Items of Interest

This week’s Items of Interest:

1.       The Future Economy Network is holding an evening panel discussion on Sustainable Transport in our Cities on Thursday 25 April (6pm – 9pm) at Ashfords LLP, Tower Wharf BS2 0JJ; more here.

2.       During the City Nature Challenge between Friday 26 and Monday 29 April Bristol and Bath will unite to compete with more than 160 cities worldwide in discovering and recording as much wildlife as possible over the four days. Last year Bristol and Bath won the title of most observations in Europe; further information and how to get involved here.

3.       Find out more about Bristol City Council’s arts and culture funding at two free-to-attend sessions to launch the Imagination Funding stream for 2020-22 on Thursday 2 May (between 3pm & 7pm) at M Shed, Wapping Road BS1 4RN; book here. The fund will be open for applications from 7 May until 30 July 2019.

4.       Bristol Green Capital Partnership is holding a free-to-attend ‘Going for Gold’ Green Mingle on Thursday 2 May (5.30pm – 7.30pm) at The Kitchen, Silver Street BS1 2AG, launching Bristol’s ambition to attain Sustainable Food City Gold Award. Local drinks and snacks will be available to sample.

5.       Lombard are hosting a free-to-attend event on Tuesday 14 May (9am – 11.30am) at RBS, Trinity Quay 2, BS2 0PT entitled The Knowledge-Based Economy: The Power of Intangibles. The event, ideal if you’re a company that has developed or is developing software, will provide an overview of current technological and economic trends, as well as guidance on IP issues; more here.

6.       The aim of the West of England Better Business for All (BBfA) partnership, itself part of a nationwide network, is to support economic growth by making it easier to do business in the region. The partnership involves local regulators, economic and business development services and business representatives working collaboratively to create a supportive regulatory environment whilst ensuring public protection. Find out more here and view the BBfA case studies e-book here.

7.       Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2019 takes place between Friday 7 & Saturday 8 June at The Harbourside BS1 5LL; further details here.

8.       While street art festival Upfest takes a year off during 2019, Upfest Summer Editions will still see a number of local, national and international street artists paint a series of large murals across south Bristol; more here.

9.       In the run up to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 starting late next month, and with Bristol hosting a number of matches, Visit Bristol has launched a new microsite for fans coming to the city; click here to view it.

10.   Find out more about the help and support HMRC provides to businesses employing staff, including webinars and videos, here.

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