Technology

Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

April 7, 2017
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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

A Bristol balloon taking part in today’s world-record flight across the English Channel also conveyed the vital message that the city is still very much open for business with Europe. The balloon owned by Business West, UWE Bristol and Destination Bristol was among the 82 that flew across the...

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Research shows UWE brings £400m and 8,200 jobs to Bristol’s economy

April 7, 2017
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Research shows UWE brings £400m and 8,200 jobs to Bristol’s economy

The economic impact of the University of the West of England (UWE) on the region has been revealed in a report showing that in 2014/15 it supported more than 8,200 jobs and generated just over £400m. The independent analysis – the first of its kind – was compiled by...

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Bristol innovators take pride of place on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

April 7, 2017
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Bristol innovators take pride of place on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

Twenty entrepreneurs from Bristol have been named on an exclusive list of the top 50 innovators helped by SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator. SETsquared, which is backed by a number of universities including the University of Bristol, supports high-growth tech companies that have significant economic impact....

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Leading tech lawyer joins Ashfords to head its Bristol commercial team

April 7, 2017
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Leading tech lawyer joins Ashfords to head its Bristol commercial team

Andy Braithwaite has joined the Bristol office of South West law firm Ashfords as head of its commercial team.  Andy, pictured, who previously worked at Thrings and Osborne Clarke in Bristol, strengthens the firm’s commercial and technology offer, providing in-depth expertise in a wide range of IT transactions and...

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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 7, 2017
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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in Bristol’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Bristol Business News and its...

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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tell Bristol businesses

March 31, 2017
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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tell Bristol businesses

Bristol firms have been given a unique glimpse of the top tech themes for this year – and the impact they are likely to have on business – at a special event staged by accountancy firm Deloitte. Ever-greater use of smartphones, digital navigation, machine learning and – on the downside – the growth...

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Maserati’s ‘magnificent seven’. The Bristol entrepreneurs recognised in prestigious ‘disrupters’ list

March 31, 2017
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Maserati’s ‘magnificent seven’. The Bristol entrepreneurs recognised in prestigious ‘disrupters’ list

Seven Bristol-based ‘business disrupters’ have been named among Britain’s 100 most successful entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors. The prestigious Maserati 100 list brings together a diverse group of high-calibre individuals who are not only helping contribute to UK economic growing UK but also provide much needed support to...

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Lloyds Bank shows support for Bristol entrepreneurs with extension to Boxworks sponsorship

March 31, 2017
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Lloyds Bank shows support for Bristol entrepreneurs with extension to Boxworks sponsorship

Lloyds Bank has renewed its sponsorship of Boxworks, the pioneering shipping container-based office space for start-ups and social enterprises at Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub, for another year. The bank was a key backer in the creation of the quirky business incubator space, which opened in December 2015. The...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Bristol firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Bristol business advisors are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over...

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Article 50: National business reaction

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: National business reaction

The CBI called Wednesday’s triggering of Article 50 a “pivotal moment in country’s history” but said early wins were needed in the negotiations with the EU to keep business on side. President Paul Drechsler said the Prime Minister’s commitment to free trade and European values should “hearten those around...

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Article 50: Survey reveals ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: Survey reveals ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union

Just over half of West of England firms are either ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ about the UK leaving the single market and customs union, according to the latest survey by the region’s largest business organisation. Released to coincide with Wednesday’s triggering of Article 50, the results of the Business...

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Article 50 Infographic: Bristol firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows

March 29, 2017
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Article 50 Infographic: Bristol firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows

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Bond Dickinson gives staff chance to get in the driving seat of tech innovation

March 28, 2017
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Bond Dickinson gives staff chance to get in the driving seat of tech innovation

Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, drones, 3D printing and electric Tesla cars were among the topics explored in hands-on events staged by Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office as part of the national law firm’s first international innovation week. Joint webinars were also organised with the firm’s US alliance partner Womble Carlyle...

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