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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 9, 2018
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Monday December 10 Interim: Photo-Me International Economic announcement: GDP (October) Tuesday December 11 Interims: Ashtead, Carpetright Economic announcement: Employment data (claimant count, unemployment rate and average earnings) Wednesday December 12 Interims: Dixon Carphone, Superdry Trading updates: John Wood, Bellway, British American Tobacco Thursday December 13 Interims: Sports Direct, Purple...

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The LAST WORD: Sally Cordwell, director, Future Kings

December 7, 2018
The LAST WORD: Sally Cordwell, director, Future Kings

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 Sally Cordwell, business director of branding and communications agency Future Kings, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Moana. My daughter loves...

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£32m global technology centre will keep Bristol at leading edge of aerospace industry

December 7, 2018
£32m global technology centre will keep Bristol at leading edge of aerospace industry

Bristol’s standing as a world-leading centre for aerospace innovation has been given a multi-million pound boost with plans to open a global technology centre for the industry at Filton. Engineering giant GKN, which already employs around 2,000 people at plants in Filton and Avonmouth, is to co-fund the centre...

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End of the road for Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project as administrators pull plug

December 7, 2018
End of the road for Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project as administrators pull plug

Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project – which had hoped to set a world land vehicle record of 1,000mph – has been axed after hitting a cash crisis. Administrators for the firm behind the Avonmouth-based project, Bloodhound Programme, today effectively pulled the plug on the bid after failing to secure...

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£35m investment to put Bristol firm’s innovative ‘virtual-touch’ tech on world stage

December 7, 2018
£35m investment to put Bristol firm’s innovative ‘virtual-touch’ tech on world stage

Bristol-based Ultrahaptics, the world leader in mid-air touch technology, is poised for further growth after completing a £35m Series C round of investment. The funding will enable the University of Bristol spin-out to further develop and commercialise its revolutionary ‘haptic’ technology into new markets. The new funding was led by...

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Bristol Media apprentice award scheme to send second talented young creative to SXSW

December 7, 2018
Bristol Media apprentice award scheme to send second talented young creative to SXSW

Graphic designer and entrepreneur Marissa Lewis-Peart is to attend SXSW, the world’s largest tech, digital conference and music festival, after winning an award from Bristol Media. Marissa, pictured, will join Bristol creative agency professionals for five days at the event in Austin, Texas, next March. She will then be...

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Jobs go as Bristol construction company falls into administration

December 7, 2018
Jobs go as Bristol construction company falls into administration

Bristol building contractor Helm Construction has gone into administration with most of 50 workers being made redundant. Administrators from London-based Opus Business Services were appointed on Monday after the business was hit by cashflow problems, with reports suggesting that it had not been paid for a number of recent...

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Bristol office market expert joins GVA’s city base as it prepares for new era

December 7, 2018
Bristol office market expert joins GVA’s city base as it prepares for new era

International property agency GVA has appointed former Savills and Colliers director Paul Williams to lead its South West office agency in its Bristol office. Paul, pictured, is a highly respected figure within the regional commercial property industry with a strong track record in all aspects of sale, leasing and...

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Government gives £1.35m boost to West of England’s creative industry

December 7, 2018
Government gives £1.35m boost to West of England’s creative industry

Bristol’s fast-growing creative firms are to gain better access to training and advice under a programme launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). The scheme, which will be funded by £1.35m from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, will also provide advice on securing investment.  WECA...

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