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Moderated by Sarah Haywood of Advanced Oxford, this dynamic panel discussion brought together esteemed experts to explore the cutting-edge innovations shaping the future of healthcare.

Innovative Sectors Driving the Future of Healthcare

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In this keynote address, Andrew Griffith, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, discusses the UK's vision of becoming a global science and technology superpower.

Making the UK a Scientific Superpower

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Dr. Kristin-Anne Rutter delivers an insightful keynote on harnessing the power of the NHS to fuel scientific breakthroughs and innovation, positioning the UK as a global leader in healthcare.

Leveraging the NHS and the UK’s Unique Position

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Tim Smith from Sifted moderates an insightful discussion with a distinguished panel featuring Mark Thompson (PsiQuantum), Sheelpa Patel (Melbournes and Mavericks, King's Entrepreneurship Lab), and Andrew Williamson (Cambridge Innovation Capital).

Is the UK Investable?

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Mark Thompson, co-founder of PsiQuantum, one of the world's largest privately-owned quantum computing companies, shares the remarkable journey of the company from its inception by UK academics to its rise in Silicon Valley and eventual return to the UK.

The Special Relationship: Why PsiQuantum came home from the US

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Andy Teacher leads a thought-provoking discussion with esteemed panelists as they explore the concept of global superclusters and their impact on innovation.

Creating a Global Supercluster

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Moderator Dr. Andy Williams led a thought-provoking discussion with our esteemed panelists on the importance of connecting innovation clusters across the UK.

Innovation Constellation – Connecting Clusters to Accelerate R&D Across the UK

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Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Professor Irene Tracey CBE, and Vicky Pryce share insights on crafting an effective industrial strategy in this thought-provoking panel discussion moderated by Professor Greg Clark CBE.

What does a good industrial strategy look like?

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This session brought together an esteemed panel featuring Barbara Ghinelli as the moderator and highlighted the pioneering projects and collaborative efforts driving connectivity and innovation across the UK.

Powering Progress: Innovative Projects Connecting the UK

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A recent ministerial announcement creates a new headache for solar developments, as confusion grows over land policy – while the idea of a Land Use Framework remains opaque.

New headache for solar developments as confusion grows over land policy

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2023 was a challenging year for the residential development land market due to a subdued new build sales market caused by rising mortgage interest rates and the end of the Help to Buy Scheme.

Residential Development Market Update 2024

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Time is a valuable thing. We all value our time and appreciate a timely planning application decision (no matter how rare they might feel at present).

Is the clampdown on ‘extension of time’ agreements the solution to the problem?

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Industrial Market Databooks

Our latest Industrial research reports provide an update on the market across Cambridge, Oxford, M1 South, Norfolk & Suffolk.

12.03.24
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Rural Outlook 2024 - Update on Rural Permitted Development Rights

Around 10 years ago, we saw the introduction of Class Q (agriculture to residential) and Class R (agriculture to a flexible commercial use) permitted development rights, which opened significant opportunities for barn conversions and rural diversification.

06.03.24
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Rural Outlook 2024 - Developing Your Land While Protecting Your Values

Legacy development is increasingly popular for rural landowners looking to develop their land in a sustainable way while benefiting future generations by creating high-quality, environmentally conscious communities.

06.03.24
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Rural Outlook 2024 - Biodiversity Net Gain: An Opportunity for Nature

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is the mechanism by which new housing, commercial and infrastructure developments in England will become ‘nature positive’.

06.03.24
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Rural Agency Update 2024

Over the past 12 months, there has been a noticeable increase in land brought to the market, marking a shift from previous years.

06.03.24
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Rural Outlook 2024 - Creating Nature Rich Solar Sites

With global agreement on the urgency of the climate crisis and time slipping away to reach our targets of a net zero power supply by 2035 and a net zero economy by 2050, the energy transition has never been more pressing. Solar farms have an important role to play in this transition.

06.03.24
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Rural Outlook 2024 - Bright Sparks - Solar and Battery Markets Still Hot

Amidst a dynamic renewable energy landscape, developers are still scoping out new solar energy and battery storage projects in England, even though many considered this market to be almost at saturation nearly two years ago.

06.03.24
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Rural Outlook 2024 - Local Plan Watch

It’s essential for anyone that has land with potential for development to keep apprised of the opportunities arising from emerging local development plans.

06.03.24
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Rural Outlook 2024 - Nutrient Neutrality Challenges: Key Takeaways for Landowners

18 months after it was first introduced, there are finally glimmers of hope for landowners and developers affected by Nutrient Neutrality.

06.03.24
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Rural Outlook 2024 - Is it Time to Embrace a Land Use Framework?

Never before has land been subject to so many competing demands. Could it now be time to embrace the concept of a Land Use Framework? And where does that leave farming, now in a largely unsupported world?

06.03.24
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Rural Outlook 2024 - Sustainable Farming Incentive - Our Findings so Far

At the time of writing, Bidwells’ agriculture and environment team have been working with the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2023 offer for three months and have had mixed experience with the actions chosen, the compatibility with other schemes, and the application process.

06.03.24
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Introduction | Rural Outlook 2024

We approach the spring with a mixture of excitement and trepidation, both in terms of the rural economy, and wider macroeconomic factors.

2024
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21
Jun 2024

Royal Highland Show 2024

Royal Highland Show 2024 rural breakfast briefing energises audience with land reform and sustainability debate.

21.06.24
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12
Jun 2024

Headline Sponsors at Bisnow's Build to Rent Annual Conference (BTRAC) 2024

Iain Murray, our Head of Operational Living, gave the opening keynote presentation and joined a panel at the Bisnow BTRAC conference in Canary Wharf, London.

12 June 2024
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21
May 2024

Bidwells at UKREiiF 2024

At the Bidwells pavilion this year, we launched our Productivity Engine report and discussed key topics from it. We examined the crucial role of productivity in UK economic growth and living standards.

21.05.24
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29
Feb 2024

Founder to Founder, Exclusive insights from Oxfordshire’s Leading CEOs

If you were in a room with Oxfordshire’s top CEOs – what would you ask them?

29.02.24
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31
Jan 2024

Offices and Labs Databooks webinar Jan 2024

We heard our experts discuss Bidwells’ latest research on the Offices & Labs market across Cambridge, Oxford, M1 South, and Norfolk & Suffolk.

31.01.24
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06
Dec 2023

Switch on to onshore wind

In this podcast, planning and renewables experts discuss the current situation with Onshore Wind and its relevance to landowners, as well as views from the RSPB for those who wish to know more about the interaction between wildlife and renewable energy developments.

06.12.23
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17
Nov 2023

The challenge of scaling leadership as an organisation grows

When companies are small, it’s easy. Leaders are connected to each element of the business; keeping everyone aligned and motivated. But as companies grow, great leadership becomes harder and harder to deliver.

17.11.23
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19
Oct 2023

Are onshore renewables right for me?

This highly practical webinar held in partnership with Farmers’ Weekly magazine examines the central question being asked by farmers and landowners across England.

19.10.23
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06
Oct 2023

IF Oxford Science & Ideas Festival

We have partnered up with IF Oxford this year to help build science, social and cultural capital in the community we live and work in to help ‘open doors’ to careers in science and technology and support socioeconomic mobility.

06.10.23
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18
Sep 2023

The Future of the Oxford to Cambridge Region Conference

Listen to real estate leaders from across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc discuss key issues facing the region at The Future of the Oxford to Cambridge Region Conference 2023.

18.09.23
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12
Sep 2023

Offices & Labs Databook Presentation

Bidwells bitesize online presentation provided an update on the Offices and Labs Market across Oxford & Cambridge.

12.09.23
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18
Jul 2023

Bidwells Bitesize: Revitalise, Reimagine, Repurpose Breakfast Seminar

On 18th July 2023, we held our breakfast seminar on ‘Meeting Lab Demand with Innovative Spaces' in partnership with COEL

18.07.23
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