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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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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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