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New member appointments boost Local Enterprise Partnership board

June 3, 2015
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Eight business leaders have been appointed to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s board to help drive its growth ambitions. Five new representatives join three reappointed members on the newly formed LEP board, which meets for the first time on June 17. LEP board members are drawn from...

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Crowdfunding for firm that plans to harness spare laptop power to create super-computer

May 29, 2015
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Crowdfunding for firm that plans to harness spare laptop power to create super-computer

Innovative Bristol firm YellowDog, which believes it can create the world’s fastest super-computer by using spare computing power from PCs and laptops, is looking to raise £150,000 in crowdfunding. The firm, based in the Engine Shed innovation hub, is already using the system to help animators who need extra...

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‘Seasoned professional’ joins Alpha Portfolio Management to grow its private client business

May 29, 2015
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‘Seasoned professional’ joins Alpha Portfolio Management to grow its private client business

Bristol investment specialist Alpha Portfolio Management has recruited Tony Mann from rival WH Ireland to spearhead expansion of its private client offering. Mr Mann, described by Alpha as a “seasoned professional”, will be joined by his assistant Jane Mann and his son and fellow longstanding WH Ireland employee, wealth...

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New agreement with key Chinese economic hub opens doors for partnerships with Bristol firms

May 28, 2015
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New agreement with key Chinese economic hub opens doors for partnerships with Bristol firms

Bristol firms are being encouraged to establish closer trading partnerships with their counterparts in the South West’s sister region in China following the signing of a major new agreement. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Guangdong Provincial Government and the Bristol & West of England China Bureau is...

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Expansion for Bristol’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs following link-up with Enterprise Nation

May 26, 2015
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Expansion for Bristol’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs following link-up with Enterprise Nation

The Bristol-based Festival of Female Entrepreneurs (FFE), which supports women in business, is to be expanded following a link-up with small business network Enterprise Nation. Launched four years ago by Joni Farthing, founder and director of Women Outside The Box, the event has carved a reputation for inspiring speakers,...

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Rival accountants’ offices ready to make a run for their money

May 22, 2015
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Rival accountants’ offices ready to make a run for their money

A team from the Bristol office of accountancy firm Bishop Fleming will do battle with colleagues from its Bath base in the first marathon to be staged jointly by the two cities. Having already signed up as sponsors for the Bristol & Bath Marathon, the two Bishop Fleming offices...

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Business Secretary draws on Bristol childhood to launch Government’s Enterprise Bill in city

May 19, 2015
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Business Secretary draws on Bristol childhood to launch Government’s Enterprise Bill in city

Business Secretary Sajid Javid drew on his childhood in Bristol to make his first major speech in the role – returning to the city to launch the Government’s new Enterprise Bill. Speaking to local business leaders and entrepreneurs, he used his experience helping out in his parents’ women’s clothing...

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Bristol Business Blog: Bob Brassington, Smith & Williamson. Are your employee benefits working hard enough?

May 15, 2015
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By Bob Brassington, employee benefits and pensions specialist in Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office As the labour market tightens and recruitment becomes more challenging, employers will want to ensure their employee benefits are competitive and generating the maximum value for the business as well as its staff. Many employers...

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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

May 14, 2015
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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

The South West’s biggest free business event gets underway today with organisers saying it looks set to be a flyaway success. Up to 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the Business Showcase South West 2015, which returns to returns to Bristol’s Colston Hall today and tomorrow. Star attractions include...

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New Government must hit the ground running and build a strong economy, says CBI

May 11, 2015
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New Government must hit the ground running and build a strong economy, says CBI

The CBI today called on the new Tory Government to set out clear plans for the next Parliament within the first 100 days. With the in-out referendum on EU membership, which has been promised with two years, grabbing political attention, the business organisation wants swift action on a number...

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Charity cyclists’ towering achievement as they go above and beyond to reach Paris in four days

May 8, 2015
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Charity cyclists’ towering achievement as they go above and beyond to reach Paris in four days

They did it! The 70-strong team of intrepid charity cyclists who set out from Bristol last Friday reached Paris on schedule four days later – tired, slightly sore but in convoy and extremely jubilant. The business people, medics and supporters are now hoping their feat will have earned more...

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Business Showcase South West prepares to reflect region’s innovation and creativity

May 8, 2015
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Business Showcase South West prepares to reflect region’s innovation and creativity

Anticipation is building with less than a week to go before delegates gather for the region’s biggest free business event. Organisers hope to welcome up to 3,000 delegates to Business Showcase South West 2015 next Thursday and Friday. Star attractions include keynote speakers ‘Millionaires’ Mentor’ Bev James and Levi...

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Grade A waterside office scheme proves just the job for expanding global HR firm

May 7, 2015
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Grade A waterside office scheme proves just the job for expanding global HR firm

International human resources group ADP has become the fourth blue-chip firm to take space at 10 Templeback, one of Bristol’s only grade A office developments in the past few months. The US-headquartered $11bn-revenue group – whose services span payroll, talent management, tax and benefits administration – is to occupy...

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