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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 22, 2024
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Monday July 22 Final: Advancedadvt Trading announcement: Beeks Financial Cloud Group Tuesday July 23 Finals: Cropper (James), Marlowe Interims: SThree, Science Group Trading announcements: Luceco, JTC, Compass Group, Mitie Economic announcements: IFO business climate Wednesday July 24 Finals: Van Elle Holdings, Totally Interims: RHI Magnesita, Unite, Breedon Group, Primary...

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Rapid-growth bar group Loungers goes big and goes home to Bristol as it unveils its latest venue

July 19, 2024
Rapid-growth bar group Loungers goes big and goes home to Bristol as it unveils its latest venue

Bristol-headquartered café/bar chain Loungers has opened its largest venue so far in the city where it started nearly 22 years ago. Ritorno Lounge, in the former Pitcher & Piano on Harbourside, is the group’s 228th Lounge-branded venue.  The café/bar, pictured, has an outside terrace overlooking Pero’s Bridge, a 10.5m-long...

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Bristol hydraulics firm looking to help aerospace industry get sustainable aircraft off the ground

July 19, 2024
Bristol hydraulics firm looking to help aerospace industry get sustainable aircraft off the ground

Cutting-edge hydraulic systems developed in Bristol that could bring about a step change in sustainable aviation are to be showcased alongside the world’s leading aerospace technology next week. Domin, the firm behind the ground-breaking systems, is exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow, the global gathering of the leading aerospace...

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National tech award shortlisting for Bristol firm on a mission to supercharge global crop growth

July 19, 2024
National tech award shortlisting for Bristol firm on a mission to supercharge global crop growth

A Bristol firm aiming to revolutionise the way crops are grown without increasing greenhouse gases has been named South West and Wales Innovator in a contest to find the UK’s most exciting tech businesses. Glaia, which was founded in 2019 by two former University of Bristol scientists, is developing...

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Fifty jobs axed as fit-out firm behind some of Bristol’s largest office schemes ceases trading

July 19, 2024
Fifty jobs axed as fit-out firm behind some of Bristol’s largest office schemes ceases trading

An office fit-out company that opened what it described as Bristol’s most ‘Instagrammable’ workplace two years ago has entered administration with the loss of 50 jobs. Paramount D&B hoped to build on its strong reputation in Bristol and across the West of England, using the office and studio on...

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King’s Speech bills will be ‘key to spurring region’s economic growth and easing housing crisis’

July 19, 2024
King’s Speech bills will be ‘key to spurring region’s economic growth and easing housing crisis’

Measures included in the King’s Speech aimed at boosting housebuilding and devolving more powers from Whitehall to the regions have been widely welcomed by key business figures. The Planning and Infrastructure Bill – one of the 40 included in the speech that will shape the first year of the...

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Five years of economic expansion forecast for the West of England, outpacing all other UK regions

July 19, 2024
Five years of economic expansion forecast for the West of England, outpacing all other UK regions

The West of England’s economy is forecast to grow faster over the next five years than any other part of the UK outside London, according to two new reports. The region, along with South Wales, will achieve economic expansion of 1.4% a year between now and 2029, according to...

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Busiest summer ever expected at Bristol Airport after airlines introduce new destinations

July 18, 2024
Busiest summer ever expected at Bristol Airport after airlines introduce new destinations

Bristol Airport is preparing for its busiest ever summer holiday getaway, with more than 1.6m passengers expected to pass through the terminal between mid-July and early September. On the busiest days, 40,000 people will fly in and out of the airport, while around 155,000 are expected over the August...

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Albert Goodman kicks off extended sponsorship deal with Bristol City Women ahead of new season

July 18, 2024
Albert Goodman kicks off extended sponsorship deal with Bristol City Women ahead of new season

South West accountancy firm, Albert Goodman has boosted its backing for the region’s sport by extending its sponsorship deal with Bristol City Women. Building on its squad sponsorship deal, which was launched 18 months ago, Albert Goodman has now elevated its support by becoming the back-of-shorts sponsor for the 2024/25...

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