Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 13, 2015
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Monday 14 December Interim: Cohort AGMs: Hunter Resources, Inland Homes, Gfinity, World Careers Network EGMs: Alliance Pharma, Rockhopper Exploration Tuesday 15 December Interims: Carpetright, Imagination Technologies Final: Pressure Technologies Trading statement: Petrofac AGMs: dotdigital, Etaireia Investment, Northamber, Sareum Holdings, Tristel, Utilitywise, Volution EGMs: Al Noor Hospitals, Hayward Tyler, hVivo...

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We’ve used our Green Capital status to play key role in Paris climate talks, says Mayor Ferguson

December 11, 2015
We’ve used our Green Capital status to play key role in Paris climate talks, says Mayor Ferguson

Bristol has led the world at the Paris climate change talks by challenging national governments to work towards a groundbreaking global agreement, Mayor George Ferguson has said. As the summit draws to an end – an enters an extra day – he claimed as European Green Capital, the city...

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The LAST WORD: Patrick Hart, TV & radio broadcaster & CEO of E-Com media

December 11, 2015
The LAST WORD: Patrick Hart, TV & radio broadcaster & CEO of E-Com media

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Patrick Hart, TV & radio broadcaster & CEO of E-Com media, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Straight Outta Compton –...

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

December 11, 2015
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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Innovator Neighbourly looks to use social platform to help cut UK’s waste food habit

December 11, 2015
Innovator Neighbourly looks to use social platform to help cut UK’s waste food habit

Neighbourly, the innovative community-business connector based in Bristol, has launched a service which aims to help tackle head-on the UK’s 15m tonnes-a-year waste food crisis. Social platform Neighbourly Food will assist in re-distributing surplus food, especially local fresh produce, to local charities, food banks and surplus recycling operations. At...

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Avon Gorge Hotel sale puts it in bed with owners of Hotel du Vin chain

December 11, 2015
Avon Gorge Hotel sale puts it in bed with owners of Hotel du Vin chain

Bristol’s iconic Avon Gorge Hotel is under new ownership following its sale to the group behind the Hotel du Vin and Malmaison brands. The 75-bedroom Avon Gorge, famous for its terrace overlooking the Clifton Suspension Bridge, will continue under its existing name into next year when new owner Frasers...

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

December 11, 2015
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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Nuclear industry group role for Burges Salmon senior associate

December 11, 2015
Nuclear industry group role for Burges Salmon senior associate

Nuclear sector expert Michael Bray, a senior associate with Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon, has been appointed as vice chair of The Young Generation Network (YGN). Michael, pictured, will take up the two-year role on January 1. The YGN is one of the UK’s leading nuclear organisations and...

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Enterprise Nation kicks of series of events in Bristol with session on sales, photography and marketing

December 11, 2015
Enterprise Nation kicks of series of events in Bristol with session on sales, photography and marketing

Small business network Enterprise Nation’s first panel event in Bristol takes place on Monday with a focus on business promotion. Called How to sell yourself and promote your business, the event next Monday evening will look at three essential techniques – sales, photography and marketing. The panel features serial...

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