CBI leader urges government to rule out no deal Brexit on visit to Bristol

January 11, 2019
CBI leader urges government to rule out no deal Brexit on visit to Bristol

The director-general of the CBI used a speech in Bristol today to warn that a no deal Brexit would hit the South West’s manufacturing and services industries hard as well as scuppering vital export deals. Addressing a gathering of senior business figures at Bristol Old Vic, Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured,...

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UWE-backed tech project on track to shunt train delays into the history books

January 11, 2019
UWE-backed tech project on track to shunt train delays into the history books

They’re the bane of every rail commuter’s life but train delays – from leaves on the line and the wrong kind of snow to major signal failures – could become a thing of the past within the next few years under a pioneering project involving tech experts from UWE...

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Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

January 11, 2019
Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has boosted its Bristol office with the appointment of transport and automotive partner Ed Barratt from city rival Burges Salmon. Ed, pictured, who has spent his entire career at Burges Salmon since qualifying in 2004, will join the transport and automotive sector as part...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 48:00 hours in Seattle

January 11, 2019
Bristol Business News Travel – 48:00 hours in Seattle

Seattle is fast becoming one of North America’s leading tech hubs and is home to global giants such as Microsoft and Amazon. It’s also one of the US’s coolest cities. Bristol Business News travel editor ANNE GORRINGE went there on Aer Lingus’ latest transatlantic route – which clears US...

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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

January 10, 2019
Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

SCISYS Deutschland, the German arm of the specialist IT group SCISYS, has landed its fourth space-related contract in as many weeks. The latest deal, with an anticipated contract value of €2.8m (£2.5m), has come from long-term customer the European Space Agency (ESA).  SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol...

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Energy sector expertise secures another major deal for Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

January 10, 2019
Energy sector expertise secures another major deal for Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

International law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office has led on another major deal in the oil and gas industry as it continues to strengthen its position as a lead player for energy sector transactions. A multidisciplinary team from the firm headed by Bristol-based corporate partner Simon Hewes advised...

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Bristol’s shipshape locations help bring Laurel & Hardy biopic to life

January 9, 2019
Bristol’s shipshape locations help bring Laurel & Hardy biopic to life

Stan & Ollie, the highly anticipated new biopic starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie comedy duo Laurel & Hardy, opened in UK cinemas today after filming in Bristol two years ago. The production team behind the movie – one of a string of feature...

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Gregg Latchams takes on business development consultant to develop its sales and marketing strategy

January 9, 2019
Gregg Latchams takes on business development consultant to develop its sales and marketing strategy

Business development consultant Rebecca Jenkins has been appointed by Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams to support its growth. Ms Jenkins, a director at sales and marketing specialist Results with Marketing and associate director at business development consultancy Tinderbox – both also based in Bristol – will work closely with...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards...

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