Advanced manufacturing

£5.8m armoured vehicle programme contract secured by SciSys

July 25, 2013
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£5.8m armoured vehicle programme contract secured by SciSys

Specialist West software group SciSys has won a £5.78m contract with defence giant Lockheed Martin UK to work on its programme to upgrade and improve the British Army’s Warrior armoured fighting vehicle fleet under the MoD’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP).  The group, which has its headquarters in Chippenham...

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Actually, it is rocket science. Bloodhound’s Bristol team ‘are the world’s best’

July 9, 2013
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Actually, it is rocket science. Bloodhound’s Bristol team ‘are the world’s best’

The team behind The Bloodhound Project, the supersonic car under construction in Bristol which will attempt to beat the 1,000mph land speed record, is “the best in the world”, says driver Andy Green. And he should know. Not only is Andy the man who will be at the controls...

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Auto parts distributor deal creates major national player

July 12, 2012
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South of England car parts distributor Camberley Auto Factors, which has a branch in Bristol, has today been acquired by larger Northern distributor Andrew Page for an undisclosed sum. Hampshire-based Camberley has 26 sites in the South, including a depot on Bristol's Avonside Industrial Estate, while Andrew Page, which...

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Sales team of the year award for Bristol Mercedes-Benz dealer

November 21, 2011
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Sales staff at Bristol’s Mercedes-Benz dealership are celebrating being part of the regional group that recently won the manufacturer’s Sales Team of the Year Award. The Cribbs Causeway dealership is one of the Sytner group of Mercedes-Benz sites in the West judged as having the best UK sales team...

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Bristol electric cars charge to Exeter

October 25, 2011
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Electric cars can now drive between Bristol and Exeter without fear of running out of power after Ecotricity opened a new charging point on the M5 at Sedgemoor services – as part of the world’s first national charging network. The “Electric Highway” now has charging points at Welcome Break...

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Heralding the M4 Hydrogen Corridor

September 22, 2011
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Trailblazing advances in the use of hydrogen as a fuel in Bristol and Swindon have opened up what is being described as the M4 Hydrogen Corridor. Cllr Neil Harrison, the city council's assistant cabinet member for sustainability, has welcomed this week's opening of the UK’s first open access hydrogen vehicle refuelling...

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