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The LAST WORD; Richard Purcell, co-founder and director, CareScribe

May 27, 2022
The LAST WORD; Richard Purcell, co-founder and director, CareScribe

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Richard Purcell, co-founder and director of Bristol assistive tech business CareScribe, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Book you read? Hooked:...

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Metro Mayor vows to fight Channel 4 sell-off after hearing its likely impact on Bristol’s creative sector

May 27, 2022
Metro Mayor vows to fight Channel 4 sell-off after hearing its likely impact on Bristol’s creative sector

Privatising Channel 4 could threaten job creation in its Bristol hub while also jeopardising its acclaimed work on diversity and inclusion in the city. The stark warning was delivered to Metro Mayor Dan Norris this week when he visited the hub, which opened in 2019 and now employs 20...

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Bristol tech stalwart Nick Sturge joins new-look board at Diva as it gets set for more expansion

May 27, 2022
Bristol tech stalwart Nick Sturge joins new-look board at Diva as it gets set for more expansion

Rapid-growth Bristol creative agency Diva, which works with many of the world’s largest videogame brands, has brought in city tech champion Nick Sturge MBE to chair its new-look board. Nick, pictured, best known as the founding director of Bristol’s pioneering Engine Shed innovation hub, will help Diva expand its...

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World-leading research hub for hydrogen use in zero-emission aircraft opened in Bristol by Airbus

May 27, 2022
World-leading research hub for hydrogen use in zero-emission aircraft opened in Bristol by Airbus

Airbus’s Filton plant is to play a significant role in the aerospace giant’s mission of putting a zero-emission commercial aircraft into service by 2035 following the opening of a specialist hydrogen technology centre on the site. The new Zero Emission Development Centre (ZEDC) at Filton will lead research into...

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Relocation to Engine Shed takes pioneering Neighbourly platform back to the future

May 27, 2022
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Bristol community engagement and investment platform Neighbourly is moving to a new base in the city’s Engine Shed innovation hub following another successful funding round that will further accelerate its growth. Now employing 80 people, Neighbourly was set up in 2014 at Engine Shed as part of its SETsquared...

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Bristol Beacon teams up with city production firm to showcase the power of its creativity

May 27, 2022
Bristol Beacon teams up with city production firm to showcase the power of its creativity

Concert venue Bristol Beacon has formed a partnership with city-based TV production company Plimsoll Productions to highlight its work and help it reach a wider audience. The two, which are among Bristol’s largest creative organisations, said the collaboration would reflect their shared values around sustainability, diversity and creativity. Plimsoll,...

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Larger workshop for kitchen firm as ‘move and improve’ housing market serves up expansion

May 27, 2022
Larger workshop for kitchen firm as ‘move and improve’ housing market serves up expansion

Bristol-based kitchen firm HUSK has quadrupled the size of its workshop space by expanding into a new site. The 9,500 sq ft unit off the Feeder Road in St Phillips will enable the firm to meet growing demand from homeowners keen to find cost-effective and sustainable ways to update...

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Love Saves The Day organisers pledge to put sustainability top of the bill at music festival

May 26, 2022
Love Saves The Day organisers pledge to put sustainability top of the bill at music festival

Bristol’s biggest music event, Love Saves The Day, is to show that partying and caring for the planet can go hand-in-hand – including encouraging festival goers to think about waste, food consumption, water usage and their day-to-day choices. Taking place on the two Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holidays next Thursday...

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Lockdown-launched Bristol accountancy firm lands coveted industry newcomer award

May 26, 2022
Lockdown-launched Bristol accountancy firm lands coveted industry newcomer award

Bristol tax-led accountancy firm Verinder Powell Associates (VPA), which launched on the day the country went into lockdown, has been named ‘Best New Tax Practice’ in a prestigious national awards scheme. The firm received the accolade in the Tolley’s Taxation Awards, which are widely recognised as a mark of...

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