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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 23, 2018
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Monday June 25 Interim: Carnival Tuesday June 26 Trading Updates: Capita, Carpetright, Northgate, Petrofac Wednesday June 27 Trading updates: Whitbread, Bunzl, Tullow Oil Thursday June 28 Finals: Stagecoach, Greene King Interims: Walgreen Boots Alliance, Nike, Accenture Trading Update: John Wood Group Friday June 29 Trading updates: Circo, Reach, John...

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Airbus planning Bristol job cuts as it warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

June 22, 2018
Airbus planning Bristol job cuts as it warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Crisis talks between Airbus bosses and government officials were taking place this afternoon after the aerospace giant warned the future of its Filton plant would be at risk from a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Airbus employs around 4,000 people at Filton, which is its UK centre for wing design.  This morning...

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The LAST WORD: Donna Whitehead, pro vice-chancellor, UWE Bristol

June 22, 2018
The LAST WORD:  Donna Whitehead, pro vice-chancellor, UWE Bristol

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Donna Whitehead, UWE Bristol pro vice-chancellor, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? I LOVE watching films. My favourites include Commando, Predator,...

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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

June 22, 2018
PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

Global engineering giant Renishaw was last night named as the ‘winner of winners’ as the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards marked their 30th – and last – year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have...

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Green light for plans to transform iconic Generator Building into creative and tech offices

June 22, 2018
Green light for plans to transform iconic Generator Building into creative and tech offices

Plans to develop office space for Bristol’s burgeoning tech, creative and media sectors in one of the city’s most iconic former industrial buildings have been given the go-ahead. The Generator Building, with its characteristic red brick and stone façade overlooking the Floating Harbour, originally housed the generator for the...

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Specialist software firm’s CEO praises advisers behind her successful MBO

June 22, 2018
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Bristol lawyers and accountants have been praised for their roles in the acquisition of animation software firm Sparkol by its chief executive. Zoe Taylor took over the 10-year-old company behind the VideoScribe whiteboard animation software last month. It now aims to build on the success of VideoScribe with new...

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Grounds for celebration as Bristol coffee roaster opens London barista training centre

June 22, 2018
Grounds for celebration as Bristol coffee roaster opens London barista training centre

A Bristol coffee roasting firm that started life as a small coffee cart at markets and festivals has marked its 11th year in business by opening a barista training facility in London. St Werburghs-based Extract Coffee Roasters has built a strong reputation in the capital and currently supplies more...

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Business challenges and opportunities of Brexit to be explained at trade roadshow

June 22, 2018
Business challenges and opportunities of Brexit to be explained at trade roadshow

Bristol businesses are being invited to hear how they can prepare for the challenges and opportunities of Brexit at an event next week. The day-long Trade Horizons event – part of the Export for Growth roadshow – takes place at the Aerospace Museum, Filton, on Tuesday, June 26.  It is...

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Search starts for the Bristol workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

June 22, 2018
Search starts for the Bristol workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

Staff at Bristol’s most enlightened firms are being urged to enter them in a unique awards scheme that showcases the region’s best workplaces. The annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition was launched four years ago by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA to champion businesses that go...

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