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GAMECHANGERS – identifying Bristol’s 50 most-inspirational businesspeople

December 18, 2015
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GAMECHANGERS – identifying Bristol’s 50 most-inspirational businesspeople

Bristol Business News is to launch GAMECHANGERS – a unique and highly innovative project to identify the 50 individuals shaping the future of Bristol’s economy. These inspirational people are helping make Bristol the UK’s most exciting city through their innovation, enterprise and creativity.  Some will be well known, others...

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SciSys’ crisis-hit year ends on positive note with two major contract wins

December 16, 2015
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SciSys’ crisis-hit year ends on positive note with two major contract wins

SciSys, the specialist IT firm with an office in Bristol, has landed two contracts worth nearly £8m – ending a tough year for the company on a high note. The firm, which develops high-end software for blue-chip customers in the defence, government, media and space sectors, is to supply...

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£9m investment for Bristol airline safety software firm puts it en route for global growth

December 16, 2015
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£9m investment for Bristol airline safety software firm puts it en route for global growth

Vistair, the fast-growing Bristol-based airline safety software specialist, has landed a £9m investment to meet its international growth ambitions. The firm, which earlier this year won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its burgeoning international sales, secured the investment from Synova Capital, the UK growth equity firm....

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Bristol firms’ pioneering partnership gives birth to ultra-realistic healthcare training product

December 11, 2015
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Bristol firms’ pioneering partnership gives birth to ultra-realistic healthcare training product

Innovative Bristol firms Phineas Group and Limbs & Things have teamed up to create medical products that are already having a major impact in training healthcare professionals worldwide. Phineas Group, which specialises in designing and manufacturing a wide range of plastic shoe hangers and display products, has expanded into...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Boxworks opening and Engine Shed 2nd birthday party

December 11, 2015
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Boxworks opening and Engine Shed 2nd birthday party

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub celebrates its two-year anniversary by inviting guests to the launch of Boxworks, a custom-designed workspace in 20 re-imagined shipping containers for the creative, digital and hi-tech industries. Boxworks expands the Engine Shed by 30% – enough space for around 120 entrepreneurs – and will provide much-needed...

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High-level sales appointment at software group BOXARR as it aims for global growth

December 9, 2015
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High-level sales appointment at software group BOXARR as it aims for global growth

BOXARR, the Bristol-based specialist software firm which works with global aerospace and defence groups, has made a strategic senior appointment as it aims for further growth in international markets. Martin Hamilton has joined the firm, the world’s leading provider of Interdependent Systems Management (ISM) software, in the newly created...

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£10m Bristol tech investment fund launched as Engine Shed unveils its Boxworks expansion

December 4, 2015
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£10m Bristol tech investment fund launched as Engine Shed unveils its Boxworks expansion

Bristol tech businesses are to have access to a £10m specialist investment fund launched in the city this week. Great Western Ventures will back small, fast-growth tech firms with seed funding – so plugging a widely acknowledged gap in the city’s otherwise high-quality business support ‘eco-system’. The fund, backed...

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Bristol innovation partnership SETsquared on top of the world

November 26, 2015
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Bristol innovation partnership SETsquared on top of the world

SETsquared, the University of Bristol-backed innovation partnership, has been named as the best in the world after creating 9,000 jobs and contributing £3.8bn to the UK economy. From its launch 13 years ago, SETsquared – which has its Bristol base at the city’s Engine Shed innovation hub – has...

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£2m funding puts aerospace project planning firm on flightpath to growth

November 13, 2015
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£2m funding puts aerospace project planning firm on flightpath to growth

Bristol-based specialist software firm BOXARR, which works with global aerospace and defence groups, is to significantly accelerate its growth plans after receiving investment of £2m. The funding will allow the firm, the world’s leading provider of Interdependent Systems Management (ISM) software, to extend its geographical reach and advance its...

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Bristol’s innovative tech start-up scene praised by London venture capital investor

November 6, 2015
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Bristol’s innovative tech start-up scene praised by London venture capital investor

A London-based venture capital firm is highlighting Bristol as one of Europe’s most attractive places for investment in start-up companies. Since its launch just over a year ago, Downing Ventures has invested almost a third of its entire portfolio in start-ups based in the Bristol area. Its investments include...

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Bristol innovation hub helps UK university partnership claim top incubator title for third time

October 30, 2015
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Bristol innovation hub helps UK university partnership claim top incubator title for third time

SETsquared, the University of Bristol-backed innovation partnership, has been named the best in Europe at helping new businesses for the third year running. The recognition came in the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index, which ranks Europe’s best performing university business incubators. SETsquared, a partnership of the universities of Bristol,...

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Bristol born and raised tech firm celebrates 10th birthday

October 9, 2015
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Bristol born and raised tech firm celebrates 10th birthday

Bristol software development consultancy Scott Logic has celebrated its 10 anniversary having gone from a start-up with three staff to a headcount of more than 180 across four offices. The firm was founded in 2005 by managing director Gary Scott after a successful IT career in investment banking. His...

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Duke praises Bristol’s innovation as three start-ups win places on his coveted Pitch@Palace bootcamp

September 15, 2015
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Duke praises Bristol’s innovation as three start-ups win places on his coveted Pitch@Palace bootcamp

Three innovative Bristol tech start-ups will be showcasing their businesses at St James’s Palace in London as part of Pitch@Palace, an initiative founded by HRH The Duke of York, who was in the city this week to meet fledgling firms taking part in the challenge. Wriggle, YellowDog and Altitude...

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