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From temp receptionist to partner, Barcan+Kirby promotes ‘home-grown talent’ Alex to key role

January 16, 2018
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From temp receptionist to partner, Barcan+Kirby promotes ‘home-grown talent’ Alex to key role

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has promoted its head of commercial property Alex Castiglione to partner. Alex joined the firm in 2002 as a temporary receptionist but stayed to train as a Chartered Legal Executive, gaining her qualifications to specialise in commercial property. Since qualifying in 2007, with her training...

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Director takes up role to drive forward Bristol’s world-class automotive research centre

January 15, 2018
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Director takes up role to drive forward Bristol’s world-class automotive research centre

The pioneering car-of-the-future research centre, due to open in 2020 on the outskirts of Bristol, has appointed its first programme director. Gavin Edwards, pictured, joined the University of Bath’s Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) this week from the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department at the...

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New president appointed to Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative

January 15, 2018
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New president appointed to Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative

Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative has appointed Richard Bonner, city executive at global building consultancy group Arcadis, as its new president, succeeding UWE vice chancellor and president Prof Steve West.  Richard, pictured, will play a lead role in engaging with the government, local authorities and other organisations on...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 13, 2018
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Monday January 15 Interim: Acacia Mining Trading update: Metro Tuesday January 16 Interims: Citigroup, UnitedHealth Trading updates: Rio Tinto, Dunelm, JD Sports, Greggs, Provident Financial, Premier Foods Economic announcement: CPI (December) Wednesday January 17 Interims: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Alcoa, Carrefour Trading updates: Burberry, Diploma, Hochchild Mining, Ladbrokes...

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Expansion for Simmons & Simmons’ Bristol office as it signals move to landmark Aurora building

January 12, 2018
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Expansion for Simmons & Simmons’ Bristol office as it signals move to landmark Aurora building

International law firm Simmons & Simmons is to relocate its Bristol base to a larger office as it looks for further expansion in the city. The firm said the move to the top two floors of the flagship Aurora building at Finzels Reach – which is still under construction...

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Temple Bright handles environment consultancy RSKW’s merger with acquisitive RSK Group

January 12, 2018
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Temple Bright handles environment consultancy RSKW’s merger with acquisitive RSK Group

The owners of environmental consultancy RSKW have been advised by Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright in its merger with RSK Group, which at the same time acquired CJ Associates and Up and Under Group. The result of the three deals is RSK Group increasing its headcount to...

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End of Severn crossing charges could bolster Bristol’s economy – but take toll on its roads

January 12, 2018
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End of Severn crossing charges could bolster Bristol’s economy – but take toll on its roads

Bristol’s economy could get a boost when tolls on the two Severn bridges are scrapped later this year, according to city business leaders – but the first impact could be more pressure on its already congested roads. The two crossings came into public ownership earlier this week, prompting an...

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Fast-growing Paradigm Norton advised by Temple Bright on its latest merger

January 12, 2018
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Fast-growing Paradigm Norton advised by Temple Bright on its latest merger

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised market leading financial planners Paradigm Norton, headquartered in Bristol, on its merger with London firm The Red House Consulting.  Paradigm Norton, founded in 2001, now employs 55 people across its offices in Ham Green, near Bristol, Torquay and London.  Last...

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Osborne Clarke Bristol team works with St Modwen on South Glos garden village scheme

January 12, 2018
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Osborne Clarke Bristol team works with St Modwen on South Glos garden village scheme

A team from international legal practice Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office has advised urban regeneration company St Modwen on a planned 3,000-home development in South Gloucestershire. St Modwen, in partnership with the Tortworth Estate, wants to develop Buckover Garden Village over 10 to 20 years. The scheme is likely to...

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Jobs saved at B2B marketing agency after managers buy it from administrators

January 12, 2018
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Jobs saved at B2B marketing agency after managers buy it from administrators

A multi-award winning marketing agency with offices in Bristol and London has been bought out of administration by the existing management team, saving the jobs of all remaining staff. Rooster Punk, which was established in 2013 by serial entrepreneur and self-styled innovation junkie Paul Cash, was hit by a...

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Newspaper group chief to speak on importance of journalism ‘in a post-truth world’ at UWE lecture

January 11, 2018
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Newspaper group chief to speak on importance of journalism ‘in a post-truth world’ at UWE lecture

The boss of the UK’s largest newspaper group will explain why he believes journalism matters now more than ever in a speech in Bristol next month. Simon Fox, chief executive of Trinity Mirror, will deliver his lecture, entitled ‘The importance of professional journalism in a post-truth world,’ as part...

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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s Bristol office

January 11, 2018
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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s Bristol office

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has promoted two surveyors in its Bristol office. Tom Dickson, a member of LSH’s South West building consultancy team, and Roxine Foster, who works in its office advisory team, have been made senior surveyors. In addition, industrial and logistics surveyor Chris Williams...

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Two new arrivals at PR firm Empica as it plans further expansion

January 11, 2018
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Two new arrivals at PR firm Empica as it plans further expansion

Long-established Bristol public relations agency Empica has expanded by taking on an experienced PR manager and a new PR assistant. The appointments are part of the company’s growth plans following its recent move to new, larger offices in Wraxall, North Somerset. Empica was founded in 1989 by former Bristol...

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