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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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

December 21, 2012
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

Bristol Business News wishes all its readers, advertisers and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Our weekly e-bulletin will be emailed out as usual next Friday with the top business stories of Christmas week. We will also continue to deliver the area’s most...

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Filton Airfield sold to investment group Bridgehouse as flights cease

December 21, 2012
Filton Airfield sold to investment group Bridgehouse as flights cease

Bridgehouse Capital, one of the UK’s largest  privately-held investment groups, has bought Filton Airfield in a multi-million pound deal. Owner BAE Systems confirmed the sale today as the last flights at the airfield took place. The 350-acre site has been in operation for more than 100 years and is...

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TLT handles sale of UK distributor to German retail group

December 21, 2012
TLT handles sale of UK distributor to German retail group

Bristol law firm TLT has advised on the sale of UK electronic products distributor Rapid Electronics to German group CONRAD Electronic, one of Europe’s leading electronics mail order retailers. Following the deal, Rapid Electronics’ Colchester base will act as the headquarters for Hirschau, Bavaria, based CONRAD’s expansion into the...

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City council to be first in UK to operate its own wind turbines

December 21, 2012
City council to be first in UK to operate its own wind turbines

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Contracts have been signed by Bristol City Council for two wind turbines on the former Shell oil tank site at Avonmouth. The council will be the first local authority in the UK to fully own and develop a wind energy project of this scale with profits from selling...

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Insurer April fuels growth with senior sales appointment

December 20, 2012
Insurer April fuels growth with senior sales appointment

Bristol-based specialist insurer April UK has strengthened its management team as part of an ambitious national expansion programme. The firm – which recently opened its UK headquarters in North Bristol – has appointed Wayne Carter as sales director responsible for developing sales distribution lines and strengthening the overall management team. Wayne, pictured,...

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