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US expansion for specialist staffing group as demand for cloud tech staff goes sky high

August 7, 2020
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US expansion for specialist staffing group as demand for cloud tech staff goes sky high

Bristol headquartered specialist recruitment firm iO Associates has launched an office in Florida as it aims to break into the growing US market for cloud technology staff. The Tampa base is its first outside the UK for the firm, which launched five years ago to offer candidates for tech,...

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Bristol fit-out firm aims to build national profile after adopting brand-new look

August 7, 2020
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Bristol fit-out firm aims to build national profile after adopting brand-new look

Mobius Works, the Bristol-based integrated services contractor behind many of the city’s most exciting drinking, dining and working spaces, has launched a rebrand to accompany its growth plans. The new identity has been created in collaboration with Bristol branding agency Hey? What! and includes a new logo, website and...

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Bristol’s hospitality industry ‘will go to the wall’ without more Govt support, expert panel warns

August 7, 2020
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Bristol’s hospitality industry ‘will go to the wall’ without more Govt support, expert panel warns

The hospitality and leisure sectors across the West of England urgently need more targeted help from the government to avoid devastating closures and job losses, experts today warned. With the sectors employing 40,000 people and contributing £40m to Bristol’s economy, their survival is essential.  Yet many commercial landlords are failing...

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Bentley teams up with Bristol automotive experts in drive to develop luxury electric car

August 7, 2020
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Bentley teams up with Bristol automotive experts in drive to develop luxury electric car

Researchers at Bristol’s yet-to-open £70m ‘car of the future’ centre are to work with engineers from luxury automotive firm Bentley Motors on a three-year study that promises to transform electric vehicles. The project, which will be among the first to be undertaken in the centre of excellence for ultra-low...

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Financial boost from government’s ‘shovel-ready’ building fund for Bristol development schemes

August 7, 2020
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Financial boost from government’s ‘shovel-ready’ building fund for Bristol development schemes

Development projects around Bristol ranging from a long-awaited new railway station and an upgrade of one of the city’s busiest roads to pioneering academic and industrial research have received financial support from a government scheme aimed at getting Britain building in the post-Covid era. The seven-strong list of projects...

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Gregg Latchams and Milsted Langdon kick off their ‘Bristol Bounce Back’ initiative

August 6, 2020
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More than 100 business leaders took part in the first of a series of ‘Bristol Bounce Back’ events staged by city-headquartered law firm Gregg Latchams and regional chartered accountants Milsted Langdon. The inaugural interactive online event heard from industry experts on plans for recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.  With...

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Civil and commercial litigation offering launched by Lysander Law

August 6, 2020
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Civil and commercial litigation offering launched by Lysander Law

Lysander Law, the Bristol-based specialist legal practice, has opened a civil and commercial litigation department to complement its existing clinical negligence, personal and complex injury and financial litigation divisions. To spearhead the team, John Osman has joined the firm as head of civil and commercial litigation.  The new department...

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New partner appointment makes it record summer for promotions at Wards Solicitors

August 6, 2020
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New partner appointment makes it record summer for promotions at Wards Solicitors

Regional law firm Wards Solicitors has promoted experienced Wills, probate and mental capacity solicitor Rachael Thomas to partner. Rachael, pictured, deals with Will drafting, inheritance tax and administration of estates, along with mental capacity work including Lasting Powers of Attorney. She qualified as a solicitor in 2005, having trained...

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Bristol Business Blog: Tim Sloggett, Smith & Williamson restructuring partner. Act quickly to get ahead in the evolving Covid-19 landscape

August 5, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Tim Sloggett, Smith & Williamson restructuring partner. Act quickly to get ahead in the evolving Covid-19 landscape

Businesses will struggle to survive if they are not flexible enough to adapt to continual change in the Covid-19 landscape we are now living in. Those businesses that develop the right tools, flexible structures and forward plans will not only survive in the long term but will get ahead...

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Tech consultancy’s support for Armed Forces personnel earns it Gold award

August 5, 2020
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Tech consultancy’s support for Armed Forces personnel earns it Gold award

Bristol-based specialist tech consultancy Techmodal is to receive a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in recognition of its support to Armed Forces Reservists and veterans. The firm, which works with defence, industry and public sector clients, including the MoD, also supports the wider Armed Forces community, particularly within the general...

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Boost for LCP’s Bristol office with arrival of new asset managers

August 5, 2020
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Boost for LCP’s Bristol office with arrival of new asset managers

Commercial property and investment company LCP has expanded its Bristol office with the appointment of two new asset managers. Alex Williams joins from LaSalle Investment Management, bringing with him experience in asset management, investment analysis and property appraisal. Alex, who is also working towards his Assessment of Professional Competence...

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Ground-breaking African fintech deal led by ICON Corporate Finance

August 5, 2020
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Ground-breaking African fintech deal led by ICON Corporate Finance

Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has advised on a landmark fintech deal with the potential to accelerate the development of Africa’s pioneering ‘mobile money’ economy. ICON, which works with tech firms across the world, acted as lead advisor on the sale of Ugandan-based digital payments provider Beyonic...

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Two new arrivals strengthen team at SWIG as demand for finance increases

August 4, 2020
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Regional alternative finance lender South West Investment Group (SWIG) has made two appointments to its growing team while also saying farewell to Brian Steer, one of its longest-standing employees, who has retired. Nicki Kimberley has joined as start-up loans officer, a role that involves supporting applicants to the Start...

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