Staff wellbeing, teamwork, yoga – and ping pong – earn Bristol firms happiest workplace awards

November 10, 2017
Staff wellbeing, teamwork, yoga – and ping pong – earn Bristol firms happiest workplace awards

Four Bristol area firms have been named among the happiest places to work in the South West, with staff enjoying benefits ranging from flexible working and training to meditation and ping pong. The South West Happiest Workplaces awards were launched three years ago by Bristol-based workspace and interior design...

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Women in property industry still held back on career progression and equal pay, report reveals

November 10, 2017
Women in property industry still held back on career progression and equal pay, report reveals

The West of England’s property and construction industry must speed up career progression for women and bring in more flexible working practices if it is to create a truly diverse and sustainable workforce, according to new research. Without doing this it runs the risk of making ‘fake’ progress, the...

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Trio of Bristol entrepreneurs on list of UK’s high-growth innovators

November 8, 2017
Trio of Bristol entrepreneurs on list of UK’s high-growth innovators

Three influential Bristol business figures have been included on a list of 100 UK organisations and their leaders that demonstrate excellence through growth, innovation and purpose. Ellen Green, founder and managing director of Blue Badge Co, Bevis Watts, UK managing director of ethical bank Triodos, and Kalpna Woolf, founder...

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University of Bristol’s innovation centre will make city world hub for quantum technology

November 7, 2017
University of Bristol’s innovation centre will make city world hub for quantum technology

The University of Bristol this week revealed plans to take quantum research from the lab into the commercial world by launching the world’s first centre of its kind. The £43m centre will harness the enormous power of the quantum world – the behaviour of matter and energy on the...

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£10m commitment fuels further progress for Bristol’s car-of-the-future research centre

November 6, 2017
£10m commitment fuels further progress for Bristol’s car-of-the-future research centre

The planned world-beating automotive research centre on the outskirts of Bristol has passed a significant milestone after receiving official confirmation that it will receive funding of £10m. IAAPS – Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems – will help develop the next generation of ultra-low emission vehicles and create an...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 5, 2017
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Monday November 6 Trading update: easyJet, Fevertree, John Laing Tuesday November 7 Finals: Associated British Foods, Imperial Brands Interims: Snap, Toyota Trading updates: Paysafe, Hiscox, Direct Line, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Wednesday November 8 Finals: BowLeven Interims: Marks & Spencer, SSE Trading updates: Persimmon, Tullow Oil, Anglo Pacific, JD Wetherspoon,...

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Direct US flights will return to Bristol Airport, it says, as blueprint for further growth is launched

November 3, 2017
Direct US flights will return to Bristol Airport, it says, as blueprint for further growth is launched

Bristol Airport bosses are confident of securing a direct scheduled service to the US again as they start to work on a new masterplan which will shape its continued growth for the next two decades. The airport has grown rapidly over recent years, with annual passenger numbers reaching a...

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Bristol’s dedicated VR Lab becomes a reality after gaining financial backing

November 3, 2017
Bristol’s dedicated VR Lab becomes a reality after gaining financial backing

Bristol is to strengthen its role as a leading centre for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) with the opening in January of one of the UK’s first dedicated research centres for the fast-growing sector. The formal go-ahead was given for the Bristol VR Lab was given this...

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The Bar Council appoints VWV Harbour HR to supply services to its 16,000 members

November 3, 2017
The Bar Council appoints VWV Harbour HR to supply services to its 16,000 members

VWV Harbour HR, the specialist human resources arm of Bristol-headquartered law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV), has been appointed by The Bar Council to provide HR expertise to its members. Included are all barristers and chambers in England and Wales, which means all members of the Bar will be...

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