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Innovative robotic hand firm picks up prestigious James Dyson Award

August 28, 2015
Innovative robotic hand firm picks up prestigious James Dyson Award

Open Bionics, the fledgling Bristol firm developing 3D-printed robotic hands for amputees, has won the coveted James Dyson Award, which celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The award is the latest in a long line of accolades for the firm. It was recently selected for...

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Growing trend for ethical banking boosts Bristol-based Triodos

August 28, 2015
Growing trend for ethical banking boosts Bristol-based Triodos

Lending by European ethical bank Triodos, which has its UK head office in Bristol, climbed by 9% to €791m (£579m) in the first six months of this year as the appetite for sustainable banking continues to grow. The Dutch-owned group also achieved a 4% increase in UK customer numbers...

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The LAST WORD: Nick Wright, financial director, Andrews & Partners

August 28, 2015
The LAST WORD: Nick Wright, financial director, Andrews & Partners

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on our weekly e-bulletin. This week Nick Wright, financial director of Andrews & Partners, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation Book you...

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Upmarket travel website redesign win for Gibe Digital

August 28, 2015
Upmarket travel website redesign win for Gibe Digital

Bristol-based web agency Gibe Digital been appointed by specialist luxury tour operator Simpson Travel to redevelop its website. In collaboration with Simpson Travel’s marketing team, Gibe will redesign the site to deliver competitive brand advantage through market-leading user experience.  Utilising Gibe Digital’s ecommerce expertise, the site will be built...

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Bristol landmark office deals lead UK as city’s commercial property market powers ahead

August 28, 2015
Bristol landmark office deals lead UK as city’s commercial property market powers ahead

The powerful recovery in Bristol’s commercial property market has made it one of the UK’s office hotspots – with two of the county’s three largest deals taking place in the city. Research from property consultancy Knight Frank shows that during the second quarter of this year the sale of...

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Latest industry insights will be shared at fifth Bristol Legal Sector Conference

August 28, 2015
Latest industry insights will be shared at fifth Bristol Legal Sector Conference

The fifth annual Bristol Legal Sector Conference is to take place in October, giving the region’s law firms expert insight into the latest changes in the fast-moving sector. Staged by NatWest alongside new partner mmadigital, the free event is on Wednesday October 21 at Temple Quay, 3 Temple Back...

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Growth for Bristol’s mid-tier businesses stunted by lack of funding, says CBI/BDO report

August 28, 2015
Growth for Bristol’s mid-tier businesses stunted by lack of funding, says CBI/BDO report

Bristol’s ambitious medium-sized businesses are being held back by gaps in the provision of long-term lending, according to a new report. With improved bank lending, an increased flow of invoice finance facilities and huge growth in peer-to-peer lending over the last few years, much of the finance landscape is...

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Major survey to shed light on why race remains a factor in the workplace

August 28, 2015
Major survey to shed light on why race remains a factor in the workplace

Bristol firms are being asked to encourage their staff to take part in the UK’s largest ever survey of race at work to help find out why ethnic minorities are under-represented at all levels in the workplace. Commissioned by responsible business network Business in the Community, the survey aims...

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Change at the top for PwC in Bristol as regional chairman Matt Hammond heads to the Midlands

August 28, 2015
Change at the top for PwC in Bristol as regional chairman Matt Hammond heads to the Midlands

Accountancy giant PwC has made two key appointments to its Bristol-based West & Wales regional leadership team following Matt Hammond’s move to the Midlands as regional chairman. Katharine Finn replaces Mr Hammond as regional chair for West and Wales while Lynn Pamment takes over as senior partner to lead...

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