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Business saver account launched for firms looking to invest in positive social value in the region

April 5, 2024
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Business saver account launched for firms looking to invest in positive social value in the region

Bristol firms are now able to put surplus funds into a specialist savings account while also supporting a city-run organisation that gives access to affordable loans to individuals at risk of financial exclusion. Great Western Credit Union’s (GWCU) Business Saver is aimed at businesses that are looking to earn...

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UK’s economic outlook worsening, say region’s firms, despite most expecting higher sales this year

April 4, 2024
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UK’s economic outlook worsening, say region’s firms, despite most expecting higher sales this year

Confidence in the UK’s economic prospects among West of England bosses has continued to fall despite most expecting their own business to prosper this year. The latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) from Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, shows just 16% of firms in the region think...

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Greenbank investor day to tap into the challenges and opportunities of a water-scarce world

April 2, 2024
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The social, environmental and economic risks posed by water scarcity will go under the spotlight at Bristol-based green investment firm Greenbank’s latest annual investor day later this month. Titled ‘Water Under Pressure’, the online event on 24 April will focus on risks and opportunities in a water-scarce future and...

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Ashfords’ public sector team helps Somerset Council power ahead with £4bn car battery gigafactory plan

March 28, 2024
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Ashfords’ public sector team helps Somerset Council power ahead with £4bn car battery gigafactory plan

UK law firm Ashfords, which has an office in Bristol, has been appointed to advise on elements of the £4bn electric vehicle battery gigafactory to be built on former industrial land in Somerset. The firm is working with Somerset Council on the consenting, funding and development of the massive...

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Sustained growth earns Grundon shortlistings in two categories of region’s largest business awards

March 27, 2024
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Sustained growth earns Grundon shortlistings in two categories of region’s largest business awards

Waste management and recycling specialist Grundon is in the running for a pair of prestigious South West regional business awards after investing heavily in its Bristol operations over recent years, Since becoming established in Bristol in 2020, Grundon has grown steadily and set up several key sustainability initiatives, including...

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Refurbished Bristol office building attracts city insurance group as latest new tenant

March 22, 2024
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Refurbished Bristol office building attracts city insurance group as latest new tenant

Hayes Parsons. Bristol’s largest independent insurance broker, has become the latest firm to move into a landmark city office building following its substantial refurbishment. The firm, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist insurance and risk management services, has taken just over 4,000 sq ft of grade...

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Former Dyson finance boss gets on board at Loungers as CFO as its rapid roll-out gathers pace

March 22, 2024
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Former Dyson finance boss gets on board at Loungers as CFO as its rapid roll-out gathers pace

Loungers, the rapid-growth Bristol-based all-day café/bar group, has appointed one of the Bristol area’s most experienced finance directors as its new CFO. Stephen Marshall, pictured, will join the group, which opened its 250th outlet in January, following a career that has included senior roles at supermarket chain Somerfield, household...

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Tech and net zero will help drive new sustainable growth blueprint for Western ‘super-region’

March 21, 2024
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Tech and net zero will help drive new sustainable growth blueprint for Western ‘super-region’

Harnessing the potential of the West of England in areas such as cyber, tech and net zero will underpin a new pan-regional plan for sustainable growth to be launched this summer. The economic blueprint will form the basis of a conference led by the Western Gateway, the partnership covering...

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South West’s first smart home technician apprenticeships to be launched by Bristol training firm

March 21, 2024
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South West’s first smart home technician apprenticeships to be launched by Bristol training firm

A Bristol training provider has helped create the region’s first apprenticeship for trainee smart home technicians to take account of the rapidly increasing use of technology in residential property. South West Construction Academy (SWCA) has teamed up with smart homes firm Zmart Hohm to design and roll out the...

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Webinar: Understanding the media with Bristol Business News and Distinctive Communications

March 18, 2024
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Webinar: Understanding the media with Bristol Business News and Distinctive Communications

Bristol Business News has teamed up with city-based specialist communications consultancy Distinctive Communications to discuss how to engage with journalists to promote your business at an event tomorrow. Hosted by Distinctive founder Ben Lowndes, the free webinar will hear from Bristol Business News editor Robert Buckland on why some stories get coverage and...

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Bristol academics get millions in funding to lead research in areas such as AI, digital health and cyber

March 15, 2024
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Bristol academics get millions in funding to lead research in areas such as AI, digital health and cyber

Bristol’s status as a leading centre for cutting-edge academic research was boosted this week as it joined a new innovative digital health hub while also receiving £57m to train a new generation of scientists, mathematicians and engineers. The University of Bristol and UWE Bristol have become part of the...

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Webinar: Understanding the media with Bristol Business News and Distinctive Communications

March 15, 2024
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Webinar: Understanding the media with Bristol Business News and Distinctive Communications

Bristol Business News has teamed up with city-based specialist communications consultancy Distinctive Communications to discuss how to engage with journalists to promote your business at an event next week. Hosted by Distinctive founder Ben Lowndes, the free webinar will hear from Bristol Business News editor Robert Buckland on why some...

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Glittering Night of the Stars shines spotlight on the hospitality heroes of Bristol’s hotel sector

March 14, 2024
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Glittering Night of the Stars shines spotlight on the hospitality heroes of Bristol’s hotel sector

Staff working in Bristol’s hotels who go the extra mile to make them more welcoming and sustainable have been honoured at a special gala dinner and awards ceremony. The annual Night of the Stars, hosted by the Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA), champions the best of the city’s hospitality businesses...

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