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Bath & Bristol’s emerging fintech cluster key to powering UK ahead in rapid-growth sector

February 26, 2021
Bath & Bristol’s emerging fintech cluster key to powering UK ahead in rapid-growth sector

The Bath and Bristol region has been named as one of the UK’s emerging fintech clusters with the potential to help develop further the country’s status as a global powerhouse for the fast-growth sector. The region – already the UK’s leading tech cluster outside London – features among the top 10 areas in the FinTech Strategic...

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Pandemic pivot pays off for Actual Experience as it launches products to help firms improve efficiency

February 26, 2021
Pandemic pivot pays off for Actual Experience as it launches products to help firms improve efficiency

Pivoting from a managed-services to a professional-services model during the early stages of the pandemic has paid off for Actual Experience, the world-leading Bath advanced analytics firm. It said the switch, which coincided with many businesses adapting new ways, including remote and home working, reduced its cost base as well as improving operational efficiencies...

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Brexit-linked red tape and higher prices already hitting small South West manufacturers, survey shows

February 26, 2021
Brexit-linked red tape and higher prices already hitting small South West manufacturers, survey shows

Brexit is causing the South West’s small and medium-sized manufacturers ‘significant disruption’ as they try to recover from the economic effects of Covid-19, according to the results of a new survey. The latest South West Manufacturing Barometer shows firms are being hit by more red tape, higher input prices and shortages of raw materials...

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CBI urges next Metro Mayor to put jobs, inclusivity and productivity at centre of region’s recovery

February 26, 2021
CBI urges next Metro Mayor to put jobs, inclusivity and productivity at centre of region’s recovery

The next West of England mayor must show vision and ambition to spearhead the region’s Covid recovery and build a sustainable, long-term prosperity capable of matching London’s economic strength, according to the CBI. The business group this week launched its blueprint for the West of England’s future, which urges the winner of May 6’s...

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Innovative and affordable housing schemes planned across Bath under new socially focussed partnership

February 26, 2021
Innovative and affordable housing schemes planned across Bath under new socially focussed partnership

Land and buildings in Bath suitable for small residential developments are being sought by socially focussed investment group Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC) as it aims to boost housebuilding in the city. The group, owned and supported by regional organisations including the University of Bath and Bath Spa University, has teamed up with...

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Bristol Airport hails launch of direct Frankfurt flights this summer as start of its return to normal service

February 26, 2021
Bristol Airport hails launch of direct Frankfurt flights this summer as start of its return to normal service

German airline Lufthansa is to go ahead with its delayed Bristol to Frankfurt service in a move it said showed confidence in the airport as it prepares to emerge from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The airline had planned to introduce twice daily direct flights last March but shelved them as Covid-19...

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