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Green light for Portway railway station project after government funding is secured

August 18, 2017
Green light for Portway railway station project after government funding is secured

Work is underway to design a railway station close to Portway Park & Ride site near Avonmouth – the first new station in the Bristol area for more than 20 years. Over the next month rail engineers will survey the development site on the Severn Beach line to assess...

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‘Full’ sign goes up at prestige Bristol office building after final letting

August 18, 2017
‘Full’ sign goes up at prestige Bristol office building after final letting

One of Bristol city centre’s most sought-after business addresses, 40 Queen Square, is now fully occupied following the letting of the last office to construction recruitment firm Kingston Barnes. GVA and JLL, agents for the 38,300 sq ft Grade-A office building, have secured six lettings totalling just under 25,000...

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Hat-trick of nominations for Nomensa in Wirehive 100 awards

August 18, 2017
Hat-trick of nominations for Nomensa in Wirehive 100 awards

Work with the National Trust and Virgin Media Business has earned Bristol-based strategic UX design agency Nomensa three nominations in the prestigious Wirehive 100 awards 2017. It has been recognised in the Best User Experience, Best B2B Website and Digital Innovation categories in the awards, which champion outstanding creative and...

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Recruitment group Opus looks North as it opens office in Manchester

August 18, 2017
Recruitment group Opus looks North as it opens office in Manchester

Fast-growing Bristol recruitment firm Opus Professional Services Group has opened an office in Manchester – its sixth – as it continues to expand its global network. The office, in the city’s Spinningfields business district, will be home to Opus Recruitment Solutions, the founding brand within the group. Additional services...

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Bristol business figures take up board of trustees roles with Above & Beyond

August 18, 2017
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Above & Beyond, the charity that raises funds for Bristol’s city centre hospitals, has appointed four new co-opted trustees from the city’s diverse business community. Lee Aston, Steve Bluff, James Fox and Samantha Hawkins bring with them a wealth of experience from the retail, legal, and financial sectors. All...

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Hi-tech exercise equipment firm bounces into Bristol’s Future Space science hub

August 18, 2017
Hi-tech exercise equipment firm bounces into Bristol’s Future Space science hub

Rugged Interactive, the innovative exercise equipment firm that appeared on Dragons’ Den earlier this year, has become the latest business to move into Bristol’s new tech and science hub Future Space. It has taken space in the new facility on UWE’s Frenchay campus, to expand its commercial team and...

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Are you sitting comfortably? Digital marketing ‘lab’ tests clients’ body language on new campaigns

August 18, 2017
Are you sitting comfortably? Digital marketing ‘lab’ tests clients’ body language on new campaigns

A ‘lab’ where new websites and online marketing campaigns can be tested by clients before going live, including monitoring their facial expressions and body language, has been installed by digital agency Fat Media at its new Bristol office. The findings from the sessions will be used to form the...

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New Business West chair calls for region to ‘punch a bit above our weight’ to succeed

August 18, 2017
New Business West chair calls for region to ‘punch a bit above our weight’ to succeed

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has appointed one of the South West’s top marketeers as its new chairman. Iain Wolsey, pictured, said he wanted Business West to ensure the region “punched a bit above our weight” and competed against the likes of the Northern Powerhouse and the...

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Commitment to corporate social responsibility helps Almeda do the double at family business awards

August 18, 2017
Commitment to corporate social responsibility helps Almeda do the double at family business awards

Facilities management firm Almeda has scooped two awards at the prestigious National Family Business Awards. Managing director Brady George, pictured, won the Entrepreneur of the Year title while the Keynsham-based company itself received the Big Heart award for improving corporate social responsibility (CSR).  Almeda was recognised in this category...

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