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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 18, 2017
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Monday 20 February Interims: City of London Investment Group, Petra Diamonds Finals: Bovis Homes, Hammerson Trading statements: Hogg Robinson, Vedanta Resources Economics: Rightmove house prices, CBI trends – total orders, selling prices Tuesday 21 February Interims: BHP Billiton, dotdigital, Galliford Try, Green REIT, Netcall, Vernalis Finals: Anglo American, HSBC,...

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Series of events to be launched to showcase Bristol as a sustainable business hub

February 17, 2017
Series of events to be launched to showcase Bristol as a sustainable business hub

Bristol’s leading role in building sustainable businesses and a more inclusive economy comes under the spotlight next week at a major event in the city. The gathering of investors, academics and sustainability networks will be the first of a series to be staged by B Lab UK – the...

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Planners recommend green light for 255-home Temple Quarter build-to-rent scheme

February 17, 2017
Planners recommend green light for 255-home Temple Quarter build-to-rent scheme

Bristol’s second – and so far largest – build-to-rent (BTR) scheme has been recommended for the go-ahead by planning officer at next week’s city council planning committee. If approved, the 255-home ND7 regeneration scheme would provide a much-needed boost to Bristol’s rental housing supply and would account for more than 12% of...

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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

February 17, 2017
Coming soon . . . Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

The West of England is experiencing a creative boom. From its trailblazing animators and filmmakers to its innovative marketing agencies, brand consultancies and graphic designers, the rich pool of talent in the region is going from strength to strength. To celebrate and showcase the world-leading work of this sector, Bristol...

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Bristol lawyers’ role in multi-billion dollar North Sea oil & gas deal

February 17, 2017
Bristol lawyers’ role in multi-billion dollar North Sea oil & gas deal

National law firm Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office has played a key role in advising Chrysaor, the UK oil and gas independent, on its multi-billion dollar deal to acquire a package of UK North Sea assets from oil giant Shell. Working alongside US law firm Dechert, the Bond Dickinson team looked after...

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Bristol’s creative tech firms to get introduction to ‘artful innovation’

February 17, 2017
Bristol’s creative tech firms to get introduction to ‘artful innovation’

Companies producing chocolate that tells stories, new musical instruments and robotic art are among those taking part in Artful Innovation, a new business development programme launched this weekend by Watershed, Bristol’s pioneering arts and media centre. Artful Innovation is a five-day intensive course supporting small creative technology companies to examine their...

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Major recruitment industry award for Bristol tech pioneer

February 17, 2017
Major recruitment industry award for Bristol tech pioneer

Pioneering technology developed by Bristol firm Northstar Innovation Group with the aim of revolutionising the recruitment industry has won a major award within a year of its launch. The Northstar platform uses trade-secret algorithms to map, manage and visualise the performance of recruitment businesses. The platform came first in the Best...

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Come on you greens. Bristol consultancy called up by FIFA to investigate artificial pitches

February 17, 2017
Come on you greens. Bristol consultancy called up by FIFA to investigate artificial pitches

World football governing body FIFA has signed up Bristol-headquartered environmental consultancy Eunomia with the goal of ensuring that artificial pitches are as ‘green’ as possible. Eunomia, which works with governments, local authorities and blue-chip businesses around the world, is to investigate the different types of materials used in artificial...

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Hotel sale reflects room for strong growth in rental market

February 17, 2017
Hotel sale reflects room for strong growth in rental market

The Bristol office of national commercial property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall has sold a ground rent investment on the site of a Gloucester hotel for above its asking price. Acting on behalf of Thornbury-based, privately owned property development and investment company Litfield Land, the investment in the Ibis Hotel in...

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