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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 11, 2019
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Monday November 11 Finals: Beximco Pharma, Carrs Group, Wey Education Interims: Kainos Group, Tatton Asset Management Trading announcement: Dignity Economic announcements: GDP (prelim), Index of services, Manufacturing production, Industrial production Tuesday November 12 Interims: Adept Tech, Aveva Group, Electrocomponents, Geat4music, Land Securities, Premier Foods Q3 results: Arrow Global Economic...

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EasyJet looks to add more flights from Bristol after snapping up former Thomas Cook slots

November 8, 2019
EasyJet looks to add more flights from Bristol after snapping up former Thomas Cook slots

Low-cost airline easyJet, the largest operator from Bristol Airport, is to expand further there following the acquisition of take-off and landing slots formerly owned by defunct travel group Thomas Cook. The airline is paying £36m for the six summer slot pairs and one winter slot pair at Bristol along...

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Funding for Bristol innovators creating technology capable of sniffing out disease

November 8, 2019
Funding for Bristol innovators creating technology capable of sniffing out disease

University of Bristol spin-out Rosa Biotech, which is developing technology that mimics the sense of smell to detect chronic diseases, has raised £760,000 to commercialise its ground-breaking innovation. The firm’s artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven biosensing technology, which is capable of detecting the faint chemical signature given off by diseases, has...

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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

November 8, 2019
Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams’ In-House Lawyer service and Bristol Business News have teamed up to host a seminar aimed at helping fledgling businesses achieve sustainable growth. Called Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations, it will discuss topics surrounding business growth, the risks companies face when scaling-up and the...

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Bristol on top of the world as city tastes success in global food and drink awards

November 8, 2019
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Bristol’s burgeoning food and drink sector is this week toasting the city’s success in helping land the prestigious title of the world’s best food or drink destination. The city landed the coveted accolade in a global awards scheme set up to celebrate excellence and innovation in experiences for food...

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Growth in London and South East prompts Optimum Finance to open Mayfair office

November 8, 2019
Growth in London and South East prompts Optimum Finance to open Mayfair office

Bristol-based invoice finance specialist Optimum Finance has opened an office in London’s Mayfair as it continues to serve a growing national client base. Just three years after being launched by Richard Pepler, the former chief executive and co-founder of Bristol-based factoring group Ultimate Finance, Optimum has rapidly developed and...

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City centre office rents hit record high on lack of quality space – but more new buildings are planned

November 8, 2019
City centre office rents hit record high on lack of quality space – but more new buildings are planned

The ongoing shortage of prime office space available for occupation in Bristol city centre has resulted in a new record rent. The deal on the office in Queen Square – details of which are still under wraps – has recently been completed and so is not included in the...

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Synergy Creative toasts more success with bar group Fuller’s ‘people promise’ contract

November 8, 2019
Synergy Creative toasts more success with bar group Fuller’s ‘people promise’ contract

Pub and hotel chain Fuller’s has become the latest national group to hire Bristol-based employee engagement specialist Synergy Creative to help it recruit and retain top talent. The London-based group has made the appointment following the sale of its brewing division earlier this year to Japanese drinks giant Asahi...

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Unique list champions Bristol groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

November 8, 2019
Unique list champions Bristol groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

Organisations that are addressing diversity challenges in the South West’s tech sector have been highlighted in a unique project. For the past two years DisruptSW has showcased the most-innovative companies in the region with the 25 named in each list recognising firms taking a new approach to existing problems....

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