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Children’s hospice looking to expand its business club with hundreds more members

November 4, 2021
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Children’s hospice looking to expand its business club with hundreds more members

Three hundred firms from across the South West are being sought to join the region’s children’s hospice business club and support it in helping make a difference to young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) set up the club earlier this year...

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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

November 3, 2021
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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

An insolvency expert has urged Bristol’s directors to seek advice at the first signs of business distress following the release of statistics showing corporate failures have risen by more than 40% over the past year. Philip Winterborne, South West chair of trade body R3, made the plea after third...

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Bristol angel investors back pioneering firm developing food packaging from seaweed

October 29, 2021
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Bristol angel investors back pioneering firm developing food packaging from seaweed

Innovative bioplastic food packaging made from seaweed is a step closer to supermarket shelves after the firm behind it secured funding from a group of Bristol investors. Sustainable biotech business Kelpi invented the compostable material to replace single-use fossil fuel plastics, which take hundreds of years to decompose. Over...

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FareShare South West calls on Bristol firms to back its FoodStock 2021 campaign

October 28, 2021
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FareShare South West calls on Bristol firms to back its FoodStock 2021 campaign

Bristol businesses are being urged to support FareShare South West, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it prepares to launch its emergency winter campaign FoodStock 2021. FareShare South West, which supplies food to more than 350 frontline organisations, aims to build a stockpile of ambient food with the...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Bristol business reaction

October 28, 2021
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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Bristol business reaction

Many businesses in Bristol were hoping for a game-changing Budget to tackle the immense problems they face – but according to the regional branch of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) this doesn’t feel like one. FSB development manager for Bristol, Bath & South Gloucestershire, Sam Holliday, pictured, said:...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Business West says region losing out again despite Sunak’s ‘levelling up’ claim

October 27, 2021
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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Business West says region losing out again despite Sunak’s ‘levelling up’ claim

Business West, the region’s largest business group, said many firms would “remain muted in their enthusiasm” for a Budget that failed to address the scale of the post-Covid challenges they face. The organisation, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, also claimed the West of England had again missed out...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

October 27, 2021
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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

Business groups have welcomed a number of measures in yesterday’s Budget but said Chancellor Rishi Sunak could have done more to encourage investment. The CBI, which speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors, described it overall as business friendly, with its director-general Tony Danker saying...

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AUTUMN BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

October 27, 2021
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Autumn Budget and Spending Review. The main points are: Chancellor began speaking at 12:34pm Employment is up and wages are rising, he said. Budget prepares for a new economy post-Covid, he said. “An economy fit for a new age of optimism.” Higher inflation was...

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Bristol’s net zero economic revolution will bring £9.2bn boost to city’s firms

October 22, 2021
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Decarbonising Bristol’s economy could trigger business worth £9.2bn for local firms – bringing one of the biggest opportunities to the city since the arrival of the railways nearly 200 years ago. The phenomenal figure is being highlighted by Business West, the region’s largest business group, and Mayor of Bristol Marvin...

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Consortium to look at how hydrogen could spark new industrial revolution for region

October 22, 2021
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Consortium to look at how hydrogen could spark new industrial revolution for region

The potential of hydrogen to transform the West of England’s economy, from its transport to the way its homes are heated, is to be explored by a new consortium of businesses and universities. The group, which includes many of Bristol’s largest firms such as Airbus and EDF, was launched...

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£8.3m contract to create digital culture in the Royal Navy landed by Techmodal

October 21, 2021
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£8.3m contract to create digital culture in the Royal Navy landed by Techmodal

Techmodal, the Bristol-specialist tech consultancy acquired by defence giant BAE Systems a year ago, has won a two-year contract worth up to £8.3m with the Royal Navy. The firm, which was launched 15 years ago by two students and now employs around 150 people, will create a data science...

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Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, partner, Tilney Smith & Williamson. Insolvencies are back and rising fast

October 21, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, partner, Tilney Smith & Williamson. Insolvencies are back and rising fast

The monthly insolvency statistics published by The Insolvency Service for September show the number of registered company insolvencies were at their highest since the start of the first UK lockdown in March 2020. This is effectively a rebalancing back to normalised insolvency levels across the economy, after the government...

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ForrestBrown’s new Glasgow office aims to unlock R&D tax relief benefits for more Scottish firms

October 19, 2021
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ForrestBrown’s new Glasgow office aims to unlock R&D tax relief benefits for more Scottish firms

Bristol research and development tax relief consultancy ForrestBrown has bolstered its presence in Scotland by opening an office in Glasgow. The firm, the UK’s leading consultancy of its kind, said the move demonstrated its commitment to a region that is at the forefront of the engineering, renewables and software...

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