£60m investment hands Ultraleap chance to put its touchless tech at the centre of the ‘metaverse’

November 19, 2021
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Ultraleap, the Bristol-based firm leading the world in touchless technology and hand tracking, is set for more growth after completing a further investment round worth £60m. The deal will enable Ultraleap to further develop and commercialise its revolutionary technologies for existing and next-generation computing platforms.  Ultraleap’s technology uses ultrasound...

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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

November 19, 2021
New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

Bristol businesses are partnering with the police, banking sector and specialists to spearhead a new crackdown on fraud in the South West. They have come together to re-launch the South West Fraud Forum (SWFF), which is dedicated to helping prevent businesses and individuals becoming victims of the crime.  The...

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McCann Bristol lands creative for Yeo Valley Organic TV campaign showcasing regenerative farming

November 19, 2021
McCann Bristol lands creative for Yeo Valley Organic TV campaign showcasing regenerative farming

Britain’s largest organic dairy brand Yeo Valley is returning to TV with a new multi-million pound advertising campaign created by communications agency McCann Bristol. Over a decade ago Blagdon-based family-owned Yeo Valley Organic made history by taking over an entire commercial break during a 2010 X-Factor live show with...

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Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened to support Bristol’s would-be entrepreneurs

November 19, 2021
Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened to support Bristol’s would-be entrepreneurs

Free one-to-one support to help potential entrepreneurs start and grow their own business is available from a new Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened in the city’s Central Library. The centre, which was officially opened by Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, is offering free resources, confidential one-to-one support, advice...

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Firm of the Year and CSR initiative awards for Bristol’s two largest law firms

November 18, 2021
Firm of the Year and CSR initiative awards for Bristol’s two largest law firms

Bristol’s two biggest law firms have been named among the winners in one of the UK’s most prestigious awards schemes. Osborne Clarke landed the Law Firm of the Year title at The Legal Week British Legal Awards 2021 while Burges Salmon topped the CSR Initiative of the Year category. ...

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Fundraising appeal for Bristol research study into Long Covid supported by National Friendly

November 18, 2021
Fundraising appeal for Bristol research study into Long Covid supported by National Friendly

Bristol-based specialist finance firm National Friendly has teamed up with the city’s Southmead Hospital Charity and The Bristol Hippodrome to launch a fundraising appeal which aims to raise £30,000 to support pioneering research into Long Covid now taking place at the hospital. Known as the DISCOVER study, it has...

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New parents to job-share Bristol Law Society president role as it adopts flexible approach

November 18, 2021
New parents to job-share Bristol Law Society president role as it adopts flexible approach

Bristol Law Society has appointed two co-presidents in a move that means the the top role at the 251-year-old organisation will be operated as a job share for the first time. Family lawyer Erin Sawyer and property litigator Edward Thompson will operate the presidency on a flexible-working basis for...

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Former NHS boss and oncologist become trustees of cancer charity Penny Brohn UK

November 18, 2021
Former NHS boss and oncologist become trustees of cancer charity Penny Brohn UK

Penny Brohn UK, the Bristol-based cancer charity, has appointed two new members to its board of trustees – consultant clinical oncologist Dr Penny Kechagioglou and Jon Green, former NHS hospital chief executive and operational director. The pair join at a critical time for the charity, which leads the UK...

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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

November 18, 2021
Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

Leading lights in Bristol’s higher education, innovation and research communities are being invited to apply for posts representing the sectors on the board of the Western Gateway as it starts to ramp up its work. The gateway is the cross-border economic partnership of eight cities either side of the...

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