Ideas Festival will allow Bristol to shape debates on issues from climate change to cancel culture

May 20, 2022
Ideas Festival will allow Bristol to shape debates on issues from climate change to cancel culture

A packed programme for Bristol’s Big Tent Ideas Festival has been unveiled, including political debates, arts, a Speaker’s Corner, community fayre and a Dragon’s Den-style pitching competition. Taking part will be government ministers, members of the shadow cabinet and three former Cabinet members, as well the head of the...

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Bristol green hydrogen plant to put region in fast lane for alternative fuel research

May 20, 2022
Bristol green hydrogen plant to put region in fast lane for alternative fuel research

The South West’s first manufacturing plant for sustainable green hydrogen is to be opened on the outskirts of Bristol, underlining the city’s position as a leader in the low carbon sector. The plant is to be sited at the new £70m Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) pictured, on...

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Software that can transform drug dispensing in care homes sold by Bristol healthtech firm

May 20, 2022
Software that can transform drug dispensing in care homes sold by Bristol healthtech firm

Bristol healthtech pioneer Invatech has sold its ground-breaking care homes software system 20 years after the idea of revolutionising the way they dispense medicines came to its CEO. Pharmacist Tariq Muhammad first spotted a gap in the market for the software in 2002 when he started working with care homes...

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Work, meet, play: Immersive Labs’ new Bristol head office puts the ‘fun’ in functional

May 20, 2022
Work, meet, play: Immersive Labs’ new Bristol head office puts the ‘fun’ in functional

Rapidly expanding Bristol cybersecurity firm Immersive Labs has unveiled its playful new headquarters in Bristol – complete with scooters, games room and wellness suite. The 16,000 sq ft workspace, pictured, which takes up the entire sixth floor of The Programme, the refurbished curved office building on All Saints Street, is...

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VWV bolsters its education offering with acquisition of strategic sector consultancy

May 19, 2022
VWV bolsters its education offering with acquisition of strategic sector consultancy

Bristol-headquartered national law firm VWV has strengthened its already leading position in the education sector by acquiring strategy consultancy Cairneagle. VWV said the move would allow both firms to better support clients to determine their strategic direction, giving wider choice, insight and access to a broad range of specialisms. ...

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New National Friendly marketing boss vows to raise profile of ‘one of the industry’s best-kept secrets’

May 19, 2022
New National Friendly marketing boss vows to raise profile of ‘one of the industry’s best-kept secrets’

National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society, has appointed Georgia d’Esterre to the newly created role of executive head of marketing. Georgia, pictured, who will also sit on National Friendly’s executive committee, joins at a critical time for the society as it continues to build on the momentum and progress...

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Bevan Brittan reappointed to legal panel of major property management business

May 18, 2022
Bevan Brittan reappointed to legal panel of major property management business

One of the UK’s leading property development and regeneration firms has reappointed national law firm Bevan Brittan to its legal services panel – its third major appointment of recent months. Bevan Brittan, which has an office in Bristol, is one of 17 firms to gain a place on the...

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More growth at Bristol PR firm Purplefish as it lands half a dozen new clients

May 18, 2022
More growth at Bristol PR firm Purplefish as it lands half a dozen new clients

Bristol communications agency Purplefish is celebrating winning six new clients so far this year – with its growth about to trigger an increase in its workforce. The agency, which is based in Bristol’s Paintworks media hub and specialises in the tech, hospitality, and property sectors, is providing range of...

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Solar and wind portfolio deal latest for Burges Salmon energy team as it powers ahead in growing sector

May 18, 2022
Solar and wind portfolio deal latest for Burges Salmon energy team as it powers ahead in growing sector

The energy team from Burges Salmon has advised long-standing client Bluefield Solar Income Fund on its third acquisition of operational assets in the past 12 months. The 93.2MWp UK-based solar and wind portfolio is the London Stock Exchange-listed fund’s largest to date and brings its total portfolio of assets...

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