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  • New figures show nearly 900 new jobs set to be created in West of England after string of inward investment successes - Invest Bristol and Bath
    is clear that our strategy for attracting new investment into the West of England is paying off It is excellent to see that the contribution we are making is not only beneficial to the region but to the UK as a whole thanks to the large proportion of inward investment projects that hail from overseas In fact 347 of the 552 new jobs set to be created in the region over the next three years via foreign direct investment were secured by Invest Bristol Bath alone Looking ahead we have a strong pipeline of inward investment activity with interest from a major US based tech company with the potential to generate 180 jobs a greentech firm with the potential to create 100 jobs and a financial and professional services business with the potential to generate 200 jobs The conversations we are having with companies looking to invest in the region could result in the creation of an additional 3 500 new jobs over the coming years Colin Skellett chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership said The West of England region is making a significant contribution to the UK in terms of the businesses it is attracting into the country and is therefore a vital part of the jigsaw in the UK s inward investment success story With major sector strengths in high tech creative and digital aerospace and advanced engineering and professional and financial services it is encouraging to see that the region s reputation as a major UK business hub extends well beyond our borders The picture for the West of England is representative of strong performance across the UK Trade and Investment Minister Lord Maude said 2014 was an exceptional year for UK inward investment and we are proud to be bucking the global trend The UK is a great place for entrepreneurs and corporations to put their energy their ideas their money and their talents to work The Government will continue to work hard to attract investment from across the globe to further strengthen the UK economy Toby Bland head of sales from IBEX Global which floated on the London Stock Exchange Aim two years ago and is backed by Washington DC based private equity firm The Resource Group said We currently have 85 people at our Bristol base and are looking to scale up our operations in the city in line with our strategy to grow the business The Bristol and Bath region was last year highlighted by McKinsey Co Centre for Cities as having the only fast growing and globally significant high tech cluster in the UK while a Tech Nation report earlier this year found that Bristol and Bath s digital cluster is the largest in the UK outside London by volume of employment The Bristol and Bath area also sits at the heart of the South West of England s powerhouse aerospace cluster the largest in Europe Meanwhile Bristol which holds the title of European Green Capital this year was

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/new-figures-show-nearly-900-new-jobs-set-to-be-created-in-west-of-england-after-string-of-inward-investment-successes/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Airbus announced as key sponsor of Venturefest Bristol & Bath - Invest Bristol and Bath
    Bennett Vice President Public Affairs Airbus said We are very pleased to be championing Bristol and Bath s status as a world centre for innovation through Venturefest Innovation technology and entrepreneurship are at the heart of our business so being a part of something that celebrates entrepreneurs and innovators is really important to us Venturefest enables entrepreneurs and innovators at all stages of the business lifecycle to connect with investors and thought leaders and is set to feature 60 exciting exhibitors The event has already gathered strong support from other industry leaders including KPMG and Europe s 1 tech incubator SETsquared Nick Sturge director of SETsquared said Bristol Bath has developed a global reputation as an innovation hotspot and is the only fast growing globally significant technology cluster in the UK We want to make sure everyone knows what we have known for years Bristol Bath is the place to be for technology and innovation Those attending Venturefest Bristol Bath will benefit from access to established global companies investors academic inventors and some of the region s most innovative and enterprising businesses The event will also have a particular focus on the role of innovation in sustainability and green technology as Bristol celebrates its year as European Green Capital Venturefest will have four main elements Firstly the main exhibition space will be an innovation showcase of the region s most successful sectors advanced engineering high tech ICT and microelectronics digital and creative and city innovation There will also be an Investor Showcase supported by SETsquared TechSPARK Invest Bristol Bath and KPMG plus a Start up Village presenting some of the region s most exciting young innovations Finally a Thought Leadership Conference will highlight the latest developments on key issues affecting innovators and investors For more information and to keep up

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/airbus-announced-as-key-sponsor-of-venturefest-bristol-bath/ (2016-02-18)
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  • New big name speakers including Sony and Bossa Studios added to line-up as national showcase prepares to explore world of virtual reality Sony and Bossa Studios will join Channel 4, Pinewood, The Imaginarium, Unity 3D and Alchemy VR at SouthWest VR Conference on Feb 24 - Invest Bristol and Bath
    and VR Luge for the firm s closely guarded Project Morpheus virtual reality VR head mounted display HMD Ranyard said I m really looking forward to SouthWest VR I think it s going to be great to see different perspectives of people working in VR and it really feels like a fantastic grass roots event Henrique Olifiers is gamer in chief of award winning Bossa Studios whose first game Monstermind was launched at the Eurogamer Expo 2011 and has since been nominated for two BAFTAs Other new speakers include Duncan Burbidge executive producer of pre visualisation studio The Third Floor Inc and Mark Washbrook and Paul Colls of game development studio Fierce Kaiju SouthWest VR organised by award winning studio Opposable Games will be held at the At Bristol Science Centre in Bristol on February 24 SouthWest VR which is to be hosted by renowned games journalist Will Freeman is supported by Invest Bristol Bath Creative Skillset the Digital Cultures Research Centre Webstart Bristol the Centre for Digital Entertainment the BMT Group and Unity 3D Ben Trewhella managing director at Opposable Games said Right now we re at the beginning of a hugely exciting time in technology virtual reality and augmented reality games experiences and applications are about to explode like the web social and mobile before them It s incredibly exciting that so many producers developers and engineers are choosing to come together in Bristol at the SouthWest VR conference David Maher Roberts creative and digital media specialist at Invest Bristol Bath said The Bristol and Bath region is home to a real hotbed of innovation encompassing experimental games and interactive developers established TV film and animation producers a thriving developer scene with some of the UK s brightest mobile app developers and a background of engineering and entrepreneurism

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/new-big-name-speakers-including-sony-and-bossa-studios-added-to-line-up-as-national-showcase-prepares-to-explore-world-of-virtual-reality-sony-and-bossa-studios-will-join-channel-4-pinewood-the-ima/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Major survey to help West of England region capitalise on huge opportunities in gaming, animation and visual effects - Invest Bristol and Bath
    in partnership with the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership is designed to identify the skills training and recruitment needs in the games animation and VFX visual effects sectors in the West of England The findings of the survey will create a more detailed picture of the skills and competencies of these industries helping to attract further investment and greater business opportunities to the region Ben Trewhella managing director at award winning Opposable Games which organised SWVR and is based in Bristol said The Bristol and Bath region is already becoming a global centre for virtual reality the region hosts a growing number of experimental games and interactive developers established TV film and animation producers a thriving developer scene with some of the UK s brightest mobile app developers and a background of engineering and entrepreneurism in chip design and product design all the skills needed to create the next generation of consumer VR experiences and applications We re at the start of a hugely exciting time in technology virtual reality and augmented reality games experiences and applications are about to explode like the web social and mobile before them David Maher Roberts digital sector specialist at Invest Bristol Bath said The Bristol and Bristol region is in a prime position to capitalise on the huge opportunities advancements in gaming and virtual reality are expected to bring across a multitude of disciplines including entertainment architecture and aerospace The region s thriving tech hub has the skills and experience as well as the collaborative and innovative approach required to become one of Europe s leading gaming and VR hubs The region already has a world class reputation for creative and digital production high tech and aerospace and advanced engineering Only recently Bristol and Bath were named as being home to the

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/major-survey-to-help-west-of-england-region-capitalise-on-huge-opportunities-in-gaming-animation-and-visual-effects/ (2016-02-18)
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  • February 2016 - Invest Bristol and Bath
    The most comprehensive analysis of the UK s Digital Tech Read more Search for Recent Posts TECH NATION 2016 shows the continued growth of the Bristol Bath Digital Tech Cluster Altran acquires Tessella a leading international analytics and data science consulting services company SETsquared is named the best university business incubator in the world Being a Bristol Bath Ambassador Bristol hosts visit by Minister for Trade Investment to support region

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/2016/02/ (2016-02-18)
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  • December 2015 - Invest Bristol and Bath
    world s most forward thinking organisations in the aerospace and Read more Search for Recent Posts TECH NATION 2016 shows the continued growth of the Bristol Bath Digital Tech Cluster Altran acquires Tessella a leading international analytics and data science consulting services company SETsquared is named the best university business incubator in the world Being a Bristol Bath Ambassador Bristol hosts visit by Minister for Trade Investment to support region

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/2015/12/ (2016-02-18)
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  • November 2015 - Invest Bristol and Bath
    today 25 November that SETsquared has been ranked by UBI Global as the top university business incubator in the world SETsquared the enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath Bristol Exeter Southampton and Surrey is to be recognised as the best performing university Read more Being a Bristol Bath Ambassador November 25th 2015 posted by Liz Humphries Business leaders students visitors and residents are the most powerful passionate and authentic advocates of any town or city People who live and breathe Bristol and Bath get the message across better than any other form of advertising or promotion Why is that I will give Read more Search for Recent Posts TECH NATION 2016 shows the continued growth of the Bristol Bath Digital Tech Cluster Altran acquires Tessella a leading international analytics and data science consulting services company SETsquared is named the best university business incubator in the world Being a Bristol Bath Ambassador Bristol hosts visit by Minister for Trade Investment to support region s export and inward investment drive Recent Comments Archives February 2016 December 2015 November 2015 July 2015 June 2015 April 2015 February 2015 November 2014 September 2014 Categories Event News Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/2015/11/ (2016-02-18)
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  • July 2015 - Invest Bristol and Bath
    Minister for Trade and Investment is paying a visit to Bristol today July 21 to support the region s drive to encourage more companies to export and its successful programme to attract inward investment As the region s reputation as one of the Read more Bristol Bath 2015 attracts more than 1 600 delegates to one day innovation showcase July 3rd 2015 posted by Liz Humphries Bristol Bath s position as the UK s leading centre for innovation and investment opportunities were underlined as digital and technology experts from around the world converged at Venturefest Bristol Bath 2015 More than 1 600 delegates and exhibitors attended the one day event which showcased Read more Search for Recent Posts TECH NATION 2016 shows the continued growth of the Bristol Bath Digital Tech Cluster Altran acquires Tessella a leading international analytics and data science consulting services company SETsquared is named the best university business incubator in the world Being a Bristol Bath Ambassador Bristol hosts visit by Minister for Trade Investment to support region s export and inward investment drive Recent Comments Archives February 2016 December 2015 November 2015 July 2015 June 2015 April 2015 February 2015 November 2014 September 2014 Categories

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/2015/07/ (2016-02-18)
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