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Job axed at Rolls-Royce Bristol plant as group hit by fallout from coronavirus pandemic

June 5, 2020
Job axed at Rolls-Royce Bristol plant as group hit by fallout from coronavirus pandemic

Aero-engine giant Rolls-Royce has confirmed 50 job losses at its Bristol plant as part of a major redundancy programme in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. The group, which primarily builds engines for military aircraft and vessels at Filton, has been rocked by the impact of coronavirus on the global...

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£6m investment puts expanding Bristol tech firm Amdaris on acquisition trail

June 5, 2020
£6m investment puts expanding Bristol tech firm Amdaris on acquisition trail

Fast-growing Bristol-based software developer and digital transformation specialist Amdaris is poised for further expansion, including potential acquisitions, after securing a £6m from investor BGF. The firm, already one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies, employs more than 200 developers in Bristol and across its centres in Romania, Moldova and...

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Wastewater treatment innovator taps more investment as it looks to clean up coasts and rivers

June 5, 2020
Wastewater treatment innovator taps more investment as it looks to clean up coasts and rivers

A Bristol-based company that has developed an eco-friendly water treatment system that can reduce pollution levels has raised £550,000 to help roll it out its innovative technology to the industry. The second-round investment means Industrial Phycology – also known as I-Phyc – has now raised a more than £1.2m...

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Help for small firms to bounce back from the impact of coronavius by boosting their online presence

June 5, 2020
Help for small firms to bounce back from the impact of coronavius by boosting their online presence

A new programme to help Bristol’s small businesses improve their digital presence has been launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) as it expands its Growth Hub to help firms bounce back from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Trading Better Online programme has been developed...

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Boost for region’s tourist industry as easyJet vows to have 75% of routes back in service by August

June 5, 2020
Boost for region’s tourist industry as easyJet vows to have 75% of routes back in service by August

Low-cost airline easyJet, Bristol Airport’s largest operator, expects to have resumed flights on three-quarters of its routes in August as international lockdowns are lifted in more holiday destinations. The airline announced last week that it will restore the service to a limited number of destinations from Bristol starting on...

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Deadline looming for grants of up to £5,000 for some firms hit by impact of Covid-19

June 5, 2020
Deadline looming for grants of up to £5,000 for some firms hit by impact of Covid-19

Firms based in shared offices or flexible workspaces, as well as B&Bs and guest houses, have only a few days left to apply for a grant up to £5,000 from a special business support grant. The Small Business Grants Discretionary Fund was established to support small businesses impacted by...

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Bristol Junior Chamber ‘virtually’ goes above and beyond to net £5,000 for hospitals charity

June 4, 2020
Bristol Junior Chamber ‘virtually’ goes above and beyond to net £5,000 for hospitals charity

A ‘socially distanced’ charity challenge by young professionals’ networking organisation Bristol Junior Chamber (BJC) has raised £5,090 for Above & Beyond, the charity raising funds for Bristol city centre hospitals and supporting NHS staff. BJC members teamed up with their counterparts at Wirtschaftsjunioren Hannover in Bristol’s German twin city...

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R3 South West issues essential guide to help region’s firms manage impact of Covid-19 crisis

June 4, 2020
R3 South West issues essential guide to help region’s firms manage impact of Covid-19 crisis

An eight-point checklist to help owner-managers deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses has been launched by the South West arm of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. The organisation’s members, who include insolvency practitioners, lawyers, and turnaround and restructuring experts, work with business owners...

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UK hot tub and pool industry appoints Bristol PR firm to make a splash as sales soar in lockdown

June 4, 2020
UK hot tub and pool industry appoints Bristol PR firm to make a splash as sales soar in lockdown

Bristol-based public relations agency Speed Communications is to support the hot tub and home swimming pool industry with a range of PR and media services. The campaign has been initiated by Pool Industry Promotions (PIP) to promote the UK pool and hot tub industry and comes at a time...

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