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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

July 19, 2019
Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

The first-ever industrial blueprint for the West of England was launched today with the aim of building on the area’s unique creativity, collaboration and ingenuity to secure sustainable growth. Among ideas suggested in the strategy are connecting researchers, businesses and residents through a Global Centre of Innovation Excellence to...

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Bristol artist’s Moon sculpture stars in 50th anniversary of Apollo landing celebrations

July 19, 2019
Bristol artist’s Moon sculpture stars in 50th anniversary of Apollo landing celebrations

Bristol artist Luke Jerram’s touring exhibition of a massive Moon is this weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing as his latest thought-provoking work – a giant Earth – continues its tour. ‘Museum of the Moon’ is circling the globe in a tribute to the...

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More growth on the cards for building consultancy after Bristol office move

July 19, 2019
More growth on the cards for building consultancy after Bristol office move

Specialist building services consultancy Method Consulting has relocated its Bristol office to larger premises to give it room for further growth. The consultancy, which specialises in engineering and sustainability projects, has moved from Old Market Street to Queens Quay on Queen Square. It said the newly refurbished office also...

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Pledge on mental wellbeing at work made by Bristol hotel

July 19, 2019
Pledge on mental wellbeing at work made by Bristol hotel

A hotel in Bristol has become the first in the South West’s hospitality industry to commit to a pledge that raises awareness of mental health in the workplace. The Bristol, part of the Doyle Collection, signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, which commits it to changing the way...

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Bank funding gives specialist medical supplies firm healthy future

July 19, 2019
Bank funding gives specialist medical supplies firm healthy future

Bristol-based medical supply firm Q-Surgical is meeting rising demand for its range of wound-closure devices after securing a finance package from HSBC. The firm, which was founded by Helene Brown, pictured, in 2013, is a prime distributor of sutures used to stitch wounds during surgery to NHS and private...

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No half measures as Bishop Fleming smashes £100k annual charity target in just six months

July 19, 2019
No half measures as Bishop Fleming smashes £100k annual charity target in just six months

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has reached its 2019 charity fundraising target of £100,000 with half the year still to go. At the beginning of this year the firm, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, pledged to raise £100,000 to mark its centenary. Employees and...

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Chance to make sure advice to exporters is shipshape and Bristol fashion

July 19, 2019
Chance to make sure advice to exporters is shipshape and Bristol fashion

Bristol exporting businesses have the opportunity to shape future international trade advice and support by taking part in a new survey. Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, and the Department for International Trade (DIT) South West have teamed up to stage the survey against a backdrop of increased...

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Fast-growing South West firms benefit as BGF’s investment total passes £2bn

July 19, 2019
Fast-growing South West firms benefit as BGF’s investment total passes £2bn

BGF, the UK investment group with an office in Bristol, is celebrating passing the £2bn funding milestone, with £134m of that going to South West businesses. The firm, which is the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has backed 19 businesses in the South West since...

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Industry survey puts Computershare at number one for fifth year in a row

July 18, 2019
Industry survey puts Computershare at number one for fifth year in a row

Computershare, the Bristol-based specialist financial services group, has been named the UK’s leading registrar for a fifth consecutive year following the results of a survey that gave it top slot in five out of six key areas, including services to shareholders and client account management.  The benchmarking survey by...

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