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Funding for biotech innovator on mission to ease the plight of gut inflammation sufferers

September 23, 2022
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Funding for biotech innovator on mission to ease the plight of gut inflammation sufferers

A Bristol-based biotech firm aiming to tackle the lack of satisfactory treatments for gut inflammation has raised £300,000 to get its first production onto the market. University of Bristol spin-out Ferryx is preparing to launch the probiotic as a food supplement while also taking it through a clinical trial...

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B Corp status for Bristol instant noodle firm with pots of ambition to become more sustainable

September 22, 2022
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B Corp status for Bristol instant noodle firm with pots of ambition to become more sustainable

Bristol food brand Kabuto has become the first instant noodle firm to be accepted into the global B Corp network of businesses that put people and purpose on a par with profit. Kabuto, which was founded in 2010 and now employs a team of seven in Bristol, has sold more...

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Potential U-turn over Channel 4 sell-off plan could save at-risk jobs in its Bristol hub, says Metro Mayor

September 22, 2022
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Potential U-turn over Channel 4 sell-off plan could save at-risk jobs in its Bristol hub, says Metro Mayor

The government’s decision to “re-examine” the privatisation of Channel 4 has been welcomed by West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris, a highly vocal critic of the idea who has claimed it could threaten job creation by the broadcaster’s Bristol creative hub. The controversial sell-off, put in place by...

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Tech entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds sought for pioneering SETsquared bursary scheme

September 22, 2022
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Tech entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds sought for pioneering SETsquared bursary scheme

Bristol’s world-beating tech incubator SETsquared is continuing its commitment to inclusivity in the sector by staging its Breakthrough Bursary scheme for the fourth year. Targeted at UK tech entrepreneurs from a minority ethnic background, the scheme provides access to tailored business support at heavily discounted rates, including coaching and...

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Ryanair adds seventh Polish city to its destinations from Bristol as it launches its winter flight schedule

September 21, 2022
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Ryanair adds seventh Polish city to its destinations from Bristol as it launches its winter flight schedule

Low-cost airline Ryanair is to introduce the first direct flights from Bristol Airport to the northern Polish city of Bydgoszcz as part of its winter 2022 schedule. The addition of Bydgoszcz, pictured, the country’s eighth-largest city, means the Irish-owned budget carrier will fly to 29 destinations from Bristol this...

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Top-ranking performance by Bishop Fleming in inaugural ‘power index’ of mid-tier accountants

September 21, 2022
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Top-ranking performance by Bishop Fleming in inaugural ‘power index’ of mid-tier accountants

Regional audit, accounting, tax, and advisory firm Bishop Fleming, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, has been named among the best mid-size firms in its sector in a new ranking. The inaugural Mid-Tier Power Index has Bishop Fleming in fifth place nationally and the highest...

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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

September 21, 2022
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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

The government’s energy support scheme for firms has been welcomed by business groups in Bristol as giving them vital breathing space in the face of soaring bills. But Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, urged ministers to provide more details...

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Boost for Evelyn Partners’ Bristol financial services team with arrival of new director

September 20, 2022
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Boost for Evelyn Partners’ Bristol financial services team with arrival of new director

Wealth management and professional services firm Evelyn Partners has recruited Paul Morris to its financial services team in Bristol as it looks to grow the business across the South West. Paul who joins as director, financial planning, is a chartered wealth manager with 25 years’ experience in the industry,...

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New legal director strengthens Foot Anstey’s planning and environment team in Bristol

September 20, 2022
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New legal director strengthens Foot Anstey’s planning and environment team in Bristol

Kee Evans has joined national law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol office as a legal director in its planning and environment team. Kee brings considerable experience to the team, part of Foot Anstey’s real estate group along with its energy and infrastructure and developer sectors.  She has acted for public...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 18, 2022
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Monday September 19 Bank holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday September 20 Finals: Litigation Capital Management, Brown Advisory US Smaller Co’s, Feedback, Craneware Interims: Kingfisher, Distribution Finance Capital Holdings, Cambridge Cognition Holdings, Fintel, Gaming Realms, Xaar, Ekf Diagnostic Holdings, Alliance Pharma, Hydrogenone Capital Growth, Jadestone Energy, Elixirr International, Spectral MD Holdings, First Tin,...

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The LAST WORD: Matt Rees, managing director, Fiora

September 16, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Matt Rees, managing director, Fiora

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Matt Rees, managing director of Bristol integrated marketing agency Fiora, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:   Film you watched? Dog: a comedy drama on Netflix drama about a bromance...

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Renewable energy adviser Everoze looking to power more growth by harnessing new technologies

September 16, 2022
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Renewable energy adviser Everoze looking to power more growth by harnessing new technologies

Everoze Partners, the Bristol-based adviser in the renewables, storage, green hydrogen and wider energy flexibility sectors, is targeting further expansion after growing dramatically over its seven-year lifespan. Founded by six partners in 2015 and with its largest office in Bristol’s Queen Square, the business now has a 75-strong-and-growing workforce...

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Growth on the cards for Bristol legal services firm after its acquisition by major US group

September 16, 2022
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Growth on the cards for Bristol legal services firm after its acquisition by major US group

A Bristol business supplying office, admin and secretarial support services to the UK and European legal sector is to expand after being taken over by global group. Since its launch 20 years ago Intelligent Office has grown to employ more than 800 people working across 60-plus client sites and...

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