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Businesses urged to come to the aid of Bristol refugee charity in race for more space as demand soars

April 15, 2024
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Businesses urged to come to the aid of Bristol refugee charity in race for more space as demand soars

A grassroots refugee charity in Bristol is calling on businesses in the city to help it find a new home for the work it does supporting more than 5,000 displaced and vulnerable people. Aid Box Community (ABC) was founded nine years ago in response to the global refugee crisis....

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Cross-firm team from Ashfords advises UK company’s owners in marine technology sector deal

April 15, 2024
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Cross-firm team from Ashfords advises UK company’s owners in marine technology sector deal

A multidisciplinary team of lawyers from Ashfords has worked on the sale of a long-running UK marine technology business to a major US-owned industrial group. Ashfords, which has an office in Bristol, advised the shareholders of Devon-based Valeport on its takeover by a subsidiary of California-headquartered Teledyne Technologies Incorporated....

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Arrival of experienced corporate tax partner boosts Haines Watt’s Bristol office leadership team

April 15, 2024
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Arrival of experienced corporate tax partner boosts Haines Watt’s Bristol office leadership team

Accountancy firm Haines Watts has strengthened its leadership team in Bristol with the appointment of Clare Boden as corporate tax director. Clare, pictured with Haines Watts director Andrew Jordan, managing partner Matthew Bracher and director Conor O’Sullivan, has joined from Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office, where she worked for nearly four years,...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 14, 2024
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Monday April 15 Finals: Engage XR Holdings, Itaconix, Ceres Power Holdings Trading announcements: Kainos Group, Berkeley Group Holdings Tuesday April 16 Finals: Gresham Technologies, Next 15 Group, Equals Group, Accesso Technology Group, Billington Holdings, Ashtead Technology, Learning Technologies Group, Team17 Group Interim: Gattaca Q3 result: Petra Diamonds Trading announcements: Integrafin...

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The LAST WORD: Hayden Brown, co-founder and video producer, Dirty Jack

April 12, 2024
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The LAST WORD: Hayden Brown, co-founder and video producer, Dirty Jack

Each week Bristol Business News gives a member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Dirty Jack co-founder and video producer Hayden Brown answers our 10 questions. (Warning: Some of Hayden’s answers contain strong language and themes of an adult nature!) What was the LAST:  Film...

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Strong demand but shortage of quality city centre offices will push up rents to new high, say agents

April 12, 2024
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Strong demand but shortage of quality city centre offices will push up rents to new high, say agents

Office rents in Bristol city centre are set to soar by more than 17% to a record high this year due to a shortage of prime space. Property agents in the city believe an increase to £50 per sq ft is “very realistic” as a growing number of firms...

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Funding secured to develop high-performance computer in Bristol to help tackle climate change

April 12, 2024
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Funding secured to develop high-performance computer in Bristol to help tackle climate change

Highly complex projects aimed at easing the climate emergency, such as harvesting solar energy from space and harnessing the power of hydrogen, are to be made easier thanks to a new high-performance computing (HPC) system being developed in Bristol. Digital engineering consultancy The Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS), based...

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UK’s first trial of hydrogen-powered baggage vehicles at Bristol Airport makes case for ‘fuel of the future’

April 12, 2024
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UK’s first trial of hydrogen-powered baggage vehicles at Bristol Airport makes case for ‘fuel of the future’

Bristol Airport has acted as the test bed for a ground-breaking project showing how hydrogen can be safely used to power ground support equipment such baggage tractors. Information gathered from the year-long trial, the first of its kind at a major UK airport, will form the basis for a...

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Funding for start-up on the road to making electric vehicle batteries better, lighter and cheaper

April 12, 2024
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Funding for start-up on the road to making electric vehicle batteries better, lighter and cheaper

A pioneering Bristol-based start-up Celltris has received a second round of funding as it accelerates its mission to develop more effective, cheaper electric vehicle batteries. The £800,000 combined equity and grant investment means the firm has now raised more than £1.3m to launch a battery development and cell prototyping...

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Six new routes added to Ryanair’s Bristol network as it launches largest-ever summer schedule

April 11, 2024
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Six new routes added to Ryanair’s Bristol network as it launches largest-ever summer schedule

Budget airline Ryanair has launched its biggest-ever schedule from Bristol Airport for this summer, with 36 routes, including six new destinations. Copenhagen, Fuerteventura, Marrakesh, Prague, Sofia and Tirana have been added to the airline’s route network from the airport following the addition of a fifth aircraft to s Bristol-based...

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Tickled pink! Regional accountancy firm adopts bold new branding as it looks ahead to a bright future

April 11, 2024
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Tickled pink! Regional accountancy firm adopts bold new branding as it looks ahead to a bright future

Albert Goodman, the fast-growing South West accountancy firm with an office in Bristol, has unveiled new branding which it says better reflects its confidence as a fiercely independent business. The 158-year-old, £15m-plus turnover firm described the new look, pictured, as bold and distinctive and in keeping with its strong...

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Barclays Eagle Lab has landed in Bristol – with a mission to help grow the city’s scale-up ecosystem

April 11, 2024
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Barclays Eagle Lab has landed in Bristol – with a mission to help grow the city’s scale-up ecosystem

Barclays has officially launched its new hub in Bristol offering business expertise, banking services and mentoring and coaching from scale-up specialists. The Eagle Lab, the 37th opened by the bank across the UK, provides start-ups and entrepreneurs in the city with access to a wide range of services.   It...

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Programme launched to give West of England firms the tools to thrive in the evolving digital landscape

April 10, 2024
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Programme launched to give West of England firms the tools to thrive in the evolving digital landscape

Expert support on how to enhance digital presence, adopt new technologies, improve competitiveness and increase productivity is now available to small and medium-sized businesses Bristol firms under a new scheme. Called Tech for Growth, the initiative offers tailored tech adoption consultancy to eligible organisations. It aims to equip businesses...

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