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Coronavirus update: Revised Govt measures will not save many small firms, warns finance firm boss

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Revised Govt measures will not save many small firms, warns finance firm boss

The entrepreneur behind two of Bristol’s most successful invoice finance firms is claiming the government’s newly-amended package of business support will still not be enough to save many small firms. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the measures yesterday amid widespread criticism that they were not assisting enough businesses...

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Coronavirus update: Survey will show impact on Bristol’s media firms as industry hit by crisis

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Survey will show impact on Bristol’s media firms as industry hit by crisis

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Bristol’s film, TV and media sector is to be gauged through a new survey of employees and freelancers. Bristol Film Office and the city’s Bottle Yard Studios are staging the survey as many people working in the industry have either lost their...

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City centre office drought will continue beyond next year, property agents fear, as demand stays strong

April 3, 2020
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City centre office drought will continue beyond next year, property agents fear, as demand stays strong

Property agents have warned that the major shortage of prime city centre office space in Bristol will continue at least into next year following strong take-up over the past three months. Latest figures released by the Office Agents Society of Bristol for the first quarter show 219,420 sq ft...

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Developers promise high-quality £200m regeneration of historic Old Market site

April 3, 2020
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Developers promise high-quality £200m regeneration of historic Old Market site

More details have emerged of the regeneration of a high-profile site in Bristol’s historic Old Market, with the developer promising a unique scheme reflecting the city’s strong reputation for innovation, sustainability and artisan food. London-based developer First Base this week submitted its plans for the former Gardiner Haskins site...

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Crisis-hit kitchen firm reinvents itself to make flatpack desks for home-working and schooling

April 3, 2020
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Crisis-hit kitchen firm reinvents itself to make flatpack desks for home-working and schooling

A small Bristol business is creating flatpack desks for children’s home-schooling and for adults to work from at home in an innovative move to safeguard its future. HUSK, which has a workshop in Montpelier, was forced to shut down its first showroom at Wapping Wharf just weeks after it...

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Bristol Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. Your insights help us understand the impact of the Covid-19 crisis

April 3, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. Your insights help us understand the impact of the Covid-19 crisis

The people of the UK are making extraordinary efforts to limit the health impact of Covid-19. NHS staff, aided by carers and volunteers, are doing sterling work in the face of unprecedented pressures. Families, friends, and neighbours are rallying round those who are ill or isolating themselves. And thousands...

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Coronavirus update: Hospitals charity calls on home workers to donate money saved on commuting

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Hospitals charity calls on home workers to donate money saved on commuting

Bristol firms with staff working from home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak are being urged to help them ‘donate their commute’ to city centre hospitals charity Above & Beyond. They can set up a virtual collection tin via the JustGiving app for their team to give the...

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Appointment brings medical negligence and personal injury expertise to Novum Law in Bristol

April 2, 2020
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Appointment brings medical negligence and personal injury expertise to Novum Law in Bristol

Specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law has extended its offering in Bristol with the appointment of associate legal director Mary Smith. Mary’s arrival means the office now handles complex medical negligence and serious personal injury compensation claims. Previously it had specialised in helping clients affected by asbestos disease. ...

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Bristol Business Blog: Louise Somerset, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme

April 2, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog:   Louise Somerset, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme

Louise Somerset, partner and head of private client tax services at Smith & Williamson in Bristol, explains the government’s self-employed income support scheme. The Chancellor has announced an income support scheme to help the self-employed through the current financial crisis, designed to be on a par with support for...

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Clean energy experts at TLT complete fourth major renewables deal for investment group

April 2, 2020
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National law firm TLT’s Bristol-based clean energy experts have completed on another major renewables asset deal as activity in the market shows no sign of tailing off.  In the team’s fourth transaction for Alpha Real Renewables, it advised on the London-based investment group’s acquisition of a portfolio of operational...

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Bristol Business Blog: Fionnuala Nolan and Michael Tatters, Thrings. The Coronavirus Act – protecting commercial real estate yields

April 1, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Fionnuala Nolan and Michael Tatters, Thrings. The Coronavirus Act – protecting commercial real estate yields

Thrings’ commercial property partner Fionnuala Nolan and property litigation partner Michael Tatters consider the impact of the recently introduced Coronavirus Act on commercial property owners, their tenants, funders and investors. The UK government has enacted the Coronavirus Act with the purpose of defending its people and economy against the...

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Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

April 1, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Business confidence falls as firms start to feel impact of pandemic

Three-quarters of South West firms were hit by the coronavirus pandemic in the first two weeks of March, according to a new survey which also shows the outbreak has triggered a marked fall in businesses confidence in the region. Lloyds Bank’s Business Barometer – a monthly survey of more...

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Coronavirus update: Profit warnings soar as firms start to feel financial impact of pandemic

March 31, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Profit warnings soar as firms start to feel financial impact of pandemic

Warnings about future profits made by South West companies listed on the London Stock Exchange have soared by 75% compared to this time last year – with most of them blaming the coronavirus pandemic. The latest analysis from international accountancy group EY shows there have been 14 profit warnings...

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