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Coming soon . . . Bristol Innovation Awards

February 25, 2013
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Coming soon  . . . Bristol Innovation Awards

Bristol Business News is to launch the city’s first Innovation Awards to showcase the creativity and enterprise in its fast-growth sectors. The Bristol Innovation Awards will be a far cry from the traditional business awards in the city as they will truly reflect its dynamism and pioneering spirit. Categories...

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Supermarkets put Avonmouth at heart of UK distribution industry

February 25, 2013
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Supermarkets put Avonmouth at heart of UK distribution industry

Work has started on the latest – and largest – ‘big shed’ food warehouse at Avonmouth as the transformation of the area from a major industrial site into a prime location for supermarket distribution centres gathers pace. The 616,000 sq ft building for Asda is on the 40-acre site...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 25, 2013
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Monday February 25 INTERIMS Avingtrans, Petra Diamonds Ltd.(DI), Thorntons FINALS Bovis Homes Group, Dialight, Domino’s Pizza Group, Hiscox Ltd., Microgen, Pearson, Persimmon, Senior, Staffline Group, XP Power Ltd. (DI) EGMS Signet Global Fixed Income Strategies Ltd. AGMS ASOS, Treatt, Vatukoula Gold Mines TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS Associated British Foods UK ECONOMIC...

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UWE and Architecture Centre team up to promote debate over Bristol’s future

February 22, 2013
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UWE and Architecture Centre team up to promote debate over Bristol’s future

Bristol’s Architecture Centre and UWE Bristol have signed a three-year partnership agreement to develop and enrich its existing programme of exhibitions, lectures and other events; encourage public debate about the future development of Bristol and its region; and develop further the public outreach activities of both organisations. Students of...

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Property: Alder King promotes Nathan Clark to associate

February 22, 2013
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Property: Alder King promotes Nathan Clark to associate

Property consultancy Alder King has announced the promotion of Nathan Clark, based in its Bristol office, to associate with effect from March 1. Nathan joined Alder King’s award-winning agency team in Bristol in 2010, advising clients on the acquisition and disposal of industrial property across Greater Bristol and nationwide....

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Forget Dragons’ Den – Bristol students get set for masterclass in pitching

February 22, 2013
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Forget Dragons’ Den – Bristol students get set for masterclass in pitching

SETsquared, the partnership between Bristol and four other leading universities, has joined forces with professional services firm Deloitte for the annual Student Business Pitch Competition. The event is led by Enterprise Bath as part of the University of Bath’s Business Plan Competition. It has expanded in the past two...

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Hydrock builds sustainable construction into its business with new division

February 22, 2013
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Hydrock builds sustainable construction into its business with new division

Bristol-based construction consultancy Hydrock has set up a Building Performance Engineering division with the sole objective of making buildings work better and perform to maximum efficiency.  Led by senior building services professionals, the division will operate as part of multi-disciplinary teams alongside structural engineers and architects, focussing on influencing...

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West aerospace giants sign up for new scheme to support graduate engineers

February 22, 2013
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West aerospace giants sign up for new scheme to support graduate engineers

A group of advanced of leading UK aerospace manufacturers with major bases in Bristol are sponsoring a new Government /industry initiative to encourage graduates to extend their studies in aerospace engineering. The new £6m bursary, jointly funded by Government and industry through the UK’s Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP), will...

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Innovative Bristol firms head to Singapore as contest finalists

February 22, 2013
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Innovative Bristol firms head to Singapore as contest finalists

Bristol companies Magmatic and Pukka Herbs head to Singapore next week on a networking and fact-finding mission after reaching the regional finals of HSBC’s Global Connections initiative. Magmatic, best known for its Trunki child’s ride-on suitcases, and organic herbal teas, skincare and healthcare firm Pukka  Herbs will spend a...

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Property: Business park sold by HTC for £1.2m

February 22, 2013
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Property: Business park sold by HTC for £1.2m

The Bristol office of commercial property consultants Hartnell Taylor Cook has advised on the £1.2m purchase of a business park in Bridgwater. Hartnell Taylor Cook’s investment team partner Ian Lambert acted on behalf of Parabolas Capital which bought Blake Mill Business Park from the administrators of London and West...

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Mars rover to land at Bristol space conference this weekend

February 22, 2013
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Mars rover to land at Bristol space conference this weekend

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com A prototype vehicle designed to explore the surface of Mars will make a starring appearance in Bristol this weekend at one of the largest space conferences held in the UK. ‘Bridget’, pictured below in an artist's impression, is due to play a pivotal part in...

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Property: Knight Frank leads £26m deal on four industrial estates

February 22, 2013
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Property: Knight Frank leads £26m deal on four industrial estates

The investment team in the Bristol office of property agents Knight Frank has acquired four industrial estates on behalf of Commercial Estates Group (CEG) from industrial specialist SEGRO in a £26m deal. The Galahad portfolio, which includes Pucklechurch Trading Estate near Bristol, as well as three sites in the...

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Barclays launches free wi-fi for customers in all branches

February 20, 2013
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Barclays launches free wi-fi for customers in all branches

BT has teamed up with Barclays to make it the first major UK high street bank to offer free wi-fi access for its customers in branches nationwide. The wi-fi hotspots will be rolled-out across 1,500 of Barclays UK branches. Customers will be able to use any wireless-enabled PC, tablet...

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