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Haines Watts Bristol welcomes first apprentices to join under new scheme with sixth form college

October 4, 2022
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Four apprentices have started training at the Bristol office of accountancy firm Haines Watts as part of a new partnership with the largest sixth form college in the city. The St Brendan’s College students have joined Haines Watts Bristol after a series of open day visits convinced them to choose...

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Leading-edge work in Islamic finance sector earns Foot Anstey top FinTech award

October 3, 2022
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Leading-edge work in Islamic finance sector earns Foot Anstey top FinTech award

National law firm Foot Anstey has been named Fintech Law Firm of the Year 2022 at a prestigious specialist awards scheme – thanks to the efforts of its Bristol-based Islamic finance team. The Islamic Finance News (IFN) Law Awards celebrate and honour the best firms operating in the sector...

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Quartet of new trainee solicitors join Barcan+Kirby as it maintains staffing growth

October 3, 2022
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Quartet of new trainee solicitors join Barcan+Kirby as it maintains staffing growth

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has strengthened its team with the appointment of four new trainee solicitors. Grady Hali and Laura Brimson began their careers with the firm as paralegals before taking up trainee solicitor contracts. They have both started their seats in the firm’s family department. Meanwhile, Courtenay Salway...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 2, 2022
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Monday October 3 Finals: Quadrise Fuels International, James Halstead Interim: Tortilla Mexican Grill Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday October 4 Interim: Inspiration Healthcare Group Trading announcements: Mondi, Greggs Wednesday October 5 Final: Netcall Interim: Tesco Economic announcements: PMI composite, PMI services Thursday October 6 Final: Avation Trading announcement: RS Group Economic announcement: Halifax house price index Friday October...

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More success for Bristol’s film and TV industry as Killing Eve production firm opens in city

September 30, 2022
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More success for Bristol’s film and TV industry as Killing Eve production firm opens in city

The production company behind the hugely successful TV spy thriller series Killing Eve has set up a new development and production arm to make programmes in Bristol in a move that comes after a sharp rise in the economic contribution the film and television industry makes to the city. The latest...

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Businesses overwhelmingly back BID in ballot to continue to improve Bristol city centre

September 30, 2022
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Businesses overwhelmingly back BID in ballot to continue to improve Bristol city centre

Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has vowed to continue to improve the area through innovative projects after securing a second five-year term in a ballot of its levy payers. The results, released this afternoon, show 79% of the votes cast were for the BID to continue for...

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Bristol social enterprise gains £12k of digital marketing as first winner of agency’s support scheme

September 30, 2022
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Bristol social enterprise gains £12k of digital marketing as first winner of agency’s support scheme

A social enterprise working to support a healthy, thriving community in South Bristol has been chosen as the first winner of a charity support programme launched in the city by digital marketing agency Noble Performs. Under the Noble Deeds scheme, which the agency’s North American parent company has operated...

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Double-digit growth at Burges Salmon testament to commitment of its people, says managing partner

September 30, 2022
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Double-digit growth at Burges Salmon testament to commitment of its people, says managing partner

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has hailed a 10% increase in annual turnover as a reflection of the contribution and productivity of its people. The firm, which has an 800-strong workforce across its Bristol HQ and London and Edinburgh offices, grew turnover by 10% to £119.2m in the financial year...

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Green light for pharma firm to build world-beating £58m inhalation tech centre in Bristol

September 30, 2022
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Green light for pharma firm to build world-beating £58m inhalation tech centre in Bristol

Pharmaceutical firm Vectura has been granted planning permission for a world-class ‘inhalation centre of excellence’ on the outskirts of Bristol as it looks to expand its operations and develop innovative new treatments. The firm, controversially acquired by tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) £1.1bn a year ago, revealed its...

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Opportunities for firms in China’s Guizhou Province to be outlined at mid-autumn festival event

September 30, 2022
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Opportunities for firms in China’s Guizhou Province to be outlined at mid-autumn festival event

Businesses have the chance to find out more about the work of the Bristol and West of England China Bureau while also celebrating the Chinese mid-autumn festival at a special event in the city next week. The event takes place under the theme of ‘All Under One Moon’ –...

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Strong half-year for LDC’s regional team with trio of deals and more support for community groups

September 30, 2022
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Strong half-year for LDC’s regional team with trio of deals and more support for community groups

Mid-market private equity firm LDC’s Bristol-based South West team has completed three deals with a combined enterprise value of over £175m during what it called a “stellar six-month period” while also stepping up its support for local good causes. At the same time it has supported its existing portfolio...

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Cheltenham move for Bishop Fleming as it pursues its plan to double in size within a few years

September 29, 2022
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Cheltenham move for Bishop Fleming as it pursues its plan to double in size within a few years

Regional accountancy and advisory firm Bishop Fleming is to bring a specialist Gloucestershire practice into its business as part of its ambitious strategy aimed at doubling its size over the next few years. Integrating the business of Bespoke Tax Accountants will adding a base in Cheltenham to its existing...

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DAC Beachcroft lawyers get on their eBikes to help the Big Issue support homeless people in the city

September 29, 2022
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DAC Beachcroft lawyers get on their eBikes to help the Big Issue support homeless people in the city

The Bristol office of international law firm DAC Beachcroft has formed a partnership with Big Issue eBikes to sponsor electric bicycles for exclusive use by its staff. The firm, which has its largest UK office in Bristol, is sponsoring 20 eBikes under a scheme run by ShareBike UK in...

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