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Alexandra helps launch new group aiming to tackle modern slavery in supply chains

June 22, 2021
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Alexandra helps launch new group aiming to tackle modern slavery in supply chains

Workwear firm Alexandra has strengthened its commitment to combating modern slavery across domestic and global supply chains by joining a new scheme. The Thornbury-based firm, which has been designing and manufacturing garments since 1854, has joined forces with catering-to-home care group Sodexo UK and Ireland to launch the Modern...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 20, 2021
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Monday June 21 Finals: Brandshield Systems, SYS Group Tuesday June  22 Finals: Gear4Music, Novacyt, Smith (DS),  Staffline Group, Trackwise Designs, Trifast Economic announcement: Public sector net borrowing Wednesday June 23 Finals: Berkeley Group, Liontrust Asset Management, Manolete Partners Trading announcement: Joules Group Thursday June 24 Finals: Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, First Property Group, Latham (James),...

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£3.1m investment for firm protecting data from quantum computer-enabled hackers

June 18, 2021
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£3.1m investment for firm protecting data from quantum computer-enabled hackers

A Bristol firm at the cutting edge of data protection and cyber security has received £3.1m to market its pioneering encryption hardware. University of Bristol spin-out KETS Quantum Security has developed one of the world’s first protection systems against quantum security threats, starting with chip-based, quantum-safe encryption development kits. ...

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£10,000 for innovative student start-up on a mission to cut food waste by 50%

June 18, 2021
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£10,000 for innovative student start-up on a mission to cut food waste by 50%

A student firm developing disruptive technology that will slash food waste in the education sector has won £10,000 to develop the idea. UK schools, colleges and universities throw away 150m tonnes of food each year, at a cost of around £250m – but the University of Bristol students behind...

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Success on a plate: Bristol earns prestigious Gold Sustainable Food City status

June 18, 2021
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Success on a plate: Bristol earns prestigious Gold Sustainable Food City status

Bristol’s innovative approach towards tackling food inequality, reducing waste and increasing urban growing has resulted in it becoming only the second city in the UK to secure Gold Sustainable Food City status. Awarded by the independent Sustainable Food Places Board, the accolade recognises work that also included growing the...

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Happy returns for Loungers as lockdown-weary diners flock back to its venues

June 18, 2021
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Happy returns for Loungers as lockdown-weary diners flock back to its venues

Bristol-based café-bar chain Loungers believes it will emerge strongly from the Covid-linked trading restrictions of the past year due to “significant pent-up demand” from the public to eat and drink in its laid-back venues again. The group, which operates 173 neighbourhood venues across England and Wales under the Lounge and...

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EasyJet to introduce new routes from Bristol Airport as trend for staycations takes off

June 18, 2021
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EasyJet to introduce new routes from Bristol Airport as trend for staycations takes off

Low-cost airline easyJet is to launch two new domestic flights from Bristol Airport next month as more holidaymakers opt for staycations this summer to avoid quarantining when they return home. The airline,  the airport’s largest operator, is to begin flights to Aberdeen on July 9 and Jersey the following...

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Collaboration with world-leading test firm signed by Bristol’s ‘car of the future’ centre

June 18, 2021
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Collaboration with world-leading test firm signed by Bristol’s ‘car of the future’ centre

Bristol’s soon-to-open £70m motor industry global centre of excellence is to collaborate with the world’s largest automotive testing firm to help put the low-carbon car of the future on the road. The pioneering Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS), now under construction on the Bristol & Bath Science...

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Business West warns importers of looming deadline for declaration on goods from EU countries

June 17, 2021
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Business West warns importers of looming deadline for declaration on goods from EU countries

Bristol firms that have imported goods from countries in the EU this year are being urged to complete their full declarations or face a possible fine or prosecution as the final deadline approaches. Regional business group Business West, which is authorised by HMRC to process supplementary customs declarations, said...

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Bristol developer’s high-spec refurbishment of Bath office building attracts AI firm as tenant

June 17, 2021
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Bristol developer’s high-spec refurbishment of Bath office building attracts AI firm as tenant

Bristol-based specialist property developer Urban Creation has struck its first deal in Bath after spending £500,000 speculatively refurbishing a city centre building to provide state-of-the-art workspace. Pioneering Artificial Intelligence firm Cognisess has relocated to the refurbished grade II-listed office from elsewhere in the city to meet its need for a...

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Key appointment for Sanderson Weatherall as it opens development consultancy in Bristol

June 17, 2021
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Key appointment for Sanderson Weatherall as it opens development consultancy in Bristol

National chartered surveying and property consultancy firm Sanderson Weatherall has broadened its offering in the South West with the appointment of development consultancy expert Alastair McLeod. Alastair has brought with him more than 13 years’ experience having worked as a senior associate director in BNP Paribas’ development teams in...

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Probe into post-pandemic work patterns to help plan future of travel in the West of England

June 16, 2021
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Probe into post-pandemic work patterns to help plan future of travel in the West of England

Bristol businesses are being asked for their views on the changing work patterns of their employees to help gauge post-Covid transport needs. Independent research has been commissioned by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), which includes Bristol City Council, into the ways firms across the region plan to...

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Maintenance services firm’s shareholders advised by Bishop Fleming on sale

June 16, 2021
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Maintenance services firm’s shareholders advised by Bishop Fleming on sale

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, has completed the sale of a mechanical and electrical maintenance group on behalf of its shareholders. Acorn Engineering Group, based in Slough, was acquired by Cambridge Maintenance Services for an undisclosed sum in a deal that provides...

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