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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 29, 2017
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Monday 1 May Bank Holiday Tuesday 2 May Interim: Aberdeen Asset Management Trading statements: Bovis Homes, BP, Just Eat, Shire AGMs: Bovis Homes, Howden Joinery, Lighthouse Group, Randgold Resources, RPS EGM: Bovis Homes Economics: Markit UK PMI manufacturing survey  Wednesday 3 May Interims: Focusrite, Imperial Brands, Sage Group Finals:...

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UK’s ‘most sustainable’ personal current account launched by Triodos Bank

April 28, 2017
UK’s ‘most sustainable’ personal current account launched by Triodos Bank

Triodos, the ethical bank with its UK headquarters in Bristol, has opened registrations for its first UK personal current account. The account – which Triodos claims is the most sustainable personal current account ever brought to the UK market – will go live with a phased rollout from June....

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UWE’s new £55m flagship building ushers in new era of business and law education

April 28, 2017
UWE’s new £55m flagship building ushers in new era of business and law education

Staff and students working and studying at UWE’s Bristol Business School (BBS) and Bristol Law School (BLS) have moved in to their new state-of-the-art £55m building. The building is the jewel in the crown of a £300m capital investment programme across all campuses and will enable UWE to break new...

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Foot Anstey event for help to gen up on far-reaching General Data Protection Regulation

April 28, 2017
Foot Anstey event for help to gen up on far-reaching General Data Protection Regulation

Regional law firm Foot Anstey is hosting an event alongside the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) next week to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The emergence of new technologies, changes in business strategy and increased consumer focus have driven the...

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Burges Salmon team powers Japanese refinancing of UK wind farm

April 28, 2017
Burges Salmon team powers Japanese refinancing of UK wind farm

Banking and renewables sector experts from Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon have advised one of Japan’s largest banks on its refinancing of a major UK wind farm. The Burges Salmon team, led by banking partner Nathan Curtis with assistance from the firm’s real estate and projects departments, worked...

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West of England LEP appoints UWE vice-chancellor as interim chair as it prepares for new era

April 28, 2017
West of England LEP appoints UWE vice-chancellor as interim chair as it prepares for new era

UWE vice-chancellor Prof Steve West has been appointed interim chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) following the resignation of Stephen Roberston. Prof West, pictured, takes up the reins of the organisation as it grapples with changes brought in by the election of the region’s first Metro...

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‘Powerhouse’ conference will tackle challenges facing West following Metro Mayor and General Elections

April 28, 2017
‘Powerhouse’ conference will tackle challenges facing West following Metro Mayor and General Elections

A major conference in June will bring together the West of England’s political and business leaders as it faces a period of unprecedented change following the Metro Mayor and national Parliamentary elections. The West of England Economic Growth Conference on June 23 will offer delegates the first opportunity to...

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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

April 28, 2017
SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

Shares in specialist IT firm SCISYS rose today after it revealed it had won a place on the Metropolitan Police’s new supplier framework – a move it described as a “game-changer” in is relationship with the force. SCISYS, which provides highly specialised software and IT services to organisations across...

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Bond Dickinson team dish up pet food deal for investment client Piper

April 27, 2017
Bond Dickinson team dish up pet food deal for investment client Piper

Pet food has joined popcorn and swimwear as the latest deal worked on by Bristol lawyers from national firm Bond Dickinson for longstanding specialist consumer brand investor Piper. Pet Food UK, the Hertfordshire company behind the Barking Heads, Meowing Heads and AATU brands, has received £5m from Piper to...

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