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Trailblazing Bristol firms fly flag for city in prestigious national mobile innovation table

September 2, 2014
Trailblazing Bristol firms fly flag for city in prestigious national mobile innovation table

Pioneering Bristol mobile businesses Mubaloo and Creditcall have been named among the UK’s 50 most innovative firms in the fast-growing sector. It is the third consecutive year that mobile consultancy and app developer Mubaloo has appeared in the annual Mobile Entertainment Top 50 Innovators list. For online and mobile...

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Manufacturing growth slows as concerns grow over weaker exports

September 1, 2014
Manufacturing growth slows as concerns grow over weaker exports

Growth among West of England manufacturers has eased to more moderate and sustainable long-term levels, according to a survey published today – but exports are being hit by a combination of weakness in the eurozone and sterling’s strength. The latest quarterly Manufacturing Outlook survey from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation,...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 1, 2014
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Monday 1 September Interim: Falkland Oil & Gas Trading statement: Berkeley Group AGMs: Berkeley Group, Igas Energy EGMs: Mecom, Retroscreen Virology Economics: Net consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals, M4 money supply, Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index – manufacturing, Halifax house prices, Bank of England/GfK inflation over...

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Bristol to play lead research role in pioneering 3D security and defence technology

August 29, 2014
Bristol to play lead research role in pioneering 3D security and defence technology

Bristol’s position as an emerging centre for innovative 3D technology has been underpinned by new research to help surveillance systems identify suspicious objects or people easier. The Government-funded study, which aims to develop 3D imaging technology, forms a continuation of the link-up between UWE Bristol’s Centre for Machine Vision,...

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Zerodegrees turns up heat on rivals following £350,000 refurb

August 29, 2014
Zerodegrees turns up heat on rivals following £350,000 refurb

Bristol craft brewing institution Zerodegrees has undergone a major refurbishment in tandem with a new menu after a successful decade at its landmark Colston Street site. The £350,000 refit has created an expansive, flexible drinking and dining space downstairs with the dining room moving to the top floor. The...

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New app helps Bristol Pound users tap into new services

August 29, 2014
New app helps Bristol Pound users tap into new services

Bristol Pound has launched its first official app for mobiles offering a range of new services for users of the UK’s most successful local currency. The free ‘£B app’ will simplify the £B mobile phone text payment system, TXT2PAY, notify users of nearby Bristol Pound businesses, track users’ spending...

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Bristol dining institution Melbournes returns for second helping in new location

August 29, 2014
Bristol dining institution Melbournes returns for second helping in new location

One of Bristol’s top restaurants has returned after more than a decade. Melbournes became an institution during its 15 years on Park Street, ranking alongside the city’s highest-regarded and most successful restaurants. Co-owner Tony Wilshaw sold the business in the 1990s as competition grew from a new generation of...

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Short-stay tourism campaign has long-term impact on Bristol’s economy, figures show

August 29, 2014
Short-stay tourism campaign has long-term impact on Bristol’s economy, figures show

A marketing campaign which used the people behind some of Bristol’s leading attractions to promote the city as a short-stay destination brought in £25.7m and created nearly 500 jobs, according to new figures. Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton, co-founder of the pop-up restaurant and food festival, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion,...

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Cladding specialist faces further growth after building annual sales to record level

August 29, 2014
Cladding specialist faces further growth after building annual sales to record level

Bristol-based brick cladding specialist Eurobrick has had the most successful 12 months in its 24-year history and has moved to a larger base to accommodate further growth.  Turnover at the firm, which installs lightweight brick slips and stone-faced cladding systems for clients such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, McDonalds, Timberland, Wimpey...

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