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Possible green light for Temple Meads redevelopment after years of delays

July 20, 2018
Possible green light for Temple Meads redevelopment after years of delays

Long-delayed plans to transform Bristol Temple Meads railway station came a step closer today with a new team appointed to develop a masterplan for it and the wider Temple Quarter. The masterplan will cover a 70-hectare zone around the iconic station, pictured, and includes Temple Island – the site...

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The LAST WORD: Alex Hall, partner, Meade King Solicitors

July 20, 2018
The LAST WORD: Alex Hall, partner, Meade King Solicitors

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Alex Hall, a partner at Bristol law firm Meade King, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Final Destination. My son loved...

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Growth at ground-breaking women’s fitness brand set to gather pace following investment

July 20, 2018
Growth at ground-breaking women’s fitness brand set to gather pace following investment

A six-figure investment from Bristol Private Equity Club has helped fast-growing women’s fitness brand This Mum Runs step up to the next level.  Launched with a single Facebook post in 2014, the trailblazing Bristol-based business is now one of the fastest-growing businesses in the city.    With 35,000 members worldwide, a team...

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UWE awards honorary degrees to key business figures in recognition of their contribution to the city

July 20, 2018
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The contributions of a number of Bristol business and cultural figures have this week been recognised by UWE by awarding them honorary degrees.  Kalpna Woolf, pictured right, the founder of the innovative charity 91 Ways to Build A Global City – which reaches out to unite all the 91...

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Major energy storage acquisiton deal for TLT as market activity heats up

July 20, 2018
Major energy storage acquisiton deal for TLT as market activity heats up

Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT has advised on another major energy deal – this time the acquisition of one of the UK’s largest energy storage schemes. It worked with Eelpower, an independent provider of flexible energy services, to enable it to buy the recently-completed 20MW Rock Farm scheme in Shropshire,...

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Topping out for former Harbourside gasworks site as development reaches key milestone

July 20, 2018
Topping out for former Harbourside gasworks site as development reaches key milestone

Work on one of the remaining undeveloped parts of Bristol’s Harbourside has reached a milestone with a topping out ceremony. The Bristol office of national property group Acorn and building contractor Speller Metcalfe are redeveloping the city’s former Canon’s Marsh gasworks, now called Brandon Yard, with a 58-home scheme. The new...

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LinkAge Network opens new project in Bristol to offer retirement planning advice for the over 55s

July 20, 2018
LinkAge Network opens new project in Bristol to offer retirement planning advice for the over 55s

A new project designed to inform people aged 55 and over plan for a happy, healthy and fulfilling retirement has been launched in Bristol. Called The Post-Retirement Opportunities (PRO) Project and run by LinkAge Network, it aims to inform people approaching retirement on the opportunities and advice available to...

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Ashfords helps ‘Tinder of the legal recruitment market’ hook up with new investors

July 20, 2018
Ashfords helps ‘Tinder of the legal recruitment market’ hook up with new investors

Lawyers based in the Bristol office of regional firm Ashfords have advised Route 1 International – described as the Tinder of the legal talent industry – on a £275,000 seed funding round.  London-based Route 1 International – in which Ashfords itself invested two years ago – uses marketplace technology...

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Bristol’s Spike Island gallery recruits Gasworks’ curator as new director

July 20, 2018
Bristol’s Spike Island gallery recruits Gasworks’ curator as new director

The curator and head of programmes at London contemporary visual arts organisation Gasworks has been appointed as the new director of Bristol’s Spike Island gallery. Robert Leckie, pictured, who will take up the position this autumn, has led the exhibitions, residencies and public programmes at Gasworks since 2011.  He...

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