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Approach 2020 with optimism – Business West is on your side

2019 has undoubtedly been a testing year for businesses. Two missed Brexit deadlines, a change of government and the UK avoiding recession by a whisker - the macro environment certainly hasn’t been...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 18.12.19
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Pitchfest South West investment pledges top £1m

Angel investors have pledged more than £1m investment in South West companies who took part in this year’s Pitchfest South West. Pitchfest, now in its 2 year, is an intensive pitch training programme...
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 16.12.19
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How to fail fast: Design Thinking for Innovation (Part 5 of 5)

In part 5 we look at ‘Experimentation’ which is the process of testing your early ideas with users.
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 28.11.19
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Highlights from #NSW2019

Watch the highlights from the Nuclear South West showcase and conference.
Jenny Oksien
Jenny Oksien
Posted on: 08.11.19
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Bristol Technology Showcase & the 4th Industrial Revolution. Is your business ready?
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On the 8th November 2019 at Aerospace Bristol and in front of the iconic Concorde, The Bristol Technology Showcase will launch as a cornerstone addition to the Bristol Technology Festival. Bringing...
Nick Rutherford
Nick Rutherford
Bristol Technology Showcase
Posted on: 30.10.19
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3 questions with Deanna Oppenheimer, Founder of Cameoworks and Chair at Hargreaves Lansdown

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Deanna Oppenheimer, Founder of Cameoworks and Chair at Hargreaves...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 28.10.19
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Vanguard to the rescue down under

Since 1948, the National Health Service (NHS) has been the envy of the world. It is a truly remarkable social innovation - of which we are all immensely proud. A lesser known fact about the NHS is...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 25.10.19
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Women’s Entrepreneur Week Q&A - Dr Stephanie Campbell of OKKO Health

s-campbell.jpg To celebrate Women’s Entepreneur Week we chat to Dr Stephanie Campbell about her venture OKKO Health. 1. How did the idea for your business come about? The idea came from a patient,...
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 22.10.19
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How to have great ideas: Design Thinking for Innovation (Part 4 of 5)

Design Thinking helps businesses to create user-centric products and services by discovering insights into user needs. In part four of this series, Sarah Dickens looks at ‘Ideation’, which is the...
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 14.10.19
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