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Ringing endorsement for Bristol’s music scene as Rough Trade opens in city

December 14, 2017
Ringing endorsement for Bristol’s music scene as Rough Trade opens in city

Bristol’s standing as a leading global music city was underscored this week when iconic record shop Rough Trade opened in the city centre. The store at New Bridewell on Rupert Street, pictured, is only Rough Trade’s fourth in the UK and fifth worldwide. It has two outlets in London,...

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Jelf sponsors unique show staged by Bristol circus company to promote positive mental health

December 14, 2017
Jelf sponsors unique show staged by Bristol circus company to promote positive mental health

Bristol-headquartered insurance broker Jelf has become the first sponsor of an upcoming contemporary circus show designed to encourage audiences to engage with their emotions and explore complex issues around love and mental health. The show is being staged next month by newly formed Emotive Circus Arts. The Bristol-based circus...

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My Creative Life: Beau, artist

December 14, 2017
My Creative Life: Beau, artist

Creative Business News regularly gives a prominent member of the region’s creative sector the chance to reflect on their career, their work and their ambitions by answering 10 questions about themselves.  Name: Beau  Job title: Artist Current company: None  Age: 35  My big break: I have had many ups...

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Bank package funds more staff and new Bristol city centre home for Creation

December 13, 2017
Bank package funds more staff and new Bristol city centre home for Creation

Marketing agency Creation has relocated to Bristol city centre and continued to grow with the support of a five-figure finance package from HSBC. The full-service agency, which employs 30 people, moved from Ham Green on the outskirts of the city to St Georges Court in St Georges Road.  ...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Official opening of Beard’s Bristol office

December 12, 2017
Bristol Business News photo gallery: Official opening of Beard’s Bristol office

Regional construction firm Beard has officially opened its new Bristol office to coincide with the end of its 125th year of business. Swindon-headquartered Beard, which also has offices in Oxford and Guildford, acquired Langford Lodge, a Victorian building on Pembroke Road, Clifton, two years ago. Previously occupied by international...

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Economic forecast places Bristol above London for growth over next three years

December 12, 2017
Economic forecast places Bristol above London for growth over next three years

Bristol is set to be one of the UK’s fastest-growing cities over the next three years, outpacing London and Birmingham, according to new research released today. With Gross Value Added (GVA) predicted of 2.3% – well above the national average of 1.8% –  the city will be only slightly...

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Experienced Bristol insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

December 11, 2017
Experienced Bristol insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, has appointed Bristol-based accountant Louise Durkan as the new chair of its South West and Wales region. Louise, pictured, an insolvency practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in restructuring, is the financial advisory and restructuring director at accountancy group Deloitte, where...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 10, 2017
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Monday December 11 Interim: Photo-Me Tuesday December 12 Interims: Ashtead, Carpertright Trading updates: Drax, Balfour Beatty Economic announcement: CPI (November) Wednesday December 13 Final: Tui Interim: Dixon Carphone Trading updates: John Wood Group, Bellway, Serco Economic announcement: Employment data Thursday December 14 Interim: Sports Direct Trading updates: Capita, Petrofac,...

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Bidding battle in store for Bristol shopping centres as city finds itself in middle of £3.4bn retail deal

December 8, 2017
Bidding battle in store for Bristol shopping centres as city finds itself in middle of £3.4bn retail deal

Bristol could become a key battleground in the multi-billion pound property takeover announced this week which, if approved, will put the region’s two largest shopping centres under the same ownership for the first time. Hammerson, the retail property giant that co-owns Cabot Circus in the city centre, took the...

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