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Research shows UWE brings £400m and 8,200 jobs to Bristol’s economy

April 7, 2017
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Research shows UWE brings £400m and 8,200 jobs to Bristol’s economy

The economic impact of the University of the West of England (UWE) on the region has been revealed in a report showing that in 2014/15 it supported more than 8,200 jobs and generated just over £400m. The independent analysis – the first of its kind – was compiled by...

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Bristol innovators take pride of place on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

April 7, 2017
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Bristol innovators take pride of place on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

Twenty entrepreneurs from Bristol have been named on an exclusive list of the top 50 innovators helped by SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator. SETsquared, which is backed by a number of universities including the University of Bristol, supports high-growth tech companies that have significant economic impact....

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More growth at Beard Construction as it builds for the future

April 7, 2017
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More growth at Beard Construction as it builds for the future

Annual profits at regional construction group Beard, which has an office in Bristol, leapt by 41% last year as it continued to win major, high-profile projects. Pre-tax profits reached £4m during the year to December 31 for the first time on turnover up 23% at £136m. The family-owned firm, which...

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Perfect Candidate could prove just the job for recruitment firm’s Grand National hopes

April 7, 2017
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Perfect Candidate could prove just the job for recruitment firm’s Grand National hopes

Directors at Bristol firm ISL Recruitment are hoping they’ve found the ‘perfect candidate’ to win tomorrow’s Grand National – they’ve entered a horse with that name.  Perfect Candidate is owned by the city centre-based firm and more than half its 25 employees are travelling to Aintree tomorrow to cheer on the...

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Leading tech lawyer joins Ashfords to head its Bristol commercial team

April 7, 2017
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Leading tech lawyer joins Ashfords to head its Bristol commercial team

Andy Braithwaite has joined the Bristol office of South West law firm Ashfords as head of its commercial team.  Andy, pictured, who previously worked at Thrings and Osborne Clarke in Bristol, strengthens the firm’s commercial and technology offer, providing in-depth expertise in a wide range of IT transactions and...

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Global recognition for Bristol universities’ Green Capital student volunteering project

April 7, 2017
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Global recognition for Bristol universities’ Green Capital student volunteering project

Bristol’s two universities’ reputation for excellence in sustainability has been recognised on the global stage with a joint prize at the International Green Gown Awards. The University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Bristol were the combined winners of the Student Engagement category at the...

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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 7, 2017
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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in Bristol’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Bristol Business News and its...

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Innovative social housing project gets underway after Andrews hits fundraising target

April 7, 2017
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Innovative social housing project gets underway after Andrews hits fundraising target

Estate agency and property group Andrews has met its target of raising £70,000 to kick-start an ambitious, innovative and enduring social housing project. The Keynsham-headquartered group launched the scheme last year to mark its 70th anniversary. It has now bought and refurbished the first home as part of the...

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Business West calls for ‘bold vision’ from Metro Mayor in devolution manifesto

April 7, 2017
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Business West calls for ‘bold vision’ from Metro Mayor in devolution manifesto

The West of England’s new Metro Mayor must have a “bold social and economic vision” for the region, its largest business organisation is demanding in its devolution manifesto. Business West, which includes the West of England Initiative, has identified 10 key points that the mayor will need to translate...

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Burges Salmon announces five new partner appointments

April 6, 2017
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Burges Salmon announces five new partner appointments

Five new partners have been appointed by Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon across key areas including dispute resolution, real estate, funds and asset management, and competition. The move takes Burges Salmon’s total number of partners to 88 and reflect the firm’s work in a number of selected markets where...

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Food for thought on marketing to youth at McCann Bristol’s first Talks on Toast event

April 5, 2017
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Food for thought on marketing to youth at McCann Bristol’s first Talks on Toast event

Today’s young people are interested in – and worried about – much the same as previous generations despite the explosion of social media and on-demand information, according to new research revealed to South West marketers and business leaders. But the way brands can engage with youth has changed dramatically,...

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UWE architecture students find room for inspiration at Bath Road Studios

April 5, 2017
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UWE architecture students find room for inspiration at Bath Road Studios

Two rooms at Bristol’s Bath Road Studios have been re-imagined by UWE interior architecture students to as accommodation for refugees in a project inspired by the Royal Society of the Arts’ (RSA) annual design awards. The students were given a brief last November after a visit to the innovative workspace and...

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Creative Business News campaign of the month: Greenhouse PR, Moixa

April 5, 2017
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Creative Business News campaign of the month: Greenhouse PR, Moixa

We all know the West of England is chock-full of incredibly talented agencies and individuals. To showcase the cream of their work, Creative Business News each month features the very best creative campaigns coming out of the region. This month we highlight Bristol PR agency Greenhouse’s work with home...

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