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Jobs at risk after administrators are called into Bristol pharmaceutical manufacturer

February 15, 2019
Jobs at risk after administrators are called into Bristol pharmaceutical manufacturer

Administrators have been appointed at troubled Bristol-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Avara Avlon Pharma Services, putting a question mark over the jobs of all its 270 workers. The firm makes active pharmaceutical ingredients at a 100-acre site in Avonmouth, pictured, which was acquired by US-based Avara Pharmaceutical Services from UK drugs...

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OVO sells 20% stake to Mitsubishi to fund its drive into electric vehicle battery market

February 15, 2019
OVO sells 20% stake to Mitsubishi to fund its drive into electric vehicle battery market

Japanese industrial giant Mitsubishi has bought a 20% stake in fast-growing Bristol green energy group OVO, paving the way for it to expand into new markets across Europe and Asia Pacific. OVO, which received a reported £200m for the stake, will use the funding to accelerate the development of...

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Independent cinema to act as social hub for Bristol shopping centre upgrade

February 15, 2019
Independent cinema to act as social hub for Bristol shopping centre upgrade

Bristol-based developer Firmstone Consortia One has revealed plans to open a cinema as part of its ambitious upgrade of an unloved South Bristol shopping mall. The firm has appointed independent cinema group Scott Cinemas – which owns the Henleaze Orpheus cinema in Bristol – to run the three-screen venue...

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Early-stage Bristol start-ups sought for tech firm’s relaunched Growth Accelerator Programme

February 15, 2019
Early-stage Bristol start-ups sought for tech firm’s relaunched Growth Accelerator Programme

Bristol-based consultancy and tech company Techmodal has relaunched its Growth Accelerator Programme to invest and develop innovative ideas in the city’s start-up community.  The programme encourages individuals and pre and early-stage start-ups with an interest in tapping into the defence industry to pitch their ideas with a view to...

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Bristol film studio and city locations to star in TV adaptation of Jane Austen’s final incomplete novel

February 15, 2019
Bristol film studio and city locations to star in TV adaptation of Jane Austen’s final incomplete novel

A major outdoor film set is under construction at Bristol’s Bottle Yard studios for its latest high-end TV drama – the upcoming adaptation of Jane Austen’s final incomplete novel Sanditon. A 10-week build process is underway following planning approval of an application to Bristol City Council by Red Planet...

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Skilled jobs on the way as two global firms choose West of England to open new bases

February 15, 2019
Skilled jobs on the way as two global firms choose West of England to open new bases

Two international industrial firms are to create around 130 highly-skilled jobs between them after selecting the West of England to expand their reach and plug into the region’s fast-growing energy sector. French group Boccard has opened a nuclear centre of excellence in Bristol, which will be home to around...

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Bristol Wood Recycling Project carves out a brighter future with quickfire crowdfunding campaign

February 15, 2019
Bristol Wood Recycling Project carves out a brighter future with quickfire crowdfunding campaign

Bristol Wood Recycling Project is celebrating rapid success in a fundraising exercise to buy its premises and secure its long-term future through a bond offer. The offer, staged on Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos’ crowdfunding platform, netted £430,000 in just over a fortnight from its public launch, with just over...

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Burges Salmon restructuring team advises on Patisserie Valerie rescue deal

February 15, 2019
Burges Salmon restructuring team advises on Patisserie Valerie rescue deal

The corporate restructuring and insolvency team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised private equity firm Causeway Capital Partners on its acquisition of Patisserie Valerie, the UK café chain that went into administration last month.  The deal, which seeks to preserve the jobs of nearly 2,000 workers...

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Andrews’ Christmas appeal builds up funds for Bristol youth homelessness charity

February 15, 2019
Andrews’ Christmas appeal builds up funds for Bristol youth homelessness charity

Regional estate agent and property group Andrews has given a boost to Bristol youth homelessness charity 1625ip following a Christmas appeal. Keynsham-based Andrews’ ‘Jolly Good Christmas’ campaign invited any customer booking a valuation or mortgage appointment in December to vote for one of three charities that Andrews already worked...

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