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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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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 7, 2017
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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in Bristol’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Bristol Business News and its...

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Maserati’s ‘magnificent seven’. The Bristol entrepreneurs recognised in prestigious ‘disrupters’ list

March 31, 2017
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Maserati’s ‘magnificent seven’. The Bristol entrepreneurs recognised in prestigious ‘disrupters’ list

Seven Bristol-based ‘business disrupters’ have been named among Britain’s 100 most successful entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors. The prestigious Maserati 100 list brings together a diverse group of high-calibre individuals who are not only helping contribute to UK economic growing UK but also provide much needed support to...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Bristol firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Bristol business advisors are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over...

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Article 50: National business reaction

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: National business reaction

The CBI called Wednesday’s triggering of Article 50 a “pivotal moment in country’s history” but said early wins were needed in the negotiations with the EU to keep business on side. President Paul Drechsler said the Prime Minister’s commitment to free trade and European values should “hearten those around...

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Article 50: Bristol business reaction. ‘Quitting single market would sound death knell for us’

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: Bristol business reaction. ‘Quitting single market would sound death knell for us’

Two Bristol area firms – a food exporter and a manufacturer – have reacted with alarm at the prospect of the UK leaving the single market and customs union. Both firms are considering their future days after Article 50 was formerly triggered. One could close completely if tariffs and more paperwork...

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Article 50: Survey reveals ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: Survey reveals ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union

Just over half of West of England firms are either ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ about the UK leaving the single market and customs union, according to the latest survey by the region’s largest business organisation. Released to coincide with Wednesday’s triggering of Article 50, the results of the Business...

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Article 50 Infographic: Bristol firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows

March 29, 2017
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Article 50 Infographic: Bristol firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows

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Bristol business leaders see risks – but also opportunities – as official moves start to quit EU

March 24, 2017
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Bristol business leaders see risks – but also opportunities – as official moves start to quit EU

West of England firms face uncertainty and risks in areas such as skills and supply chains but also opportunities from Brexit, a meeting attended by bosses of around 100 businesses this morning heard. There was consensus that the region’s business community needed to lobby government over the impact of...

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Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Bristol’s top executives to get...

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