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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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Top pub industry award for Butcombe recognises its success in ‘incredibly challenging’ year

April 13, 2021
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Top pub industry award for Butcombe recognises its success in ‘incredibly challenging’ year

Bristol craft brewery and pub group Butcombe is toasting success in an awards scheme widely recognised as the Oscars of the hospitality industry. Butcombe and its parent company Liberation Group landed the Best Managed Pub Company at the prestigious Publican Awards, which for almost three decades have recognised excellence...

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Loungers shrugs off impact of pandemic as it prepares to resume national expansion programme

April 9, 2021
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Loungers shrugs off impact of pandemic as it prepares to resume national expansion programme

Fast-growing Bristol-based café-bar chain Loungers plans to open 25 new outlets over the next year as it bounces back strongly from the impact of Covid on the hospitality sector. The group, which opened its first bar in Bristol in 2002, now operates 168 neighbourhood café/bar/restaurants across England and Wales under...

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University delays opening of new Temple Quarter campus as Covid and Brexit force ‘recalibration’

April 9, 2021
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University delays opening of new Temple Quarter campus as Covid and Brexit force ‘recalibration’

The coronavirus pandemic and Brexit have combined to force the University of Bristol to reshape the ambitious plans for its new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, delaying its opening by three years to 2025. Groundworks on the £300m, seven-acre campus on the former Post Office sorting office site next to...

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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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Report shows Bristol punching above its weight for investment into its tech firms

March 26, 2021
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Report shows Bristol punching above its weight for investment into its tech firms

Bristol attracted the third largest amount of investment into tech businesses last year of any UK city, according to a new report, which also named one of its fastest-growing firms among the country’s top 10 ‘superstar scale-ups’ of 2020. Some £339m in venture capital funding went to Bristol tech...

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Group behind kids’ summer camps and residential courses calls in Mr B & Friends for major rebrand

March 25, 2021
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Group behind kids’ summer camps and residential courses calls in Mr B & Friends for major rebrand

Mr B & Friends, the Bristol branding agency, has completed a major digital brand transformation project for experiential learning business Active Learning Group (ALG) and a number of its businesses. ALG, which stages activities and courses ranging from residential English language for overseas students, to bushcraft experiences and summer...

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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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UK’s first paperless pharmacy hails time-saving software developed by Bristol healthtech pioneer

March 25, 2021
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UK’s first paperless pharmacy hails time-saving software developed by Bristol healthtech pioneer

Pioneering technology developed in Bristol by specialist software firm Invatech Health has created the UK’s first paperless pharmacy – saving its owner up to seven hours a day previously spent manually checking prescriptions. Khizer Qureshi, who owns Foxhill Pharmacy in Sheffield, last month processed 16,000 prescriptions on Invatech’s completely...

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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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