate Action Programme by joining Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership and becoming part of this growing community of organisations taking climate and nature action.

To share insights into your climate journey or discuss opportunities to celebrate your progress so far, book a 1-2-1 meeting with Bex Shreeve (bex@bristolclimatenature.org).

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