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Key appointment for Made Tech as it targets further expansion across the South West

July 15, 2021
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Made Tech, the public sector delivery firm with an office in Bristol, has appointed Robin Wyles as its South West and Wales market principal. Robin, pictured, will be responsible for delivering specialist technology services to customers the firm’s customers across the regions, including the Driving and Vehicles Licencing Association...

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App aimed at bringing together like-minded but lonely people started by ex-Bristol Uni students

July 15, 2021
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App aimed at bringing together like-minded but lonely people started by ex-Bristol Uni students

Two University of Bristol alumni are about to launch a friend-finding app that links up like-minded strangers. Fethr was born during the first lockdown when Julian Issa and Miguel Bravo, who first met while studying at the university, were sharing a London flat.  Discussing loneliness with fellow flatmate and...

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Fast-growing Northern firms targeted by Optimum Finance following regional appointment

July 15, 2021
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Fast-growing Northern firms targeted by Optimum Finance following regional appointment

Bristol-based invoice finance provider Optimum Finance is aiming to win more business in the North of England following the appointment of a new regional director. Paul Green, pictured, joins Optimum from RBS Invoice Finance, where he held a number of business development roles. He has also worked for HSBC.  Optimum said...

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Charity supporting children with additional needs backed by Barcan+Kirby’s community fund

July 15, 2021
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Charity supporting children with additional needs backed by Barcan+Kirby’s community fund

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby’s community fund, which it set up last year to help community groups in the areas where it has offices, has donated funds to a Thornbury charity that helps children with additional needs and their families. The £300 has gone to JIGSAW’s Project 5 Wellbeing and...

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Top grades for University of Bristol’s stance on sustainability as it scoops pair of top awards

July 15, 2021
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Top grades for University of Bristol’s stance on sustainability as it scoops pair of top awards

The University of Bristol has won two major sustainability awards – for its policies on ethical trade and eradicating waste - in the space of a week. The university, which has 20,300 students and nearly 8,000 staff, aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. It is one of just...

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Osborne Clarke teams advise on growth deals for meat-free food firm and pioneering vet’s group

July 15, 2021
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Osborne Clarke teams advise on growth deals for meat-free food firm and pioneering vet’s group

The Bristol-based venture capital team at international legal practice Osborne Clarke has completed two investment deals totalling £15m involving fast-growing brands. Its lawyers advised funders BGF and CPT Capital on an £11m equity round for THIS, a plant-based, meat alternative brand, and handled a £4m growth capital investment from...

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Free business and technical support served up to Bristol’s food and drink firms

July 14, 2021
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Free business and technical support served up to Bristol’s food and drink firms

Bristol’s food and drink entrepreneurs are now able to get free business and technical support to help them set-up or run their businesses under a new scheme. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has teamed up with regional industry-run group Food WorksSW to launch the Food Enterprise Support...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 12, 2021
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Monday July 12 Final: Thruvision Group Interim: Photo-Me  International Trading announcement: Dechra Pharmaceuticals Economic announcement: PMI services Tuesday July 13 Finals: Omega Diagnostics Group, Solid State, Zoo Digital Group Interim: Synectics Trading announcement: City of London Group, City of London Investment Trust, DP Poland, Kier Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday July 14 Finals: Accrol Group Holdings, Great Eastern...

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Bristol hotel bosses fear impact of severe staff shortage as they prepare to fully reopen again

July 9, 2021
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Bristol hotel bosses fear impact of severe staff shortage as they prepare to fully reopen again

Managers of Bristol’s top hotels were this afternoon meeting West of England Mayor Dan Norris for crisis talks over the worst staffing shortage in the sector for decades. As the city’s hotels count down the days to July 19, when they will be able to reopen fully for the...

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Courses aim to develop a highly skilled workforce for Bristol’s thriving gaming industry

July 9, 2021
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Courses aim to develop a highly skilled workforce for Bristol’s thriving gaming industry

Bristol-based games developer Opposable Games is to help stage courses in gaming software, digital marketing, data science, AI and user experience to help train more people for work in the region’s growing digital and creative businesses. Recruitment for the courses, created by Next Generation, Bath Spa University and UWE Bristol...

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Osborne Clarke builds on its reputation for AIM listings with construction material group’s IPO

July 9, 2021
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Osborne Clarke builds on its reputation for AIM listings with construction material group’s IPO

Lawyers in the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised broker Liberum Capital on its handling of online-only building materials retailer CMO Group’s London Stock Exchange flotation. Plymouth-based CMO is seeking to capitalise on the construction sector’s comparatively slow move online and Britain’s £27bn addressable building...

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Growth in sustainable banking helps Triodos beat sector heavyweights to top award

July 9, 2021
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Growth in sustainable banking helps Triodos beat sector heavyweights to top award

Bristol-based ethical lender Triodos Bank UK has been named as Best Savings Provider in a top finance industry award scheme – proving, it said, the growing demand for sustainable banking. Triodos landed the title at the at the British Bank Awards 2021 as well as being highly commended in...

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Former Bristol rugby player launches game-changing app to tackle house hunting issues

July 9, 2021
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Former Bristol rugby player launches game-changing app to tackle house hunting issues

An off-market property app that promises to give house hunters control of their search rather relying in websites or estate agents has launched in Bristol. Co-founded by former Bristol Bears rugby player Danny Gray, Zump aims to transform the process of buying or selling a property by tackling many...

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