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Powerful boost to Bristol’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant finally gets approval

October 8, 2014
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Powerful boost to Bristol’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant finally gets approval

Bristol’s economy is in line for a multi-million pound boost and thousands of new jobs after the European Commission finally gave the go-ahead for the £24.5bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. The controversial plant, on the Somerset coast near Bridgwater, will be Britain’s first new nuclear reactor for...

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Bristol-China links boosted by visit from high-powered delegation from Shenzhen

October 7, 2014
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Bristol-China links boosted by visit from high-powered delegation from Shenzhen

Bristol’s burgeoning links with China have been strengthened following the visit of a high-powered delegation from Shenzhen – the city often described as the country’s silicon valley. The event, staged by the West of England China Bureau and supported by inward investment agency Invest Bristol & Bath and HSBC,...

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UWE vice-chancellor Steve West becomes CBI South West chair

October 6, 2014
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UWE vice-chancellor Steve West becomes CBI South West chair

The CBI has appointed University of the West of England (UWE) vice chancellor Steve West as its South West regional chair. Prof West, pictured, replaces Graham Cole of helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland, who has held the role for the past two years. He will support CBI member companies in the...

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Export Week will show Bristol firms the route to success in overseas markets

October 3, 2014
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Export Week will show Bristol firms the route to success in overseas markets

Bristol firms are being urged to get on the fast track to success by joining UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) as it brings the world to the region for its sixth Export Week. Organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in conjunction with partners and business organisations, Export Week...

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Kevin McCloud’s innovative HAB Housing to set up home in Bristol’s Enterprise Zone

September 26, 2014
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Kevin McCloud’s innovative HAB Housing to set up home in Bristol’s Enterprise Zone

HAB Housing, the innovative housing developer set up by Kevin McCloud, is to move its headquarters to Bristol as the first stage of what it believes will be a long-term partnership with the city. HAB, which now has its head office in Radstock, is acknowledged as one of the...

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Bristol’s brainiest boffins to showcase best of the city’s research this evening

September 26, 2014
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Bristol’s brainiest boffins to showcase best of the city’s research this evening

Some of Bristol’s best brains will be buzzing this evening as the city’s research is showcased to the public. Bristol Bright Night, part of a pan-Europe event taking place in 300 cities across 24 countries, brings together UWE Bristol, Bristol Natural History Consortium and the University of Bristol to...

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Global centre for nuclear energy research to be opened in Bristol

September 26, 2014
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Global centre for nuclear energy research to be opened in Bristol

Bristol is to be the base for an internationally-recognised hub for nuclear energy research and education. The centre will be developed following an agreement by the University of Bristol to invest more than £5.3m along with £2.43m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The hub, which...

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Innovation showcase will thrust Bristol’s tech firms into the spotlight

September 25, 2014
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Innovation showcase will thrust Bristol’s tech firms into the spotlight

Bristol’s world-leading tech innovation in areas as diverse as app development, gaming and microchips will take centre stage next week when the San Francisco-inspired OpenCo festival is staged in the city. The free event will showcase the area’s leading technology businesses and organisations, placing Bristol, along with Bath, at...

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SciSys on launchpad for more growth after profits soar by 86%

September 24, 2014
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SciSys on launchpad for more growth after profits soar by 86%

Specialist software group SciSys has signalled more acquisitions after it reported interim pre-tax profits up by 86% and a strong order book. The profits rise to £1.3m at the international business, which has a base in Bristol, was achieved despite revenues for the six months to June 30 dipping...

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Bristol to host major conference tackling the safety and security of the software that runs our lives

September 23, 2014
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Bristol to host major conference tackling the safety and security of the software that runs our lives

More than 100 leading software engineers and academics will gather in Bristol later this month to attend a major conference giving the latest insights into the increasingly vital area of safe and secure software. With highly-integrated and sophisticated IT and mobile systems impacting evermore on everyday life – from...

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Bristol firms get chance to join world’s leading multicore innovators at major conference

September 19, 2014
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Bristol firms get chance to join world’s leading multicore innovators at major conference

Bristol tech firms are being invited to join major industry names such as Intel and Huawei at an upcoming conference in the city which will highlight the latest advancements in multicore – the technology integral to the development of cutting-edge innovations such as autonomous cars, robots and next-generation mobile...

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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bristol Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event in Bristol earlier this year which attracted nearly...

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SciSys lands Mars rover software contract worth €2m from Airbus Space

September 16, 2014
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SciSys lands Mars rover software contract worth €2m from Airbus Space

IT innovator SciSys has secured a €2m (£1.59m) order to develop software for the next Mars rover as part of the European Space Agency’s 2018 mission to the red planet. The Chippenham-headquartered firm, which has an office in Brislington, has its roots in the space industry. It will work...

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