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Clock ticking for Bristol firms to enter region’s first Aerospace Ambassadors Awards

May 19, 2017
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Clock ticking for Bristol firms to enter region’s first Aerospace Ambassadors Awards

Bristol’s aerospace and defence firms are being urged to submit their entries for the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) awards as the deadline fast approaches. Nominations for the Aerospace Ambassadors Awards – the region’s first – close on June 9, with the winners announced at a celebration dinner...

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Oracle and SETsquared Bristol’s ‘pay it forward’ start-up accelerator comes on stream

May 12, 2017
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Oracle and SETsquared Bristol’s ‘pay it forward’ start-up accelerator comes on stream

US tech giant Oracle has teamed up with Bristol’s SETsquared incubator to officially launch its next-generation Startup Cloud Accelerator programme in the UK. Oracle, which has a cloud development centre in the Bristol, announced plans in January for its second accelerator programme in January. It describes the scheme as...

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We must create job opportunities for everyone in our region, Metro Mayor tells West businesses

May 12, 2017
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We must create job opportunities for everyone in our region, Metro Mayor tells West businesses

Newly elected West of England Metro Mayor Tim Bowles has said more must be done to ensure job opportunities are created for everyone in the region. Speaking at his swearing-in on Monday, Mr Bowles, pictured, said the West of England had many dynamic new businesses and high-quality jobs in...

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South West’s productivity problem to be tackled by Bristol engineering giants and University of Bath

May 12, 2017
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Four of Bristol’s largest engineering firms involved in the aerospace, marine, defence and nuclear sectors have teamed up to tackle the vital issue of low productivity in the South West. Working with the University of Bath’s School of Management, they are delivering a new leadership programme devised by an alliance of academic experts and...

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IoD regional Director of the Year Awards shortlist shows ‘breadth and depth’ of Bristol business talent

May 12, 2017
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Bristol business figures dominate the nominations for the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) South West regional Director of the Year Awards with seven names on the shortlist. They will join other directors from around the region at the awards ceremony later this month to celebrate outstanding business people and focus UK-wide...

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West of England LEP appoints UWE vice-chancellor as interim chair as it prepares for new era

April 28, 2017
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West of England LEP appoints UWE vice-chancellor as interim chair as it prepares for new era

UWE vice-chancellor Prof Steve West has been appointed interim chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) following the resignation of Stephen Roberston. Prof West, pictured, takes up the reins of the organisation as it grapples with changes brought in by the election of the region’s first Metro...

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‘Powerhouse’ conference will tackle challenges facing West following Metro Mayor and General Elections

April 28, 2017
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‘Powerhouse’ conference will tackle challenges facing West following Metro Mayor and General Elections

A major conference in June will bring together the West of England’s political and business leaders as it faces a period of unprecedented change following the Metro Mayor and national Parliamentary elections. The West of England Economic Growth Conference on June 23 will offer delegates the first opportunity to...

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Innovative cable technology could signal end to misery of rail delays

April 26, 2017
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Innovative cable technology could signal end to misery of rail delays

Ground-breaking technology developed in the West of England for the global oil and gas industry is being marketed to the UK rail industry to reduce delays caused by signal failure. Portishead-based Viper Innovation’s CableGuardian already has a well-established reputation in the global subsea oil and gas market, where it...

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Challenge to Metro Mayor candidates to show how they will drive West’s economy forward

April 26, 2017
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Challenge to Metro Mayor candidates to show how they will drive West’s economy forward

The West of England’s largest business organisation has called on all candidates in next week’s Metro Mayor election to show they will deliver long-term economic growth for the region. Business West, which includes the West of England Initiative and the chambers of commerce for Bristol, Bath & North East...

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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, demands Bristol Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Bristol that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking...

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Inaugural awards offer chance for Bristol aerospace industry’s star performers to shine

April 18, 2017
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Inaugural awards offer chance for Bristol aerospace industry’s star performers to shine

The cream of the region’s aerospace and defence sectors will be showcased for the first time when the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) stages its inaugural Aerospace Ambassadors Awards this summer. The awards aim to celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the industries in a...

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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

April 7, 2017
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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

A Bristol balloon taking part in today’s world-record flight across the English Channel also conveyed the vital message that the city is still very much open for business with Europe. The balloon owned by Business West, UWE Bristol and Destination Bristol was among the 82 that flew across the...

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Research shows UWE brings £400m and 8,200 jobs to Bristol’s economy

April 7, 2017
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Research shows UWE brings £400m and 8,200 jobs to Bristol’s economy

The economic impact of the University of the West of England (UWE) on the region has been revealed in a report showing that in 2014/15 it supported more than 8,200 jobs and generated just over £400m. The independent analysis – the first of its kind – was compiled by...

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