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COP26 battle bus to visit Bristol and help put city’s firms on the road to a net zero carbon future

September 3, 2021
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COP26 battle bus to visit Bristol and help put city’s firms on the road to a net zero carbon future

Bristol firms, organisations and community groups are to share their inspirational stories about the projects they are undertaking to decarbonise when a national Zero Carbon Tour arrives in the city next week. Visitors to Planet Mark’s carbon battle bus, pictured, which will stop at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus on...

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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

September 3, 2021
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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

Time is running out for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top awards scheme championing its outstanding boardroom talent. The deadline for the annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards is September 13. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they...

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Smith & Williamson webinar to shed light on Employee Ownership Trusts

September 2, 2021
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Smith & Williamson webinar to shed light on Employee Ownership Trusts

Some of the key advantages of Employee Ownership Trusts will be outlined at an online event staged by accountancy group Smith & Williamson next week. The Zoom webinar on Wednesday, September 8, will set out the rules around Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) and how the structure works in practice,...

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Suspension Bridge to turn blue for one night in fundraising campaign backed by Bristol firms

September 1, 2021
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Suspension Bridge to turn blue for one night in fundraising campaign backed by Bristol firms

A group of businesses are to get their name in lights on Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge this autumn after sponsoring a campaign to mark the city’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic. The firms have supported the 156-year-old bridge’s involvement in the national #SupportOurMuseums campaign, which is helping historic...

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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

August 31, 2021
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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

A Bristol insolvency expert is calling on the city’s bosses to make use of the final month of the government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future. Philip Winterborne, who chairs insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in South West, says directors should review their businesses over the next...

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Mixed picture on short-term outlook for region’s businesses as confidence levels waver

August 31, 2021
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Mixed picture on short-term outlook for region’s businesses as confidence levels waver

Optimism among South West firms in the economy is increasing as the region continues to recover from the pandemic, according to a new survey, but businesses have become less confident about their own prospects. The latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking shows confidence levels among firms in the South...

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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

August 25, 2021
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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

Directors in Bristol are being invited to enter the top regional awards scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards seek to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors.  Award nominations are open to anyone working at director...

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Our City 2030 – a vision to transform the lives of young people in inner-city Bristol

August 20, 2021
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Our City 2030 – a vision to transform the lives of young people in inner-city Bristol

A “bold and positive” vision with a target of helping at least one person from each inner-city Bristol household secure a job paying the median salary of £30,353 by 2030 has been launched by youth empowerment group Babbasa and the council’s City Office. Businesses across the city are being urged to...

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Additional funds made available by combined authority to help close region’s digital skills gaps

August 19, 2021
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Additional funds made available by combined authority to help close region’s digital skills gaps

A second round of funding to help address Bristol’s digital skills gaps, as well as helping the city’s economy recover from the pandemic, is being released by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Applications are being invited for projects which together will support more than 1,000 people, helping...

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West of England can lead UK’s hydrogen revolution, says regional business group

August 18, 2021
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West of England can lead UK’s hydrogen revolution, says regional business group

The government’s long-awaited strategy for the UK’s burgeoning hydrogen sector – which it says could create thousands of sustainable jobs and unlock billions of pounds of investment – has been welcomed by the region’s largest business group. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, believes the West of...

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Free event aims to help Bristol’s small firms understand the sustainability agenda

August 18, 2021
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Free event aims to help Bristol’s small firms understand the sustainability agenda

Bristol small business owners uncertain about why sustainability, net zero and climate change are relevant to their day-to-day operations are being invited to a special event next month. Staged by Britain’s biggest business representation group, The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), ‘What is net zero and why is it...

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Bristol firms were forced to innovate to survive as Covid swept country, according to new survey

August 17, 2021
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Bristol firms were forced to innovate to survive as Covid swept country, according to new survey

The Covid-19 pandemic prompted a wave of innovation among businesses in Bristol and the South West, with nearly half saying they pivoted their operations to survive. According to a new Lloyds Bank survey, 46% of firms in the region they were forced to become more creative and innovative in...

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Clinic that helps turn disabilities into superpowers opened by Bristol bionic arm pioneer

August 13, 2021
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Clinic that helps turn disabilities into superpowers opened by Bristol bionic arm pioneer

The UK’s first clinic offering innovative hi-tech prosthetic arms for amputees has been opened by Bristol healthtech firm Open Bionics. The firm harnesses technology such as 3D scanning, 3D modelling, automation, and 3D printing to make its arms.  In 2018 Open Bionics launched the multi-grip Hero Arm, the world’s first...

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