Advanced manufacturing

Imperial blames falling sales and stricter anti-smoking laws for closure of Nottingham factory

April 15, 2014
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Imperial blames falling sales and stricter anti-smoking laws for closure of Nottingham factory

Bristol-based Imperial Tobacco Group is to close its cigarette factory in Nottingham with the loss of all 540 jobs, it announced this week. The group, whose brands include JPS, Lambert & Butler and Gauloises, blamed falling sales of cigarettes and tougher anti-smoking regulations in Europe. A plant in Nantes,...

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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

April 14, 2014
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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

Shares in SciSys, the specialist software and IT group SciSys with a base in Bristol, climbed by nearly 3% this morning after it announced it had secured a €1.8m (£1.48m), six-year contract to work on Europe’s most advanced geostationary weather satellite. The firm, whose roots are in the European...

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Siemens to open turbine blade plant in Bristol as city strengthens role as low-carbon tech capital

April 11, 2014
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Siemens to open turbine blade plant in Bristol as city strengthens role as low-carbon tech capital

Industrial giant Siemens is to open a tidal turbine blade factory in Bristol, creating 49 jobs and boosting the city’s growing reputation as a centre for low-carbon technology and innovation. The German group made the announcement yesterday when Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey visited its Marine Current...

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Mayor calls for innovation to help make Bristol showcase for low-carbon public transport

April 11, 2014
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Mayor calls for innovation to help make Bristol showcase for low-carbon public transport

Bristol can be a showcase for zero-emission bus technology as part of its year as European Green Capital, Mayor George Ferguson has said. He challenged the motor industry and low-carbon sector to invest in Bristol and help it become a centre for innovation in public transport. He was speaking...

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Temple Bright drives TDC’s £10m European transport systems deal

April 11, 2014
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Temple Bright drives TDC’s £10m European transport systems deal

TDC Systems, the Weston-super-Mare-based specialist in advanced transport systems, has been acquired by Norwegian electronic toll collection business Q-Free. The deal, overseen by Bristol law firm Temple Bright, is expected to be worth £10m, if performance targets for 2014 and 2015 are hit. The initial consideration is £5m –...

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New director of skills takes up post at West of England LEP with vision to develop a stronger workforce

April 10, 2014
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New director of skills takes up post at West of England LEP with vision to develop a stronger workforce

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Adam Powell as its new director of skills. In his new role Adam, pictured, will deliver the LEP’s vision of developing a well-educated and well-motivated workforce to meet the needs of business across the area which includes Bristol, North...

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Export Week: Eastern promise of fast-growing Asian markets and help for women in business

April 10, 2014
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Export Week: Eastern promise of fast-growing Asian markets and help for women in business

Two Export Week events will help female business owners expand or launch in new overseas markets and explain how a range of businesses can unlock the potential of South East Asian markets. Export Week aims to encourage firms to consider trading internationally or, for existing exporters, to look at...

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West firms back EU membership – but many want looser ties, Business West survey shows

April 8, 2014
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West firms back EU membership – but many want looser ties, Business West survey shows

More than three-quarters of West firms want the UK to stay in the European Union with half saying membership has a positive impact on their business, according to a major survey of business opinion in the region. However, 16% of firms believe membership is bad for their business and...

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Recovery prompts manufacturers to plan investment in new kit to meet growing demand

April 7, 2014
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Recovery prompts manufacturers to plan investment in new kit to meet growing demand

The West’s small to medium-sized manufacturers are set to go on an investment spree to meet the expected increase in demand sparked by the economic recovery, a new survey shows. Four in five firms in the sector plan to buy new capital equipment over the next year, with the...

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EEF calls on Bristol manufacturers to get involved in EU debate and keep UK at heart of Europe

April 7, 2014
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EEF calls on Bristol manufacturers to get involved in EU debate and keep UK at heart of Europe

Manufacturers from Bristol and across the West of England are being urged to have their say on the highly-topical issue of European Union reform. EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has set out some radical plans for the EU which keeps Britain at the heart of Europe – something it says...

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Eastern promise offered by fast-growing Asian markets to be highlighted at export roadshow

April 7, 2014
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Eastern promise offered by fast-growing Asian markets to be highlighted at export roadshow

West businesses will hear how to unlock their potential by looking east for trade opportunities at an event in the region later this week. The UK Asia Business Council (UKABC) brings its regional roadshow to Bristol on Friday, giving an oversight of South East Asia’s markets and rounding off...

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Tickets still available for tomorrow’s unique showcase of Bristol’s innovation and creativity

April 7, 2014
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Tickets still available for tomorrow’s unique showcase of Bristol’s innovation and creativity

Tickets are still available for The Business Showcase South West 2014, the region’s newest and most-exciting business event, which takes place in Bristol tomorrow. The unique showcase at Bristol’s historic Colston Hall celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and sustainability through speeches, discussions, exhibitors and networking opportunities....

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Overseas trade expertise on tap for West firms during Export Week

April 4, 2014
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Overseas trade expertise on tap for West firms during Export Week

  Exporting in the digital age and advice for female entrepreneurs considering growing their business overseas are among the topics to be covered in the West as part of Export Week. Starting on Monday, the week aims to encourage firms to consider trading internationally or, for existing exporters, to...

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