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Businesses urged to check their vehicles ahead of Clean Air Zone’s start on Monday

November 25, 2022
Businesses urged to check their vehicles ahead of Clean Air Zone’s start on Monday

Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone comes into effect on Monday and firms are being encouraged to check if their vehicles will be charged to enter it. The zone aims to improve air quality in the city centre and help protect the health of people by reducing harmful air pollution....

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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

November 25, 2022
‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

An ambitious plan to tackle poverty and close the inequality ethnic gap in Bristol was officially launched this week with a plea to businesses to get involved and end what it calls a “divided city”. OurCity2030 aims to get young people from low-income households, starting from inner-city Bristol, into...

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Recession hitting Bristol city centre businesses hard as worried shoppers cut back on spending

November 25, 2022
Recession hitting Bristol city centre businesses hard as worried shoppers cut back on spending

Businesses in central Bristol suffered a slump in sales of more than 11% in just three months as the cost of living crisis hit the city, according to new figures. Total spending in shops, bars, cafes, hotels and other businesses in the city centre fell from £142.6m in the...

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Bristol law firms praised for being champions of sustainability in new UK green legal report

November 25, 2022
Bristol law firms praised for being champions of sustainability in new UK green legal report

Four major law firms with offices in Bristol have been praised for making a positive contribution to the UK’s green transition in a ground-breaking new legal sector report. TLT, Osborne Clarke, Womble Bond Dickinson and Foot Anstey are included in the inaugural Legal 500 UK Green Guide, which highlights the firms...

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New CEO for Clarke Willmott as Stephen Rosser prepares to stand down from role next year

November 25, 2022
New CEO for Clarke Willmott as Stephen Rosser prepares to stand down from role next year

National law firm Clarke Willmott has elected a new CEO to take over from Bristol-based Stephen Rosser when steps down after 13 years in the role. Peter Swinburn, pictured right, managing director of the firm’s commercial property division and head of its London and Southampton offices, will become CEO...

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Burges Salmon team help French energy group power ahead with ‘milestone’ UK battery storage deal

November 24, 2022
Burges Salmon team help French energy group power ahead with ‘milestone’ UK battery storage deal

Lawyers from Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon have advised French multinational utility group Engie on a major battery storage deal which it described as a key milestone on its move into the UK market. Engie, whose interests span energy transition, electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear, renewable energy and petroleum,...

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PKF Francis Clark Bristol office strengthens its business recovery team with key appointment

November 24, 2022
PKF Francis Clark Bristol office strengthens its business recovery team with key appointment

Experienced licensed insolvency practitioner Mark Roach has joined regional accountancy group PKF Francis Clark’s Bristol office as it continues to invest in its business recovery team to help firms through the recession. Mark, who joins as an associate director, brings to five the number of insolvency practitioners at the firm,...

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Bristol Business Blog: Now’s the time for a portfolio health check. Whitechurch Securities’ strategic management group

November 24, 2022
Bristol Business Blog: Now’s the time for a portfolio health check. Whitechurch Securities’ strategic management group

With so much changing in the global economy and political world, it may be helpful to review your portfolio and ensure that your pensions and investments remain well-positioned to meet your goals. Including during this cost-of-living crisis, how your investments can support your income requirements. To some, it may...

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Expansion of 2,615% puts Bristol software developer among country’s fastest-growing tech firms

November 23, 2022
Expansion of 2,615% puts Bristol software developer among country’s fastest-growing tech firms

Bristol specialist software firm Deazy has been named as one of the UK’s fastest- growing technology businesses with a staggering 2,615% hike in revenue over the past four years. The achievement has placed the firm 13th in a major new national growth league table and third in the South West....

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