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Former BT regulatory affairs director joins TLT to launch new digital sector consultancy service

September 21, 2018
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Former BT regulatory affairs director joins TLT to launch new digital sector consultancy service

TLT, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has launched a regulatory affairs consultancy service to help digital businesses prepare for – and shape – public policy and regulation. The firm said the move created a unique industry knowledge base for mid-tier companies, putting them on a more equal footing with...

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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

September 17, 2018
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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

South Gloucestershire Council has bought the Bristol & Bath Science Park with in a joint £18m deal with the University of Bath they say will realise its potential and boost the West of England’s reputation as a centre of excellence for research. Since the park opened in 2011 after...

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The LAST WORD: Aaron Dewey, partner, Modern Wire

September 14, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Aaron Dewey, partner, Modern Wire

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Aaron Dewey, a partner at bespoke furniture maker Modern Wire, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? Show Dogs with my daughters. ...

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Bristol’s tech sector earns status as UK’s most productive in latest report

September 14, 2018
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Bristol’s tech sector earns status as UK’s most productive in latest report

Bristol has been named as the UK’s most competitive and productive tech cluster in yet another recognition of the city’s preeminent role in the high-growth sector. According to the latest research from Tech Nation, the organisation that helps accelerate the growth of the digital tech sector across the UK,...

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‘Tube’ map helps Bristol’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

September 14, 2018
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‘Tube’ map helps Bristol’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

A snapshot of Bristol’s start-up and scale-up ecosystem has been produced in an easy-to-use format to show where high-growth businesses can find essential support, information and advice. The innovative Growth Map – illustrated like a London Tube map and thought to be the UK’s first of its kind –...

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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

September 14, 2018
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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

Bristol businesses are being challenged to come up with new and exciting ways to raise funds for city charities and voluntary groups as the first Bristol Giving Day approaches. Staged by Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in...

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A touch of glass. Wraps come off St George’s striking new extension

September 14, 2018
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A touch of glass. Wraps come off St George’s striking new extension

Historic Bristol music and spoken word venue St George’s has opened its £6.3m extension – securing a sound financial future for itself and bringing a striking new corporate venue to the city. The wraps came off the building just hours before two of the world’s leading young musicians, a...

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Bristol-staged conference will explore going beyond GDP to achieve an Economics of Happiness

September 14, 2018
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Bristol-staged conference will explore going beyond GDP to achieve an Economics of Happiness

Bristol will next month play host to an international Economics of Happiness conference, bringing respected thinkers, activists and innovators to the city. Co-hosted by Happy City, the Bristol-based charity promoting wellbeing rather than economic growth as a measure of society’s success, the event will encourage debate on the creation...

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Bristol architect appointed to board of directors for global practice BDP

September 12, 2018
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Bristol architect appointed to board of directors for global practice BDP

Architect Nick Fairham, who heads global practice BDP’s design studio in Bristol, has been appointed to its board of directors. Nick, pictured, has more than 20 years’ experience in housing, healthcare and mixed-use design and has led the Bristol studio since 2015. He specialises in creating new, sustainable communities...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid...

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Tech ‘super-cluster’ report names Bristol as sixth biggest in Europe

September 7, 2018
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Tech ‘super-cluster’ report names Bristol as sixth biggest in Europe

Bristol has been placed among Europe’s top 10 tech ‘super clusters’ in a table that ranks it above Cambridge, Cologne and Vienna. The city appears at number six in the table based in research from global real estate adviser CBRE.  The report EMEA Tech Cities: Opportunities in Technology Hotspots,...

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Open Doors festival will celebrate the past, present and future of 101 Bristol buildings

September 7, 2018
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Open Doors festival will celebrate the past, present and future of 101 Bristol buildings

Bristol’s annual Bristol Open Doors festival returns next weekend, allowing participants to discover the secrets of 101 fascinating buildings around the city. Expert-led tours will offer glimpses inside buildings never or rarely seen by the public – with the opportunity to discover heritage spaces, forgotten places and innovative design....

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Architecture practice continues to build its team as it approaches 25th anniversary

September 7, 2018
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Architecture practice continues to build its team as it approaches 25th anniversary

Bristol architects Childs+Sulzmann, the practice behind many iconic Bristol buildings including the Arnolfini, Engine Shed and Watershed, is on target for a 25% increase in turnover and headcount this year as it marks its 25th anniversary. The firm, which specialises in innovative projects in the hotel, leisure, creative re-use...

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