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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

July 19, 2019
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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

The first-ever industrial blueprint for the West of England was launched today with the aim of building on the area’s unique creativity, collaboration and ingenuity to secure sustainable growth. Among ideas suggested in the strategy are connecting researchers, businesses and residents through a Global Centre of Innovation Excellence to...

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Bristol artist’s Moon sculpture stars in 50th anniversary of Apollo landing celebrations

July 19, 2019
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Bristol artist’s Moon sculpture stars in 50th anniversary of Apollo landing celebrations

Bristol artist Luke Jerram’s touring exhibition of a massive Moon is this weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing as his latest thought-provoking work – a giant Earth – continues its tour. ‘Museum of the Moon’ is circling the globe in a tribute to the...

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Chance to make sure advice to exporters is shipshape and Bristol fashion

July 19, 2019
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Chance to make sure advice to exporters is shipshape and Bristol fashion

Bristol exporting businesses have the opportunity to shape future international trade advice and support by taking part in a new survey. Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, and the Department for International Trade (DIT) South West have teamed up to stage the survey against a backdrop of increased...

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Race for co-working space boosts city centre office market

July 12, 2019
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Race for co-working space boosts city centre office market

The trend for quirky co-working spaces and serviced offices is beginning to dominate Bristol city centre’s office market, latest figures show, with the three largest deals of the past quarter all involving operators in the rapid-growth sector. The second quarter report by the Bristol Office Agents Society shows 177,633...

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Bristol firms and university to collaborate on world-beating £100m ‘future tech’ research centre

July 12, 2019
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Bristol firms and university to collaborate on world-beating £100m ‘future tech’ research centre

A  £100m institute tasked with creating transformational technologies for the future is to be opened on the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. In what the university described as a unique collaboration, the institute will act as an international-leading research facility, bringing together its engineers with social...

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Venture capital funds back Bristol’s fledgling firms in contrast to national picture

July 11, 2019
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Venture capital funds back Bristol’s fledgling firms in contrast to national picture

Bristol’s start-ups and scale-ups have bucked the national trend over the past three months by attracting the lion’s share of venture capital investments made in the city, according to new research into the UK funding market. KPMG’s Venture Pulse survey, published yesterday, shows that more than 70% of deals...

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‘America made easy’ workshop aims to help Bristol firms break into lucrative US market

July 11, 2019
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‘America made easy’ workshop aims to help Bristol firms break into lucrative US market

A workshop promising a hassle-free way to get a business up and running in the US takes place in Bristol next week. Called Land & Expand in the US: America Made Easy, the event, on Thursday July 18, is aimed at ambitious businesses that have considered launching in the...

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Bristol’s exemplar role continues as it retains Fairtrade City status for another three years

July 10, 2019
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Bristol’s exemplar role continues as it retains Fairtrade City status for another three years

Bristol has been successful in its bid to renew its status as a Fairtrade City – an accolade that recognises another three years of work by individuals and organisations to raise awareness of Fair Trade issues and support the supply chains. Bristol was first designated as a Fairtrade City...

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Chief operating officer hired by Fourth Floor Creative as it targets further expansion

July 10, 2019
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Chief operating officer hired by Fourth Floor Creative as it targets further expansion

Fast-growing Bristol-based social influence agency Fourth Floor Creative has appointed its first chief operating officer – operations and product specialist Catherine Cheetham. Catherine, pictured, who has more than 15 years of specialist experience, joins from Chippenham-based renewable energy company Good Energy, where she oversaw product.  She also held senior...

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Breakthrough for trio of BAME tech businesses under SETsquared Bristol’s innovative bursary scheme

July 5, 2019
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Breakthrough for trio of BAME tech businesses under SETsquared Bristol’s innovative bursary scheme

Three Bristol companies have been awarded bursaries under a scheme launched by the city’s world-class SETsquared business incubator to help support Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) entrepreneurs access tech business support. Chisel Robotics, Cyber Scholars, and NORTHSTAR will join SETsquared Bristol’s programme this summer.  The three placements under...

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Natracare pledges to give 1% of its turnover to protect the planet

July 5, 2019
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Natracare pledges to give 1% of its turnover to protect the planet

Bristol-based period product company Natracare is to donate 1% of its annual turnover to organisations which exist to protect the environment – encouraging its consumers to ‘Bleed 1% Better’. The firm behind the world’s first plastic-free, organic cotton tampons, sanitary pads and panty liners, Natracare has now become the...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards

July 5, 2019
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The Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards celebrated best business practice, with the winners demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent in the region’s boardrooms. Winners ranged from the West of England’s largest bus operator to a recycling firm behind a state-of-the-art waste handling centre...

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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

July 3, 2019
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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

Adidas likes to think of itself as synonymous with its famous logo – so much so that its founder, Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler, referred to it as the “three-stripe company”. From early days, Adi was concerned to give his products a distinctive look. Very much ahead of his time, he...

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