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Bristol showcased to international tour firms as efforts stepped up to encourage more overseas visitors

February 9, 2023
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Bristol showcased to international tour firms as efforts stepped up to encourage more overseas visitors

Travel trade buyers and tour operators from around the world have visited Bristol as part of a new campaign by tourist bosses to boost the number of overseas visitors to the city. Prior to the pandemic, around 1m international tourists a year came to the West of England –...

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Regional campaign against poverty pay gains traction with commitment from more than 100 firms

February 9, 2023
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Regional campaign against poverty pay gains traction with commitment from more than 100 firms

More than 100 firms in Bristol and across the West of England have signed up to a regional Good Employment Charter which pledges to pay staff a Real Living Wage and clamp down on the use of zero-hours contracts. Introduced by Metro Mayor Dan Norris as part of a...

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Burges Salmon appoints Bristol office partner as the new head of its private wealth team

February 8, 2023
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Burges Salmon appoints Bristol office partner as the new head of its private wealth team

Experienced private client partner Suzanna Harvey has been promoted by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon to head of its private wealth sector. Suzanna, pictured, specialises in tax, trusts, immigration and estate planning for international clients – both UK resident and non-resident – and provides tax advice to a...

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Top UK fire safety business’s disposal handled by Bristol professional advisers

February 7, 2023
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Top UK fire safety business’s disposal handled by Bristol professional advisers

Bristol-based advisers from the corporate finance arm of national accountancy group Evelyn Partners and law firm Clarke Willmott have worked on the sale of one of the UK’s leading specialist fire safety companies. Indepth Hygiene Services, which provides nationwide coverage from its base in the London Borough of Sutton,...

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Womble Bond Dickinson helps Bristol cycling charity steer course through name change and IP issue

February 7, 2023
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Womble Bond Dickinson helps Bristol cycling charity steer course through name change and IP issue

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has provided its services pro-bono to a city-based charity that works to transform lives and the environment by broadening access to cycling. WBD intellectual property (IP) team partner James Love helped Life Cycle register its brand assets with...

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PR brief for Saga Media landed by recently launched specialist ‘later life’ creative agency

February 7, 2023
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PR brief for Saga Media landed by recently launched specialist ‘later life’ creative agency

Anything But Grey, the specialist Bristol-based creative agency for businesses seeking to engage with a 50-plus audience, has been appointed by Saga to handle consumer PR for the launch of its new digital media brand. Saga Media is a new division of Saga, the long-established group that provides a range...

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New staff recruited by events firm Ignition as it gets fired up by a strong post-pandemic recovery

February 6, 2023
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Bristol-based exhibition, events and experience designer firm Ignition has taken on four new senior staff members as it continues its bounce back from the impact of Covid-19 on the industry. While the pandemic triggered a temporary-but-total shutdown of live events and exhibitions, Ignition responded at speed and developed new creative...

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TV and media industry figure joins Ultraleap as an SVP it looks to get its touchless tech into more hands

February 6, 2023
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TV and media industry figure joins Ultraleap as an SVP it looks to get its touchless tech into more hands

Bristol-based pioneering hand-tracking software firm Ultraleap is continuing on its mission to remove boundaries between physical and digital worlds by recruiting the former group head of TV product at Vodafone. Miguel Rodrigues, pictured, joins Ultraleap as senior vice president (SVP) of product from Kaltura, a video streaming company that...

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Partner returns to Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office to strengthen its corporate team

February 6, 2023
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Partner returns to Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office to strengthen its corporate team

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has continued to expand the corporate team in its Bristol office with the appointment of Louise Grzasko as a partner. Louise, pictured, returns to Osborne Clarke after more than six years with Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors, where she held the position of partner and head...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 4, 2023
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Monday February 6 Trading announcement: Darktrace Economic announcements: PMI Construction, Halifax House Price Index Tuesday February 7 Finals: BP, Kosmos Energy, React Group Interims: Genus, Mattioli Woods, Alumasc Group, Feedback Trading announcements: SSE, Syncona Economic announcement: Retail Sales Wednesday February 8 Finals: Hardide, Smurfit Kappa Group Interims: Ashmore Group,...

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The LAST WORD: Fiona O’Kane, head of Bristol office, Womble Bond Dickinson

February 3, 2023
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The LAST WORD: Fiona O’Kane, head of Bristol office, Womble Bond Dickinson

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Fiona O’Kane, a partner and head of international law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched: The Banshees of Inisherin....

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City centre office market bounces back as creative and tech firms engage in race for prime space

February 3, 2023
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City centre office market bounces back as creative and tech firms engage in race for prime space

Bristol’s buoyant tech and creative sectors are helping the city’s office market recover from the impact of the pandemic – with headline rents ahead of other major regional cities, including Birmingham and Manchester, according to new research. The tech, media and telecoms sector, along with professional services and co-working...

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Takeover puts specialist insurance group on course to double in size over three years

February 3, 2023
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Takeover puts specialist insurance group on course to double in size over three years

Bristol insurance specialist the Hayes Parsons Group has strengthened its position in the market with the acquisition of professional indemnity insurance broker Ntegrity Insurance Solutions. Based in Hambrook on Bristol’s outskirts and established in 2007, Ntegrity is a specialist professional indemnity insurance broker.  Hayes Parsons, one of the UK’s...

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