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Major science hub plan unveiled for former Bristol Post HQ as city’s deep-tech status grows

July 8, 2022
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Major science hub plan unveiled for former Bristol Post HQ as city’s deep-tech status grows

Bristol’s emerging research & development and deep-tech ecosystem is to get a boost with the opening of the largest commercial science hub in the South West. London-based specialist mixed-use property investor, developer and operator Mission Street and BentallGreenOak, a leading, global real estate investment management advisor, have acquired 1...

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Manufacturing skills crisis leaves Bristol with five vacancies for each job seeker

July 1, 2022
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Manufacturing skills crisis leaves Bristol with five vacancies for each job seeker

Bristol has been named as one of the UK cities hardest hit by the chronic shortage of manufacturing workers – with five roles available for every person looking for work. The city, home to Europe’s largest aerospace sector cluster, ranks second in a new table created to illustrate the...

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Most firms forced to raise prices as they struggle with ‘uncharted territory’ of soaring inflation

July 1, 2022
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Most firms forced to raise prices as they struggle with ‘uncharted territory’ of soaring inflation

Spiralling inflation has become the biggest issue for firms in Bristol and across the South West, with nearly 70% saying they are worried about its impact on their business, according to a new survey. Big rises in labour costs and utility bills – which have helped take inflation to...

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Bristol Innovations project aims to boost business by harnessing university’s research prowess

June 24, 2022
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Bristol Innovations project aims to boost business by harnessing university’s research prowess

The University of Bristol is to combine its far-reaching research expertise with the industry know-how of major global partners under a new project launched today which will also be the first to open on its new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. Called Bristol Innovations, it will be a virtual network...

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SETsquared to stage first face-to-face Sustainability Workout for business founders

June 24, 2022
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SETsquared to stage first face-to-face Sustainability Workout for business founders

Bristol business founders looking to develop their sustainability credentials are invited to take part in a new support programme. Staged by the city’s SETsquared incubator, the fully funded Sustainability Workout was launched during the pandemic and has already supported 40 businesses.  So far it has been delivered online but...

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Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office to stage seminar on business exit planning

June 24, 2022
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Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office to stage seminar on business exit planning

The founder of one of the UK’s largest quarrying groups will be the keynote speaker at an event for Bristol business owners considering an exit. The seminar, staged by wealth management and professional services group Evelyn Partners’ office in the city, will hear from Nicholas Johnston, who sold the...

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Bristol biotech pioneer shows off progress on its world-beating cell and gene therapy centre to minister

June 22, 2022
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Bristol biotech pioneer shows off progress on its world-beating  cell and gene therapy centre to minister

Bristol bio-pharmaceutical consultancy eXmoor Pharma has outlined its ambitious global growth strategy for the next 18 months to a government minister, including opening a £50m dedicated cell and gene therapy centre in the city and expanding into the North American market. The firm, which specialises in world-leading cell and...

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TLT advises acquisitive packaging group as it wraps up latest deal on way to becoming global No 1

June 15, 2022
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TLT advises acquisitive packaging group as it wraps up latest deal on way to becoming global No 1

A cross-sector team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has supported long-standing packaging company client Zeus in its latest acquisition – a deal that takes it closer to its aim of being the world’s largest business in its sector. Irish-owned Zeus acquired UK packaging company Swanline Group and its...

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MBEs for Bristol tech pioneer and export champion in Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list

June 10, 2022
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One of Bristol’s highest-profile tech entrepreneurs and a champion for international trade in the city are among individuals who received awards in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list. Dr Zara Nanu, CEO and co-founder of Gapsquare, was awarded an MBE for services to tackle global workplace inequalities and promoting...

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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

June 10, 2022
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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

Business leaders are urging the government to continue to invest in the West of England amid signals its ‘levelling-up’ agenda is switching spending to other areas of the country as the econony falters. The plea has come from Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and...

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Pioneering ‘transport of the future’ centre puts Bristol on road to world-class automotive innovation

June 10, 2022
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Pioneering ‘transport of the future’ centre puts Bristol on road to world-class automotive innovation

Bristol’s world-leading automotive research centre is now up and running following the handover of the building from its contractor. The £70m, 11,300 sq m Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS), pictured, on the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green will now ramps up its operations as a...

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Mayor Marvin Rees: Ideas festival puts Bristol at centre of joined-up approach to achieving net zero

June 10, 2022
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Mayor Marvin Rees: Ideas festival puts Bristol at centre of joined-up approach to achieving net zero

With the Big Tent Ideas Festival taking place in Bristol tomorrow – when politicians, campaign groups and businesses will debate key issues such as net zero, the drive for better public services and achieving a more equitable society – Mayor Marvin Rees here outlines why the city is ideally...

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World-leading research hub for hydrogen use in zero-emission aircraft opened in Bristol by Airbus

May 27, 2022
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World-leading research hub for hydrogen use in zero-emission aircraft opened in Bristol by Airbus

Airbus’s Filton plant is to play a significant role in the aerospace giant’s mission of putting a zero-emission commercial aircraft into service by 2035 following the opening of a specialist hydrogen technology centre on the site. The new Zero Emission Development Centre (ZEDC) will lead research into developing what...

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