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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 21, 2018
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Monday October 22 Interims: Ryanair, Philips Electronics, Halliburton Tuesday October 23 Interims: Anglo American, Whitbread, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, McDonalds, Advanced Micro Devices Trading updates: Bunzl, St James’s Place, Travis Perkins Wednesday October 24 Interims: Stobart, Barclays, Metro Bank, Deutsche Bank, Boeing, UPS, Ford Thursday October 25 Final: Debenhams Interims:...

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Doors open on Bristol’s housing innovation festival as global mayors arrive in city for summit

October 19, 2018
Doors open on Bristol’s housing innovation festival as global mayors arrive in city for summit

Bristol is to become a global ‘living exhibition’ for innovation in housing as a new festival gets under way and the mayors of more than 80 cities worldwide arrive for a major conference. The Bristol Housing Festival, which kicked off today in Waterfront Square near Millennium Square, brings together manufacturers,...

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Bristol bids to become home to Netflix’s multi-million pound UK production studio

October 19, 2018
Bristol bids to become home to Netflix’s multi-million pound UK production studio

Bristol is aiming to become the home of Netflix’s new UK production base as the US TV giant starts a nationwide search for a suitable site. Netflix will make about 40 productions in the UK this year. But due to a shortage of production space in the UK –...

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Mayor joins business leaders on Tbilisi trip to boost trade links between twin cities

October 19, 2018
Mayor joins business leaders on Tbilisi trip to boost trade links between twin cities

Trade and economic links between Bristol and its Georgian twin city of Tbilisi have been strengthened through a visit by Mayor Marvin Rees and a group of regional business leaders. The visit was part of a series of commercial, cultural and educational events taking place throughout the year to...

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Fast-growing ForrestBrown develops African forest by sponsoring 4,500 new trees

October 19, 2018
Fast-growing ForrestBrown develops African forest by sponsoring 4,500 new trees

Bristol-based R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown is celebrating two significant milestones – reaching its fifth birthday and planting 4,500 trees through its partnership with TREE AID. The fast-growing firm was formed in 2013 by managing director Simon Brown, who left the corporate world of the ‘big four’ accountancy firms...

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Up to £5m on offer to pitchers at this year’s Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase

October 19, 2018
Up to £5m on offer to pitchers at this year’s Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase

Applications are being invited for an investor pitching competition that will put Bristol’s best tech start-ups in front of key investors. Firms will be vying for investment of between £100,000 and £5m at the Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase – part of this year’s Bristech event – when 10 start-ups...

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Family-run food group serves up 10 jobs with new Bristol ingredients hub

October 19, 2018
Family-run food group serves up 10 jobs with new Bristol ingredients hub

Food service group Arthur David, which supplies some of the UK’s top eateries, has invested £250,000 in a new ingredients hub in Bristol – creating at least 10 jobs and streamlining its operations. The new facility on the Marketside Trading Estate, Albert Road, officially opens on Monday. It centralises...

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Bristol disruptors in running for top UK tech innovation awards

October 19, 2018
Bristol disruptors in running for top UK tech innovation awards

Two of Bristol’s top tech disruptors will line up against some of the world’s most innovative businesses in a major new award scheme. YellowDog and Blu Wireless Technology are competing in the inaugural 2018 UK Business Tech Awards, which will be presented in London next month.  YellowDog, which has...

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Double boost for FRP Advisory’s Bristol office as pair of new joiners come on board

October 19, 2018
Double boost for FRP Advisory’s Bristol office as pair of new joiners come on board

Specialist business advisory firm FRP Advisory has appointed two new members to its Bristol team. Freddie James joins the corporate finance team under Mark Naughton from accountancy giant Deloitte, where has spent the past five years as a manager in transaction services in its Bristol office. He will be...

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