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Major plan to transform Broadmead into modern city centre retail, leisure and living area

December 9, 2016
Major plan to transform Broadmead into modern city centre retail, leisure and living area

Plans have been submitted to Bristol City Council for a massive redevelopment of part of the Broadmead shopping centre, including demolishing some outdated shops and building new retail units, bars, restaurants and apartments. Broadmead owner the Bristol Alliance, which also owns Cabot Circus and Quakers Friars, said the redevelopment...

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Chance for businesses to influence Mayor’s plans to tackle city council’s £92m funding gap

December 9, 2016
Chance for businesses to influence Mayor’s plans to tackle city council’s £92m funding gap

Bristol businesses are being invited to meet Mayor Marvin Rees and discuss his plans to address the city’s financial challenges at an event next week. The meeting on Thursday is part of the city council’s ongoing consultation on Mayor Rees’ five-year plan for the city and how to solve...

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Thali Cafe to serve up national expansion and challenge ‘flock wallpaper’ Indian restaurants

December 9, 2016
Thali Cafe to serve up national expansion and challenge ‘flock wallpaper’ Indian restaurants

Bristol’s Thali Cafe business is to expand its unique ‘Taste of India’ offering and open at least 10 more restaurants in cities across the UK over the next five years. The multi award-winning business, which has well-known chef and food writer Meera Sodha as its guest chef, believes there...

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The LAST WORD: Kizzy Morrell, founder, Studio 7

December 9, 2016

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 Kizzy Morrell, singer, composer, teacher, community leader and founder of Studio 7 artist development, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Blade...

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We must stop a legal career being seen as elusive and elitist, says new Bristol Law Society president

December 9, 2016
We must stop a legal career being seen as elusive and elitist, says new Bristol Law Society president

Newly elected Bristol Law Society (BLS) president Becky Moyce has promised to use her year in office to get more young people from less affluent backgrounds interested in a legal career. Becky will also champion a programme of events to support junior lawyers and those seeking promotion or a...

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Same again? Computershare gives all Bristol staff reusable coffee cups to help reduce waste

December 9, 2016
Same again? Computershare gives all Bristol staff reusable coffee cups to help reduce waste

Computershare, the Bristol-based financial services company, has given each of its 1,500 employees a reusable coffee cup as it steps up its efforts to reduce waste. Staff working at the firm’s headquarters at the Pavilions on Bedminster Down started receiving the reusable cups and silicon holders for free this...

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Key role for Bond Dickinson Bristol in sale of investment advisory firm

December 9, 2016
Key role for Bond Dickinson Bristol in sale of investment advisory firm

National law firm Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office has played a leading role in advising shareholders of investment advisors Allenbridge on the sale of the business to MJ Hudson, the specialist law and asset management services firm. The transaction was led by Bristol-based managing associate Ronan Lowney, who advised on...

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Investment showcase offers funding promise for trio of Bristol tech start-ups

December 9, 2016
Investment showcase offers funding promise for trio of Bristol tech start-ups

Three high-growth tech start-ups from Bristol are hoping for funding after taking part in a high-profile investment event staged by SETsquared, the global number one business incubator backed by the University of Bristol. SETsquared’s annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase in London gives entrepreneurs based at its centres the chance...

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From the West to South by Southwest, dream digital media apprenticeship for Jasmine

December 9, 2016
From the West to South by Southwest, dream digital media apprenticeship for Jasmine

Bristol Media has awarded a coveted apprenticeship, which includes a visit to the world’s largest interactive conference, to 22-year-old Jasmine Thompson. Jasmime, pictured, from Montpelier, will now join leading digital industry figures and influencers from across the globe at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, next March. She...

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