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Ex-civil servant takes up role as chair of Circadian Trust

November 19, 2018
Ex-civil servant takes up role as chair of Circadian Trust

Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation that manages leisure centres across South Gloucestershire for the local authority, has appointed former civil servant Phil Boobier as chair of its trustees. Phil, pictured, has 40 years’ experience in the public sector having worked in various finance roles in the Civil Service and...

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Events: BRAVE to share cost-effective marketing tips with Bristol businesses

November 19, 2018
Events: BRAVE to share cost-effective marketing tips with Bristol businesses

Small business owners and those planning to go self-employed can learn how about promotion on a shoestring at a series of events staged by BRAVE Enterprise in Bristol in December. The sessions, which are being held at the not-for-profit business advice organisation’s offices in Upper York Street, include:  Effective...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 18, 2018
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Monday November 19 Final: Diploma Tuesday November 20 Finals: Compass, easyJet Interims: Aveva, Electrocomponents, Big Yellow, Halma, Homeserve, SIG, Telecom Plus, Target, Gap, HP Wednesday November 21 Finals: Sage, Marston’s Interims: Johnson Matthey, United Utilities, TalkTalk, Babcock Trading update: Kingfisher Thursday November 22 Interims: Severn Trent, Mitie, Mothercare, Majestic...

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The LAST WORD: Megan Witty, event organiser, 24 Hours in Bristol

November 16, 2018
The LAST WORD: Megan Witty, event organiser, 24 Hours in Bristol

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 Megan Witty, event organiser of the 24 Hours in Bristol photographic competition, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? As I’ve been...

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Firms back Bristol’s first Equality Charter to help unlock opportunities across the whole city

November 16, 2018
Firms back Bristol’s first Equality Charter to help unlock opportunities across the whole city

Businesses and organisations from across Bristol have joined together to launch the city’s first collective agreement to promote the values of equality, diversity and inclusion. The Bristol Equality Charter was launched at M Shed on Monday with original signatories and supporting organisations gathered to show their commitment to promoting...

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Jobs saved as Bristol fitness centre buys South West trampoline parks out of administration

November 16, 2018
Jobs saved as Bristol fitness centre buys South West trampoline parks out of administration

The firm behind a Bristol-based indoor climbing wall and fitness centre has stepped in to save more than 80 jobs by buying a failed trampoline park operator from its administrators. Redpoint Bristol Climbing Centre on Winterstoke Road took over Freedog, which had run the parks in Bristol and Swindon,...

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Big night for Bristol’s tourism industry as its attractions and venues collect top awards

November 16, 2018
Big night for Bristol’s tourism industry as its attractions and venues collect top awards

Bristol tourism businesses struck gold at the region’s top awards for the industry last night with Aerospace Bristol, the SS Great Britain and the New Room all picking up two accolades each and a wide range of the city’s other attractions and venues also among the winners. Destination Bristol...

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Aardman draws on TLT’s expertise to turn employee ownership trust idea into reality

November 16, 2018
Aardman draws on TLT’s expertise to turn employee ownership trust idea into reality

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised long-standing city-based client Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman on the effective sale of the business to its workforce. Aardman founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord have transferred the majority of the company’s shares into an employee ownership trust which will hold them on...

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Bristol Business Blog: Ollie James, business development director, Proctor + Stevenson. OK palm oil is bad, but is boycotting it far worse?

November 16, 2018
Bristol Business Blog: Ollie James, business development director, Proctor + Stevenson. OK palm oil is bad, but is boycotting it far worse?

By Ollie James, corporate sustainability expert and business development director at Bristol marketing communications agency Proctor + Stevenson If you’re looking for something more confusing to solve than a Rubik’s cube, just look at the kerfuffle surrounding the recent Christmas advert by UK frozen foods supermarket Iceland.  The tear-jerking...

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