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Business West calls for government to shed light on its energy price pledge for inflation-hit firms

September 15, 2022
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Business West calls for government to shed light on its energy price pledge for inflation-hit firms

The government has been urged to give more details about how it intends to help struggling businesses with soaring energy bills a week after assurances its price guarantee plan for consumers would also apply to them. Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bristol Chamber...

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£1.1m funding for Bristol meditech firm pioneering needle-free blood sugar monitor

September 12, 2022
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£1.1m funding for Bristol meditech firm pioneering needle-free blood sugar monitor

A Bristol firm is to commercialise its world-beating 100% needle-free blood sugar monitor in a move that could have huge applications for chronic diseases such as diabetes. Transdermal Diagnostics, which was launched in March, has raised £1.1m in a pre-seed round investment to further develop and bring to market...

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Chance for firms to be ahead of the herd as unicorn sculptures head to Bristol for next charity arts trail

September 9, 2022
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Chance for firms to be ahead of the herd as unicorn sculptures head to Bristol for next charity arts trail

Bristol firms are being offer the chance to take part in the city’s next public sculpture trail by sponsoring one of 50 unicorns that will be sited around the city next year. The project, which follows the highly successful Wow! Gorillas of 2011 and the two Gromit Unleashed trails...

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‘A symbol of strength, courage, and grace’. Bristol business and political leaders pay tribute to the Queen

September 9, 2022
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‘A symbol of strength, courage, and grace’. Bristol business and political leaders pay tribute to the Queen

Business, civic and academic leaders from Bristol today joined the nation in mourning the death yesterday afternoon of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, paying tribute to her life and selfless service. The Union and St George’s flags outside City Hall and flags at civic buildings across the city are...

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Boost for planning consultancy Lichfields’ Bristol office with arrival of experienced associate director

September 7, 2022
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Boost for planning consultancy Lichfields’ Bristol office with arrival of experienced associate director

National planning and development consultancy Lichfields has made a senior appointment in its Bristol office as it continues to invest in additional resources and expand its regional operations. Phil Marsden, pictured, joins associate director, bringing 15 years’ experience and expertise in both national and regional retail, commercial, industrial and...

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FSB launches annual awards scheme to showcase region’s top small and medium-sized firms

September 6, 2022
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FSB launches annual awards scheme to showcase region’s top small and medium-sized firms

The search is on again to find the South West’s best and brightest small companies as Britain’s biggest business representation group launches its annual awards. The FSB’s (Federation of Small Businesses) Celebrating Small Business Awards showcase small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the region and are open to...

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New residential development surveyor for Alder King as it wins raft of new instructions

September 6, 2022
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New residential development surveyor for Alder King as it wins raft of new instructions

South West property consultancy Alder King has appointed Tom Jackson as a surveyor in its Bristol residential development team in response to increased client growth. A graduate of the University of Reading with an MSc in Real Estate, Tom, pictured, has joined from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) in...

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Government pledge on help for firms’ soaring energy bills this winter welcomed by Business West

September 5, 2022
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Government pledge on help for firms’ soaring energy bills this winter welcomed by Business West

The South West’s largest business organisation has ‘warmly welcomed’ the government’s promise to help firms with spiralling energy bills this winter – but called for it to regulate the market to ensure stability in the future. Prime Minister Liz Truss’s energy price freeze announced yesterday means households bills will be capped...

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Bristol architects behind city’s latest sustainable office block like it so much they are moving in

September 2, 2022
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Bristol architects behind city’s latest sustainable office block like it so much they are moving in

Four of the six floors of Bristol’s newest office building have already been pre-let – with the architecture firm that designed it among the first occupiers. Construction work recently finished on One Portwall Square, pictured, with developer Nord saying it sets a new standard for the city’s office market...

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Unexpected bounce-back in confidence for South West firms in face of soaring inflation

September 2, 2022
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Unexpected bounce-back in confidence for South West firms in face of soaring inflation

Confidence among South West businesses rose in August despite spiralling costs, according to a new survey – making it one of only three UK regions to record a month-on-month increase in optimism. Firms in the region appear to have shrugged off the impact of soaring utility bills, wage increases and...

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Carbon neutral accreditation for Bristol estate agent puts it among just a handful in UK to gain status

August 26, 2022
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Carbon neutral accreditation for Bristol estate agent puts it among just a handful in UK to gain status

Bristol estate agency Alexander May has become the first in the city – and one of just a few in the UK – to be certified as carbon neutral. The firm gained the accreditation by introducing a stringent carbon reduction strategy which led to more efficient energy use in...

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Sale of property protection and maintenance firm handled by Momentum Corporate Finance

August 26, 2022
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Sale of property protection and maintenance firm handled by Momentum Corporate Finance

Bristol-based boutique corporate finance consultancy Momentum has advised on a major deal involving the sale of a client firm to the UK market leader for vacant property and asset protection services. It worked with specialist property, security and maintenance provider Veritas Property Management on its takeover by Orbis Protect. ...

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City centre continues to bounce back from impact of Covid despite cost pressures, research shows

August 19, 2022
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City centre continues to bounce back from impact of Covid despite cost pressures, research shows

Businesses in Bristol city centre businesses showed strong signs of recovery from the pandemic in the first half of this year in the face of higher costs and staff shortages, new research has revealed. Hotels and clothes shops enjoyed the biggest rise in spending – up 43% and 33%...

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