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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

April 21, 2021
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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

Family-owned firms based in Bristol can get free advice and support on using digital technology to improve and streamline their business processes. The three-month programme, called Evolve Digital, will enable family businesses to identify key areas such as moving into online sales, electronic invoicing or working remotely the where...

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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

April 16, 2021
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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

Exports by South West businesses have slumped to historic lows as they are hit by higher trade barriers due to Brexit, according to a major new survey. Manufacturers have been impacted most, the research by the British Chambers of Commerce South West shows.  Some 53% of exporters said they...

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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

April 15, 2021
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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

Bristol Business News has teamed up with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox to host an exclusive virtual event aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain times. A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. Expert presenters from Tinderbox...

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More growth for Avon Group as it hits acquisition trail for second time in six months

April 14, 2021
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More growth for Avon Group as it hits acquisition trail for second time in six months

Bristol-based specialist manufacturing and engineering business Avon Group has made its second key acquisition in six months – consolidating its position as a major player in the UK industrial component manufacturing sector. The takeover of Scandura – the UK’s longest-established gasket manufacturer – follows that of Edgewest Plastics (UK) last...

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Business leaders demand ‘strong political leadership’ from region’s next Metro Mayor

April 9, 2021
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Business leaders demand ‘strong political leadership’ from region’s next Metro Mayor

The West of England is being outshone by other devolved English regions such as London and Greater Manchester, a survey revealed this week as business leaders called on the next ‘Metro Mayor’ to strengthen its profile and help bring in much needed investment. With less than 30 days until...

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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

April 9, 2021
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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

Bristol Business News has teamed up with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox to host an exclusive virtual event aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain times. A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. Expert presenters from...

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Bristol Business Blog: West of England Combined Authority. Find new opportunities and protect growth with Intellectual Property

April 5, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: West of England Combined Authority. Find new opportunities and protect growth with Intellectual Property

Did you know that your Intellectual Property (IP) assets can be integral to the growth and sustainability of your business? When properly managed, the value of your IP can far outweigh physical assets, accounting for over 70% of your business’s value. One of the biggest misconceptions we hear about is business owners thinking they...

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New South West CBI chair says it can “act as agent of positive change” as region emerges from pandemic

March 30, 2021
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New South West CBI chair says it can “act as agent of positive change” as region emerges from pandemic

National business group the CBI has appointed Adrian Bratt, the General Counsel of luxury motorboat manufacturer Princess Yachts, as the next chair of its South West region. Adrian, pictured, who is also a board director at the Plymouth-based firm, takes over from Pennon chief executive Susan Davy, who has...

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Bid drawn up to convert Bristol’s former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

March 26, 2021
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Bid drawn up to convert Bristol’s former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

The world’s first full-scale ‘fusion’ power plant could be built on Bristol’s doorstep under an ambitious plan backed by the city’s business leaders. The plant, which would harness the game-changing new form of clean power generation, could create thousands of jobs while also helping to tackle climate change, according...

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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

March 25, 2021
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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

The South West continues to be the best place in the UK for gender equality at work, according to research by accountancy group PwC. The firm’s latest annual Women in Work Index places the region in the top spot for the second year in a row. It has also extended...

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Entrepreneurs set up investment fund to help ambitious Bristol start-ups go for growth

March 23, 2021
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Entrepreneurs set up investment fund to help ambitious Bristol start-ups go for growth

A new fund to support start-ups across the South West has been launched by a group of successful Bristol-based entrepreneurs. BPEC Seed is seeking investment opportunities among early-stage, scalable and innovative firms with credible teams and clear marketing opportunity.  It has already made its first – so far unnamed...

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Sponsored editorial. New rules, new opportunities for businesses

March 19, 2021
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Sponsored editorial. New rules, new opportunities for businesses

Many businesses across the West of England are facing uncertainty and challenges that could not have been foreseen a year ago when the pandemic hit our economy and livelihoods. With our new relationship with Europe, we also know that doing business with Europe has changed. This has meant adapting...

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Bristol to get major biotech research centre after city firm receives £12m investment

March 12, 2021
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Bristol to get major biotech research centre after city firm receives £12m investment

A dedicated cell and gene therapy centre is to be set up in Bristol by city-based bio-pharmaceutical consultancy eXmoor in a move that will increase its staffing from 40 to around 200. In a major boost for Bristol’s emerging biotech sector, the 50,000 sq ft cell and gene therapy...

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