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Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

May 22, 2018
Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

The managing director of the West of England’s largest business group today joined more than 50 other chamber of commerce leaders to urge the Prime Minister to take radical action and ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the UK economy. Phil Smith from Business West – the organisation behind Bristol Chamber...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 20, 2018
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Monday May 21 Nothing listed Tuesday May 22 Finals: Big Yellow, Cranswick, Homeserve, Halfords, Pets at Home Interims: Shaftesbury, Topps Tiles, Hewlett Packard Trading updates: Close Bros, Galliford Try Wednesday May 23 Finals: Severn Trent, Marks & Spencer, Vedanta Resources, Dairy Crest Interims: Britvic, Target Trading updates: Bovis Homes,...

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The LAST WORD: Rav Bumbra, founder, Structur3dpeople

May 18, 2018
The LAST WORD: Rav Bumbra, founder, Structur3dpeople

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 Rav Bumbra, tech entrepreneur and founder of recruitment business Structur3dpeople, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation....

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At last! First Metrobus route gets ready to hit the road

May 18, 2018
At last! First Metrobus route gets ready to hit the road

Business leaders, politicians and representatives of community and cultural and organisations  joined schoolchildren today on the maiden journey of Bristol’s delayed Metrobus service, the m3. The first route of the £230m rapid transit system goes live at the end of this month and marks the beginning of one of...

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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

May 18, 2018
£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

Lloyds Bank has launched a £100m fund to help small businesses take advantage of supply chain opportunities linked to the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. The fund, which opened today, will help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK access discounted lending and...

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Acquistion helps ethical lettings firm Temple Homes build bigger property portfolio

May 18, 2018
Acquistion helps ethical lettings firm Temple Homes build bigger property portfolio

Bristol ethical lettings and property management company Temple Homes has acquired the portfolio of Ruben Property in a move which brings two young businesspeople together in historic offices. Temple Homes was set up four years ago as an alternative to high street property agencies, with the rights of tenants...

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Bristol tech firm ITEC’s merger with Dorset firm opens new markets on South Coast

May 18, 2018
Bristol tech firm ITEC’s merger with Dorset firm opens new markets on South Coast

Bristol-based computer services firm ITEC is to merge with Dorset company Copyrite to create a business with 3,500 existing customers, 300 staff and annual sales of £45m. The new combined company, which includes Copyrite’s wholly owned IT services subsidiary Criterion, will be known y as ITEC from June 25....

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Hat-trick of architecture awards for pioneering Bristol buildings

May 18, 2018
Hat-trick of architecture awards for pioneering Bristol buildings

Two iconic modern Bristol buildings and a new social housing scheme in the city have won major architectural awards. Aerospace Bristol, the showpiece aviation museum which opened last October and houses Concorde, landed the highly acclaimed South West Project of the Year accolade at the RICS South West Awards...

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Innovative trial to persuade car commuters to catch the bus – by giving them a cab ride to the stop

May 18, 2018
Innovative trial to persuade car commuters to catch the bus – by giving them a cab ride to the stop

Bus operator First Bristol has joined forces with city-based tech firm Esoterix Systems to make the morning commute more convenient and sustainable in the first trial of its kind in the UK. The project is taking people by taxi from a pick-up point near their home to a bus...

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