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West’s best directors sought for awards that champion excellence and enterprise

February 21, 2014
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West’s best directors sought for awards that champion excellence and enterprise

West firms of all sizes are being urged to enter their directors in the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 celebrate the achievements of the region’s outstanding business people and their contribution to the its...

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How we lead in fostering student innovation: UWE vice-chancellor to speak on high-profile panel

February 21, 2014
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How we lead in fostering student innovation: UWE vice-chancellor to speak on high-profile panel

UWE vice-chancellor Professor Steve West has been selected to take part in a panel debate on how best to foster student innovation and entrepreneurship. Chaired by Guardian Universities editor Judy Friedberg at The Guardian University Forum 2014, the panel will consider the role universities play in nurturing student entrepreneurship...

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Stage is set for Bristol Old Vic’s business club to raise £400,000

February 21, 2014
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Stage is set for Bristol Old Vic’s business club to raise £400,000

The Bristol Old Vic, which celebrates its 250thanniversary in 2016, has launched a membership scheme for the city’s business community to help secure the future of the theatre for another 250 years. Called The Twenty Twenty Club, the scheme has already signed up its first member – international property...

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Bristol Arena gets go-ahead at last as full council meeting approves funding

February 18, 2014
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Bristol Arena gets go-ahead at last as full council meeting approves funding

Bristol’s long hoped for arena cleared its final hurdle this week as its funding package was agreed by the full city council. Work will now begin on appointing an operator to run the 12,000 capacity venue on disused land near Temple Meads station in a move that will deliver...

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China trade mission will showcase Bristol’s green, tech and creative innovation

February 14, 2014
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China trade mission will showcase Bristol’s green, tech and creative innovation

Bristol’s innovation in the green, hi-tech and creative industries is to be championed in China through a unique trade mission which aims to open up valuable new markets for businesses in these key sectors. Taking the ‘Smart Cities’ concept as its theme, the November visit will give 10 Bristol...

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Royal seal of approval for Bristol’s tech innovation as Duke of York visits

February 14, 2014
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Royal seal of approval for Bristol’s tech innovation as Duke of York visits

Bristol’s emerging role as a national crucible for tech innovation received royal approval this week when the Duke of York visited the city. The Duke, who has a keen interest in technology and knowledge transfer, met fledging and established tech companies on Monday when he toured Bristol’s recently-opened Engine...

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Animated money-saving advice app is child’s play for Aardman

February 14, 2014
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Animated money-saving advice app is child’s play for Aardman

Bristol’s Aardman Animations have teamed up with NatWest to launch a children’s smartphone and tablet app to help them learn about saving money. The free-to-download app, the first produced by a UK bank, includes a game that allows the player to be a boy or girl pig character running...

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Double sponsorship success for Gloucestershire Cricket ahead of new season

February 14, 2014
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Double sponsorship success for Gloucestershire Cricket ahead of new season

Gloucestershire Cricket has announced two sponsorship agreements as it prepares for its first season at the redeveloped County Ground. St Austell Brewery, which last year signed a six-year partnership to become major sponsor and the main supplier to its club bars, is to become a shirt advertising sponsor.   ...

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UWE expert to help Government shape the cities of the future

February 14, 2014
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UWE expert to help Government shape the cities of the future

The director of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and the Environments (SPE) at UWE, Professor Katie Williams, has been appointed to a major Government body looking at the cities of the future. The Foresight Review will tackle the issues that will influence central Government thinking on where and how...

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UWE launches £4m fund to boost innovation among West businesses

February 12, 2014
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UWE launches £4m fund to boost innovation among West businesses

Innovative West businesses working on pioneering research and development projects can apply for financial help through a £4m innovation fund launched today by the University of the West of England (UWE). Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 will be available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as...

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Young entrepreneurs on a mission to pair students with small firms

February 7, 2014
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Young entrepreneurs on a mission to pair students with small firms

Missionly, the pioneering Bristoln business that harnesses young people’s skills to benefit small businesses, is looking forward to a bright future after its official – and colourful – launch brought together more than 100 entrepreneurs, supporters and students. The firm is the brainchild of Chris Dalley and Will Duddell,...

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Royal visit will showcase Bristol’s pioneering work in robotics research

February 7, 2014
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Royal visit will showcase Bristol’s pioneering work in robotics research

Key innovations that are putting Bristol at the leading edge of global robotics research will be demonstrated to the Duke of York when he visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on Monday. BRL is the UK’s leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research and home to a vibrant...

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London cocktail bar chain ready to mix it in Bristol’s burgeoning bar scene

February 7, 2014
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London cocktail bar chain ready to mix it in Bristol’s burgeoning bar scene

Fast-growing London-based cocktail bar group Be At One, which is backed by Piper Equity, is to open an outlet in Bristol – its 22nd venue and third outside the capital. The bar, in a unit on the Clifton Triangle formerly occupied by Hermanos, will open on February 26 and...

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