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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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Events: Business West skills workshops

September 21, 2018
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Events: Business West skills workshops

Business West’s Skills West team is running a series of business skills workshops throughout autumn covering topics ranging from recruitment and flexible working to apprenticeships for small and medium-sized businesses and developing the workforce. The workshops take place across the West of England and are open to businesses from...

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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

September 17, 2018
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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

South Gloucestershire Council has bought the Bristol & Bath Science Park with in a joint £18m deal with the University of Bath they say will realise its potential and boost the West of England’s reputation as a centre of excellence for research. Since the park opened in 2011 after...

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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

September 14, 2018
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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

Bristol businesses are being challenged to come up with new and exciting ways to raise funds for city charities and voluntary groups as the first Bristol Giving Day approaches. Staged by Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in...

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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

September 14, 2018
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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

Bristol companies will gain an insight into doing business in the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas at a major conference to be staged in the city next week. The Nuclear South West Annual Conference will focus on collaboration in the industry and important international links – with...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid...

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