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Firms urged to back bold vision to end Bristol’s equality gap and help all its young people flourish

October 21, 2022
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Firms urged to back bold vision to end Bristol’s equality gap and help all its young people flourish

Bristol businesses are being invited to sign up to an innovative project that aims to help close the equality gap in the city and create a fairer future for its young people. Launching next month, OurCity2030 will support young people from low-income households in inner-city Bristol to secure meaningful...

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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

October 21, 2022
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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

A campaign to help businesses across the West of England reduce their reliance on dirty fossil fuels and embrace a greener future through simple, practical steps has been launched. Bristol-based Action Net Zero’s Beacon of Hope initiative will reach out to firms, as well as communities and individuals, to...

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‘Calm and competent government’ now needed, says Business West following PM Truss’s departure

October 20, 2022
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‘Calm and competent government’ now needed, says Business West following PM Truss’s departure

The organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce has called for an end to instability at the heart of government following Liz Truss’s resignation, warning that it was harming business’s prospects at an already difficult time. Business West, the region’s largest business group, also said it was crucial the...

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National Recycle Week rubbished by Bristol environmental group for being sponsored by ‘polluters’

October 20, 2022
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National Recycle Week rubbished by Bristol environmental group for being sponsored by ‘polluters’

A Bristol-based environmental campaign group has slammed Recycle Week, which ends this Sunday, as corporate greenwashing by highlighting that it is being sponsored by what it called “some of the worst polluters in the world”. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and McDonald’s are among the global giants backing Recycle Week, the national...

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Outreach charity launched with a mission to spark interest in science among Bristol’s schoolkids

October 14, 2022
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Outreach charity launched with a mission to spark interest in science among Bristol’s schoolkids

A charity to encourage more young people to explore careers in science has been launched by Bristol deep-tech ecosystem organisation Science Creates. Called Science Creates Outreach, it will include a purpose-built ‘Learning Lab’ in the organisation’s Old Market hub that will put school students at the heart of a...

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Medical simulator firm’s products help charity train medics in some of world’s worst war zones

October 13, 2022
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Medical simulator firm’s products help charity train medics in some of world’s worst war zones

Realistic birthing models made by pioneering Bristol-based medical simulator business Limbs & Things have helped train more than 1,000 doctors working in war zones around the world. The Queen’s Award-winning firm, which makes a range of medical task trainers in its St Philips factory, has supported the David Nott...

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Space robots and AI expert lands at Bristol engineering consultancy to steer its future direction

October 13, 2022
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Space robots and AI expert lands at Bristol engineering consultancy to steer its future direction

A new chief strategy officer has been taken on by the Bristol-based digital engineering consultancy the Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) to support its development of new robotics and artificial intelligence capabilities. Dr Mark Woods, pictured, has more than 20 years’ experience in technical engineering across the space, aerospace and robotics...

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Pioneering new technology for Bristol exporters to help cut through Brexit-linked red tape

October 11, 2022
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Pioneering new technology for Bristol exporters to help cut through Brexit-linked red tape

A Bristol-based firm and the organisation behind the city’s chamber of commerce have become the first in the country to use a revolutionary new on-line customs tool that can ease post-Brexit complications when exporting to the Europe.  Called Genesis, the system validates the origin of goods to make EU...

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From purpose to playing, next week’s Bristol Technology Festival will showcase the city’s innovation

October 7, 2022
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From purpose to playing, next week’s Bristol Technology Festival will showcase the city’s innovation

Bristol Technology Festival returns next week with more than 50 wide-ranging events highlighting the city’s technological innovation, talent and sense of community. Each day of the festival, which is staged by information hub TechSPARK, will represent a different theme – Purpose, Protect, People, Play and Pioneer – through interactive seminars, workshops...

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Business confidence plunges as region’s firms face uncertain winter amid soaring energy costs

October 6, 2022
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Business confidence plunges as region’s firms face uncertain winter amid soaring energy costs

Fewer than one in 10 businesses in the South West have confidence in the UK’s economic prospects, with a record 73% fearful over the impact of inflation, according to new survey. At the same time the number of firms concerned about exchange rates has doubled, with a third of...

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New West of England Combined Authority grants to help small businesses adapt and grow

October 5, 2022
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New West of England Combined Authority grants to help small businesses adapt and grow

Bristol’s small businesses and their supply chains can get help to adapt to the new economic and regulatory landscape thanks to a £1.5m fund from the West of England Combined Authority. The Business Growth and Adaptions Grant, which opens for a second round of applications from 19 October, is...

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Green light for pharma firm to build world-beating £58m inhalation tech centre in Bristol

September 30, 2022
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Green light for pharma firm to build world-beating £58m inhalation tech centre in Bristol

Pharmaceutical firm Vectura has been granted planning permission for a world-class ‘inhalation centre of excellence’ on the outskirts of Bristol as it looks to expand its operations and develop innovative new treatments. The firm, controversially acquired by tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) £1.1bn a year ago, revealed its...

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Opportunities for firms in China’s Guizhou Province to be outlined at mid-autumn festival event

September 30, 2022
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Opportunities for firms in China’s Guizhou Province to be outlined at mid-autumn festival event

Businesses have the chance to find out more about the work of the Bristol and West of England China Bureau while also celebrating the Chinese mid-autumn festival at a special event in the city next week. The event takes place under the theme of ‘All Under One Moon’ –...

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