National acclaim for West of England project to encourage scale-up businesses

January 14, 2019
National acclaim for West of England project to encourage scale-up businesses

An innovative scheme encouraging and supporting Bristol scale-up businesses has been praised by industry experts as a role model for other parts of the country. The ScaleUp Institute, a company which aims to make the UK the best place in the world to develop a thriving business, said the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 13, 2019
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Monday January 14 Interims: PageGroup, Citigroup Trading updates: JD Sports Fashion, Dechra Pharmaceuticals Tuesday January 15 Interims: JP Morgan, Wells Fargo Trading updates: Hays, Persimmon, Ashmore, Provident Financial Wednesday January 16 Interims: Bank of America, Goldman Sachs Trading updates: Bovis Homes, Tullow Oil, Cineworld Economic announcement: CPI (December) Thursday...

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Landmark building deal for fast-growing outsourcing group reflects strength of city centre market

January 11, 2019
Landmark building deal for fast-growing outsourcing group reflects strength of city centre market

Global customer service outsourcing firm Teleperformance has more than doubled its office space in Bristol in one of the largest office lettings in the city centre for 12 months. In the deal, brokered by property consultancy JLL’s Bristol office, Teleperformance has taken a further 15,190 sq ft in the...

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The LAST WORD: Muir Macdonald, South West chair, Institute of Directors

January 11, 2019
The LAST WORD: Muir Macdonald, South West chair, Institute of Directors

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 Muir Macdonald, the incoming South West chair of the Institute of Directors, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Apart from the...

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Help for Bristol businesses looking to develop a more diverse workforce

January 11, 2019
Help for Bristol businesses looking to develop a more diverse workforce

Bristol businesses looking to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of their workforce as well as their attractiveness to diverse and younger markets can get help through a new training course developed by city-based youth empowerment organisation Babbasa. Called Bridging the Gap, Babbasa’s professional development programme, harnesses its research and...

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St George’s promises music lovers taste of excellence as it opens new café bar

January 11, 2019
St George’s promises music lovers taste of excellence as it opens new café bar

Music venue St George’s Bristol will officially launch its daytime café bar menu next Wednesday as it continues to develop its offering following the opening of its showpiece £6.3m extension last year. The café bar, on the ground floor of the extension, gives visitors the chance to view the...

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‘Indoor farming’ pioneers reap £1m funding to develop its groundbreaking products

January 11, 2019
‘Indoor farming’ pioneers reap £1m funding to develop its groundbreaking products

LettUs Grow, the Bristol-based agri-tech firm, has secured investment of £1m to build world-beating indoor ‘farms’ that could help feed the ever-increasing global population. Under the funding, which has come from a range of investors, LettUS Grow scale its operations and develop new products to access a rapidly growing...

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£4.7m investment hands Bristol bionic arm pioneer opportunity to enter global market

January 11, 2019
£4.7m investment hands Bristol bionic arm pioneer opportunity to enter global market

Bristol robotics firm Open Bionics, which makes innovative hi-tech prosthetic limbs for amputees, has raised £4.7m to help it become a global player.  The firm, founded four years ago by CEO Joel Gibbard and COO Samantha Payne, pictured, and based at UWE’s Future Space innovation hub, secured the funding...

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Bristol law firms among the winners at this year’s Legal 500 UK Awards

January 11, 2019
Bristol law firms among the winners at this year’s Legal 500 UK Awards

The Bristol bases of four national law firms are celebrating success in one of the UK’s most prestigious legal sector award schemes. VWV, TLT and Burges Salmon – all headquartered in Bristol – and transatlantic firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s office in the city were among the winners at the...

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