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Plea to PM ahead of G7 Summit to pave way for more sustainable business amid global climate crisis

June 8, 2021
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Plea to PM ahead of G7 Summit to pave way for more sustainable business amid global climate crisis

The region’s largest business group has urged the Prime Minister to help create a more sustainable future for business at this weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall. The British Chambers of Commerce South West (BCCSW) – which includes Bristol Chamber of Commerce parent group Business West – has written to...

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City centre move confirmed for BBC’s globally acclaimed Natural History Unit

June 4, 2021
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City centre move confirmed for BBC’s globally acclaimed Natural History Unit

The BBC has confirmed it is to relocate a large part of its Bristol operation from Whiteladies Road in Clifton to a modern city centre office building. Staff from BBC Studios, which includes its globally renown Natural History Unit, will move to Bridgewater House, pictured, part of the Finzels...

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Ground-breaking pre-school programme lands top TV industry award for Bristol animation studio

June 4, 2021
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Ground-breaking pre-school programme lands top TV industry award for Bristol animation studio

Bristol independent animation studio A Productions has scooped a national TV industry award for an iconic series that has broken new ground in pre-school programming. JoJo and Gran Gran: It’s Time to Go to the Hairdresser’s, pictured, won the Best Pre-School Programme category at the Broadcast Awards, which celebrate the best in British...

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Green business grants can make saving cash and energy child’s play

June 2, 2021
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Green business grants can make saving cash and energy child’s play

Bristol’s small and medium-sized businesses are being urged to take advantage of grants which can make them greener while also saving them money. But they need to hurry as applications for the grants close on June 25. The Green Business Grant scheme is run by the West of England...

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Bristol-based architect appointed as head of major international practice

June 2, 2021
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Bristol-based architect appointed as head of major international practice

Global architecture and engineering design practice BDP has appointed Bristol-based Nick Fairham as its next chief executive, a role that will involve him leading more than 1,000 staff working in studios around the world. Nick, pictured right, who is currently responsible for BDP’s bases in Bristol, Cardiff, the Middle East...

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Get set to go wild: The UK’s largest free celebration of nature returns to Bristol

June 1, 2021
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Get set to go wild: The UK’s largest free celebration of nature returns to Bristol

The Festival of Nature, the biggest free event of its kind in the country, comes back to Bristol and Bath this weekend after a reduced programme last year. The week-long festival, which runs from this Saturday, June 5, to the following Saturday, will include a multitude of virtual and...

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Metro Mayor on the ball as he joins We The Curious’s robot revolution

May 28, 2021
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Metro Mayor on the ball as he joins We The Curious’s robot revolution

Robot football players met newly elected Metro Mayor Dan Norris as they took part in a futuristic soccer tournament at Bristol’s We The Curious science centre. Ahead of the bank holiday weekend and half term the Metro Mayor visited the educational tourism attraction and personalised his own robot ahead of...

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Bristol’s much-needed new science and engineering centre takes shape as demand for space continues

May 28, 2021
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Bristol’s much-needed new science and engineering centre takes shape as demand for space continues

Specialist laboratory facilities, services and support for Bristol’s expanding science and engineering ecosystem have come a step closer as construction of the city’s £6m deep tech incubator passes the half-way mark. The 30,000 sq ft incubator in Old Market will house up to 250 highly skilled workers in the...

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Bristol joint second UK city for strength of its tech industry, report shows

May 28, 2021
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Bristol joint second UK city for strength of its tech industry, report shows

Bristol has again been hailed as one of the UK’s top tech hotspots – this time in a report by electronics retailer Carphone Warehouse. The city, which often heads national rankings for its tech strength, particularly in areas such as virtual reality, joins London and Edinburgh in Carphone Warehouse’s...

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£3.8m facelift for RWA will bring new light and inspiration to iconic building

May 28, 2021
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£3.8m facelift for RWA will bring new light and inspiration to iconic building

Bristol’s landmark Royal West of England Academy (RWA) building is to be transformed in a £3.8m project led by the city office of regional specialist building firm Beard. The Grade II* listed RWA on Whiteladies Road was Bristol’s first public art gallery when it opened in 1858 but is...

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Former unloved office basement rides to the top as UK’s best staff cycling facility

May 28, 2021
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Former unloved office basement rides to the top as UK’s best staff cycling facility

The basement of a 1970s Bristol city centre office block has been transformed into the UK’s highest-rated employee cycle area. Castlemead, opposite Castle Park and at 18-storeys Bristol’s tallest commercial building, is undergoing a £2.1m refurbishment, partly to prepare it for a commuting revolution likely to be sparked by...

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UWE Passivhaus scheme ‘will be game changer’ for student accommodation market

May 28, 2021
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UWE Passivhaus scheme ‘will be game changer’ for student accommodation market

One of the world’s largest student accommodation schemes built to low-energy Passivhaus standards is to be developed on UWE Bristol’s campus. Work on the 280,000 sq ft scheme – described as a game changer for the student accommodation market – will begin this September.  It has been  designed by...

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Bristol students make a stand for women’s pee equality by developing innovative urinal

May 28, 2021
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Bristol students make a stand for women’s pee equality by developing innovative urinal

The UK’s first touch-free women’s urinal has been developed by a University of Bristol student start-up, potentially putting paid to long queues for the ladies’ loos at festivals. PEEQUAL’s mission is to pioneer what it calls pee-equality for women. Its product, pictured, solves the problem of women’s toilet queues at...

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