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Skills for Life: Why you need to come to our employment and…

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WITH a devolution deal on the horizon and an influx of national and global investment, the South West is fast becoming one of the most prosperous regions of the UK. And with so many world-leading industries based here, it is important that school leavers in the region are given the skills and training needed to take advantage of these opportunities. The Bristol Post has teamed up with partners in industry and education to run our inaugural Skills for Life Show on July 5, at the University... Bristol Post Business RSS feed

Bristol Post Apprenticeship Awards 2016: BBC Points West’s Alex…

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AFTER a record breaking number of entries, we are just days away from the 2016 Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Apprenticeship Awards.And as we dust off our best bow-ties and dry-clean our dresses, we can reveal that this year's awards are going to be presented by top journalist and BBC Points West star, Alex Lovell. Now in its sixth year, the glittering awards ceremony and three-course meal will take place at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel on Thursday night. Each of the finalists has... Bristol Post Business RSS feed

How a Brexit could impact the energy sector

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The effect of Britain exiting the European Union (Brexit) has prompted much debate and undoubtedly this will continue as we move towards the referendum. As business energy consultants we discuss the effect on energy.Prices and Security of Supply – UK power supply is connected to mainland Europe through two interconnectors that provide 4GWh of capacity and this is set to increase by 7.3GWhs by the end of 2022. Leaving the EU carries some risk in terms of the completion of the projects and... Bristol Post Business RSS feed

Queen’s Speech plans ‘a million miles away’ from concerns of…

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PRIORITIES set out in today's Queen's Speech are a "million miles away" from the concerns of most people in Bristol, according to a city MP. The usual fanfare took place in Westminster, with Her Majesty Elizabeth II, adorned with the Imperial State Crown, outlining the Government's agenda for the next 12 months to both Houses of Parliament.Prison reform, changes to university tuition fees and social care shake-ups all featured in the 14-minute speech. It also proposed permission for... Bristol Post Business RSS feed

French trade unions threaten new nuclear power station at Hinkley…

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Fresh opposition from French trade unions is threatening the future of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, experts say.The Bridgewater-based Hinkley Point C, which would be built by French-owned power company, EDF, will cost an estimated £18billion.The power plant, which was first proposed in 2008, has been blighted by funding setbacks and has had to call upon help from the UK Government and private Chinese investment.And now, EDF has failed to win the support of a committee of... Bristol Post Business RSS feed

Skills for Life: How will the apprenticeship levy affect you?

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A LARGE college is holding an information event to discuss the impact of the apprenticeship levy on employers.SGS College will hold its "Introduction to the Apprenticeship Levy" forum on June 1.The talk, which is aimed at employers, will explore the Government's new apprenticeship levy which will come in to force next April.When introduced the levy will apply to all employers in the public and private sectors which have annual pay bills of more than £3million. It I hoped that the... Bristol Post Business RSS feed

Airbus has confirmed one of their A320 planes has crashed into…

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An Airbus plane, which has disappeared from radar with 66 passengers, is believed to have crashed into the sea.EgyptAir flight MS804 vanished 10 minutes after it entered Egyptian airspace at around 2:45am local time on Thursday, whilst flying at 37,000 feet.The flight had been travelling from Paris Charles De Gaulle to Cairo.Airbus released a statement earlier today.They said: "Airbus regrets to confirm that an A320 operated by Egyptair was lost at around 02:30 am (Egypt local time) today... Bristol Post Business RSS feed

Big interview: Meet the man with millions to invest in the South…

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This year, Paul Oldham and his team will meet more than 120 businesses. If everything goes really well, they might work with six.It might appear a lot of effort for a small return, but in the private equity world that's a lot."We aim to do five or six investments this year," says Paul. "A typical private equity firm might average zero to two."Mind you, when each investment can be up to £10 million, you need to make sure you're backing a winner.Paul is the Bristol-based... Bristol Post Business RSS feed

Winners of the Bristol Post Apprenticeship Awards 2016 revealed

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The winners of the 2016 Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Apprenticeship Awards have been announced. Apprentices, employers and industry leaders turned out for a glittering awards ceremony, held at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel last night. Hosted by glamorous BBC Points West journalist, Alex Lovell, the top award of apprentice of the year wen to Jamie Renee-Cooke. The economic development assistant, who works for South Gloucestershire Council in Yate, also came top in the... Bristol Post Business RSS feed

Why there is still a need for the Business Growth Fund

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FIVE years ago the banks weren't lending following the recession and business growth was stifled as a result.The answer, or at least part of it, was the Business Growth Fund. It was created with £2.5 billion of backing from five of the UK's main banks to provide a vehicle to make long term equity investments to unlock that growth.Five years later and things have changed. The high street banks are falling over themselves to tell us they are ready to lend to small and medium-sized... Bristol Post Business RSS feed