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Strong end to year predicted for Bristol’s office market as pent-up demand sparks major deals

October 24, 2014
Strong end to year predicted for Bristol’s office market as pent-up demand sparks major deals

Bristol’s rapidly-recovering office market is poised for a number of significant deals over the next few months which will make 2014 the strongest year since before the recession. Increased take-up in the third quarter means Bristol has already overtaken the annual average for the previous five years. Now property...

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The LAST WORD: Rebecca Tregarthen, Chairman of IoD, Bristol

October 24, 2014
The LAST WORD: Rebecca Tregarthen, Chairman of IoD, Bristol

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Rebecca Tregarthen, Chairman of IoD Bristol, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? Lucy starring Scarlett Johanssen Book you read? Marianne Dreams...

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Burges Salmon does the double at Bristol Law Society Awards

October 24, 2014
Burges Salmon does the double at Bristol Law Society Awards

Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon is celebrating success at the double at last night’s Bristol Law Society Awards 2014. Tristan Williams was named as Chartered Legal Executive of the Year and Thomas Carpenter as Law Student of the Year.  Hosted by legal commentator and journalist Joshua Rozenberg, the...

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Latest Bristol-Guangzhou link will harness cities’ leading innovation in energy, education and urban design

October 24, 2014
Latest Bristol-Guangzhou link will harness cities’ leading innovation in energy, education and urban design

Bristol and its Chinese sister city Guangzhou are to explore closer links between their important educational, industrial and energy sectors following the second visit by a high-powered delegation to Bristol in as many weeks. A Bristol-Panyu Urbanisation and Cooperation group is to be established to look at how the...

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Bristol firm Ecoegg ‘reshores’ manufacturing back to UK from China

October 24, 2014
Bristol firm Ecoegg ‘reshores’ manufacturing back to UK from China

Bristol-based Ecoegg, an award-winning designer of eco-friendly laundry products, has created nine jobs and is exporting to more than 30 countries worldwide after bringing its production back from China. Having developed its innovative Dryer Egg, the latest in its range of eco- and skin-friendly products, firm was keen to...

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Bristol musical instrument firm looking for perfect pitch at royal innovation event

October 24, 2014
Bristol musical instrument firm looking for perfect pitch at royal innovation event

Nu Desine, the Bristol firm behind the revolutionary AlphaSphere electronic musical instrument, is to take part in a pitching event with a royal twist. The firm, based at Bristol’s SETsquared innovation hub, has been shortlisted to take part in Pitch@Palace, a project spearheaded by the Duke of York and...

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Increase in private client work at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office helps group achieve strong growth

October 24, 2014
Increase in private client work at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office helps group achieve strong growth

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has contributed to the business’s strong annual growth. Funds under management and advice for the group rose by 5.6% in the year to April 30, reaching £15bn for the first time – a rate of growth double...

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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

October 24, 2014
Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

Bristol business leaders today welcomed the latest positive national economic figures but concerns remain that the pace of growth is slowing and further problems could lie ahead. The Office for National Statistics figures show the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.7% in the three months to September...

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B24/7 & Bristol Business News comment: Why businesses must back our year as Green Capital

October 24, 2014
B24/7 & Bristol Business News comment: Why businesses must back our year as Green Capital

Each month the relaunched B24/7 website will feature a comment article by Bristol Business News editor Robert Buckland looking at a different business issue affecting the city. He kicks off the series by urging Bristol businesses to get behind next year’s European Green Capital. We’ve had the high-profile sackings,...

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