HR advice service launched by recruitment consultancy to support clients’ growth

November 8, 2018
HR advice service launched by recruitment consultancy to support clients’ growth

Bristol recruitment consultancy Moxie and Mettle has started a complimentary HR advisory service to help clients ensure their staffing policies support business growth. Every time the Pill-based firm, which specialises in the creative sector, places a new candidate with a client company it will offer a half-day consultation with...

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Bristol Airport aims to cut delays with investment in specialist aircraft recovery system

November 8, 2018
Bristol Airport aims to cut delays with investment in specialist aircraft recovery system

Bristol Airport has invested £400,000 in state-of-the-art aircraft recovery equipment designed to ease disruption should a plane need to be removed from the runway or other operating area. The equipment, which is used in airports across the world, will dramatically cut the time it takes to move the aircraft...

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£5.5m sale of online media intelligence firm handled by Smith & Williamson

November 8, 2018
£5.5m sale of online media intelligence firm handled by Smith & Williamson

The Bristol office of accountancy group Smith & Williamson has advised on a multi-million pound deal in the fast-growing software-as-a-service sector. Online media intelligence firm ResponseSource, based in Croydon and founded by former journalist Daryl Willcox in 1997, was snapped up for £5.5m by Access Intelligence, which specialises in corporate communications...

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New growth phase for comms agency Purplefish as it lands at Paintworks

November 8, 2018
New growth phase for comms agency Purplefish as it lands at Paintworks

Bristol communications agency Purplefish has moved to larger premises in the city’s Paintworks creative hub after three years on a boat on the Floating Harbour. The relocation to dry land follows a period of growth for the agency, which was established in 2012 by Joanna Randall, pictured. Over the...

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Firms pledge to support Bristol’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
Firms pledge to support Bristol’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together in Bristol this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 4, 2018
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Monday November 5 Economic announcement: Services PMI (October) Tuesday November 6 Finals: Associated British Foods, Imperial Brands, Connect Group Interims: Randgold Resources Trading updates: Morrisons, DS Smith, Weir Group, Direct Line, Hiscox, William Hill, Fevertree Wednesday November 7 Interims: Marks & Spencer, Dairy Crest, Mulberry, Credit Agricole, Hermes, Adidas,...

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Ping Pong Fight Club heads to Bristol – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

November 2, 2018
Ping Pong Fight Club heads to Bristol – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

Bristol’s most competitive businesses are being urged to bring their rivalry to the table and take part in the city’s first Ping Pong Fight Club. The popular Ping Pong Fight Club began four years ago as a stand-alone annual tournament in London. It is now spreading out across the...

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The LAST WORD: Rob Hingston, head of Origin Workspace

November 2, 2018
The LAST WORD: Rob Hingston, head of Origin Workspace

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Rob Hingston, head of Origin at Origin Workspace, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Black Panther. Fast-paced, great cast and the whole family loved...

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Firm harnessing robotics to solve the elderly care crisis moves into Bristol’s health-tech innovation hub

November 2, 2018
Firm harnessing robotics to solve the elderly care crisis moves into Bristol’s health-tech innovation hub

Bristol start-up Service Robotics, which is developing a robot companion service for the elderly, has chosen the tech and health innovation hub Future Space at UWE as its new base. The firm’s engineer/entrepreneurs Rob Parkes and Tim Morgan are devising a robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) called ‘Genie’...

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