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Record fall in EU workers in UK making skills shortages worse, warns Business West

August 14, 2018
Record fall in EU workers in UK making skills shortages worse, warns Business West

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, today warned that the record fall in EU nationals working in the UK was hitting British companies. Some 86,000 fewer people from European Union countries are now employed by UK firms compared to the same period last year, according to the figures...

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New look Avon Gorge Hotel to be unveiled following multi-million pound transformation

August 14, 2018
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Bristol’s iconic Avon Gorge Hotel is to re-open later this month after a multi-million pound refurbishment by owners the Hotel du Vin group. All 78 bedrooms and suites have been transformed along with a new restaurant and meeting rooms at the venue, which has been renamed the Avon Gorge...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 12, 2018
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Monday August 13 Interims: Clarkson Tuesday August 14 Interims: Antofagasta, John Menzies, esure Economic announcement: Employment data (claimant count, unemployment rate, average earnings) Wednesday August 15 Interims: Admiral, Balfour Beatty, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Cisco Economic announcement: CPI (July) Thursday August 16 Final: Rank Group Interims: Kaz Minerals, Allied Minds, Walmart-Nvidia...

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The LAST WORD: Greg Aston, partner, Ridge & Partners

August 10, 2018
The LAST WORD: Greg Aston, partner, Ridge & Partners

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 Greg Aston, partner at property and construction consultancy Ridge & Partners, answers our 10 questions.  What was the LAST: Film you watched? Pitch Perfect 3 Book...

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Artificial Intelligence debate serves up food for thought at Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast

August 10, 2018
Artificial Intelligence debate serves up food for thought at Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast

Bristol’s business leaders believe artificial intelligence (AI) will be more of a blessing than a curse, according to attendees at this morning’s International Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast. A show of hands among the audience at the end of a lively debate on AI’s impact on society, business and the...

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Dedicated website launched to help generate growth for Bristol’s scale-up businesses

August 10, 2018
Dedicated website launched to help generate growth for Bristol’s scale-up businesses

Bristol’s fast-growth businesses can find all the information they need to help them expand in one place following the launch of the city’s first scale-up generator website. The site, which has been created by Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation centre in partnership with the West of England Growth Hub, includes...

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Chancellor’s £65m boost to catapult Bristol into world-leading centre for high-value manufacturing

August 10, 2018
Chancellor’s £65m boost to catapult Bristol into world-leading centre for high-value manufacturing

Bristol’s standing as a centre for advanced manufacturing received a £65m boost today from Chancellor Philip Hammond in a move he said would put the city at the forefront of innovation in the sector. The money will go to the National Composites Centre (NCC), Bristol’s world-leading institution for composites...

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French connection could power cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Bristol firms

August 10, 2018
French connection could power cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Bristol firms

Bristol firms operating in the nuclear sector could benefit from an agreement between industry organisations in South West England and Normandy in France which aims to create jobs, unlock opportunities and attract new investment to both regions. The memorandum of understanding between Nuclear South West and Nucleopolis potentially connects...

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Tech firms and students reap mutual rewards of UWE’s Future Space internship scheme

August 10, 2018
Tech firms and students reap mutual rewards of UWE’s Future Space internship scheme

Start-up and scale-up businesses at UWE’s Future Space tech and science hub have opened their doors to students taking part in a new internship initiative designed around their business needs.  Over the 10-week period the interns, pictured, will develop skills, network and ultimately kickstart their careers in marketing at...

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