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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 18, 2018
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Monday February 19 Final: Reckitt Benckiser Tuesday February 20 Finals: HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Interims: HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Wednesday February 21 Finals: Lloyds, Glencore Interim: Barratt Trading updates: FirstGroup, MetroBank Economic announcement: UK unemployment data (January) Thursday February 22 Finals: Anglo American, BAE Systems, Barclays, British American Tobacco, Centrica, Intu,...

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The LAST WORD: Simon Hewes, partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

February 16, 2018
The LAST WORD: Simon Hewes, partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on our weekly e-bulletin. This week Simon Hewes, partner in the Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Phantom...

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Mayor will meet Michel Barnier to ensure Bristol has voice in Europe after Brexit

February 16, 2018
Mayor will meet Michel Barnier to ensure Bristol has voice in Europe after Brexit

The Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees will meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Monday to press the case for continued strong ties with Europe post Brexit. Mayor Rees, pictured, who will meet Mr Barnier along with the leaders of other major UK cities, said he wanted...

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Chinese education market beckons for Bristol tech start-up following trade showcase with PM

February 16, 2018
Chinese education market beckons for Bristol tech start-up following trade showcase with PM

Innovative Bristol firm Interactive Scientific is hoping to gain a foothold in the multi-billion pound Chinese education market after being showcased in Shanghai during Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent visit. The firm was one of just five chosen to demonstrate their education technology in the Great British Classroom at...

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Innovators help put Bristol at heart of UK’s scale-up scene with 12-way pitch event

February 16, 2018
Innovators help put Bristol at heart of UK’s scale-up scene with 12-way pitch event

Twelve of the West of England’s most exciting and fastest-growing business will line up next month to pitch for investment at an event that will also boost the Bristol’s reputation as a hive of tech and creative activity. Accountancy group PwC and Business West, in collaboration with Bristol’s innovation...

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New arrival strengthens Synergy Creative’s management team as it targets further growth

February 16, 2018
New arrival strengthens Synergy Creative’s management team as it targets further growth

Bristol-based internal communications specialist Synergy Creative has added another new recruit to its expanding team with the appointment of Olly Whitman.  Olly, pictured, who joins as creative director, is tasked with leading Synergy’s creative studio, overseeing its creative output across its existing blue-chip client base, which includes brands such...

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Events: BRAVE training courses and workshops

February 16, 2018
Events: BRAVE training courses and workshops

BRAVE Enterprise, the not-for-profit business advice organisation in Bristol, is holding a series of training workshops during March for those who are looking to promote, protect or start a business.  All courses are held at The Coach House, 2 Upper York Street, Bristol BS2 8QN, and include:  Introduction to...

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Global engineering group calls in Bristol agency Mr B & Friends to build new brand

February 16, 2018
Global engineering group calls in Bristol agency Mr B & Friends to build new brand

Bristol-based brand, design and digital agency Mr B & Friends has created a vibrant new identity for global engineering consultancy Hoare Lea which aims to dispel common myths about its industry.  The agency, which relocated from Bath to Bristol last summer, developed the bold new marque and contemporary design...

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University’s starring role for Bristol film buff who launched world’s biggest movie website

February 16, 2018
University’s starring role for Bristol film buff who launched world’s biggest movie website

The Bristol-based founder of IMDb – the world’s number one movie website – has been honoured by the University of Bristol for his achievements. Movie buff Col Needham, pictured, launched IMDb (Internet Movie Database) in 1990 as a hobby while working as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard in...

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