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Breaking: Bank of England increases interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%

August 2, 2018
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Breaking: Bank of England increases interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%

Interest rates have been increased from 0.5% to 0.75% by the Bank of England – taking them to their highest level for nearly a decade. It is only the only the second time the Bank has hiked the cost of borrowing since the economy crashed 10 years ago. Most...

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Bristol Business Blog: Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

July 17, 2018
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Bristol Business Blog:  Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

By Tracey John, assistant director of research, business and innovation, UWE Bristol The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is very active when it comes to business engagement. As well as offering internships and supplying work-ready graduates, it also serves as a conduit for government funding. Two...

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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

July 17, 2018
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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

Business West, the region’s largest business support and lobbying group, has joined three other organisations to this week launch a new venture that aims to transform how businesses trade internationally. Export Growth Partners will redefine export support to meet the challenges and opportunities of Britain’s exit from the European...

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Jobs boost for West manufacturers – but Brexit talks and productivity cast shadows, survey shows

July 16, 2018
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Jobs boost for West manufacturers – but Brexit talks and productivity cast shadows, survey shows

The strength of the South West’s manufacturing sector – and the challenges facing it – have been highlighted in a new annual survey which reveals that jobs in the sector have risen by more than 5% since 2010. According to the report from manufacturers’ organisation EEF and national accountancy...

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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

July 6, 2018
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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

Just one in 10 West of England businesses think the government will deliver a good deal on Brexit, according to the latest survey from the region’s largest business organisation. And half of the firms taking part said they felt ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ over the government’s Brexit negotiations. When...

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Bristol News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

July 6, 2018
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Bristol News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

The ‘winner of winners’ of the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards was revealed at a celebratory dinner to mark their final year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have over three decades become the South...

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UK Women in Engineering recognition for SS Great Britain conservation engineer

June 29, 2018
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UK Women in Engineering recognition for SS Great Britain conservation engineer

The engineer charged with helping to conserve one of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks, the SS Great Britain, has been named among the UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2018. Chartered mechanical engineer Nicola Grahamslaw joined the SS Great Britain Trust as the ship’s conservation engineer in February. She...

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Awards recognise Bristol aerospace workers as ‘rising stars’ of the industry

June 28, 2018
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Awards recognise Bristol aerospace workers as ‘rising stars’ of the industry

Two Bristol aerospace workers have been named as rising stars of the industry across the West of England. Ben Smith, who works at Rolls-Royce’s Bristol aero-engine plant, and Linda Coode, collections manager at the Aerospace Bristol museum, topped their respective categories at Wednesday’s Aerospace Ambassador Awards.  The awards are...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 27, 2018
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The IoD South West Director of the Year Awards have grown over the years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence across the region. The 2018 awards ceremony took place earlier this month at Sandy Park, Exeter, where winners of the seven categories were announced. Guests enjoyed...

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Airbus planning Bristol job cuts as it warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

June 22, 2018
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Airbus planning Bristol job cuts as it warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Crisis talks between Airbus bosses and government officials were taking place this afternoon after the aerospace giant warned the future of its Filton plant would be at risk from a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Airbus employs around 4,000 people at Filton, which is its UK centre for wing design.  This morning...

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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

June 22, 2018
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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

Global engineering giant Renishaw was last night named as the ‘winner of winners’ as the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards marked their 30th – and last – year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have...

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Business challenges and opportunities of Brexit to be explained at trade roadshow

June 22, 2018
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Business challenges and opportunities of Brexit to be explained at trade roadshow

Bristol businesses are being invited to hear how they can prepare for the challenges and opportunities of Brexit at an event next week. The day-long Trade Horizons event – part of the Export for Growth roadshow – takes place at the Aerospace Museum, Filton, on Tuesday, June 26.  It is...

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Search starts for the Bristol workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

June 22, 2018
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Search starts for the Bristol workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

Staff at Bristol’s most enlightened firms are being urged to enter them in a unique awards scheme that showcases the region’s best workplaces. The annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition was launched four years ago by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA to champion businesses that go...

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