Economic growth potential of Western Powerhouse outlined in major new report

July 12, 2019
Economic growth potential of Western Powerhouse outlined in major new report

Forming a Western Powerhouse stretching from Swindon to Swansea with Bristol at its heart could boost the economy by billions of pounds and create lucrative global trade opportunities, a major report published this week shows. By working together on maior infrastructure schemes and promoting international trade post-Brexit, towns and...

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Bristol firms and university to collaborate on world-beating £100m ‘future tech’ research centre

July 12, 2019
Bristol firms and university to collaborate on world-beating £100m ‘future tech’ research centre

A  £100m institute tasked with creating transformational technologies for the future is to be opened on the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. In what the university described as a unique collaboration, the institute will act as an international-leading research facility, bringing together its engineers with social...

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Digital engineering pioneer poised for strong growth after it lands ex-Airbus UK boss as chairman

July 12, 2019
Digital engineering pioneer poised for strong growth after it lands ex-Airbus UK boss as chairman

Former Airbus UK managing director Prof Iain Gray has joined Bristol-based digital engineering specialists The Centre for Modelling & Simulation as chairman. Iain, pictured, is a highly respected figure in UK engineering, having also been chief executive of Innovate UK, formerly the Technology Strategy Board, and Professor and Director...

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Venture capital funds back Bristol’s fledgling firms in contrast to national picture

July 11, 2019
Venture capital funds back Bristol’s fledgling firms in contrast to national picture

Bristol’s start-ups and scale-ups have bucked the national trend over the past three months by attracting the lion’s share of venture capital investments made in the city, according to new research into the UK funding market. KPMG’s Venture Pulse survey, published yesterday, shows that more than 70% of deals...

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Masterplanning team appointed to high-profile 1,500-home Bristol gateway site

July 11, 2019
Masterplanning team appointed to high-profile 1,500-home Bristol gateway site

An ambitious development, which could bring up to 1,500 new homes along with commercial and community space to a high-profile city centre entrance site, has moved a step closer with the appointment of design and planning consultancy teams. The huge Frome Gateway scheme is the brainchild of Bristol-based developer...

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‘America made easy’ workshop aims to help Bristol firms break into lucrative US market

July 11, 2019
‘America made easy’ workshop aims to help Bristol firms break into lucrative US market

A workshop promising a hassle-free way to get a business up and running in the US takes place in Bristol next week. Called Land & Expand in the US: America Made Easy, the event, on Thursday July 18, is aimed at ambitious businesses that have considered launching in the...

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Meade King helps George Müller Charitable Trust go back to the future with new museum and office

July 11, 2019
Meade King helps George Müller Charitable Trust go  back to the future with new museum and office

Bristol law firm Meade King has advised long-established city charity George Müller Charitable Trust on its move to a new home.  The trust, known as Müllers, is moving from its base in Cotham to a purpose-built office and museum in Ashley Down – one of the five orphanages founded...

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Welsh construction group Jehu opens Bristol office after winning contract to build city hotel

July 11, 2019
Welsh construction group Jehu opens Bristol office after winning contract to build city hotel

Family-owned construction group Jehu, one of the largest based in Wales, has established a South West division based in Bristol. The move follows the firm securing projects in the region worth £35m, including the contract to build the £16m Moxy boutique hotel on the edge of Bristol city centre. ...

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Associate and senior associate promotions in Malcolm Hollis’ Bristol office

July 11, 2019
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Independent commercial building consultancy Malcolm Hollis has made five promotions in its Bristol office. John Gerrish, Justin Tyson, Will Floyd and Will Pasco have become senior associates while Anthony Fallon is now an associate. John Gerrish, pictured right, has more than 15 years’ industry experience and specialises in neighbourly...

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