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Brexit: Bristol’s innovation and creativity will keep us at the heart of Europe, says Mayor Rees

June 24, 2016
Brexit: Bristol’s innovation and creativity will keep us at the heart of Europe, says Mayor Rees

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees today insisted that collaboration and creativity would be key to ensuring Bristol’s economy does not suffer as a result of the UK leaving the EU. Speaking after an emergency meeting with business leaders, community groups and his cabinet, Mr Rees said Bristol’s innovation, creativity...

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The LAST WORD: Giles Colborne, joint managing director, cxpartners

June 24, 2016
The LAST WORD: Giles Colborne, joint managing director, cxpartners

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 Giles Colborne, joint managing director of user experience design agency cxpartners, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Her – The Spike Jonze...

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Royal West of England Academy’s unique exhibition of Jamaican art launched

June 24, 2016
Royal West of England Academy’s unique exhibition of Jamaican art launched

Bristol’s Royal West of England Academy takes a radical departure this weekend by launching Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora. The first exhibition of its kind outside of Jamaica – and a show with true international scope – this important new exhibition starts tomorrow and...

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Burges Salmon energy team powers ahead by advising M&S on solar scheme

June 24, 2016

Energy sector experts from Bristol law firm Burges Salmon have advised retail group Marks & Spencer on a new community energy scheme. M&S Energy Society, a joint collaboration between M&S and community energy organisation Energy4All, is designed to generate renewable electricity from solar panels installed on M&S stores across...

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Brexit: Bristol firms hammered by stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
Brexit: Bristol firms hammered by stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were wiped off the value of Bristol firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as they became caught up in the Brexit share price collapse. Manufacturers were hard hit with shares in global innovator Renishaw slumping by more than 5%. The Wotton-under-Edge  precision engineering firm,...

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BREXIT: Regional property market analysis

June 24, 2016
BREXIT: Regional property market analysis

The area’s residential and commercial property markets face a long period of uncertainty as the economic and political impact of the EU referendum results plays out, according to local industry experts. Occupier demand for offices, warehouses and shops could be weaker and investment sentiment subdued, according to Paul Baker,...

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Brexit: Economic impact

June 24, 2016
Brexit: Economic impact

The referendum result had an immediate economic impact with sterling suffering its worst ever fall and share prices tumbling on the London Stock Exchange. The pound slumped by 10% to its lowest level since 1985. The Bank of England issued a statement saying it was “monitoring developments closely” and...

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Brexit: National business reaction

June 24, 2016
Brexit: National business reaction

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The...

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Brexit: Bristol business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

June 24, 2016
Brexit: Bristol business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, called on the government to immediately commit to negotiate the best deal possible for British firms outside the EU following the referendum result. Failing to do that could risk jeopardising new investment from the many overseas firms that have chosen to base...

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