Three more firms sign up to Bristol’s ground-breaking Property Inclusion Charter

October 1, 2021
Three more firms sign up to Bristol’s ground-breaking Property Inclusion Charter

Bristol’s Property Inclusion Charter, the first of its kind in the UK, has welcomed the businesses behind an ultra-sustainable later living community in the city – taking its membership to more than 50. FORE Partnership, Amicala and First Base have signed up to the charter to deliver on its...

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Bristol Technology Festival returns to reflect on the changing the face of the sector in the region

October 1, 2021
Bristol Technology Festival returns to reflect on the changing the face of the sector in the region

A packed schedule with events spanning green and sustainable tech to legal and finance has been announced for Bristol Technology Festival (BTF). The annual tech showcase, returning for its third year, brings together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore tech developments across the region.  The festival...

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Recognition for University of Bristol’s crucial role in launching string of successful spin-outs

October 1, 2021
Recognition for University of Bristol’s crucial role in launching string of successful spin-outs

The University of Bristol has been named as one of the UK’s most prolific for commercialising innovation and producing successful spin-out businesses. The University Spinout Report 2021,produced by R&D tax relief firm GovGrant, ranks Bristol fifth for its achievements in producing thriving businesses over the past two decades.  Over...

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National rail industry accolade for innovative tech firm helping to keep the trains running

October 1, 2021
National rail industry accolade for innovative tech firm helping to keep the trains running

Using its pioneering video technology to help cut the number of train delays has earned Bristol-based One Big Circle a prestigious rail industry award. The firm, whose revolutionary AIVR (Automated Intelligent Video Review) on-train technology is being used by Network Rail, topped the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category at...

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Landmark 11-storey office scheme planned for high-profile site next to Floating Harbour

October 1, 2021
Landmark 11-storey office scheme planned for high-profile site next to Floating Harbour

Bristol city centre could get another major new office scheme under plans announced this week to create an 11-storey building on a key waterfront site. The developers want to demolish One Passage Street, a 33,000sq ft, 1970s red-brick building that was once the head office and studios of commercial...

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Former Bristol University academic joins Whitechurch Securities as investor relations specialist

October 1, 2021
Former Bristol University academic joins Whitechurch Securities as investor relations specialist

Whitechurch Securities, the Bristol-based wealth management boutique, has appointed environmental specialist Dr Daniel Say to support and develop its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment offering. Whitechurch has run successful ethical portfolios since 2016 and recently launched a ‘responsible dynamic’ range.  Daniel, pictured, was previously an academic at the...

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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

October 1, 2021
Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

The South West’s key sectors could suffer irreparable damage unless the government starts to tackle the shortage of workers by easing EU visa restrictions, the region’s business leaders today warned. But even providing temporary visas for jobs such as drivers and food workers would only be a short-term measure...

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Bristol firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

September 30, 2021
Bristol firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

A programme designed to break down barriers and support more disabled people into work is being launched in Bristol and across the West of England. Some 100 businesses will receive tailored, targeted disability inclusion training to help them create a more diverse workforce.   The project, part of the Workforce...

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Bristol Airport trials electric bus to help deliver on its plan to be Net Zero by the 2030

September 30, 2021
Bristol Airport trials electric bus to help deliver on its plan to be Net Zero by the 2030

Passengers boarding flights at Bristol Airport are travelling between the terminal and their plane by electric bus in the latest trial scheme to reduce its emissions. The airport announced its ambition last month to become Net Zero by 2030. If it is successful, Bristol would be the first UK airport...

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