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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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Cambridge Residential Rental Market Report Winter 2023

Our latest report on the residential rental market.

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Cambridge Residential Rental Market Report Winter 2022

Q4 2022 saw greater stability following the economic and political turmoil of Q3. Swap and mortgage rates stabilised with expectations for more measured base rate increases. 2023 has continued in a similar vein with signs inflation may be stabilising.

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Eastern Distribution Corridor Big Box Databook 2022

The demand for Big Box units has continued to gather momentum, up by 33% on the previous 12 months.

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Rural Property Index Overview

Rural property is often held by institutional investors to diversify a wider portfolio. It has typically been seen as a haven during times of economic uncertainty and so, with the prospect of a year-long recession looming over the UK, rural property has its part to play for investors.

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Rural Property Market Update

Over the past 12 months, land values have increased, despite the economic and political turmoil. It is clear the farmland market is continuing along its own path, with extraordinary demand for agricultural and rural property seen across the region.

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Uncovering the benefits of natural capital: a landowner’s view

By guest contributor, Susan Twining, CLA - The development of natural capital markets for environmental benefits has unlocked investment interest and funding opportunities for landowners. Farmers and land managers are facing major changes in agriculture policy.

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What are the opportunities in Natural Capital Investment?

Whether you’re a developer looking to meet biodiversity net gain requirements or a landowner looking to make use of land with no development potential, natural capital investment provides a plethora of opportunities.

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Switch on to the potential of Onshore Wind

The UK government might lift restrictions on onshore wind projects in England, which currently act as a ban on these developments. This brings huge opportunities for landowners. In this article, we talk you through where to start.

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Cambridge Residential Rental Market Report Autumn 2022

Three months is a long time in politics, and the housing market. While economic uncertainty loomed prior to the summer of political turmoil, events compounded the challenging backdrop.

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Rural Property Index 2022

The Rural sector faces challenges on a number of fronts…but despite the challenges ahead, rural investors can look to emerging opportunities.

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Industrial Databook Oxfordshire - Summer 2022

Activity in the Oxford industrial market remains above trend driven by logistics as well as science and tech. However, there was a lack of larger transactions in H1 due to stock shortages.

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Industrial Databook M1 South - Summer 2022

Take up in the M1 south industrial market has totalled over 2m sq ft for two consecutive six month periods, driven by sustained levels of high demand. Rents are expected to increase as supply falls.

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Jun 2024

Royal Highland Show 2024

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

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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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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sep 2023

Offices & Labs Databook Presentation

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

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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

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