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Design for Osborne Clarke’s office that puts emphasis on wellbeing and sustainability earns top award

May 22, 2024
Design for Osborne Clarke’s office that puts emphasis on wellbeing and sustainability earns top award

International legal practice Osborne Clarke’s state-of-the-art new Bristol office has won a prestigious accolade for its innovative design. The project topped the Fit Out of the Year category of the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) South of England and South Wales Awards, which are widely viewed as the benchmark for excellence...

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Clarke Willmott helps US sports giant acquire agency handling UK’s top women footballers

May 22, 2024
Clarke Willmott helps US sports giant acquire agency handling UK’s top women footballers

Sports lawyers in the Bristol office of Clarke Willmott have advised long-standing client, global sports, music and entertainment agency Wasserman, on its acquisition of the UK’s leading women’s football agency. Volante Sports’s client roster includes England and Arsenal star Alessia Russo, fellow Arsenal player Emily Fox, Chelsea’s Jorja Fox...

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Finance deal creates more jobs and opens up new opportunities for Bristol ethical coffee business

May 22, 2024
Finance deal creates more jobs and opens up new opportunities for Bristol ethical coffee business

A Bristol-based coffee brand is to expand its reach and strengthen its team after securing a loan from alternative regional funder SWIG Finance. TrueStart Coffee, which is led by entrepreneurial husband-and-wife team Helena and Simon Hills, will use the £158,000 loan to take advantage of growth opportunities with new...

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Thrings helps woodland charity’s ambitious plan for 100,000-tree forest near Bristol to take root

May 22, 2024
Thrings helps woodland charity’s ambitious plan for 100,000-tree forest near Bristol to take root

Experts in law firm Thrings’ Bristol office have advised on a deal to create the South West’s largest new forest in a generation. The 422-acre woodland is to be established between Bristol and Bath by Bristol-based charity Avon Needs Trees. Once complete, the 100,000-tree Lower Chew Forest will be...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 19, 2024
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Monday May 20 Finals: Kainos Group, Union Jack Oil, Likewise Group Tuesday May 21 Finals: Caledonia Investments, Pennant International Group, Diaceutics, Cranswick, FD Technologies, Calnex Solutions, Assura Interims: SSP Group, Avon Protection, Topps Tiles, Watkin Jones, Ixico Trading announcement: Smiths Group Wednesday May 22 Finals: C&C Group, Great Portland Estates,...

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Funding for Bristol biotech spin-out harnessing acoustic technology to revolutionise human cell research

May 17, 2024
Funding for Bristol biotech spin-out harnessing acoustic technology to revolutionise human cell research

A University of Bristol spin-out developing cutting-edge technology that could vastly improve human cell research and lead to better healthcare has raised £450,000 in its first funding round. Impulsonics’ innovative acoustic technology uses acoustic waves to move cells inside sterile containers without touching them. Despite advances in biotechnology, cell...

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta to give city’s indie traders a massive lift with launch of special bursary scheme

May 17, 2024
Bristol Balloon Fiesta to give city’s indie traders a massive lift with launch of special bursary scheme

Eight independent Bristol food and drink businesses have been given the chance to sell to thousands of potential customers at this year’s Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. The fledgling traders have been selected to take part in a new scheme launched this year by the iconic event’s organisers, which aims...

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Football community charity’s new signing puts it on the road to much greater flexibility

May 17, 2024
Football community charity’s new signing puts it on the road to much greater flexibility

Bristol specialist vehicle leasing firm Vanaways and business finance provider Crystal Business Finance SW, also based in the city, have teamed up to help a local community charity buy a new luxury minibus. Bristol Rovers Community Trust will now save precious funds with the support of the two businesses while also...

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Temple Bright and former Big Four partner join forces to launch new flexible legal resourcing business

May 17, 2024
Temple Bright and former Big Four partner join forces to launch new flexible legal resourcing business

The Bristol-based founders of premier new model law firm Temple Bright have teamed up with a former PwC and KPMG partner to launch Source, an innovative new business in the rapidly growing flexible legal resourcing market. Its launch comes as corporates of all sizes increasingly turn to flexible models...

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