Firms land first investments under LEP’s growth fund

July 22, 2013
Firms land first investments under LEP’s growth fund

Two Bristol area firms are the first to receive funding under the West of England Growth Fund initiative. The bids were put in to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) £25m fund by Avon Valley Precision Engineering, based in Bitton, and Yate-based Pulse Roll Label Products. More...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 22, 2013
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Monday July 22 INTERIMS Dialight, Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (DI) FINALS Filtronic AGMS Ensor Holdings, European Convergence Development Co, Quintain Estates & Development, Ventus 2 VCT, Ventus VCT, Volex Tuesday July 23 INTERIMS Beazley, Premier Foods, Provident Financial FINALS IG Group Holdings EGMS Central Asia Metals AGMS Astar Minerals,...

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Jobless rate falls but long-term and youth unemployment remain high

July 19, 2013
Jobless rate falls but long-term and youth unemployment remain high

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com The South West’s jobs market is the best performing in the country, new figures have revealed. Unemployment fell by 11,000 to 156,000 between March and May in the region, giving it the UK’s lowest jobless rate of 5.8%. In Bristol 10,912 people claimed Job Seekers...

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Vive la difference: Bristol office visit measures up for French property students

July 18, 2013
Vive la difference: Bristol office visit measures up for French property students

French students learning about international real estate at UWE have been given a hands-on insight into the different techniques used to measure office space in the UK compared to France. The students, from the Ecole Supérieure des Professions Immobilières (ESPI – School of Real Estate Professions) in Paris, are...

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Bristol Uni innovation incubator among group named as joint best in Europe

July 18, 2013
Bristol Uni innovation incubator among group named as joint best in Europe

SETsquared, the innovative business incubator partnership that includes the University of Bristol, has been named as the joint best in Europe at helping fledgling tech firms meet their potential. The accolade comes from the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index which also made it joint fourth best in the world,...

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Crown Estate reappoints Bond Dickinson to major portfolio

July 18, 2013
Crown Estate reappoints Bond Dickinson to major portfolio

Bond Dickinson, the national law firm with a major office in Bristol, has been reappointed to one of two places on the legal panel of The Crown Estate energy and infrastructure portfolio. The decision followed a competitive tender process which aimed to consolidated legal advice across an extremely diverse...

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Jobs saved as Bristol headboard maker is rescued from liquidation

July 18, 2013
Jobs saved as Bristol headboard maker is rescued from liquidation

Bristol bedroom furniture manufacturer Swanglen, which collapsed after being hit hard by the collapse of Britain’s biggest bed retailer Dreams, has been bought out of liquidation by major UK bed firm Airsprung. Swanglen supplied headboards and other furniture to major retailers and bed manufacturers. It recently ceased trading and...

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Zero-emission ferry fuels Bristol’s green credentials

July 17, 2013
Zero-emission ferry fuels Bristol’s green credentials

The UK’s first hydrogen-powered ferry is officially launched in Bristol tomorrow – the latest step by the city towards becoming the UK’s green powerhouse. Clean, green and producing zero emissions, the ferry service will showcase the commercial advantages of this technology to businesses, residents, commuters and tourists during a pilot...

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Call of nature – Bristol scientists charge up mobile phone using urine

July 17, 2013

Bristol scientists have made a world-leading breakthrough – by using urine to charge mobile phone batteries. They are calling urine the ultimate waste product as it freely available and will never run out and believe charging mobiles could just be the first of a host of gadgets to be...

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