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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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Arc Market Databook Offices and Labs Norfolk & Suffolk - Spring 2022

2021 saw the Norwich office market experience the highest pace of take up in five years.

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Cambridge Residential Market Update, Spring 2022

The pandemic years have seen intense demand for homes in Cambridge, across both sales and lettings. However, leaving aside the unique Covid-19 period, the city’s residential market had already been undergoing a period of change.

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The reality of the UK’s net zero ambition: the role of carbon capture

In 2019, the UK and Scottish Governments made their commitments to net zero, with target dates of 2050 and 2045 respectively. Relatively, both countries are progressing well, with emissions falling faster than in other major developed economies. However, with 326m tonnes of ‘carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)’ emitted in 2020, there is still a long road ahead.

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Offices & Labs Databook webinar - Jan 2022

Find out how the offices & labs market is performing across the Arc at our latest Arc Market Databook webinar.

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Arc Market Databook Offices and Labs Oxfordshire - spring 2022

Laboratory take-up in Oxfordshire in 2021 reached record level.

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Arc Market Databook Offices & Labs Cambridgeshire - Spring 2022

Investment into the Cambridge cluster triples from previous 12 months

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Rural Outlook - 2022

Welcome to the 2022 edition of Rural Outlook. This edition concentrates on the opportunities which are available to landowners, with a particular focus on the Environment and Development.

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We're in an agricultural transition period - what does that mean for UK farmers?

As the reports show, we are now in an agricultural transition period. Changes for farmers will be phased in over seven years and over this time, the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will be gradually reduced in a tiered system.

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The wider effect of rising agricultural commodities on the farming industry

It has been hard to miss the seemingly constant, upward trajectory of a lot of agricultural commodities within the last 12 months. Let’s look at some of the contributory factors causing this rise.

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Natural Capital and Green Investment

Both carbon sequestration and biodiversity enhancement are becoming increasingly necessary to reduce emissions and offset environmental impacts generated by development in the UK.

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Rural Property Index Overview

Rural property Income return was up marginally over the 12 months, in part as a result of new tenancy arrangements, active management was the primary driver of returns, with alternative uses, and the promotion of strategic land counteracting wider market capital value declines.

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Eastern Distribution Corridor, Big Box Databook 2021

Industrial take-up in 2021 was five times the level recorded in 2019 before the pandemic.

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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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