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EEF calls on Bristol manufacturers to get involved in EU debate and keep UK at heart of Europe

April 7, 2014
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EEF calls on Bristol manufacturers to get involved in EU debate and keep UK at heart of Europe

Manufacturers from Bristol and across the West of England are being urged to have their say on the highly-topical issue of European Union reform. EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has set out some radical plans for the EU which keeps Britain at the heart of Europe – something it says...

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Eastern promise offered by fast-growing Asian markets to be highlighted at export roadshow

April 7, 2014
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Eastern promise offered by fast-growing Asian markets to be highlighted at export roadshow

West businesses will hear how to unlock their potential by looking east for trade opportunities at an event in the region later this week. The UK Asia Business Council (UKABC) brings its regional roadshow to Bristol on Friday, giving an oversight of South East Asia’s markets and rounding off...

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Tickets still available for tomorrow’s unique showcase of Bristol’s innovation and creativity

April 7, 2014
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Tickets still available for tomorrow’s unique showcase of Bristol’s innovation and creativity

Tickets are still available for The Business Showcase South West 2014, the region’s newest and most-exciting business event, which takes place in Bristol tomorrow. The unique showcase at Bristol’s historic Colston Hall celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and sustainability through speeches, discussions, exhibitors and networking opportunities....

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Overseas trade expertise on tap for West firms during Export Week

April 4, 2014
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Overseas trade expertise on tap for West firms during Export Week

  Exporting in the digital age and advice for female entrepreneurs considering growing their business overseas are among the topics to be covered in the West as part of Export Week. Starting on Monday, the week aims to encourage firms to consider trading internationally or, for existing exporters, to...

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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

March 31, 2014
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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

The blueprint for job creation and economic growth in Bristol and the West of England was unveiled this morning with a clear message to the Government – come and back our vision for success. The Strategic Economic Plan identifies the city-region’s key growth sectors and sets out 122 ways...

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Cutting-edge physics academic centre will boost Bristol’s standing as science city

March 28, 2014
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A major new academic centre to develop the next generation of scientists specialising in condensed matter physics is to open at the University of Bristol. The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is among 22 across the UK aimed at boosting postgraduate training in a wide range of engineering and...

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New innovation director to head the successful SETsquared incubator network

March 27, 2014
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New innovation director to head the successful SETsquared incubator network

The SETsquared network, the UK’s top university business incubator with a base in Bristol, has appointed Simon Bond as its new head. As innovation director, Simon, pictured, the former director of the SETsquared innovation centre at the University of Bath, will oversee the way the partnership incubates hi- tech...

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BUDGET 2014: Help for Bristol’s key tech, creative and manufacturing industries

March 21, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Help for Bristol’s key tech, creative and manufacturing industries

Bristol’s standing as a hub for the hi-tech, creative and advanced engineering sectors received some welcome boosts in this week’s Budget. There was help for businesses moving to the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, its filmmakers through increased tax breaks, its growing cyber security industry through investment and its...

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Funding for Bristol Uni team behind innovative aircraft that tests fall out from nuclear accidents

March 21, 2014
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Funding for Bristol Uni team behind innovative aircraft that tests fall out from nuclear accidents

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Bristol scientists and capable of safely and accurately assessing dangerous nuclear accident sites has been awarded funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering to turn it into reality. Dr James MacFarlane and his team at the University of Bristol are joint winner...

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Ambitious West firms invited to apply for cash aid from £25m growth fund

March 21, 2014
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Ambitious West firms invited to apply for cash aid from £25m growth fund

Bristol firms with expansion potential can apply for growth funding to a £25m pot of Government cash launched this week. The West of England Growth Fund aims to bring about job creation and private sector investment that would otherwise not have happened, or that can be accelerated through public...

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Reshoring trend gathers pace as Bristol shoe hanger firm opens new factory

March 21, 2014
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Reshoring trend gathers pace as Bristol shoe hanger firm opens new factory

Bristol specialist plastics manufacturer Phineas Group International has officially opened its new factory – the latest firm to ‘reshore’ production from China. The state-of-the-art plastic injection moulding factory in Hengrove has been made possible with a £100,000 grant from the West of England Growth Fund. Phineas supplies more than...

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Export Week: Making money from MINTS

March 21, 2014
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Export Week: Making money from MINTS

Ahead of Export Week (April 7 to 11), UKTI and Bristol Business News have teamed up to offer expert advice in a series of features, kicking off today with UKTI International Trade adviser Patrick Bos looking at the opportunities in the MINT countries For those of you who have...

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Sudden departure for Mulberry chief after stormy period at fashion brand

March 21, 2014
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Sudden departure for Mulberry chief after stormy period at fashion brand

Upmarket fashion brand Mulberry’s chief executive Bruno Guillon resigned with immediate effect yesterday – with industry insiders pointing to the West-based group’s troubles during his two years at the helm. His sudden departure comes less than two months after the iconic brand’s third profits warning in 18 months –...

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