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UK post-Brexit trading rules with the EU are complicated, so get advice now, firms are urged

January 19, 2021
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UK post-Brexit trading rules with the EU are complicated, so get advice now, firms are urged

Bristol firms struggling with post-Brexit trade complications are being urged to get expert advice and support by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. With the UK now outside of the European Union as of December 31, businesses must adhere to new rules and regulations when trading with the EU. ...

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Business club launched by Children’s Hospice South West to bring in much-needed funds

January 19, 2021
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Business club launched by Children’s Hospice South West to bring in much-needed funds

Children’s Hospice South West is aiming to get 100 companies from across the region to sign up to its new a business club. The initiative has been launched by the charity to mark its  30th anniversary this year – which comes as it faces a huge funding challenge.  Each...

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Ingersoll Rand powers ahead with Hinkley Point C contract, thanks to Clarke Willmott team

January 19, 2021
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Ingersoll Rand powers ahead with Hinkley Point C contract, thanks to Clarke Willmott team

Energy generation specialists in the Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott have helped client Ingersoll Rand, the global industrial group, win work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant project. The lawyers worked with a subsidiary of the US group – Ingersoll Rand Air Solutions Hibon S.A.R.L...

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Avison Young graduate surveyors overcome impact of pandemic to gain chartered status

January 19, 2021
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Four graduate surveyors in the Bristol office of international property consultancy Avison Young have gained chartered status, passing their Assessment of Professional Competence in what has been a challenging year.  As a result, building surveyor Joanna Murray, pictured right, and commercial surveyors William Shortall, pictured below left, and Louis Maxwell, pictured below...

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Seven new partners for TLT as it continues to look to the future

January 19, 2021
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Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has promoted four associates and three legal directors to partner, bringing its total number of partners to 147. new partners are commercial real estate lawyer Alison Blades, corporate tax lawyer Mark Braude, disputes lawyer Heff Heathcote, commercial property lawyer Ed Pitt, real estate lawyer...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 17, 2021
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Monday January 18 Final: AFH Financial Group AGM: Craven House Capital Tuesday January 19 Final: Watkin Jones Interims: Knights Group Holdings, Time Finance, U and I Group Trading announcements: Etalon Group, Experian, Henry Boot, Kier, Premier Foods, Rio Tinto Wednesday January 20 Interim: Van Elle Holdings Trading announcements: Antofagasta, BHP Group, Burberry, Cairn Energy, City of...

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Bristol property developer Gavin Bridge promises to ‘challenge the status quo’ with his new business

January 15, 2021
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Bristol property developer Gavin Bridge promises to ‘challenge the status quo’ with his new business

A major regeneration project on the edge of Bristol city centre will become a testbed for new ways of creating sustainable communities and affordable housing, according to property developer Gavin Bridge. Gavin, pictured, who launched his own business this month, believes Bristol needs to address its new home provision...

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Pioneering independent living rooftop housing scheme proposed by Bristol homeless charity

January 15, 2021
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Pioneering independent living rooftop housing scheme proposed by Bristol homeless charity

Homeless charity Emmaus Bristol is aiming to create 15 low-carbon, affordable eco homes on the roof of its office on the edge of the city centre. The scheme on the roof of Backfields House in St Pauls – Emmaus Bristol’s office and retail space – includes 11 one-bedroom, two-storey...

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Property group declares Bristol investment hotspot as it snaps up second build-to-rent scheme

January 15, 2021
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Property group declares Bristol investment hotspot as it snaps up second build-to-rent scheme

A major build-to-rent scheme is to be developed in Bristol by the UK’s leading provider of rental homes as the city continues to become a magnet for upmarket residential property investment. London-based Grainger has already developed the 194-apartment Hawkins & George scheme at Finzels Reach, pictured, which features a...

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Business West looks to wider talent pool for new directors to avoid its board becoming ‘echo chamber’

January 15, 2021
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Business West looks to wider talent pool for new directors to avoid its board becoming ‘echo chamber’

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has broken with its traditional method of recruiting for its board to take on three new non-executive directors. The £10m turnover group, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said the move was designed to access a wider talent pool that represented the...

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All change on Bristol’s buses as chauffeur group boss joins First West of England as MD

January 15, 2021
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All change on Bristol’s buses as chauffeur group boss joins First West of England as MD

A former executive of one of the world’s largest chauffeuring businesses is to take over as managing director of First West of England, the company running most of Bristol’s buses. Doug Claringbold will succeed James Freeman, who retires on March 31 after six years in the role. Doug, pictured, has...

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‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for Bristol to get a clean, green mass transit scheme

January 15, 2021
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‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for Bristol to get a clean, green mass transit scheme

Ambitious plans to develop sustainable transport routes around Bristol to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home have come a step closer following a £1.5m investment. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) said the money would be used to identify options for a ‘high-frequency mass transit’ scheme...

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Bristol’s Centre for Modelling & Simulation recruits Nick Sturge as first non-executive director

January 15, 2021
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Bristol’s Centre for Modelling & Simulation recruits Nick Sturge as first non-executive director

Nick Sturge, the former director of the Bristol’s pioneering Engine Shed innovation hub, has been appointed as the first non-executive director of the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS). CFMS, based on the Bristol & Bath Science Park, is a not-for-profit specialist in digital engineering.  It has pioneered new...

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