Advanced manufacturing

Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

September 17, 2018
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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

South Gloucestershire Council has bought the Bristol & Bath Science Park with in a joint £18m deal with the University of Bath they say will realise its potential and boost the West of England’s reputation as a centre of excellence for research. Since the park opened in 2011 after...

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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

September 14, 2018
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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

Bristol businesses are being challenged to come up with new and exciting ways to raise funds for city charities and voluntary groups as the first Bristol Giving Day approaches. Staged by Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in...

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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

September 14, 2018
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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

Bristol companies will gain an insight into doing business in the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas at a major conference to be staged in the city next week. The Nuclear South West Annual Conference will focus on collaboration in the industry and important international links – with...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid...

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Chance for Bristol firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

September 6, 2018
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Chance for Bristol firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

Bristol firms have just a week left to take part in a major survey, the results of which will shape support for exporters in the post-Brexit age.  The Business West International Trade Survey takes the pulse of firms across the region at a time when exports are on the...

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Event: Exporting advice sessions for firms targeting North America

August 31, 2018
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Event: Exporting advice sessions for firms targeting North America

Bristol manufacturing and food and drink firms can learn about exporting to North America in a pair of free events hosted by the Department for International Trade (DIT) next week. The two masterclasses take place at DIT’s Export Hub next Thursday at Bristol Port, Avonmouth, between 9.15am and 2:15pm....

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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

August 16, 2018
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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

Forward-thinking Bristol firms that put their staff’s wellbeing front and centre now have more time to enter the South West’s only awards that champion workplace happiness. The deadline for the competition, now in its fourth year, has been extended into next month due to an unprecedented number of entrants. ...

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Dedicated website launched to help generate growth for Bristol’s scale-up businesses

August 10, 2018
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Dedicated website launched to help generate growth for Bristol’s scale-up businesses

Bristol’s fast-growth businesses can find all the information they need to help them expand in one place following the launch of the city’s first scale-up generator website. The site, which has been created by Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation centre in partnership with the West of England Growth Hub, includes...

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Chancellor’s £65m boost to catapult Bristol into world-leading centre for high-value manufacturing

August 10, 2018
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Chancellor’s £65m boost to catapult Bristol into world-leading centre for high-value manufacturing

Bristol’s standing as a centre for advanced manufacturing received a £65m boost today from Chancellor Philip Hammond in a move he said would put the city at the forefront of innovation in the sector. The money will go to the National Composites Centre (NCC), Bristol’s world-leading institution for composites...

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French connection could power cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Bristol firms

August 10, 2018
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French connection could power cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Bristol firms

Bristol firms operating in the nuclear sector could benefit from an agreement between industry organisations in South West England and Normandy in France which aims to create jobs, unlock opportunities and attract new investment to both regions. The memorandum of understanding between Nuclear South West and Nucleopolis potentially connects...

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Tech firms and students reap mutual rewards of UWE’s Future Space internship scheme

August 10, 2018
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Tech firms and students reap mutual rewards of UWE’s Future Space internship scheme

Start-up and scale-up businesses at UWE’s Future Space tech and science hub have opened their doors to students taking part in a new internship initiative designed around their business needs.  Over the 10-week period the interns, pictured, will develop skills, network and ultimately kickstart their careers in marketing at...

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Manufacturing growth ‘on hold’ in South West as firms stay wary of Brexit impact, says survey

August 8, 2018
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Manufacturing growth ‘on hold’ in South West as firms stay wary of Brexit impact, says survey

Concerns over Brexit are choking off South West SME manufacturers’ export growth as they focus on stabilising their current position, according to a new survey. Fears over the impact of the UK leaving the EU on the sector are combining with an anticipated overall slowdown in sales growth and...

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Breaking: Bank of England increases interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%

August 2, 2018
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Breaking: Bank of England increases interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%

Interest rates have been increased from 0.5% to 0.75% by the Bank of England – taking them to their highest level for nearly a decade. It is only the only the second time the Bank has hiked the cost of borrowing since the economy crashed 10 years ago. Most...

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