Innovation Awards will showcase Bristol’s sustainable sector

June 14, 2013
Innovation Awards will showcase Bristol’s sustainable sector

Bristol’s sustainable businesses will be celebrated in the city’s first awards showcase dedicated solely to innovation. Bristol Business News’ Bristol Innovation Awards include an Innovation in Sustainability category alongside sectors ranging from creativity to bioscience. The awards are staged with Bristol Business News’ recently-launched magazine WestBusinessNews, which will give...

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PA of the Year Awards: The hunt is on for the Best in the West

June 13, 2013
PA of the Year Awards: The hunt is on for the Best in the West

Following the success of the inaugural South West PA of the Year Awards last year, Bristol Business News and its sister titles including the recently-launched WestBusinessNews magazine, have again teamed up with prestigious Ston Easton Park Hotel, near Bath, to stage the South West PA of the Year Awards...

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Circuses can help Bristol perform on European stage, says Mayor Ferguson

June 13, 2013
Circuses can help Bristol perform on European stage, says Mayor Ferguson

Bristol should be Europe’s capital city for circuses, Mayor George Ferguson has said as he officially opened Creative Common – the unique collaboration that has put culture at the heart of the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. The empty site near Temple Meads railway station has been transformed with...

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Clegg’s new region-boosting initiative welcomed by West manufacturing group

June 13, 2013
Clegg’s new region-boosting initiative welcomed by West manufacturing group

The regional head of EEF The Manufacturers Organisation has welcomed Government plans to create a new Cabinet Office committee aimed at driving regional growth. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will chair the committee, which brings together a number of ministerial groups responsible for city deals and other regional economic...

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West housing market ‘buoyed by Osborne’s Help-to-Buy scheme’

June 13, 2013
West housing market ‘buoyed by Osborne’s Help-to-Buy scheme’

The Government’s controversial Help-to-Buy scheme, which aims to stimulate the housing market, is already boosting sales in Bath and across the West, according to housebuilder Redrow. It said take-up of the scheme, which helps buyers with low deposits obtain mortgages by underwriting the loan, has been stronger in the...

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AirAsia signs major deal with Bristol safety software innovator Vistair

June 12, 2013
AirAsia signs major deal with Bristol safety software innovator Vistair

Vistair, the fast-growing Bristol-based airline safety software specialist, has landed a major deal with AirAsia, one of the world’s leading low-cost carriers. The agreement is the latest in a series of key contract wins by Vistair which has made its safety management system SafetyNet the global market-leader. Multi-award-winning AirAsia,...

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Bristol’s BIG Green Week puts business innovation at the heart of the agenda

June 12, 2013
Bristol’s BIG Green Week puts business innovation at the heart of the agenda

Creating sustainable businesses through innovation will be the theme of two days of events next week as part of Bristol’s BIG Green Week – with a live video link with Sir Richard Branson among the highpoints. Sir Richard will be among a panel of experts answering questions on innovation...

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£405m refinancing boost for UK’s largest student accommodation fund

June 11, 2013
£405m refinancing boost for UK’s largest student accommodation fund

USAF, the specialist student accommodation fund in which Bristol-based Unite is the largest investor, has secured a £405m refinancing package which is likely to benefit Unite’s finances and its ability to borrow at lower rates. USAF is the largest fund of its type in the UK with a portfolio...

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MPs’ Severn Barrage rejection backed by West business groups

June 11, 2013
MPs’ Severn Barrage rejection backed by West business groups

More business and environmental groups have backed the decision by a powerful committee of MPs to condemn highly-controversial plans to build a massive barrage across the River Severn near Bristol The House of Commons’ Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) yesterday said the 11-mile, £25bn project would not be...

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