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Former CMS senior associate joins Foot Anstey’s Bristol office as litigation partner

April 18, 2019
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Former CMS senior associate joins Foot Anstey’s Bristol office as litigation partner

South West law firm Foot Anstey has strengthened its position in the banking sector by appointing James Gliddon as a litigation partner. James, pictured, joins the firm’s Bristol office after eight years at CMS’s base in the city, where he was most recently a senior associate.  He advises clients,...

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Top planning law rankings for Clarke Willmott and four of its solicitors

April 17, 2019
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Top planning law rankings for Clarke Willmott and four of its solicitors

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, has been placed fourth in a prestigious table of the highest-rated firms for planning work. Clarke Willmott has moved up two places on last year’s survey while four lawyers from its 11-strong planning team are among individuals named...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 14, 2019
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Monday April 15 Finals: Crossword Cybersecurity, Filta Group Holdings, Mobile Tornado Group Interims: Carr’s Group, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Trading updates: Petra Diamonds, Rio Tinto, Sirius Real Estate Tuesday April 16 Finals: Card Factory, Flowtech Fluidpower, JD Sports Fashion, Parity Group, Telit Communications Interims: Bank of America, Netflix, Johnson &...

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University plans to extend its Enterprise Campus onto neighbouring site at Temple Quarter

April 12, 2019
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University plans to extend its Enterprise Campus onto neighbouring site at Temple Quarter

The University of Bristol is partnering with property developers to create more employment and research on a major high-profile development site alongside its planned Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. The new scheme forms part of a major new project on a derelict site off Silverthorne Lane on the northern bank...

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BAME support network launched by Burges Salmon with aim of moving from diversity to inclusion

April 12, 2019
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BAME support network launched by Burges Salmon with aim of moving from diversity to inclusion

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has launched BCultured, its social and support network for BAME employees. Entitled ‘From Diversity to Inclusion’ and with a focus on the issue of workplace inclusivity, the launch event for the group was attended by more than 100 guests. The evening centred on...

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Civil engineering body puts Brunel in his place by shortlisting museum for top award

April 12, 2019
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Civil engineering body puts Brunel in his place by shortlisting museum for top award

Bristol’s innovative Being Brunel has been shortlisted for a major civil engineering award just over a year after it opened. The museum, dedicated to the engineering genius and situated alongside his pioneering SS Great Britain, is in the running for the prestigious South West Civil Engineering Award, staged by...

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OggaDoon creative content manager and ‘client favourite’ becomes associate director

April 12, 2019
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OggaDoon creative content manager and ‘client favourite’ becomes associate director

Bristol-based ‘guerrilla’ PR agency OggaDoon’s creative content manager Emily Perkins has been promoted to associate director less than two years after joining the firm. Emily, pictured, has contributed strategic insight and expertise by speaking at a variety of events in the region, including OiConf, Bath Digital Festival and DBM. ...

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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

April 12, 2019
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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

Bristol property company Urban Creation, which specialises in transforming unusual and often historic buildings, has secured a £20m re-finance of its property portfolio with Handelsbanken. Urban Creation develops and manages high-quality properties, with a focus on stylish student accommodation and boutique serviced apartments in the heart of Bristol.  The...

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Founder of female-only adventure travel firm in running for young entrepreneur award

April 12, 2019
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Founder of female-only adventure travel firm in running for young entrepreneur award

An enterprising 29-year-old from Bristol, who lived as a nomad during a year-long global adventure, has been named as a finalist in a nationwide competition to find the UK’s most game-changing young entrepreneurs. Bex Band, who has also kayaked the breadth of the UK to protest about plastic pollution,...

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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

April 12, 2019
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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

Nominations have opened for The SPARKies, the coveted awards showcasing the best of the West of England’s tech sector. The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the businesses and individuals who make Bristol, Bath and surroundings a tech powerhouse and shine a light on their amazing wealth of...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in...

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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

April 12, 2019
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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

The West of England’s top accountants have been advised to have ‘micro-adventures’ such as skinny dipping in a river while on their way to a meeting or sleeping outside on a hill in summer. The unusual plea was made to the 400 guests at the profession’s regional annual dinner...

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New chief executive to take over at Bath Ales’ parent group St Austell Brewery

April 12, 2019
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New chief executive to take over at Bath Ales’ parent group St Austell Brewery

St Austell Brewery, the parent company of Warmley-based Bath Ales, has appointed Kevin Georgel to take over as chief executive when current CEO James Staughton retires next January. Kevin, pictured, has been a non-executive board member at Cornwall-based St Austell Brewery for four years. He will step down from...

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