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Bristol Business Blog: Malindi Myers, deputy regional agent, Bank of England. Encouraging signs emerging for the UK economy

February 17, 2020
Bristol Business Blog: Malindi Myers, deputy regional agent, Bank of England. Encouraging signs emerging for the UK economy

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met last month to decide on the appropriate level of bank rate – the official base rate of interest in the UK. The MPC also updated its forecasts for economic growth and inflation – these show UK economic growth picking up...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 16, 2020
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Monday February 17 Interim: Petra Diamonds Tuesday February 18 Finals: Glencore, Sunrise Resources, Renewables Infrastructure Group Interims: BHP Group, Blancco Technology Group, Pan African Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, Claimant count Wednesday February 19 Final: RPS Group Economic announcement: Retail price index, Producer price index, Consumer price index Thursday February...

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The LAST WORD: Melissa Toney, head of regulatory and licensing, Gregg Latchams

February 14, 2020
The LAST WORD: Melissa Toney, head of regulatory and licensing, Gregg Latchams

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 Melissa Toney, head of regulatory and licensing at Gregg Latchams, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Joker- of course! Book you read? The...

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High-growth semiconductor firm choses Bristol as base for new design centre

February 14, 2020
High-growth semiconductor firm choses Bristol as base for new design centre

One of the world’s leading semiconductor companies is to open a design office in Bristol in a further boost to the city’s reputation as a leading tech hub. Moortec, which has its head office in Plymouth, makes in-chip monitoring technology – a rapidly growing segment of the semiconductor industry...

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Manufacturing of Rolls-Royce’s pioneering Bristol-made engine blades gets off the ground

February 14, 2020
Manufacturing of Rolls-Royce’s pioneering Bristol-made engine blades gets off the ground

Engineers at Rolls-Royce’s Bristol plant have started to make the world’s largest fan blades for the next generation of low-emission aero-engines. As a set, the composite blades have a diameter of 140 inches – almost the size of a narrow -body aircraft fuselage.  They are being manufactured in the...

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University of Bristol plans landmark library building at heart of its campus

February 14, 2020
University of Bristol plans landmark library building at heart of its campus

A world-class library housing more than 400,000 books – many of them extremely rare – could be built in the heart of the University of Bristol’s Clifton campus. The university has submitted the plans for the landmark building to Bristol City Council following public consultation last year.  The scheme,...

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Bristol leading the UK in growth of its fintech sector, report shows

February 14, 2020
Bristol leading the UK in growth of its fintech sector, report shows

Bristol’s burgeoning fintech businesses are helping to make the West of England the UK’s leading hotspot for the fast-growing sector, according to a new report published this week. It shows that the Bristol and Bath area has one of the strongest fintech ecosystems in the country, with a high number...

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Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

February 14, 2020
Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

The CBI has urged the Chancellor to take bold action on skills, innovation and infrastructure in his Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West’s economy. The seven-point plea was made before Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor and was replaced by Rishi Sunak – throwing into doubt whether the Budget will...

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Learning, connecting and networking: MEET South West gives event organisers all three

February 14, 2020
Learning, connecting and networking: MEET South West gives event organisers all three

Event professionals have described MEET South West – the region’s only trade show dedicated to their industry – as an invaluable opportunity to learn, connect and network. The show, which took place in Bristol two weeks ago, brought together more than 350 people from all parts of the sector...

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