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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 21, 2018
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Monday April 23 Interims: UBS, Philips Electronics, Alphabet Tuesday April 24 Interims: Anglo-American, SAP, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola Trading updates: London Stock Exchange, St James’s Place Wednesday April 25 Final: Whitbread Interims: GlaxoSmithKline, Metro Bank, Credit Suisse, Boeing, eBay, Twitter, Facebook Trading update: Antofagasta, Fresnillo, Tullow Oil, Thursday April 26 Finals:...

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The LAST WORD: Dominic Hogg, chairman, Eunomia Research & Consulting

April 20, 2018
The LAST WORD: Dominic Hogg, chairman, Eunomia Research & Consulting

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 Dominic Hogg, chairman of Eunomia Research & Consulting, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Brooklyn – I watched it on TV...

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Bristol steps up bid to bring Channel 4 HQ to city as Mayor Rees prepares to meet its chief executive

April 20, 2018
Bristol steps up bid to bring Channel 4 HQ to city as Mayor Rees prepares to meet its chief executive

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees is to meet Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon next week as the campaign to persuade it to locate its new national headquarters in the city is stepped up. Bristol faces intense competition from rivals such as Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield to bring the...

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Bristol Airport looks to land new routes at major gathering of world’s top airlines

April 20, 2018
Bristol Airport looks to land new routes at major gathering of world’s top airlines

Bristol Airport and the South West’s top tourist attractions are to be showcased next week at a gathering of the world’s leading airlines. Airport bosses and representatives of Destination Bristol will meet more than 30 airlines and other travel organisations at the Routes Europe event in Bilbao, Spain, with...

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Bristol stakes claim as world-leading centre for VR as landmark lab becomes a reality

April 20, 2018
Bristol stakes claim as world-leading centre for VR as landmark lab becomes a reality

Bristol’s position as a world-leading development centre for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) was underlined this week when its VR Lab officially opened its doors. The landmark new facility, in the Leadworks building in Anchor Square, pictured below left, has been operating for several months following a...

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Heathrow chiefs visit Filton business park as possible location for airport’s off-site logistics hub

April 20, 2018
Heathrow chiefs visit Filton business park as possible location for airport’s off-site logistics hub

A major business park being developed on the site of a former Rolls-Royce aero-engine factory in Bristol has emerged as a possible location for a major logistics hub linked to the expansion of Heathrow Airport. Representatives from Heathrow visited the Horizon38 business park, Filton, along with a second possible...

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More than 250 new homes on the way as work prepares to start on next phase of Wapping Wharf

April 20, 2018
More than 250 new homes on the way as work prepares to start on next phase of Wapping Wharf

Work is to start next month on the £43m second phase of Wapping Wharf, the major regeneration scheme on Bristol’s Harbourside. Some £23.4m has been secured from Homes England by developers Umberslade and Muse for Wapping Wharf Living, their joint venture which will create more than 250 homes. The...

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Digital marketing manager joins Empica to boost clients’ online presence

April 20, 2018
Digital marketing manager joins Empica to boost clients’ online presence

Empica, one of the region’s longest established PR agencies, has taken on its second new team member in less than a month with the appointment of Jo Laws as digital marketing and online manager. Jo, pictured, who studied Marketing Management in Cardiff, will head the agency’s digital team which...

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Subsidy drive to get Bristol taxi drivers to switch to ‘greener’ vehicles

April 20, 2018
Subsidy drive to get Bristol taxi drivers to switch to ‘greener’ vehicles

Bristol taxi drivers are being offered subsidies of more than £3,000 if they buy electric and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) that will help improve the city’s air quality. Bristol City Council is offering a package of incentives made possible by a successful funding bid of £449,500 from the Department...

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