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Actually, it is rocket science. Bloodhound’s Bristol team ‘are the world’s best’

July 9, 2013
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Actually, it is rocket science. Bloodhound’s Bristol team ‘are the world’s best’

The team behind The Bloodhound Project, the supersonic car under construction in Bristol which will attempt to beat the 1,000mph land speed record, is “the best in the world”, says driver Andy Green. And he should know. Not only is Andy the man who will be at the controls...

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£1m boost for Bloodhound as minister opens new technical centre

July 4, 2013
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£1m boost for Bloodhound as minister opens new technical centre

Bristol’s innovative Bloodhound project to break the world land-speed record with a 1,000 mph jet-powered racing car today received a £1m boost from the Government. The announcement came as science minister David Willetts officially opened the project’s new technical centre at Avonmouth where the pioneering car – the most...

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Bristol thinks BIG as city’s pioneering Green Week draws to a close

June 21, 2013
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Bristol thinks BIG as city’s pioneering Green Week draws to a close

Bristol’s BIG Green Week comes to an end this weekend with the UK’s first European-style car-free day of entertainment and a host of other events. Bristol mayor George Ferguson, who a week ago was in Nantes to collect the European Green Capital 2015 title, for the city, will launch...

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Trunki boss Rob Law makes case for putting green at the heart of every business

June 20, 2013
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Trunki boss Rob Law makes case for putting green at the heart of every business

West entrepreneurs inspired businesses of all sizes to gain a commercial advantage by becoming green at a meeting staged as part of Bristol’s BIG Green Week. The flagship event, staged by Business West, the business support organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, heard from...

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Bristol restaurant group Friska tastes success in first Green Business of the Year Award

June 19, 2013
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Bristol restaurant group Friska tastes success in first Green Business of the Year Award

In just three years, university graduates Ed Brown and Griff Holland have started a company and opened an impressive four restaurants. Now, their ethos of putting ‘green’ at the heart of their business has landed them a major award at this week’s BIG Green Week. Business West, the business...

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Bristol’s BIG Green Week puts business innovation at the heart of the agenda

June 12, 2013
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Bristol’s BIG Green Week puts business innovation at the heart of the agenda

Creating sustainable businesses through innovation will be the theme of two days of events next week as part of Bristol’s BIG Green Week – with a live video link with Sir Richard Branson among the highpoints. Sir Richard will be among a panel of experts answering questions on innovation...

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Hunt is on to find the West’s greenest businesses

June 7, 2013
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Bristol firms are being encouraged to put ‘green’ at the heart of their business and enter a competition that ties in with the city’s BIG Green Week. Firms have until 5pm today to register their application and have a chance of winning the title Greenest Business in the South...

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National sustainable tourism commendation for At-Bristol

May 22, 2013
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National sustainable tourism commendation for At-Bristol

At-Bristol, the city’s science centre, has been highly commended in the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, the highest accolade in English tourism. Having gained silver in the South West awards in 2012 and won in the Bristol awards in February, At-Bristol went into the national final, competing in the...

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Travel: Great Gatsby factor brings a return of 1920s glamour

May 17, 2013
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The film industry is big business and as The Great Gatsby opens at cinemas, travel companies are hoping to benefit from the boom in interest in the 1920s. Bristol Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE takes a look at what’s on offer… Much of the action and lavish parties...

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Bristol-Hanover business links boosted as first direct flight takes off

May 15, 2013
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Business and cultural links between Bristol and its twin city Hanover are being strengthened this week as officials from the German city and a team of international journalists visit the West. The Mayor of Hanover, Frau Regine Kramarek, is among the delegation, having arrived at Bristol Airport on Monday...

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New move to put Bristol firmly on corporate travel map

May 10, 2013
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Destination Bristol will be showcasing the city’s top hotels and tourist attractions at the world’s largest meetings and events trade show, IMEX 2013, in Germany later this month, in a bid to attract more businesses to Bristol. It hopes that the three-day annual exhibition, which runs from May 21-...

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Innovative business hub helps create Bristol’s ‘media mile’

May 8, 2013
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Innovative business hub helps create Bristol’s ‘media mile’

Bristol’s burgeoning reputation as a major centre for the creative and digital industries has been enhanced with the opening of a state-of-the-art £7m business campus. Temple Studios, next to Temple Meads station and part of the city’s developing Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, is already home to clutch of young...

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Wallace & Gromit come home as they promote grand days out for UK tourism

May 1, 2013
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Wallace & Gromit come home as they promote grand days out for UK tourism

Bristol’s Oscar winners Wallace & Gromit will be back in their home city today in their latest starring roles – helping boost UK tourism. The Plasticine pair have been signed up by tourist board VisitEngland to front a new campaign to encourage Britons to holiday in their own country...

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