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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

Chancellor Philip Hammond started his speech at 3.33pm and finished at 4.43pm. He open by saying he will deliver a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics”.  Chancellor says the era...

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2018 series of Phenomenal Women talks closes with speech from Airbus senior vice-president

October 26, 2018
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2018 series of Phenomenal Women talks closes with speech from Airbus senior vice-president

Katherine Bennett OBE, aerospace giant Airbus’s senior vice-president, is the next speaker a series of talks by high-profile business women staged at a series of talks held in conjunction with UWE’s Bristol Business School.  Katherine, pictured, who is responsible for leading Airbus’s strategy and external relations in the UK...

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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 26, 2018
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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit. Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the...

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Fire and security firm powers ahead after winning Hinkley Point C contract

October 24, 2018
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Fire and security firm powers ahead after winning Hinkley Point C contract

Annual turnover at Portbury-based Astron Fire & Security is set to increase by 25% after it won a contract linked to the £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project now underway in Somerset. Under the deal family-run Astron will install fire extinguishers and CCTV cameras to the on-site...

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Doors open on Bristol’s housing innovation festival as global mayors arrive in city for summit

October 19, 2018
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Doors open on Bristol’s housing innovation festival as global mayors arrive in city for summit

Bristol is to become a global ‘living exhibition’ for innovation in housing as a new festival gets under way and the mayors of more than 80 cities worldwide arrive for a major conference. The Bristol Housing Festival, which kicked off today in Waterfront Square near Millennium Square, brings together manufacturers,...

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Mayor joins business leaders on Tbilisi trip to boost trade links between twin cities

October 19, 2018
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Mayor joins business leaders on Tbilisi trip to boost trade links between twin cities

Trade and economic links between Bristol and its Georgian twin city of Tbilisi have been strengthened through a visit by Mayor Marvin Rees and a group of regional business leaders. The visit was part of a series of commercial, cultural and educational events taking place throughout the year to...

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Enterprising West of England scheme creates jobs and boosts region’s fledgling businesses

October 18, 2018
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Enterprising West of England scheme creates jobs and boosts region’s fledgling businesses

More than 650 entrepreneurs have been helped and 80-plus jobs created under the Enterprising West of England programme launched 18 months ago to assist with start-ups and scale-ups in Bristol and across the region. The figure includes 440 aspiring entrepreneurs who were assisted at the pre start-up stage, while...

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Bristol Water looks to tap into city’s innovation with its own incubator

October 12, 2018
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Bristol Water looks to tap into city’s innovation with its own incubator

Bristol Water has officially launched a business incubator to boost innovation and create a new raft of suppliers. Called The Workshop, it encourages small, start-up businesses to help solve business challenges. Businesses can take advantage of Bristol Water’s equipment and facilities, access to data and physical assets, access to...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol

October 11, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in Bristol next week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event on Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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TV star backs Bristol Giving Day with promise to visit firms dancing, baking and climbing to raise funds

October 5, 2018
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TV star backs Bristol Giving Day with promise to visit firms dancing, baking and climbing to raise funds

TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff is to join in the fun during the first Bristol Giving Day, the city-wide fundraising event hosted by Quartet Community Foundation next Wednesday.  Miranda, pictured, known for her natural history and archaeological programmes including BBC2’s Coast series, will visit firms as they raise funds for city...

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Events: Essential training for Bristol businesses

September 28, 2018
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Events: Essential training for Bristol businesses

Bristol not-for-profit business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is running a series of practical training workshops during October to help promote, protect and grow small businesses. The sessions, which are being held at BRAVE’s offices in Upper York Street, include:  Starting in Business Workshop Date: October 24 Time: 10am –...

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New nuclear plants will generate more work for Bristol firms, former business secretary tells conference

September 25, 2018
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New nuclear plants will generate more work for Bristol firms, former business secretary tells conference

More opportunities potentially worth billions of pounds will open up for Bristol firms currently in the supply chain for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant following its completion, according to a former business secretary. Lord Hutton, pictured, who as John Hutton served between June 2007 and October 2008 under...

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Rolls-Royce’s £20m world-beating engine plant lifts Bristol’s role in aerospace sector

September 21, 2018
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Rolls-Royce’s £20m world-beating engine plant lifts Bristol’s role in aerospace sector

Bristol’s reputation as a centre of excellence for the global aerospace industry was given a boost this week as Rolls-Royce unveiled a multi-million pound plant developing unique vertical lift engine technology. The £20m state-of-the-art LiftWorks facility on the UK engineering giant’s Filton site is already producing the company’s world-beating...

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