French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Bath firms

August 13, 2018
French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Bath firms

Bath firms operating in the nuclear sector could benefit from an agreement between industry organisations in South West England and Normandy in France which aims to create jobs, unlock opportunities and attract new investment to both regions. The memorandum of understanding between Nuclear South West and Nucleopolis potentially connects companies with £50bn worth of...

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Dedicated website launched to help generate growth for Bath’s scale-up businesses

August 13, 2018
Dedicated website launched to help generate growth for Bath’s scale-up businesses

Bath’s fast-growth businesses can find all the information they need to help them expand in one place following the launch of the West of England’s first scale-up generator website. The site, which has been created by the Engine Shed innovation centre in Bristol in partnership with the West of England Growth Hub, includes The...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 12, 2018
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Monday August 13 Interims: Clarkson Tuesday August 14 Interims: Antofagasta, John Menzies, esure Economic announcement: Employment data (claimant count, unemployment rate, average earnings) Wednesday August 15 Interims: Admiral, Balfour Beatty, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Cisco Economic announcement: CPI (July) Thursday August 16 Final: Rank Group Interims: Kaz Minerals, Allied Minds, Walmart-Nvidia Trading update: Kingfisher Economic announcement:...

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Artificial Intelligence – a blessing or a curse? By Thrings corporate partner Graeme Fearon

August 9, 2018
Artificial Intelligence – a blessing or a curse? By Thrings corporate partner Graeme Fearon

Thrings corporate partner Graeme Fearon shares his take on artificial intelligence (AI) ahead of tomorrow’s Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast debate. AI is everywhere. Every Silicon Valley start-up worth its seed-funding seems to be working on an AI application to revolutionise your world, while simultaneously coming after your job and threatening to wreck...

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WECA completes make-up of senior leadership team with final two appointments

August 9, 2018
WECA completes make-up of senior leadership team with final two appointments

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has appointed two more directors to complete the line-up of its four-strong senior leadership team. Shahzia Daya joins next week as director of legal services and monitoring officer from Bristol City Council, where she has been service director, legal and democratic services, for 12 years.  Malcolm Coe...

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Curo teams up with Bellway in £28m deal to build affordable homes across the West of England

August 8, 2018
Curo teams up with Bellway in £28m deal to build affordable homes across the West of England

A £28m deal between Bath-based housing association Curo and national housebuilder Bellway will enable more than 170 families to move into new affordable homes across the West of England. The agreement is the first of its kind for both Curo and Bellway’s South West division and will make Curo the sole provider of affordable...

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