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Second ‘deep tech’ incubator puts Bristol on path to creating world-class science ecosystem

November 26, 2021
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Second ‘deep tech’ incubator puts Bristol on path to creating world-class science ecosystem

Bristol has developed Europe’s most exciting ‘deep tech’ ecosystem where innovators can accelerate ground-breaking ideas in areas as diverse as AI, synthetic biology, nano technologies and quantum computing, guests at the opening of the city’s new Science Creates centre were told. The incubator in Old Market is already becoming...

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The LAST WORD: Matthew Bracher, managing director, Haines Watts Bristol

November 26, 2021
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The LAST WORD: Matthew Bracher, managing director, Haines Watts Bristol

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 Matthew Bracher, managing director at Haines Watts Bristol, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? The original The Fast and the Furious....

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Bristol lawyers advise on £33m investment in pet firm behind the ‘designer’ Eglu chicken house

November 26, 2021
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Bristol lawyers advise on £33m investment in pet firm behind the ‘designer’ Eglu chicken house

Two Bristol-based corporate finance legal teams have been involved in the £33m sale of a significant minority stake in design-led pet accessories brand Omlet to private equity firm Piper. Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon advised Omlet’s founding shareholders while the city office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) advised Piper,...

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Employment scheme at heart of Rathbone and FareShare South West’s new three-year partnership

November 26, 2021
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Employment scheme at heart of Rathbone and FareShare South West’s new three-year partnership

The Bristol office of national investment management firm Rathbone has agreed a three-year partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare South West, including a programme to help disadvantaged people get jobs. The partnership has been arranged through the Rathbones Foundation, the firm’s charitable fund. The employability programme will be based...

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Financial advisory firm Interpath expands Bristol team six months after leaving parent group KPMG

November 25, 2021
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Financial advisory firm Interpath expands Bristol team six months after leaving parent group KPMG

Interpath Advisory, the independent financial advisory business, is growing its Bristol-based team with a number of promotions and appointments. Formerly the UK restructuring practice of global accountancy group KPMG, Interpath Advisory offers a broad range of specialisms to help organisations facing challenges and navigate opportunities.  Lee Swinerd has been...

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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

November 22, 2021
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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

Business people with strong networking experience and the credibility to champion the region are being sought by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to join its business board. The LEP is looking to appoint new board members to help shape a brighter, greener future for the West...

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Funding for Bristol firm aiming to clean up microplastic pollution caused by washing machines

November 19, 2021
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Funding for Bristol firm aiming to clean up microplastic pollution caused by washing machines

A Bristol-based tech firm has secured a £150,000 investment to help it scale up its innovative method of capturing, harvesting and recycling microplastics before they can pollute the world’s oceans. Called Matter, the firm was founded in 2017 by former Dyson engineer and keen scuba diver Adam Root, pictured. ...

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£60m investment hands Ultraleap chance to put its touchless tech at the centre of the ‘metaverse’

November 19, 2021
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Ultraleap, the Bristol-based firm leading the world in touchless technology and hand tracking, is set for more growth after completing a further investment round worth £60m. The deal will enable Ultraleap to further develop and commercialise its revolutionary technologies for existing and next-generation computing platforms.  Ultraleap’s technology uses ultrasound...

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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

November 19, 2021
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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

Bristol businesses are partnering with the police, banking sector and specialists to spearhead a new crackdown on fraud in the South West. They have come together to re-launch the South West Fraud Forum (SWFF), which is dedicated to helping prevent businesses and individuals becoming victims of the crime.  The...

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Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened to support Bristol’s would-be entrepreneurs

November 19, 2021
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Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened to support Bristol’s would-be entrepreneurs

Free one-to-one support to help potential entrepreneurs start and grow their own business is available from a new Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened in the city’s Central Library. The centre, which was officially opened by Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, is offering free resources, confidential one-to-one support, advice...

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Fundraising appeal for Bristol research study into Long Covid supported by National Friendly

November 18, 2021
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Fundraising appeal for Bristol research study into Long Covid supported by National Friendly

Bristol-based specialist finance firm National Friendly has teamed up with the city’s Southmead Hospital Charity and The Bristol Hippodrome to launch a fundraising appeal which aims to raise £30,000 to support pioneering research into Long Covid now taking place at the hospital. Known as the DISCOVER study, it has...

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Call for big ideas on Bristol’s climate challenges as city is picked to play key role in global project

November 12, 2021
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Call for big ideas on Bristol’s climate challenges as city is picked to play key role in global project

Bristol’s innovators are being urged to come up with suggestions to help tackle the city’s climate challenges following its inclusion in a United Nations-backed global scheme. The Climate Smart Cities Challenge aims to empower innovators and communities to collaborate in designing and demonstrating climate-smart approaches to vital areas of city...

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Top investment award for Whitechurch as it continues to build its ethical offering

November 12, 2021
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Top investment award for Whitechurch as it continues to build its ethical offering

A strong track record of ethical investing has earned Bristol-based wealth management boutique Whitechurch Securities a major national award. The firm has run successful ethical portfolios since 2016 and recently launched a ‘responsible dynamic’ range.  It topped the Best Discretionary Wealth Manager for Excellence in Ethical Investment Solutions category...

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