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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 26, 2016
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Monday 29 August Bank holiday Tuesday 30 August Interims: BATM Advanced Communications, Bunzl, Charles Taylor, Inspired Energy, Petrofac, Total Produce Trading statement: Punch Taverns EGM: ARM Holdings Economics: Net consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals, M4 money supply Wednesday 31 August Interims: 888 Holdings, Arrow Global, Atlas Estates, Biome Technologies, Brave...

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KPMG goes back to the future with move to new showpiece office

August 26, 2016
KPMG goes back to the future with move to new showpiece office

Staff from global professional services firm KPMG have moved into its new flagship office in Bristol’s Queen Square – a stone’s throw from its first base in the city nearly 200 years ago. The 450 staff relocated this week from the firm’s former regional office at 100 Temple Street,...

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Chartered surveyor joins Bristol Zoological Society as director of estates

August 26, 2016
Chartered surveyor joins Bristol Zoological Society as director of estates

Bristol Zoological Society has appointed Tom Hedges as director of estates – a role that involves managing everything from the animal houses to the horticulture at the iconic Bristol Zoo Gardens in Clifton and the Wild Place Project, the 55-hectare family attraction north of the city. Tom, pictured, brings...

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Graduates join digital agency as part of search for local design talent

August 26, 2016
Graduates join digital agency as part of search for local design talent

Digital agency Fat Media has hired three new graduates in the digital marketing and client services departments of its Bristol office. Fraser Andrews, Sophie Weaver and Jennifer Boyce are the first to be recruited via a new scheme started by the agency this year that aims to find the...

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Handelsbanken’s Portishead branch signals growth of town as vibrant business centre

August 26, 2016
Handelsbanken’s Portishead branch signals growth of town as vibrant business centre

Handelsbanken has continued its expansion by opening a branch in Portishead in a move viewed as reflecting the town’s growing importance as a commercial hub. The Swedish-owned bank has been steadily expanding its UK branch network and now has more than 200 across the country. The Portishead outlet Marine...

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Bristol Business Blog: Mark Sheridan, Sanderson Weatherall. Will the Bristol city centre BID give businesses a boost?

August 26, 2016
Bristol Business Blog: Mark Sheridan, Sanderson Weatherall. Will the Bristol city centre BID give businesses a boost?

By Mark Sheridan, head of Sanderson Weatherall’s Bristol office and a partner in the firm. This summer a consultation is underway around the proposed Bristol city centre Business Improvement District (BID), with businesses – both large and small – from across the city centre invited to share their views. ...

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Planner appointment boosts Alder King’s Bristol planning team as demand continues to grow

August 23, 2016
Planner appointment boosts Alder King’s Bristol planning team as demand continues to grow

Regional property consultancy Alder King has made another key appointment in its Bristol office to meet continuing demand for its planning services. Portia Banwell has joined the firm’s planning team as a planner, having previously worked at Bristol City Council.   Portia, pictured, is drawing on her experience in...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 19, 2016
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Monday 22 August Interim: Wireless Group EGM: Restore Tuesday 23 August Interims: Cape, Hansteen Holdings, Hostelworld, Persimmon AGMs: Northern Bear, redT energy Economics: CBI trends, selling prices, total orders Wednesday 24 August Interims: Carillion, Costain, Glencore, Gresham Computing, Headlam Group, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Molins, OneSavings Bank, Paddy Power Betfair, Sportech, Xaar, WPP Trading statement: WH Smith AGMs: Collagen...

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Any more delays over Hinkley Point C will harm our economy, Business West warns government

August 19, 2016
Any more delays over Hinkley Point C will harm our economy, Business West warns government

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has thrown down the gauntlet to the government over its delay in giving the go-ahead the Hinkley Point C project. With billions of pounds of investment and thousands of jobs hanging in the balance, Business West has called for swift action. In...

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