Free cyber security advice for small businesses at BRAVE

January 5, 2018
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Bristol-based business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is hosting a free cyber security workshop later this month for entrepreneurs as new figures show hundreds of firms in the region have been attacked by online criminals. The seminar on January 17 is being presented by Joanne Bocko of Avon and Somerset...

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Pioneering hub launched to fast track low carbon and sustainable tech firms

January 5, 2018
Pioneering hub launched to fast track low carbon and sustainable tech firms

The UK’s first business acceleration hub dedicated to helping set up and grow a new generation of innovative small firms in the sustainable technologies sector has been officially launched in Bristol. The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub has been set up by the University of Bath but will operate across the...

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Less than a week left for firms to help shape major development blueprint for the West of England

January 5, 2018
Less than a week left for firms to help shape major development blueprint for the West of England

Bristol businesses are being urged to have their say on a major planning blueprint that will determine where future development takes place across the West of England over the next 20 years. The public engagement process on the final draft of the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) closes next Wednesday,...

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Bristol agent takes up reins as new regional chairman of British Council for Offices

January 3, 2018
Bristol agent takes up reins as new regional chairman of British Council for Offices

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has appointed Andrew Heath as chairman of its South West and Wales region. Andrew, pictured, is head of office agency at national property agents Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office. He has taken over from former chair of five years Mark Alker Stone, who...

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New general manager checks in to Bristol’s Hampton by Hilton hotel

January 3, 2018
New general manager checks in to Bristol’s Hampton by Hilton hotel

Bristol’s Hampton by Hilton hotel has appointed Greg Csikos as its new general manager, replacing Imran Ali, who was instrumental in overseeing its opening in 2015 and has been running it since. Greg, pictured, will oversee the day-to-day operation of the three-star, 186-bedroom city-centre venue. He joins from the...

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Chinese New Year banquet offers cracking opportunities for Bristol firms to establish links with China

January 2, 2018
Chinese New Year banquet offers cracking opportunities for Bristol firms to establish links with China

Bristol firms considering doing business in China this year – or those already trading there – are being urged to take part in the region’s largest Chinese New Year reception and banquet. Organised by the Bristol & West of England China Bureau, the event brings together business leaders, key...

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Tenth anniversary starts at Carterwood with appointments to senior management team

January 2, 2018
Tenth anniversary starts at Carterwood with appointments to senior management team

Carterwood, the Bristol-based specialist property consultancy dedicated to social care, has celebrated starting its 10th trading anniversary this year by making four senior promotions. The firm, which has grown to become a nationally recognised and innovative advisor in the healthcare sector, has promoted associate Alex Taylor to director, while...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 1, 2018
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Monday January 1 Bank holiday Tuesday January 2 Trading update: Playtech Economic announcement: Manufacturing PMI (December) Wednesday January 3 Trading update: Next Economic announcement: Construction PMI (December) Thursday January 4 Economic announcement: Services PMI (December) Friday January 5 Trading update: Sports Direct, Clarkson      

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Business West review of 2017: Just enough good news to help ease the Brexit hangover

December 21, 2017
Business West review of 2017: Just enough good news to help ease the Brexit hangover

Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – the regional organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – looks back at the highs and lows of 2017. After a tumultuous 2016, many of us were perhaps expecting 2017 to be something like the morning after...

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