MIT selects innovative Bristol tech firm to help address global gender pay gap problem

September 8, 2017
MIT selects innovative Bristol tech firm to help address global gender pay gap problem

Gapsquare, the innovative Bristol tech start-up focusing on tackling the gender pay gap, has been selected as a finalist in a worldwide problem-solving project staged by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The MIT Solve Global Challenge looks at solving the world’s most pressing challenges through open innovation and...

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‘Ambitious, creative and inspiring’ Bristol Business School shortlisted for Times Higher Education award

September 8, 2017
‘Ambitious, creative and inspiring’ Bristol Business School shortlisted for Times Higher Education award

Strong engagement with business combined with impactful research and enterprise has put Bristol Business School in the running for major education award. The shortlisting, in the Business School of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2017, comes as the culmination of a “fantastic” year for the...

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Places still available for ‘smart tech’ pioneers at Venturefest’s investor showcase

September 8, 2017
Places still available for ‘smart tech’ pioneers at Venturefest’s investor showcase

Tech start-ups and scale-ups seeking funding have just a week left to apply for the Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase taking place as part of Venturefest Bristol & Bath next month. Applications, which must be in by September 15, are open to early stage tech firms – those looking for...

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Bristol Business Blog: Joanna Randall, managing director, Purplefish. What the Bell Pottinger story can teach us about reputation

September 8, 2017
Bristol Business Blog: Joanna Randall, managing director, Purplefish. What the Bell Pottinger story can teach us about reputation

International PR agency Bell Pottinger – or Bell Rottinger, as it is now being referred to – has had a pretty rough ride over the past few months, culminating this week in being booted out of industry trade body the PRCA for the next five years. But what happened?...

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Smith & Williamson conference will aim to demystify cloud accounting software for business owners

September 8, 2017
Smith & Williamson conference will aim to demystify cloud accounting software for business owners

Bristol business owners and finance managers are being invited to an innovative conference later this month which aims to demystify cloud accounting software and allow them to make clearer choices when it comes to picking the right package. Staged by national accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith &...

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Major charity sector acquisition handled by team from TLT’s Bristol office

September 8, 2017
Major charity sector acquisition handled by team from TLT’s Bristol office

Legal experts from Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT have advised on an acquisition that has created the UK’s largest charity services businesses. The deal involved Woods Consolidated, the holding company of Chippenham-based Woods Group, taking over Melksham specialist outsourcing firm Valldata. Woods Group is best known for its strengths...

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SCISYS confident ahead of first-half results as spate of contract wins boost order book

September 8, 2017
SCISYS confident ahead of first-half results as spate of contract wins boost order book

A raft of recent contract wins and a bumper order book means specialist IT group SCISYS, which has an office in Bristol, is on target to report solid half-year results later this month, according to its directors. In a trading update to the London Stock Exchange earlier this week,...

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Innovative subsea engineering firm lands coveted PwC West of England Business of Year award

September 7, 2017
Innovative subsea engineering firm lands coveted PwC West of England Business of Year award

Developing pioneering products for the global oil industry has earned advanced engineering group Viper Innovations the prestigious title of 2017 PwC West of England Business of Year in the category for businesses turning over less than £30m. The firm, which has its head office and main manufacturing base in...

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Tax expert joins Ashford’s corporate team in Bristol as partner

September 7, 2017
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The corporate tax team at regional law firm Ashfords’ Bristol office has been boosted by the appointment of Nicola Manclark as partner. Nicola, pictured, joins from Bristol-based rival Burges Salmon, where she spent more than 10 years in its corporate tax department, most recently as a senior associate.  Her...

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