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Innovative mooring system for offshore energy sector lands judges’ approval at global challenge

June 13, 2024
Innovative mooring system for offshore energy sector lands judges’ approval at global challenge

Bristol renewable energy engineering firm Blackfish Engineering has won acclaim at an international showcase for its device aimed at improving safety and efficiency in the offshore wind industry. The firm, which was launched eight years ago to specialise in the tidal, wave and offshore wind sectors, demonstrated its C-Dart mooring...

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National Composites Centre’s new link-up aims to boost innovation for region’s advanced manufacturers

June 13, 2024
National Composites Centre’s new link-up aims to boost innovation for region’s advanced manufacturers

Bristol’s pioneering National Composites Centre has teamed up with Plymouth Science Park in a bid to bolster industry-led collaborative research and development in the South West and enhance the region’s position as a leader in emerging technologies. The two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive innovation...

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Global ambition of Which? Trusted Trader award-winning business as it prepares to move with the times

June 12, 2024
Global ambition of Which? Trusted Trader award-winning business as it prepares to move with the times

A Bristol removals firm has won a prestigious Which? award after little more than four years in business. Move On Removals and Storage was one of four businesses nominated in the Trusted Trader category of the acclaimed awards scheme, which champions businesses that consumers can rely on.   Its success...

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ZapMap parent group fuels its further growth in the corporate market with £1.7m investment

June 12, 2024
ZapMap parent group fuels its further growth in the corporate market with £1.7m investment

Fast-growing Bristol-based electric vehicle mapping service ZapMap is to accelerate its expansion into the business-to-business market after receiving a £1.7m investment from its parent company. The funding from renewable power group Good Energy will be put into its Zapmap Spark and Zapmap Insights offerings, which complement its consumer app.   While the...

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National housing consortium selects raft of Bristol law firms for its relaunched legal panel

June 12, 2024
National housing consortium selects raft of Bristol law firms for its relaunched legal panel

Seven Bristol law firms have secured places on the legal panel of a major housing services organisation. The 24-strong panel making up the Communities and Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) legal services framework will share work with an estimated value of £50m over four years.  CHIC supports housing providers and local...

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Business agent joins Christie & Co to boost its leisure team in the South West

June 12, 2024
Business agent joins Christie & Co to boost its leisure team in the South West

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has appointed Gabriela Williams as a business agent to support its leisure team in the in the South West and Midlands. Gabriela, pictured, will be based in the firm’s Bristol and Birmingham offices, from where she will primarily focus on working with leisure...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 9, 2024
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Monday June 10 Trading announcement: ME Group International Tuesday June 11 Finals: B. P. Marsh & Partners, Oxford Instruments, FirstGroup, Iomart Group, GB Group, Vianet Group, Eckoh, Cake Box Holdings Trading announcement: Bellway Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, Claimant count rate, Index of services, Industrial production, Manufacturing production, Gross domestic...

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Bristol’s tech and science ecosystem gets its own ‘R&D playground’ as UWE’s incubator extension opens

June 7, 2024
Bristol’s tech and science ecosystem gets its own ‘R&D playground’ as UWE’s incubator extension opens

The newly opened extension at Future Space, the innovation hub on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus, will create a “research and development playground” for the city, according to its director. Matt Freeman, who took up the role nine months ago, has spent much of that time overseeing the development of the...

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The LAST WORD: Clare Boden, corporate tax director, Haines Watts Bristol

June 7, 2024
The LAST WORD: Clare Boden, corporate tax director, Haines Watts Bristol

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 Haines Watts Bristol corporate tax director Clare Boden answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:   Film you watched: 12 Angry Men Book you read: Because of You – Dawn French...

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