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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

November 25, 2022
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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

An ambitious plan to tackle poverty and close the inequality ethnic gap in Bristol was officially launched this week with a plea to businesses to get involved and end what it calls a “divided city”. OurCity2030 aims to get young people from low-income households, starting from inner-city Bristol, into...

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Boost for Third Dimension’s technical clout as it sets up new application engineering team

November 23, 2022
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Boost for Third Dimension’s technical clout as it sets up new application engineering team

Bristol-based precision measurement firm Third Dimension, which works with manufacturers such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce to help them reach the highest quality and safety standards, has created a new team to deepen its technical capabilities. The application engineering team will also strengthen the firm’s customer support resource and widen its...

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Recognition for Bristol firms’ contribution to UK’s economy in national trailblazer programme

November 18, 2022
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Recognition for Bristol firms’ contribution to UK’s economy in national trailblazer programme

Nine mid-sized Bristol firms, ranging from a pioneer of hand-tracking software to a medical simulator manufacturer, are being championed as regional success stories in a new UK-wide programme.  They are among 16 South West businesses chosen by specialist consulting firm WIRED that typify its vision of trailblazing enterprises –...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Bristol business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Bristol business reaction

The growth path for businesses and the UK economy may be “long, rocky, and protracted”, the region’s largest business group fears following the Autumn Statement. Matt Griffith, pictured below, director of policy at Business West – the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – described the statement as...

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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

The Autumn Statement has piled more pressure on the UK’s 5.5m small businesses, their employees and customers, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s measures were “high on stealth-creation and low on wealth-creation”, FSB national chair of Martin McTague said. “While tackling inflation is essential,...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has presented his Autumn Statement. The main points were:  Chancellor said priorities were stability, growth and public services and high inflation is the enemy. But he confirmed UK was in recession.  GDP is forecast to shrink by 1.4% next year, before returning to growth in 2024. ...

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£15m for Bristol venture fund looking to invest in the region’s high-potential science start-ups

November 11, 2022
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£15m for Bristol venture fund looking to invest in the region’s high-potential science start-ups

Science Creates Ventures, the Bristol-headquartered specialist early-stage investor, has been awarded up to £15m to invest in some of the South West’s most promising deep tech innovations. The commitment from British Business Investments will allow Science Creates Ventures (SCV) to invest in pioneering companies at the pre-seed, seed and...

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Bristol Business Blog: The major revenue potential of materials recycling. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

November 4, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: The major revenue potential of materials recycling. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

The way we think about and treat our waste has changed dramatically in recent years. Whereas once we threw it out with barely a second thought, today we are increasingly seeing waste as a valuable commodity that can help save money, boost environmental credentials and be good for the planet...

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Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

November 4, 2022
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Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

Confidence among small business in the South West has fallen to a record low as fears grow about rising costs – with the region now the most pessimistic of any part of the country. The gloomy outlook comes from the latest survey by the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses),...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce stalwart to step down from chief executive role after two decades

November 1, 2022
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce stalwart to step down from chief executive role after two decades

James Durie, the chief executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, is to step down from his role after 21 years at the end of this year. James, pictured, who is also an executive director of Business West, the chamber’s parent group and the region’s largest business...

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Bristol Business Blog: Recycling guide for businesses. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

October 31, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: Recycling guide for businesses. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

Clean waste plastics can be a valuable source of revenue for businesses but are often overlooked as an earner, Plastics have become so ever-present in our lives that it’s hard to believe that they have only been around for the past 70 years.  Of course, the strength and durability...

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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

October 28, 2022
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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

Purposeful Bristol businesses, charities and social enterprises can find out more about place-based impact investment and how it can help tackle local issues and build a thriving regional economy at an event next week. Hosted by Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), the free event takes place on Thursday,...

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Former GP and co-founder one of region’s most successful businesses joins Bristol medical firm as chair

October 28, 2022
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Former GP and co-founder one of region’s most successful businesses joins Bristol medical firm as chair

Bristol-based medical simulator manufacturer Limbs & Things has appointed Mark Jackson, a former GP and co-founder of specialist accident-claim handling firm Helphire as its new independent chair. Mark, pictured, joins Limbs & Things as it continues to strengthen its position as one of the leaders in its field. The near £30m turnover business exports...

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