Advanced manufacturing

Bring back tax breaks to fund UK’s next-generation innovators, says Smith & Williamson report

November 6, 2014
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Bring back tax breaks to fund UK’s next-generation innovators, says Smith & Williamson report

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson is calling for the reintroduction of tax breaks for companies which fund innovative, early-stage businesses. The plea to the Government comes in the firm’s Unleashing British Business report, which highlights key measures needed to encourage entrepreneurship and...

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Apply now to £30m Government engineering skills fund, Bristol manufacturers are told

November 6, 2014
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Apply now to £30m Government engineering skills fund, Bristol manufacturers are told

Bristol manufacturers are being urged to take advantage of a £30m Government scheme to give employers the skills they need to realise their growth ambitions. The scheme – the Employer Ownership Fund – gives employers 50% matched funding for training projects designed to address skills shortages affecting their business....

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Jobs boost for Bristol as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

November 5, 2014
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Jobs boost for Bristol as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

Inward investment agency Invest Bristol & Bath is on track to hit its target of helping to create 1,380 jobs over two years, new figures show. Since its launch January 2013, the organisation has assisted in generating more than 1,200 jobs by attracting a number of high-profile businesses to...

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Bristol aerospace workers fear the worst as Rolls-Royce announces 2,600 job cuts

November 4, 2014
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Bristol aerospace workers fear the worst as Rolls-Royce announces 2,600 job cuts

Hundreds of Rolls-Royce’s workers at its massive Bristol plant are fearing for their jobs this weekend after the engineering giant announced shock plans to axe 2,600 posts over the next 18 months. The firm said it needs to slash costs by £120m over the next two years to stay...

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Event will look at likely business impact of ground-breaking EU-US trade agreement

November 3, 2014
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Event will look at likely business impact of ground-breaking EU-US trade agreement

The impact of the impending EU-US trade agreement on business in the West of England will be discussed next week by a high-powered expert panel. The breakfast event, hosted by accountancy firm Grant Thornton in Bristol, will look at the ground-breaking Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which aims...

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Latest Bristol-Guangzhou link will harness cities’ leading innovation in energy, education and urban design

October 24, 2014
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Latest Bristol-Guangzhou link will harness cities’ leading innovation in energy, education and urban design

Bristol and its Chinese sister city Guangzhou are to explore closer links between their important educational, industrial and energy sectors following the second visit by a high-powered delegation to Bristol in as many weeks. A Bristol-Panyu Urbanisation and Cooperation group is to be established to look at how the...

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Bristol firm Ecoegg ‘reshores’ manufacturing back to UK from China

October 24, 2014
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Bristol firm Ecoegg ‘reshores’ manufacturing back to UK from China

Bristol-based Ecoegg, an award-winning designer of eco-friendly laundry products, has created nine jobs and is exporting to more than 30 countries worldwide after bringing its production back from China. Having developed its innovative Dryer Egg, the latest in its range of eco- and skin-friendly products, firm was keen to...

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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

October 24, 2014
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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

Bristol business leaders today welcomed the latest positive national economic figures but concerns remain that the pace of growth is slowing and further problems could lie ahead. The Office for National Statistics figures show the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.7% in the three months to September...

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Award nomination for Bristol’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

October 23, 2014
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Award nomination for Bristol’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bristol, has been named as one of the UK’s most dedicated champions of entrepreneurs. SETsquared, whose Bristol base is at the Engine Shed at Temple Meads, will compete in the national finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards next...

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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

October 17, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

By Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath The value of investment to economic growth cannot be underestimated: it lessens our reliance on public sector support, creates jobs and drives up wages. This is as true for a small business – a café expanding into new premises and taking on...

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Small manufacturers urged to reap rewards of UK’s £60bn nuclear power programme

October 16, 2014
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Small manufacturers urged to reap rewards of UK’s £60bn nuclear power programme

Bristol’s small and medium-sized manufacturers were today urged to take advantage of a new scheme which could help them win contracts from the UK’s rapidly-developing £60bn civil nuclear new build programme. The link-up between the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) will...

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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, Business West warns

October 16, 2014
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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, Business West warns

The economic recovery may not be as strong as anticipated despite the latest fall in unemployment, Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, has warned. While welcoming the 1.6% year-on-year drop in the number of people out of work in the South...

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Indian hi-tech engineering group Cyient moves UK headquarters to Portishead

October 10, 2014
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Indian hi-tech engineering group Cyient moves UK headquarters to Portishead

Global engineering, network and operations group Cyient has relocated its UK office from Almondsbury to Portishead to meet its expansion plans. The firm, whose global headquarters are in Hyderabad, India, set up the Bristol division in 2007 to service clients in the UK and Scandinavia. It has now leased...

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