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Autumn Statement 2023: Business West says region has missed out yet again

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Business West says region has missed out yet again

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, voiced its disappointment that, once again, the West of England had been overlooked when it came to major government spending commitments. Its director of policy Matt Griffith, pictured, pointed out the region had failed to be selected as one of the government’s...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Regional political reaction

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Regional political reaction

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris attacked Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement for failing to tackle key, long-standing issues for the region. The Labour mayor, pictured, who leads the West of England Combined Authority, said: “After 13 years of Conservative Government, the question West of England residents will...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Bristol business reaction

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Bristol business reaction

Bristol business figures have reacted to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement.  Albert Goodman chartered accountants’ Bristol-based tax specialist Sam Wood, pictured, said reducing the SME R&D intensity ratio requirement from 40% to 30% may help benefit a further 5,000 SMEs access cash credits. “This is a somewhat positive step...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Key points . . .

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his Autumn Statement. The key points were: The statement included 110 measures to boost the economy by £20bn a year, according to Mr Hunt. All alcohol duties frozen.  Benefits to go up by 6.7% next year, based on the inflation rate for September. Increase in...

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Firm’s AR product means nursing students can use their phones to get ‘under the skin’ to practice

November 17, 2023
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Firm’s AR product means nursing students can use their phones to get ‘under the skin’ to practice

Limbs & Things, the Bristol-based medical simulator company, has harnessed the power of augmented reality (AR) for its latest training device in a move it hopes will revolutionise the way nursing students learn. Its ART (Augmented Reality Training) product works with everyday tablets and smartphones to show a 3D,...

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More space for Bristol’s tech and science entrepreneurs as innovation centre gears up for expansion

November 17, 2023
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More space for Bristol’s tech and science entrepreneurs as innovation centre gears up for expansion

A Bristol innovation hub aimed at tech and science start-ups and scale-ups is to expand next year to provide more lab and workshop space. Future Space, pictured, has helped generate millions of pounds of investment for its member firms and create hundreds of high-value jobs since it opened as...

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Albert Goodman urges Chancellor to boost region’s tech innovators in next week’s Autumn Statement

November 16, 2023
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Albert Goodman urges Chancellor to boost region’s tech innovators in next week’s Autumn Statement

South West accountancy firm Albert Goodman has called on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to provide some much-needed certainty on research and development (R&D) tax relief for the region’s tech companies in next week’s Autumn Statement. While the sector continues to play a vital role in the South West economy, with...

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Experienced commercial director joins Solarsense as it powers ahead with further growth

November 14, 2023
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Experienced commercial director joins Solarsense as it powers ahead with further growth

Renewable energy specialist Solarsense has appointed a new commercial director as it looks to double turnover in a fast-growing market. Ashley Wood, pictured, right with Solarsense MD Stephen Barrett, joins the firm, which was launched nearly 30 years ago, from the UK office of the global engineering company Osborn,...

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Waste electronics and battery schemes offloaded by Ecosurety as it expands packaging recycling

November 10, 2023
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Waste electronics and battery schemes offloaded by Ecosurety as it expands packaging recycling

Bristol waste management company Ecosurety has sold two of its collection and recycling schemes to a leading international circular economy specialist. Ecosurety’s UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Batteries Compliance Schemes, which help companies meet their legal obligations and avoid enforcement actions, have been bought by Reconomy....

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Bristol turbine inspection firm reaps the wild winds of Scotland to perfect its drone-based system

November 10, 2023
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Bristol turbine inspection firm reaps the wild winds of Scotland to perfect its drone-based system

A pioneering autonomous drone system developed by Bristol specialist inspections firm Perceptual Robotics has reached the landmark of inspecting more than 250 onshore wind turbines in Scotland. The Perceptual Robotics team has travelled across Scotland from Skye to Aberdeen for the past six years conducting the inspections for a...

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World’s first digital export Carnet introduced by Business West to ease strain of post-Brexit trade

November 10, 2023
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World’s first digital export Carnet introduced by Business West to ease strain of post-Brexit trade

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has helped cut through the red tape hitting temporary exporters by arranging the world’s first use of a digital Carnet. Since Brexit, the number of ATA Carnets – or ‘passports for goods’ – needed by exporters has risen significantly for UK-based companies. These...

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Visual artist teams up with medical simulator firm to deliver body of work based on childbirth

November 3, 2023
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Visual artist teams up with medical simulator firm to deliver body of work based on childbirth

Art and science have been brought together in a unique project created by Bristol-based medical simulator manufacturer Limbs & Things. The firm, which was founded by in 1990 by medical illustrator Margot Cooper, has teamed up with visual artist and illustrator Ellie Shipman on RE:COLLECTION, a show work created...

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‘Firms reflect the individuals who lead them’. Coach draws on his own varied life to launch consultancy

November 1, 2023
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‘Firms reflect the individuals who lead them’. Coach draws on his own varied life to launch consultancy

Bristol leadership coach Joe Constant has set up his own consultancy after developing a business model based around understanding the impact of a leader’s life experiences on a company’s culture. The son of a 1950s Windrush migrant from Dominica, Joe, pictured, has spent more than 20 years working with...

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