Bring back the spirit of Cabot and Brunel in 2013 says Chamber chief

January 2, 2013
Bring back the spirit of Cabot and Brunel in 2013 says Chamber chief

As Bristol returned to work this week, Chamber of Commerce and Initiative executive director James Durie believes the city’s business community should adopt a ‘John Cabot spirit’ in 2013. “The turn of each new year is traditionally the time for predictions and resolutions and no doubt many pundits will...

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New Year honours for leading Bristol business figures

December 31, 2012
New Year honours for leading Bristol business figures

Former Bristol Chamber of Commerce president Bob Durie and Hewlett Packard Laboratories director Martin Sadler have been awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Mr Durie, pictured, a former High Sheriff of Bristo land a stalwart of the city’s business and charitable communities, receives his honour for...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 31, 2012
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Monday 31 December INTERIMS West African Minerals AGMs Ceres Power, Croma Security Solutions Tuesday 1 January Bank holiday Wednesday 2 January UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS Purchasing Managers' Index – manufacturing AGMs Artilium Thursday 3 January TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS Next EGMs Acal UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS Net consumer credit figures, Purchasing Managers’ Index...

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2013 can be a year of stability and growth, says Business West boss

December 28, 2012
2013 can be a year of stability and growth, says Business West boss

Business West managing director Phil Smith reflects on 2012 and looks forward to 2013 as being a year of stability, followed by growth. “The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for both reflection and optimism; looking back over the year to assess...

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New year – new business. But are you ready to start up on your own?

December 28, 2012
New year – new business. But are you ready to start up on your own?

Deciding to start a business is a big decision, and one that needs careful consideration. Many people make a new year pledge to go it alone and start up by themselves. How do you decide whether starting a business is right for you? A good starting point is to...

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Sustainable approach can win new business, survey shows

December 28, 2012
Sustainable approach can win new business, survey shows

More than eight in 10 West firms believe they can win new business by adopting a sustainable approach while just under half say they have taken a practical approach to the issue by changing at least one of their practices. However, nearly two thirds admit they have little or...

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Exclusive seminar will look at reaping the businesses benefits of a ‘smarter planet’

December 28, 2012
Exclusive seminar will look at reaping the businesses benefits of a ‘smarter planet’

The use of emerging technologies by small and mid-sized businesses to access new markets, work more efficiently and increase their profits will be the theme of the next Board 2020 seminar. Executive architect of computer giant IBM’s Smarter Cities project Dr Rick Robinson will lead delegates in a discussion...

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RAF plans show of aviation strength at next year’s Royal International Air Tattoo

December 28, 2012
RAF plans show of aviation strength at next year’s Royal International Air Tattoo

An ambitious programme of involvement at next summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo has been outlined by the RAF with vintage and modern aircraft ranging from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to the Airbus A330 Voyager refuelling aircraft which has only just entered service. RAF Air Command said it...

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Ultimate looks for further growth armed with £2.6m from share placings

December 28, 2012
Ultimate looks for further growth armed with £2.6m from share placings

Bristol-based asset-backed lending specialists Ultimate Finance has raised £2.6m through two successful share placings which it will use to continue to grow into a leading force in the market for small and medium-sized business finance. The firm said it will use part of the money to further invest in...

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