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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

November 8, 2019
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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams’ In-House Lawyer service and Bristol Business News have teamed up to host a seminar aimed at helping fledgling businesses achieve sustainable growth. Called Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations, it will discuss topics surrounding business growth, the risks companies face when scaling-up and the...

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International gathering of innovative cities showcases Bristol’s creative and tech projects

November 1, 2019
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International gathering of innovative cities showcases Bristol’s creative and tech projects

Bristol’s creativity and innovation has been championed at a major international gathering of civic leaders aimed at driving collaboration between cities across the world. The 2019 Asia-Europe CICA (Creative Innovation Cities Alliance) Mayors’ Summit, staged earlier this week in Gwangju, South Korea, brought together leaders from Europe and Asia...

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Time for Bristol firms to do battle with bat and ball as the Ping Pong Fight Club returns

October 25, 2019
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Time for Bristol firms to do battle with bat and ball as the Ping Pong Fight Club returns

More Bristol firms are ready to bring their skills to the table as the city’s all-action Ping Pong Fight Club comes back for a second year. Granite Consulting, MDE Group, accountants Bishop Fleming, iO Associates and Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing are the latest to sign up for what...

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Business West sets up support service to help Bristol firms prepare for Brexit

October 24, 2019
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Business West sets up support service to help Bristol firms prepare for Brexit

Bristol firms can get up-to-date information on preparing for Brexit – including the likely impact of a no-deal exit on them – from Business West.  The region’s largest business organisation, Business West is being funded by the government to offer a support and signposting service to firms across the...

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Seminar hears how R&D tax breaks can boost innovation – yet many firms are failing to cash in

October 23, 2019
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Seminar hears how R&D tax breaks can boost innovation – yet many firms are failing to cash in

Innovative businesses are missing out on millions of pounds of potentially valuable tax breaks by failing to take advantage of government-backed schemes to boost research and development, an event in Bristol was told. Hosted by the city office of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson, the seminar...

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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

October 18, 2019
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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

The University of Bristol’s ambitious plans to create a new enterprise campus centred on world-class innovation next to Temple Meads railway station received a double boost this week. The planned flagship Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC), pictured – a key element of the £300m campus at Temple Quarter –...

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Six new members bring more diverse backgrounds and experiences to LEP board

October 17, 2019
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Six new members bring more diverse backgrounds and experiences to LEP board

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has refreshed its board – and addressed a major gender imbalance – by recruiting six new business leaders to help it shape the economic future of the region. The six senior businesses leaders – five of them women – work across...

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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

October 17, 2019
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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

The days of the South West’s family-owned firms automatically being passed on to their founders’ offspring are long gone, with few now believing in a right to succession, according a new survey. Instead, most owners want to ensure their offspring are qualified to take over on merit not blood...

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Success of Bristol’s economy ‘at risk’ from post-Brexit clampdown on EU workers, says Business West

October 14, 2019
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Success of Bristol’s economy ‘at risk’ from post-Brexit clampdown on EU workers, says Business West

The government’s proposals for ending freedom of movement after Brexit would put Bristol’s economy at risk, with three-quarters of EU migrants in the city not eligible to work here, according the region’s largest business organisation. A new report produced by Business West with the IPPR (Institute for Public Policy...

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CBI calls for greater devolution to boost region’s economy and close productivity gap

October 11, 2019
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CBI calls for greater devolution to boost region’s economy and close productivity gap

Devolving more power from Westminster to the South West will turbo-charge its economy and end a productivity gap that costs its workers an average of £5,000 a year in lost income, according to a new report. But decisions on spending money devolved from central government must be taken by...

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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 11, 2019
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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol next week. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now...

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Time running out for firms to benefit from Green Business Grants

October 10, 2019
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Time running out for firms to benefit from Green Business Grants

The deadline is looming for Bristol’s small and medium-sized businesses to apply for grants to help them improve their energy efficiency by reducing bills and protect against future price rises.  A £1m fund has been set up by the West of England Combined Authority through which businesses across the...

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Bristol tourist bosses welcome plan for unique ‘eye-in-the-sky’ visitor attraction

October 4, 2019
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Bristol tourist bosses welcome plan for unique ‘eye-in-the-sky’ visitor attraction

Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a unique tourist attraction on Bristol’s Harbourside featuring a glass cabin hoisted 69m above the city to give visitors panoramic views. The city-based company behind Arc Bristol, pictured, believe it will attract 250,000 visitors a year. The glass cabin will be suspended between...

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