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Future looks sweeter for West food and drink firms as survey shows big jump in levels of optimism

April 24, 2014
Future looks sweeter for West food and drink firms as survey shows big jump in levels of optimism

The West of England’s food and drink businesses are increasingly upbeat about their prospects despite concerns over the price of raw materials and energy and the impact of this winter’s floods. Most also believe that being based in this region is a major plus, according to a new survey....

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West’s small and medium-sized firms urged to look east to China for new export opportunities

April 24, 2014
West’s small and medium-sized firms urged to look east to China for new export opportunities

A trade mission to China to help unlock opportunities for small and medium-sized West businesses has been announced by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) South West. While China is well known as the world’s fastest-growing major economy, with growth rates averaging around 10% over the past 30 years, and...

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Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden in the hot seat to raise funds for Bristol’s £6m Golden Gift appeal

April 24, 2014
Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden in the hot seat to raise funds for Bristol’s £6m Golden Gift appeal

Entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den panel regular Deborah Meaden will speak about doing business in the West of England this evening when she appears at an event in support of the Bristol’s Above & Beyond’s £6m Golden Gift appeal. Deborah will talk to Dave Harvey, the BBC’s West of England...

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Bristol-based Integral Build provides text book approach to historic school refurbishment

April 23, 2014
Bristol-based Integral Build provides text book approach to historic school refurbishment

Integral Build, the Bristol-based specialist construction, refurbishment and fit out firm, is working with Red Maids’ School, the country’s oldest girls’ school, to create new facilities for students, teachers and visitors. The £1.5m refurbishment project at the mainly Edwardian school in Westbury-on-Trym, will modernise its library over two floors and create a split-level learning...

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Trio of new commercial property lawyers boosts team at Thrings

April 22, 2014
Trio of new commercial property lawyers boosts team at Thrings

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has recruited three specialist solicitors to advise its fast-growing portfolio of commercial property clients. Partner Edward Jackman, associate Iain Mason and solicitor Natalia Sokolov join the firm to further strengthen its commercial property and construction offering. Edward arrives from...

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New role for city councillor at Bristol employment organisation The Restore Trust

April 21, 2014
New role for city councillor at Bristol employment organisation The Restore Trust

Bristol city councillor and former Avon and Somerset Police Authority member Pete Levy has joined The Restore Trust in a business development role. The trust was formed in 2010 to provide skills training for long-term unemployed and ex-offenders. Somerset-born Pete, pictured, who is due to stand down next month after representing...

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Bristol heroes Brunel and Banksy named among ‘England’s finest’

April 21, 2014
Bristol heroes Brunel and Banksy named among ‘England’s finest’

Brunel’s engineering masterpieces in Bristol and graffiti artist Banksy’s street art have been named among England’s greatest achievements in a list based on votes by the public. The two Bristol heroes will now star in a Hall of Fame showcasing England’s finest alongside Robin Hood, Sir Isaac Newton, The...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 21, 2014
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Tuesday 22 April Final: Randall & Quilter Trading statement: Genel Energy AGMs: Genel Energy, Progressive Digital Media Wednesday 23 April Interims: Associated British Foods, Avacta, Fenner, Smiths News Final: Mobile Tornado Group Trading statements: Amec, Arm, Biome Technologies, Carpetright, Creston, Hammerson, Moneysupermarket.com, Petra Diamonds, Record, Reed Elsevier, Spirent Communications,...

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Developers home in on city centre offices in rush to convert them to apartments

April 17, 2014
Developers home in on city centre offices in rush to convert them to apartments

Bristol city centre’s office market is undergoing its biggest transformation for decades with an unprecedented three quarters of a million sq ft of space likely to be converted to apartments this year. Landmarks such as the 106,000 sq ft Lewin’s Place, and the 180,000 sq ft Pithay – the...

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