Pioneering Afrika Eye film festival returns to Bristol

November 4, 2016
Pioneering Afrika Eye film festival returns to Bristol

Afrika Eye – the South West’s biggest celebration of African cinema and culture – will be back at Bristol’s Watershed from November 11 to 13 with another lively programme of new-to-view films, discussions, family workshops and live music from Abass Dodoo, the Ghanaian master drummer best known most recently...

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Royal visit for global success story – and Queen’s Award winner – British Corner Shop

November 4, 2016
Royal visit for global success story – and Queen’s Award winner – British Corner Shop

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent has visited Bristol to see first-hand the operations of leading online supermarket British Corner Shop and to formally present the company with its Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The firm, which supplies British food brands via e-commerce platforms to consumers worldwide,...

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Bristol Airport tops UK passenger satisfaction poll despite its busiest-ever summer

November 4, 2016
Bristol Airport tops UK passenger satisfaction poll despite its busiest-ever summer

Bristol Airport has been ranked the best in the UK for passenger satisfaction in a global benchmarking programme.  The airport’s success in the survey staged by Airport Service Quality (ASQ) came during a record-breaking summer season, peaking in August when 846,750 passengers passed through the terminal. ASQ is the...

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Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees to speak at launch of UWE’s updated inclusivity scheme

November 4, 2016
Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees to speak at launch of UWE’s updated inclusivity scheme

UWE will launch its updated equality scheme next week as it aims to ensure it provides an inclusive and supportive environment for all. Since the last scheme was launched in 2012, the university has reduced discrepancies in take-up of graduate entry employment or further study for different groups of students....

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Bristol Junior Chamber serves up investment for Facebook food entrepreneurs

November 4, 2016
Bristol Junior Chamber serves up investment for Facebook food entrepreneurs

Bristol-based food delivery business McCoy’s Kitchen has won a £1,500 investment from the Bristol Junior Chamber (BJC) to expand its presence in the city. The start-up, founded by Rishaun Higgins after his Facebook post of a lasagne went viral, operates a food delivery service on Fridays and Sundays, promoted...

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Fledgling social entrepreneurs take flight after graduating from latest Bristol programme

November 4, 2016

A group of entrepreneurs who took part in a year-long business support programme have celebrated graduating from the School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington in Bristol. The Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, staged in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), gives fledgling entrepreneurs financial and comprehensive learning support including...

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Director promotions at architects Childs+Sulzmann as it shapes up for further growth

November 4, 2016
Director promotions at architects Childs+Sulzmann as it shapes up for further growth

Bristol architecture firm Childs+Sulzmann has promoted associates Matt Parsons and Mike Cox to board-level directorships as part of a wider strategy to structure the business for further growth. The firm was launched more than 20 years ago and has become one of Bristol’s leading architectural practices, noted particularly for its designs...

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Water companies prepare for changes in business market

November 4, 2016
Water companies prepare for changes in business market

West of England businesses are a step closer to being able to choose their water and sewerage suppliers following a move by Bristol Water and Wessex Water. The two utilities have applied to the Secretary of State at Defra for permission to exit the water and wastewater non-household retail...

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New regional director for Faithful+Gould’s Bristol office

November 3, 2016
New regional director for Faithful+Gould’s Bristol office

Faithful+Gould, the project and programme management consultancy, has bolstered its Bristol office with the appointment of Mathew Wilson as regional director to lead its project management team. Joining from Sweett UK, where he worked for nearly four years, Mathew, pictured, brings with him more than 25 years’ experience in...

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