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Bristol engineers wing it to help Airbus land $50bn blockbuster aircraft deal

November 17, 2017
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Bristol engineers wing it to help Airbus land $50bn blockbuster aircraft deal

Innovative fuel-saving wing-tip devices developed by Airbus engineers in Bristol have helped the aerospace giant clinch one of the biggest deals in aviation history – selling 430 aircraft to US investment group Indigo Partners for nearly $50bn (£37.8bn). The single-aisle aircraft A320neo (new engine option) is a re-engineering of...

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Bristol firms dominate unique list of South West’s most disruptive firms

November 17, 2017
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Bristol firms dominate unique list of South West’s most disruptive firms

The 25 most disruptive firms in the South West have been named in a unique list – with seven of the top 10 based in Bristol. The first of its kind, the Disrupt South West index recognises ventures with headquarters in the region which hold the greatest potential to...

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Chefs and colleges team up to devise recipe to help ease Bristol’s shortage of trained kitchen staff

November 17, 2017
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Chefs and colleges team up to devise recipe to help ease Bristol’s shortage of trained kitchen staff

A vocational programme has been launched in Bristol to help tackle the city’s critical shortage of trained chefs as its food and restaurant scene continues to expand rapidly. The School of Food has brought together Bristol chefs Josh Eggleton and Adrian Kirikmaa with Weston College, St Katherine’s School and...

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Bristol logistics hubs for Heathrow expansion on airport’s longlist of potential sites

November 17, 2017
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Bristol logistics hubs for Heathrow expansion on airport’s longlist of potential sites

An ambitious plan to bring work potentially worth billions of pounds linked to the expansion of Heathrow Airport to the Bristol area has moved a step closer. Sites at Avonmouth and Severnside have been put forward as potential locations for logistics hubs to pre-assemble components for the airport’s new...

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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Bristol’s ethical firms

November 17, 2017
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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Bristol’s ethical firms

Bristol’s ethical organisations – large and small – are being invited to enter the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of Fairtrade by buying certified Fairtrade products for...

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New horizons for TLT as it opens 15th floor client suite with panoramic views

November 17, 2017
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New horizons for TLT as it opens 15th floor client suite with panoramic views

Bristol-based national law firm TLT has opened the new top floor extension to its landmark One Redcliff Street headquarters – giving staff and visitors an unrivalled bird’s eye view of the city.  TLT’s major refurbishment of its space at One Redcliff Street, pictured below, which started just over a...

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Shoe hanger firm steps up expansion with move to new HQ at Paintworks

November 17, 2017
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Shoe hanger firm steps up expansion with move to new HQ at Paintworks

Phineas, the Bristol firm which designs and manufactures footwear hangers for the world’s largest brands and retailers, has bought its own head office as it continues to grow. The 1,978 sq ft base at The Paintworks creative hub on Bath Road, pictured, is enabling it to speed up development...

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Experienced construction industry manager takes up reins at David Wilson Homes South West

November 17, 2017
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Experienced construction industry manager takes up reins at David Wilson Homes South West

The Bristol-based South West division of housebuilder David Wilson Homes has appointed Ian Menham as managing director. Ian, pictured, joins the firm – a division of Barratt Developments, the UK’s largest housebuilder – after more than two years as managing director at from sister business Barratt Homes Southern Counties,...

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DAS strengthens corporate team with management appointments

November 17, 2017
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DAS strengthens corporate team with management appointments

DAS UK, the Bristol-headquartered legal expenses insurer, has made two senior appointments to its market-leading corporate team. Anne Wienand becomes strategic account manager while Alan Jappy takes up the position of corporate business development manager. Anne, pictured, will oversee relationships with the company’s existing corporate partners. With 20 years’...

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Search starts for Bristol’s next City Poet

November 17, 2017
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Search starts for Bristol’s next City Poet

Poets, performers and fans of the spoken word in Bristol are being invited to apply to become the next City Poet. The winner will be required to write 10 poems for specific events or projects and will also take part in public performances and community engagement activities during Mayor Marvin...

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High-flying international architect comes home to join Bristol office of BDP

November 17, 2017
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High-flying international architect comes home to join Bristol office of BDP

International architecture firm BDP’s Bristol studio has appointed Yuli Cadney-Toh as architect director. Yuli, pictured, joins having worked on high-profile projects around the world including Sydney’s International Towers and Brookfield Place tower in Perth, Western Australia.  Educated in Bristol and the West, she arrives at BDP with more than...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Smith & Williamson hosts reception at RWA annual exhibition

November 16, 2017
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Smith & Williamson hosts reception at RWA annual exhibition

Accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office has hosted its 10th annual reception at the city’s Royal West of England Academy’s renowned Annual Open Exhibition. With all its artworks for sale, the exhibition is regarded as one of the key events of the UK art...

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My Creative Life: Anthony Sullivan, product director, Cookpad

November 15, 2017
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My Creative Life: Anthony Sullivan, product director, Cookpad

Creative Business News regularly gives a prominent member of the region’s creative sector the chance to reflect on their career, their work and their ambitions by answering 10 questions about themselves. Name: Anthony Sullivan  Job title: Product director Current company: Cookpad Ltd Age: 45 My big break: In 1999...

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