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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

January 24, 2020
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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

Some of Bristol’s most dynamic entrepreneurs are among the shortlisted entries for a major new awards scheme celebrating the West of England’s inspirational small businesses. The inaugural Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch’ awards take place next week to champion the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. ...

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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened...

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Science park brings in specialist engineering firm to help get ‘car-of-the-future’ centre on the road

January 24, 2020
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Science park brings in specialist engineering firm to help get ‘car-of-the-future’ centre on the road

The Bristol office of national specialist engineering group SES Engineering Services has been appointed to carry out mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services worth £12.5m for the new ultra-low emission vehicles research centre on the Bristol & Bath Science Park. The contract covering the 11,300 sq m Institute for...

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Funding for Bristol firm harnessing power of supermaterial and developing ‘electronic nose’

January 23, 2020
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Funding for Bristol firm harnessing power of supermaterial and developing ‘electronic nose’

Bristol tech firm Anaphite has received £425,000 to fund its work investigating new ways of using advanced materials, including developing an ‘electronic nose’. The firm, based in the city’s Unit DX incubator, was launched by Sam Burrow and Alexander Hewitt after they left university to look at ways to exploit the potential of...

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CBI calls for government to appoint Minister for the South West to rival success of Northern Powerhouse

January 10, 2020
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CBI calls for government to appoint Minister for the South West to rival success of Northern Powerhouse

The South West needs its own government minister to champion the case for more funding and spur its economic growth, the CBI’s director general said on a visit to Bristol today. Such a move – along with more autonomy for the West of England’s Metro Mayor over government funding...

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Take-off for Rolls-Royce Bristol plant’s pioneering low-emission jet engine hub

January 10, 2020
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Take-off for Rolls-Royce Bristol plant’s pioneering low-emission jet engine hub

Aerospace giant Rolls-Royce’s Bristol plant has started work on harnessing world-beating composite technology to develop a new generation of jet engines that could transform air travel by slashing emissions. The historic plant at Filton has long been associated with leading-edge engine development and over the decades has been responsible...

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Business and cultural ties to be celebrated at Bristol’s Chinese New Year banquet

January 8, 2020
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Leading figures from Bristol’s business community will gather next month for the city’s annual banquet to mark the Chinese New Year. Organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, the high-profile event not only celebrates the most important date in the Chinese calendar but acts as a...

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New Year Honours for leading Bristol business figures

January 3, 2020
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New Year Honours for leading Bristol business figures

The founder of Bristol community radio station Ujima, a champion of the city’s business links with China and the first woman to become president of the Royal Aeronautical Society are among individuals recognised in the New Year Honours list. Roger Griffith, pictured, has been awarded an MBE for services...

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Experts shed light on strategic growth plans at In-house Lawyer and Bristol Business News event

December 13, 2019
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Experts shed light on strategic growth plans at In-house Lawyer and Bristol Business News event

The importance of having a strategic plan for business growth was underpinned at an event hosted by Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams’ In-house Lawyer service (IHL) and Bristol Business News. Called ‘Growing your business on solid foundations’, the seminar was aimed at helping the owners of start-up and scale-up...

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General Election reaction: Business groups look foward to period of stability

December 13, 2019
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General Election reaction: Business groups look foward to period of stability

Business organisations have welcomed the stability that the resounding Conservative General Election victory will bring – but question marks remain over the kind of Brexit deal a Boris Johnson-led government will strike. Business West, the South West’s largest business group which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol...

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Prestigious British Chambers Award for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

December 4, 2019
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Prestigious British Chambers Award for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign to help firms in the South West prepare for life outside the European Union has earned a major national award for Business West, the region’s biggest business support organisation. Recognising that Brexit represents the single most radical transformation in the way that British businesses trade for...

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All change at Bristol’s Engine Shed as new head prepares to take up reins

November 20, 2019
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Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed has appointed Marty Reid as its new head, replacing Nick Sturge, who has led it since its launch six years ago. Marty, pictured, joins from Future Space, the innovation centre on UWE’s Frenchay Campus which is home to 50 science and technology businesses.  As...

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Major campaign to support next generation of women entrepreneurs to be launched in Bristol

November 15, 2019
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Major campaign to support next generation of women entrepreneurs to be launched in Bristol

One of the biggest campaigns to help female entrepreneurs in Bristol start their own businesses is to be launched later this month. The free programme – which will support more than 200 women – is the result of a link-up between enterprise partnership SETsquared Bristol and NatWest’s Back Her...

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