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Like Minds, Bristol is powered by Barclays.


Barclays are helping people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. We put our clients and customers at the centre of what we do. We act fairly, ethically and openly in all we do. We use our energy, skills and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results. We are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.


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Smith & Williamson provide financial, taxation and commercial advice for growing businesses and their owners. With a dedicated team that truly understands the complexities of growing businesses, whether it’s raising finance, navigating complex tax issues, expanding globally or seeking an exit, we will be there to support you on your journey from vision to exit…and beyond.



Ashfords is a leading UK law firm delivering high quality legal and professional services to businesses and individuals throughout the UK and abroad. We have over 70 partners and 500 staff, with offices in London and a strong presence in the South West with offices in Exeter, Bristol, Taunton, Plymouth and Tiverton. We have built a reputation for excellence and work hard to form strong, long-term relationships with our clients, based on outstanding service and real value for money.


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Osborne Clarke LLP has over 700 lawyers in 20 international offices providing clients with consistently high standards of service and commercial cross-border legal advice tailored to their industry. Our discrete national firms combine the very best of Osborne Clarke with an understanding of the local business environment and in-depth legal expertise in each jurisdiction.



Eyetoeye are a Digital Business Transformation Consultancy. We provide business development strategies and solutions helping create and drive new business and audiences for our clients delivering a solid and measurable return on investment. We work with a wide range of clients, ranging from UK & International Governments to Private Companies and Start-ups in the tech, fashion, luxury and property industries.



The Bakery believe innovation is most exciting when it actually makes things happen. So, we help big organisations to be more innovative by working with, and working more like, the amazing global ecosystem of tech entrepreneurs. Along the way, we aim to solve some of their hardest business challenges too.

We work with companies from all industries, from FMCG and automotive brands, to banks, consultancies and public sector organisations. By de-risking the innovation process, focusing on failing fast and learning fast, we help companies get new tech to trial that can solve their core business problems – and introduce a culture of entrepreneurialism to their own employees. In turn, the entrepreneurs we work with get the opportunity to scale quickly with the support of some of the world’s biggest brands.


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The Engine Shed is a unique collaboration between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council, houses the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, Invest Bristol & Bath, the world’s no.1 business incubator, SETsquared, and other activities in Brunel’s original station at Temple Meads. As a venue, connector, facilitator and provocateur we promote and enable sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the city region. The Engine Shed Business Lounge is free to members of the IoD, RSA, Bristol Media, Business West Initiative, RegenSW, staff of the 4 local universities and others – creating one of the most physically and socially connected places in the UK.



NearDesk is a unique service, providing access to productive workspaces where people can work flexibly, when and where they want, and with no contractual commitment. Using a simple ‘touch in, touch out’ smart card, users have access to over 300 business and co-working centres across the UK where they can hot-desk or use meeting rooms from as little as an hour, receiving a central, single, monthly invoice. Used by freelancers, startups and corporate employees alike, NearDesk is the productive alternative to the distractions of working at home or in a coffee shop.


TechSPARK is the information hub for all things tech in    Bristol, Bath and the West of England region. Our mission is to shine a light on tech innovation and celebrate the brilliant people that power the companies and products based in our part of the world. We aim to connect and inform all of those who work in tech in the region by providing news, profiles and resources like events calendars, jobs boards and a lot more. We also run regular TechSPARK and BathSPARK events.

These events aim to create opportunity, encourage diversity and spark new ventures. Coder meet Creative. Creative meet Entrepreneur. Entrepreneur meet talented graduate. This is social networking with local digital people enjoying a drink, and talking about what they love. BathSPARK events are held in Bath and TechSPARK events in Bristol, but we hope to encourage collaboration between tech companies in both towns, so anyone is welcome.

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The Memo is a new publication for people curious about the future, reporting on the individuals, technology and ideas changing the world. Based in London with reporters in New York, San Francisco and Paris, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.





Tech City News is the leading resource of news, events and information for technology innovators in the UK. We cover technology, why it matters to our lives, and the innovative businesses and people behind it. Our aim is to be the destination of choice and voice of the community and companies driving the growth in the digital capital of Europe.