Advanced manufacturing

BUDGET 2014: Business wish-list

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Business wish-list

Business West has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use today’s Budget to focus on youth employment, training and enterprise – all crucial to securing future growth and avoiding a ‘lost generation’ as the UK economy continues to recover, it says. In its 2014 Budget submission, the business support...

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Bristol directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

March 18, 2014
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Bristol directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

Directors in Bristol firms have less than two weeks to enter the region’s top business awards that recognise boardroom excellence and enterprise. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do...

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Tributes pour in for former Bristol MP Tony Benn – the man who brought us Concorde and hi-tech

March 14, 2014
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Tributes pour in for former Bristol MP Tony Benn – the man who brought us Concorde and hi-tech

A book of remembrance has been opened in Bristol’s City Hall for former Labour cabinet minister and Bristol MP Tony Benn, who has died aged 88. The book is in front of the bust in the building's lobby of Mr Benn who served the city as MP for Bristol...

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New prime office space at Filton takes off as global firms go for growth

March 14, 2014
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New prime office space at Filton takes off as global firms go for growth

Three global advanced engineering firms have expanded into larger offices in Filton, helping raise the profile of the area as a hub for innovation in aerospace, defence and related sectors. The firms – missile developer MBDA, Airbus parent group EADS and innovation and engineering consultancy Altran UK – have...

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Event aims to generate interest in low-carbon future among Bristol firms and school students

March 13, 2014
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Event aims to generate interest in low-carbon future among Bristol firms and school students

Bristol businesses are being urged to take part in a cutting-edge event for young people to highlight the skills and job opportunities available in an innovative low-carbon economy. Called Your Green Future, it will feature industry thinkers and experts who will advise and inspire more than 400 secondary school...

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Higher sales lead to strong rebound in confidence for the West’s small manufacturers

February 25, 2014
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Higher sales lead to strong rebound in confidence for the West’s small manufacturers

Further evidence of recovery among small and medium-sized West manufacturers emerged today with figures showing ‘significant’ growth over the past six months and plans for increased investment this year. The results, from the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer survey, show 64% of firms increased sales in the second...

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Commercial aerospace wing work at GKN’s Bristol plants help overcome dip in defence orders

February 25, 2014
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Commercial aerospace wing work at GKN’s Bristol plants help overcome dip in defence orders

Continued growth in commercial aerospace, including at its Bristol bases, offset a decline in work on military aircraft projects last year at engineering giant GKN. The group, which produces wing sections at Filton and Avonmouth, today reported a 15% fall in annual pre-tax profits to £484m on sales up...

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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

February 24, 2014
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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

Bristol businesses will next week get a rare chance to meet trade experts from the British Embassies in the US and Canada to explore transatlantic export opportunities on a one-to-one basis. The event, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Redcliffe Hill, on Wednesday, March 5, is the latest...

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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bristol’s micro-chip innovation

February 21, 2014
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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bristol’s micro-chip innovation

Bristol’s world-class expertise in micro-electronics is to play a crucial role in the recently-announced Smart Cities Trade Mission to China later this year. Bristol boasts the world’s second-largest cluster of micro-chip design expertise outside of California’s Silicon Valley. Many of its leading-edge firms have become global players in the...

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West’s best directors sought for awards that champion excellence and enterprise

February 21, 2014
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West’s best directors sought for awards that champion excellence and enterprise

West firms of all sizes are being urged to enter their directors in the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 celebrate the achievements of the region’s outstanding business people and their contribution to the its...

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How we lead in fostering student innovation: UWE vice-chancellor to speak on high-profile panel

February 21, 2014
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How we lead in fostering student innovation: UWE vice-chancellor to speak on high-profile panel

UWE vice-chancellor Professor Steve West has been selected to take part in a panel debate on how best to foster student innovation and entrepreneurship. Chaired by Guardian Universities editor Judy Friedberg at The Guardian University Forum 2014, the panel will consider the role universities play in nurturing student entrepreneurship...

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China trade mission will showcase Bristol’s green, tech and creative innovation

February 14, 2014
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China trade mission will showcase Bristol’s green, tech and creative innovation

Bristol’s innovation in the green, hi-tech and creative industries is to be championed in China through a unique trade mission which aims to open up valuable new markets for businesses in these key sectors. Taking the ‘Smart Cities’ concept as its theme, the November visit will give 10 Bristol...

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Plea to firms to help bridge Bristol’s skills gap by working with college

February 14, 2014
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Plea to firms to help bridge Bristol’s skills gap by working with college

Firms have been urged to get involved in City of Bristol College’s new Partners in Business network to strengthen the city’s skills base and boost its economy. Launched on Tuesday to an audience of business leaders and company representatives, the network aims to help organisations improve performance, develop programmes,...

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