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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 18, 2019
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Monday August 19 Finals: BHP Group, Omega Dia Interim:  BATM Advanced Tuesday August 20 Final: Sancell Holdings Interims: Empiric, Finabir, Global Ports, Kenmare Resources, Persimmon, Wood Group (J) Economic announcement: CBI Industrial Trends Surveys Wednesday August 21 Interims: Charter Court, Costain, Empresaria Group, Hansteen Hldgs Trading announcement: Pets At Home Economic announcement: Public Sector...

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High noon for the high street? Not if it reinvents itself, experts tell Balloon Fiesta business breakfast

August 16, 2019
High noon for the high street? Not if it reinvents itself, experts tell Balloon Fiesta business breakfast

High streets and retail centres can survive the onslaught of online rivals if they adapt by offering ‘experiences’ as well as shopping, a panel of experts told the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast. More than 200 members of the city’s business community gathered for the annual event, staged...

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Lift-off for pioneering Bristol scheme that unlocks potential of factory-built homes

August 16, 2019
Lift-off for pioneering Bristol scheme that unlocks potential of factory-built homes

Bespoke pre-built homes have been craned into an existing building on one of Bristol’s busiest streets in a UK-first that has also brought so-called modular construction back into focus as a way of helping to solve the city’s housing crisis. Bristol-based developer Urban Creation is behind the pioneering approach to...

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Western Harbour gateway scheme takes shape with three schemes going under spotlight

August 16, 2019
Western Harbour gateway scheme takes shape with three schemes going under spotlight

Three alternative schemes to transform Bristol’s Cumberland Basin into one of the city’s largest mixed-use development sites will be unveiled for public consultation next week. The area, to be renamed as Western Harbour, has up to 20 hectares of developable land with the potential for 3,500 homes along with...

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Bristol medtech pioneer develops pharmacy industry game-changer

August 16, 2019
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A ground-breaking medicine dispensing system developed by Bristol tech firm Invatech Health is being hailed as having the potential to revolutionise the pharmacy industry in the way that Uber has disrupted taxi hire. Called Titan, the system aims to speed up the user experience for patients and practice owners. ...

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Call goes out for Bristol’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

August 16, 2019
Call goes out for Bristol’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

Ambitious Bristol technology firms are being invited to enter a major awards scheme that recognises the UK’s fastest-growing businesses in the sector. Entries are now open for the 22nd annual UK Technology Fast 50 Awards staged by global accountancy group Deloitte. The awards are open to firms that use a...

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Strong growth at Osborne Clarke pushes UK revenue past £150m for first time

August 16, 2019
Strong growth at Osborne Clarke pushes UK revenue past £150m for first time

Annual revenue in the UK arm of international law firm Osborne Clarke, which has its roots in Bristol, has grown by 7.7% to pass £150m for the first time. UK net profit earned on the £150.1m rose by 2.9% to £63m while the firm, which employs more than 500...

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Bristol Business News Travel: Joining in with single-minded guests on a solo holiday in Crete

August 15, 2019
Bristol Business News Travel: Joining in with single-minded guests on a solo holiday in Crete

Keen to get away but your friends haven’t got any holiday left? Solo trips are one of the travel industry’s fastest-growing trends. Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe headed off to Crete and a hotel specialising in individual travellers to find out what all the fuss is about… ...

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Boost for SCISYS as broadcaster tunes in to its newsroom software

August 15, 2019
Boost for SCISYS as broadcaster tunes in to its newsroom software

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol, has added to the success of its newsroom software, services and training business by winning another major contract from a major European broadcaster. The contract, secured by the Chippenham-headquartered group’s Germany-based Media Solutions division, is with an unnamed broadcaster,...

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