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Mighty year for MITIE boss results in top business award

November 11, 2011
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol-based MITIE Group’s chief executive Ruby McGregor-Smith has been named as the Orange Leader of the Year at the National Business Awards. One of a small number of women holding the position of CEO in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250, Ms McGregor-Smith was voted...

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Downturn hits demand for office space in Bristol city centre

November 11, 2011
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Demand for office space in Bristol city centre was slightly down in the third quarter and also below the same period last year, according to property specialists Knight Frank. Third-quarter take-up fell from 81,000 sq ft to 70,000 sq ft, with a total of 311,000 sq ft office space...

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Charity challenges are just the job for recruitment group

November 11, 2011
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Staff at national recruitment organisation Resource Solutions Group, based in Bristol, have raised almost £13,000 this year for charity – smashing an initial target of £10,000 set at the beginning of 2011.   RSG consultants from across the 160-strong organisation have trekked, cycled, climbed and run more than 500...

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Airbus flying high with bumper orders

November 10, 2011
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Combined total orders on the books of Airbus for its commercial jetliners now stand at 11,291, new figures show. The figures are good news for the European planemaker’s giant Filton plant where its wings – and range-enhancing ‘sharklet’ wingtips – are designed and partially made in association with GKN....

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Top award recognises Renishaw’s global success

November 10, 2011
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Renishaw, the South Gloucestershire-based precision engineering group, has been named the Grant Thornton Mid-Cap Business of the Year. The company, based in Wotton-under-Edge, was established in 1973 and has become the world leader in measurement sensors and is now diversifying into healthcare products. It has offices in 31 countries...

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Planning consultancy Pegasus relocates to North Bristol

November 10, 2011
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Pegasus Planning Group, one of the leading national consultancies in the development sector, has relocated to prime space at the Equinox North complex in Almondsbury, North Bristol. Pegasus handles planning applications and permissions for a wide range of residential, commercial, business, leisure and retail projects across the UK and...

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Alterian set to accept raised takeover offer

November 10, 2011
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Alterian, the Bristol-based marketing software company, indicated today that it will probably accept an improved indicative takeover offer of £68.4m from Maidenhead-based SDL, one of the world’s top three providers of language services, software development and global information management services.  SDL's new bid is pitched at 110p a share...

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Minister for Cities to attend LEP conference

November 9, 2011
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Greg Clarke, Minister for Cities and and Minister for Decentralisation and Planning will be the keynote speaker at a conference in Bath's Assembly Rooms next Tuesday (15th). It has been organised by the Local Enterprise Partnership to discuss what the LEP has been doing since its last event in January – and its planned...

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Calling all eco SMEs looking to expand abroad

November 9, 2011
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Sixteen small to medium-sized businesses from Bristol and the South West are being offered an opportunity to attend a subsidised transnational business-to-business event on December 1 and 2 in Aragon, Spain.  SMEs will be selected to network, present their business plan and receive feedback. Up to €600 will be given to each participating company...

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Accountant jumps off a cliff

November 8, 2011
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Chartered accountant Roger Isaacs and his nine-year-old son Harry have raised more than £1,500 for charity – by jumping off a cliff. Roger, a partner with Milsted Langdon, which has offices in Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil, was taking part in a sponsored abseil at Uphill Rock, near Weston-super-Mare, in...

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Yeo Valley TV commercial breaks with tradition and finds X Factor success

November 8, 2011
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  Organic dairy company Yeo Valley is on target to become an X Factor success for the second successive year. Its boy band, The Churned, have boosted yoghurt sales by more than 10% through its £2.5m advertising campaign during the current ITV talent contest series. That is equivalent to selling 386,000 extra...

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Great things could be possible from such a wee idea

November 8, 2011
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Microsoft's Bill and Melinda Gates have bought into Bristol-based research that uses urine as a potential fuel for Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) to produce electricity – otherwise known as Urine-tricity. Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos, Professor John Greenman and Professor Chris Melhuish of Bristol Robotics Lab have published a scientific paper outlining the...

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Training specialists move into high-profile city centre suite

November 7, 2011
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Adult training service providers Tabs has moved into a 2,551 sq ft training centre formerly occupied by Working Links on the ground floor of 35 Colston Avenue in Bristol city centre. Tabs, which has taken the high-profile suite on a short lease, was founded in 2001 and is now...

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