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The LAST WORD: Danny Bartlett, external affairs manager, Philip Morris Ltd

October 18, 2019
The LAST WORD: Danny Bartlett, external affairs manager, Philip Morris Ltd

Each week Bristol Business News gives a member of the business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Danny Bartlett, external affairs manager at Philip Morris Ltd, answers our 10 questions. What was the last…  Film you watched? Spider-Man: Far From Home. I’m a huge Marvel...

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BT agrees pre-let on 11-storey city centre office building more than a year ahead of its completition

October 18, 2019
BT agrees pre-let on 11-storey city centre office building more than a year ahead of its completition

BT is to open a major hub in Bristol city centre in one of the largest pre-let office deals ever agreed in the city. In a sign of the strength of the market – and a lack of supply – the telecoms group has agreed to occupy 201,000 sq...

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Innovative Bristol project inspires trial scheme to help refugees launch their own businesses

October 18, 2019
Innovative Bristol project inspires trial scheme to help refugees launch their own businesses

A pilot scheme to encourage refugees to set up businesses has been launched in Bristol following the success of a research project in the city last year. The scheme, which is being delivered by ACH Bristol, the leading local social enterprise specialising in refugee integration and employment services, is...

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Red letter day for automated handwriting firm founded by graduates after it lands top prize

October 18, 2019
Red letter day for automated handwriting firm founded by graduates after it lands top prize

A business set up by two University of Bristol graduates which uses artificial intelligence to create automated handwritten letters has beaten off competition from more than 2,000 others to win £25,000 worth of seed funding. Scribeless, founded by Robert Van Den Bergh and Alex Robinson, both 23, scooped one...

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Bristol’s first ‘pro-working’ space grows at the double as demand soars

October 18, 2019
Bristol’s first ‘pro-working’ space grows at the double as demand soars

Origin Workspace, Bristol’s first co-working space dedicated to ‘pro-working’, is to open a second phase in December in a move that will double its floorspace and provide upmarket office accommodation for hundreds of entrepreneurs. Phase 1 of Origin, which opened in May, transformed part of a former office block...

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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

October 18, 2019
Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

The University of Bristol’s ambitious plans to create a new enterprise campus centred on world-class innovation next to Temple Meads railway station received a double boost this week. The planned flagship Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC), pictured – a key element of the £300m campus at Temple Quarter –...

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Bristol conference addresses the challenges firms face over the workplace of the future

October 18, 2019
Bristol conference addresses the challenges firms face over the workplace of the future

Flexible working, workplace culture and employee wellness will be key themes in the future of employment and businesses need to be aware of their impact, an event in Bristol heard. Called The Irresistible Organisation, it featured input from thought leaders and a panel of experts at the coalface of...

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Carter Jonas brings together South West commercial teams in new Bristol hub

October 18, 2019
Carter Jonas brings together South West commercial teams in new Bristol hub

National property consultancy Carter Jonas has opened its new Bristol office following the acquisition earlier this year of city-based Williams Gunter Hardwick – a move that gave it a base in Bristol for the first time. The 4,833 sq ft office in St Catherine’s Court, Berkeley Place, Clifton, brings...

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Planning associate appointment strengthes Barton Willmore’s Bristol office

October 17, 2019
Planning associate appointment strengthes Barton Willmore’s Bristol office

National planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has expanded its infrastructure and environmental planning team in Bristol with the appointment of Will Spencer. Will, pictured, joins the team as an infrastructure and environmental planning associate having previously worked for the three years as a development consent order and statutory...

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