Technology

Coronavirus update: Hospitals charity calls on home workers to donate money saved on commuting

April 3, 2020
By
Coronavirus update: Hospitals charity calls on home workers to donate money saved on commuting

Bristol firms with staff working from home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak are being urged to help them ‘donate their commute’ to city centre hospitals charity Above & Beyond. They can set up a virtual collection tin via the JustGiving app for their team to give the...

Read more »

Bristol Business Blog: Louise Somerset, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme

April 2, 2020
By
Bristol Business Blog:   Louise Somerset, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme

Louise Somerset, partner and head of private client tax services at Smith & Williamson in Bristol, explains the government’s self-employed income support scheme. The Chancellor has announced an income support scheme to help the self-employed through the current financial crisis, designed to be on a par with support for...

Read more »

Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

April 1, 2020
By
Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

Three-quarters of South West firms were hit by the coronavirus pandemic in the first two weeks of March, according to a new survey which also shows the outbreak has triggered a marked fall in businesses confidence in the region. Lloyds Bank’s Business Barometer – a monthly survey of more...

Read more »

Senior appointment boosts Bristol’s pioneering digital engineering test bed

March 31, 2020
By
image009

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), the Bristol-based specialist body aiming to transform digital engineering, has made a senior appointment to help it complete its pioneering projects. Dr James Osborne, pictured, joins CFMS, which is based on the Bristol & Bath Science Park, as technology programmes manager. He...

Read more »

Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

March 30, 2020
By
Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

The latest moves by the government to support businesses, including relaxing the insolvency laws and removing some red tape, have been given the thumbs up by the region’s largest business organisation. Business West described the measures, announced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma on Friday evening, as sensible steps that...

Read more »

Coronavirus update: Firms harness city’s inbuilt innovation to keep Bristol in business

March 27, 2020
By
Coronavirus update: Firms harness city’s inbuilt innovation to keep Bristol in business

Bristol firms have been coming to terms with a new and unprecedented way of doing business against a backdrop of a complete lockdown of the city and the cancellation of all events. But as a city built on innovation, many are looking at new ways of doing business –...

Read more »

Bristol Business Blog: Isabel Thompson, Warner McCall Resilience. Cyber security guidance for remote working during Covid-19

March 27, 2020
By
Bristol Business Blog: Isabel Thompson, Warner McCall Resilience. Cyber security guidance for remote working during Covid-19

In these challenging times, it’s sad to learn that cyber criminals are only increasing their activity as they look to capitalise on the Covid-19 crisis, writes Isabel Thompson, commercial director at Bristol-based cyber security and resilience firm Warner McCall Resilience. With the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) issuing warnings...

Read more »

Coronavirus update: Government ‘lifeline’ for self-employed welcomed by business groups

March 27, 2020
By
Coronavirus update: Government ‘lifeline’ for self-employed welcomed by business groups

Business organisations have backed government help outlined last night to support the self-employed and sole traders affected by coronavirus, describing them as a lifeline for around 5m people. The measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, pictured below, provide a grant worth 80% of profits up to a cap of £2,500...

Read more »

Coronavirus update: Website launched with expert advice to help firms trade through the crisis

March 26, 2020
By
Coronavirus update: Website launched with expert advice to help firms trade through the crisis

Bristol businesses needing up-to-date information, advice and guidance to help them trade in the current unprecedented market conditions are being encouraged to turn to a new web portal launched by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. Called Trading Through Coronavirus, it aims to help businesses navigate their way...

Read more »

Coronavirus update: Government’s lockdown measures welcomed by business groups

March 24, 2020
By
Coronavirus update: Government’s lockdown measures welcomed by business groups

National business organisations have welcomed the government’s drastic measures putting the country into virtual lockdown in a bid to combat the rapid spread of coronavirus. The CBI said the action presented “great challenges” while the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said it made it even more vital that support...

Read more »

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: All pubs, bars and restaurants to close tonight as Chancellor announces ‘unprecedented’ support for firms

March 20, 2020
By
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: All pubs, bars and restaurants to close tonight as Chancellor announces ‘unprecedented’ support for firms

Pubs, cafes and restaurants must close down this evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a massive package of measures to support businesses and their workers. The government is to pay 80% of wages for employees not working, up to £2,500 a month, Mr...

Read more »

Bristol named among Europe’s top cities for tech growth as it embraces Artificial Intelligence

March 20, 2020
By

Growth in its use of Artificial Intelligence has resulted in Bristol being named as one of Europe’s ‘top-scaling’ tech cities. The latest accolade for the city – which has regularly appeared at or near the top of similar league tables – comes in the latest annual Tech Nation Report....

Read more »

Outsourced fulfilment firm to deliver more growth after investment from logistics giant

March 20, 2020
By
Outsourced fulfilment firm to deliver more growth after investment from logistics giant

A Bristol firm that helps small e-commerce firms distribute their products has received a major investment from an international logistics group. The undisclosed funding from Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of the global shipping container giant, will allow Emersons Green-based Huboo to continue its rapid growth.  uboo’s innovative...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across Bristol for just £120 a month. Email info@bristol-business.net for more information.