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Warning to Bristol businesses to get set for new legislation on food waste

March 11, 2022
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Warning to Bristol businesses to get set for new legislation on food waste

Bristol firms are being urged to prepare for new rules on food waste as the government sets about increasing recycling levels. Waste management company Grundon, which has a base in Bristol, says the new food waste guidelines, which are expected to be announced imminently, are part of a bigger...

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Digital engineering consultancy behind world-class projects unveils new-look senior team

March 11, 2022
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Digital engineering consultancy behind world-class projects unveils new-look senior team

A new leadership team has been announced by the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), the Bristol-based not-for-profit digital engineering consultancy, following the decision by its chief technology officer to retire this summer. Prof Ian Risk’s departure in July after five years in the role has provided the opportunity for CFMS to...

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Printer presses ahead with move to bigger premises after securing finance package from Barclays

March 8, 2022
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Printer presses ahead with move to bigger premises after securing finance package from Barclays

Bristol specialist printing firm Twentysix01 has secured a six-figure commercial mortgage as part of a wider bespoke funding package from Barclays, which has enabled it to move to a larger base. The firm, which offers large format and bespoke artwork such as banners, posters and exhibition stands along with...

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Bishop Fleming boosts its offering to manufacturers with specialist appointment

March 7, 2022
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Bishop Fleming boosts its offering to manufacturers with specialist appointment

A new head of manufacturing has been appointed by regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming as it reinforces its commitment to supporting the sector. Ally Allington, pictured, has been a partner in the corporate and business services team at the firm, which has its largest office in Bristol, since joining three...

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Showcase for pioneering businesses acts as finale to SETsquared’s Enterprising Women programme

March 4, 2022
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Showcase for pioneering businesses acts as finale to SETsquared’s Enterprising Women programme

A cohort of 13 women entrepreneurs have showcased their innovative start-ups at a pitching event as a pre-incubation programme staged by incubator SETsquared Bristol reached its finale. Now in its second year, the NatWest-funded Enterprising Women 2.0 programme helps women-formed businesses access world-class business support, including coaching, mentoring, pitch...

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Rolls-Royce’s Bristol plant on target to lead the world in net zero manufacturing

February 25, 2022
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Rolls-Royce’s Bristol plant on target to lead the world in net zero manufacturing

Aerospace giant Rolls-Royce has underlined its commitment to make its Bristol plant one of the world’s first manufacturing sites to achieve net zero carbon operations. The plant, which makes engines for key defence programmes such as the EJ200 that powers the RAF’s Eurofighter Typhoon and the Short-Take Off and...

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Airbus soaring high again with record profits after recovering from challenges of the pandemic

February 25, 2022
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Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer with a major plant in Bristol, is charting a course for a rapid recovery from the pandemic after clocking up its highest-ever profits last year along with a raft of new orders for its aircraft. In what its chief executive officer Guillaume Faury described...

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Programme will offer Bristol firms unique chance to help equip city’s young people with green skills

February 24, 2022
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Programme will offer Bristol firms unique chance to help equip city’s young people with green skills

Bristol businesses are being invited to support a transformational skills programme led by UWE that will create opportunities in the green economy for young people from the city. Green Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurship has been launched against a backdrop of economic recovery following the Covid pandemic and the demand...

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Leading UK BioTech industry figure joins Bristol cell therapy pioneer as chief technology officer

February 22, 2022
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Leading UK BioTech industry figure joins Bristol cell therapy pioneer as chief technology officer

Bristol-based bio-pharmaceutical consultancy eXmoor Pharma, which specialises in world-leading cell and gene therapy, has appointed Dr Lucy Foley as chief technology officer. Lucy, pictured, brings with her more than 10 years’ industry experience focused on technology, process development and delivering large, complex projects.  She joins eXmoor after eight years...

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Driverless tech pioneer bolsters board with appointment of Nick Sturge as non-executive chairman

February 18, 2022
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Driverless tech pioneer bolsters board with appointment of Nick Sturge as non-executive chairman

Fusion Processing, the Bristol tech firm developing cutting-edge automated drive systems, has appointed Nick Sturge, the former director of the city’s pioneering Engine Shed innovation hub, as its non-executive chairman. Fusion Processing’s technology is being used in a number of leading autonomous vehicle trials, including driverless buses, while its...

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Ministerial visit hands bionic arm firm opportunity to highlight Bristol’s science and tech prowess

February 17, 2022
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Ministerial visit hands bionic arm firm opportunity to highlight Bristol’s science and tech prowess

The Bristol firm behind the world’s first medically approved 3D-printed bionic arm has demonstrated its products to the UK’s science minister on his visit to the city’s science and tech innovation cluster. Open Bionics showed George Freeman the production space where its life-changing Hero Arm for amputees is made...

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Western ‘powerhouse’ conference will explore ways of generating green growth for super-region

February 14, 2022
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Western ‘powerhouse’ conference will explore ways of generating green growth for super-region

The first major event staged by the Western Gateway economic partnership takes place next month to bring together key figures from business, academia and local and national government on both sides of the Severn to explore the potential of the cross–border powerhouse. Called Green Growth within the Western Gateway, the day-long...

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Bristol chosen as base for major pharma R&D centre into world-leading inhalation technology

February 11, 2022
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Bristol chosen as base for major pharma R&D centre into world-leading inhalation technology

Pioneering pharmaceutical firm Vectura is planning to develop a centre of research and development excellence in Bristol as it looks for further global growth opportunities under new owner, tobacco group Philip Morris International (PMI). The Chippenham-headquartered group, which was controversially acquired by PMI for £1.1bn last September, says the...

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