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Pioneering Bristol eco-firm’s poo-powered bus takes to the streets

November 21, 2014
Pioneering Bristol eco-firm’s poo-powered bus takes to the streets

The UK’s first bus powered by human waste has taken to the road in Bristol in a move its Avonmouth-based engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport by cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities. The 40-seater Bio-Bus runs on gas generated through the treatment...

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Temple Bright closes investment deal for Tech City big data firm

November 21, 2014
Temple Bright closes investment deal for Tech City big data firm

Law firm Temple Bright has advised data-mining business eRevalue on a round of Series B equity fundraising, which will enable eRevalue to implement an ambitious growth strategy out of its London and New York offices. It is the latest in a series of high-profile tech-related deals handed by Temple...

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UK’s global trade bosses shown strength of Bristol’s key creative and digital sectors

November 21, 2014
UK’s global trade bosses shown strength of Bristol’s key creative and digital sectors

Cutting-edge creative and digital businesses from Bristol have been showcased in front of a delegation of UK trade advisers from around the world. The latest innovations emerging from the region’s thriving creative and tech cluster were presented to UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) representatives at the city’s Engine Shed...

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South African finance giant to create 100 jobs at new Bristol tech base

November 21, 2014
South African finance giant to create 100 jobs at new Bristol tech base

More than 100 ‘fintech’ jobs are to be created in Bristol by one of South Africa’s largest financial services groups in a move that was today welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron. MMI Holdings, which acquired Bristol-based financial technology firm Blue Speck Financial earlier this year, plans to open...

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Building consultancy Tuffin Ferraby Taylor strengthened by acquisition of Wye Solutions

November 21, 2014
Building consultancy Tuffin Ferraby Taylor strengthened by acquisition of Wye Solutions

Nailsea mechanical and electrical engineering (M+E) consultants Wye Solutions has been acquired by independent national building and property consultancy Tuffin Ferraby Taylor. Wye, whose high-profile clients include Siemens, Highcross Strategic Advisers and Ashdown Phillips, has a strong reputation and significant expertise in technical due diligence and dilapidations. TFT said...

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Event catering firm keeps it in the family with business development director appointment

November 21, 2014
Event catering firm keeps it in the family with business development director appointment

Family-run event catering firm McBaile has appointed Caroline Coxon as business development director – a move which comes as it undergoes a transformation, including a move to premises and the launch of a number of new initiatives. Caroline, pictured, joined the Yate-based firm three and a half years ago...

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Chancellor urged to use his Autumn Statement to boost spending on innovation and infrastructure

November 21, 2014
Chancellor urged to use his Autumn Statement to boost spending on innovation and infrastructure

Manufacturers across the South West are calling for a massive boost to infrastructure and innovation in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement to build on the strong economic recovery and lay foundations for longer-term economic growth. The call comes from the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, in its submission to the...

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Bristol tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

November 21, 2014
Bristol tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

Two of Bristol’s most-exciting tech innovators are to bid for funding worth £30m in front of an audience made up of some of the UK’s top investors. The firms, based in the city’s SETsquared innovation incubator, will take part in the real-life Dragon’s Den-style showcase at The Shard in...

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Minister’s visit backs Bristol’s position as hotbed for energy innovation

November 20, 2014
Minister’s visit backs Bristol’s position as hotbed for energy innovation

Innovative Bristol firms developing sustainable ways of producing and using energy have had the chance to showcase their pioneering work to a Government minister. Energy and climate change minister Amber Rudd visited the region on Tuesday to discover how the South West is leading the world in low carbon...

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