Technology

RWA calls on firms to back final £100k crowdfunding as it prepares to re-open after £4.1m facelift

March 4, 2022
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RWA calls on firms to back final £100k crowdfunding as it prepares to re-open after £4.1m facelift

Bristol’s landmark RWA (Royal West of England Academy) is calling on the support of the city’s businesses as it looks to raise the final £100,000 of a £4.1m transformational project that will make it one of the UK’s most accessible art galleries. The Light and Inspiration capital programme is...

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Showcase for pioneering businesses acts as finale to SETsquared’s Enterprising Women programme

March 4, 2022
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Showcase for pioneering businesses acts as finale to SETsquared’s Enterprising Women programme

A cohort of 13 women entrepreneurs have showcased their innovative start-ups at a pitching event as a pre-incubation programme staged by incubator SETsquared Bristol reached its finale. Now in its second year, the NatWest-funded Enterprising Women 2.0 programme helps women-formed businesses access world-class business support, including coaching, mentoring, pitch...

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Burges Salmon teams advise on deals across renewables, property and pharma

February 24, 2022
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Burges Salmon teams advise on deals across renewables, property and pharma

The corporate finance, real estate and renewable energy teams at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon have completed a hat-trick of deals in the power, hotel and pharma sectors. Its renewable energy lawyers advised NextEnergy on a brace of corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) while its corporate finance team has...

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Programme will offer Bristol firms unique chance to help equip city’s young people with green skills

February 24, 2022
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Programme will offer Bristol firms unique chance to help equip city’s young people with green skills

Bristol businesses are being invited to support a transformational skills programme led by UWE that will create opportunities in the green economy for young people from the city. Green Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurship has been launched against a backdrop of economic recovery following the Covid pandemic and the demand...

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Leading UK BioTech industry figure joins Bristol cell therapy pioneer as chief technology officer

February 22, 2022
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Leading UK BioTech industry figure joins Bristol cell therapy pioneer as chief technology officer

Bristol-based bio-pharmaceutical consultancy eXmoor Pharma, which specialises in world-leading cell and gene therapy, has appointed Dr Lucy Foley as chief technology officer. Lucy, pictured, brings with her more than 10 years’ industry experience focused on technology, process development and delivering large, complex projects.  She joins eXmoor after eight years...

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Huboo scores unique sponsorship deal with Bristol Sport in major boost to its brand

February 18, 2022
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Fast-growing eCommerce fulfilment company Huboo is to become the main shirt sponsor for all five of Bristol Sport’s professional teams, including Bristol City and Bristol Bears, in a UK first for a sporting group. The ground-breaking deal, which takes effect from the start of the 2022/23 season, will make...

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Group championing Bristol’s fintech cluster to accelerate its support for the rapid-growth sector

February 18, 2022
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Group championing Bristol’s fintech cluster to accelerate its support for the rapid-growth sector

Ambitious plans have been announced by FinTech West, the body that showcases technology-based financial services firms in the region, including an accelerator project, increased engagement with students and international exposure. FinTech West’s expansion comes as the ecosystem it represents continues on its own growth trajectory, having emerged over the...

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Driverless tech pioneer bolsters board with appointment of Nick Sturge as non-executive chairman

February 18, 2022
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Driverless tech pioneer bolsters board with appointment of Nick Sturge as non-executive chairman

Fusion Processing, the Bristol tech firm developing cutting-edge automated drive systems, has appointed Nick Sturge, the former director of the city’s pioneering Engine Shed innovation hub, as its non-executive chairman. Fusion Processing’s technology is being used in a number of leading autonomous vehicle trials, including driverless buses, while its...

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Ministerial visit hands bionic arm firm opportunity to highlight Bristol’s science and tech prowess

February 17, 2022
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Ministerial visit hands bionic arm firm opportunity to highlight Bristol’s science and tech prowess

The Bristol firm behind the world’s first medically approved 3D-printed bionic arm has demonstrated its products to the UK’s science minister on his visit to the city’s science and tech innovation cluster. Open Bionics showed George Freeman the production space where its life-changing Hero Arm for amputees is made...

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Bristol move for global firm on a mission to help businesses achieve net zero through energy efficiency

February 11, 2022
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Bristol move for global firm on a mission to help businesses achieve net zero through energy efficiency

International energy monitoring and management firm Best.Energy is to relocate its head office to Bristol from Cornwall as it looks to expand its research & development and energy analysis operations. The firm, founded in 2006, expects to double its headcount to 120 this year as it continues to expand...

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Pioneering women’s urinal set to make a splash at festivals after closing first funding round

February 11, 2022
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The Bristol team behind the UK’s first female urinal has raised £250,000 in their first funding round, including investment from the co-founder of online bank Monzo, as they aim to pioneer ‘pee-equality’ for women. The PEEQUAL, invented by University of Bristol graduates Hazel McShane and Amber Probyn, pictured, is...

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US market beckons for pioneering utilities payment firm after 350% growth last year

February 10, 2022
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US market beckons for pioneering utilities payment firm after 350% growth last year

The Bunch, the rapidly expanding Bristol firm set up in 2016 by students fed up with being taken advantage of by utility companies, is taking its innovative bills payment system to the US in a move to harness the country’s vast market potential. The business, which consolidates all household...

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Healthy growth forecast for online pharmacy as it targets digital prescribing

February 8, 2022
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Healthy growth forecast for online pharmacy as it targets digital prescribing

PillTime, the Bristol-based online pharmacy, is poised for a period of rapid expansion this year, including acquiring a new head office and growing its workforce by 20%. The firm is one of the only pharmacies in England to provide medication in daily dose pouches – helping patients more easily...

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