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Stockholm office opening bolsters Osborne Clarke’s offering across Europe

September 19, 2017
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Osborne Clarke, the international legal practice with its roots in Bristol, has continued its expansion with the opening of its first office in Sweden. The team in Stockholm aims to be the go-to law firm for assisting Nordic and international businesses in fast-growth sectors. The launch forms a key...

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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

September 18, 2017
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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

The CBI has appointed Ben Rhodes as its new assistant regional director in the South West. Ben, pictured, joins from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, where he was chief executive for five-and-a-half years. His responsibilities in the newly created role will include promoting the South West as a...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 17, 2017
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Monday September 18 Finals: Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited, City of London Investment Group, Finsbury Food Group, Green Reit, Petra Diamonds Ltd.(DI) Interims: Concurrent Technologies, Ergomed , Learning Technologies Group , M. P. Evans Group, Medica Group , Secure Income Reit , Veltyco Group AGMS: Mercia Technologies , Ormonde...

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The LAST WORD: Rich Osborn, founder and CEO, Fresh-range

September 15, 2017
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The LAST WORD: Rich Osborn, founder and CEO, Fresh-range

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 Rich Osborn, founder and CEO of Fresh-range, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? I watched The BFG this week (for the second time) with my 10...

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Businesses urged to back Mayor in his fight to get more government spending for Bristol

September 15, 2017
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Businesses urged to back Mayor in his fight to get more government spending for Bristol

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees is calling on the business community to support him as he sets out the case for increased powers and investment for the city. Mayor Rees, pictured, joined the leaders and mayors of the UK’s most powerful cities this week in calling on the government to...

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West firms head east on mission to whet appetite of Chinese for quality British food and drink

September 15, 2017
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An official trade mission of small food and drink firms jets off to China from Bristol Airport tomorrow morning in a bid to win business in the fast-growing country, which has a keen appetite for premium brands in the sector. The delegation is backed by Santander, Business West, the...

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Investors get a Wriggle on by backing fast-growing Bristol deals-on-meals app

September 15, 2017
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Investors get a Wriggle on by backing fast-growing Bristol deals-on-meals app

Wriggle, the Bristol-based app developer, has received a £320,000 investment to continue to its fast-paced national roll-out. Wriggle’s app and website connects users to exclusive, on-the-day discounts at bars, restaurants and events through articles, videos, guides and offers. It has already been used to connect around 100,000 foodie fans...

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Graduate surveyor joins Lambert Smith Hampton’s office advisory team in Bristol

September 15, 2017
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Graduate surveyor joins Lambert Smith Hampton’s office advisory team in Bristol

The Bristol office of national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has boosted its office advisory division with the appointment of Chris Andrews as a new graduate surveyor. Chris, pictured, joins from US multinational Berkshire Hathaway, where he worked as a junior broker in its residential agency arm in...

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Foot Anstey continues to invest in trainee programme

September 15, 2017
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Foot Anstey continues to invest in trainee programme

Regional law firm Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, has continued its investment in developing lawyers of the future by appointing 12 new trainee solicitors. The move takes the number on its training programme to 24. The new joiners each commence a two-year training contract with the...

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Bristol’s indie brewers raise the bar for UK and overseas breweries at city’s Craft Beer Festival

September 15, 2017
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Bristol’s indie brewers raise the bar for UK and overseas breweries at city’s Craft Beer Festival

Bristol’s burgeoning craft beer industry takes centre stage this weekend as many of the city’s indie brewers come together for a major event. The Bristol Craft Beer Festival, which starts this evening, will showcase the city’s top breweries alongside those from around the South West and further afield.  Demonstrating...

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From Minions to VR, Encounters returns to put focus on Bristol as hotspot for short film talent

September 15, 2017
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From Minions to VR, Encounters returns to put focus on Bristol as hotspot for short film talent

Bristol’s acclaimed Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival kicks off next Tuesday with more than 400 films and 60 events across six days showcasing the best of animation and short films from new and emerging talent.  This year’s competition programme is extensive and diverse, featuring a range of genres...

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Police and Crime Commissioner to attend launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition

September 15, 2017
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Police and Crime Commissioner to attend launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition

Bristol’s emerging young entrepreneurs will get the chance to share their stories and pitch their ideas in a Dragons’ Den-style competition at an event staged by city-based youth empowerment project Babbasa later this month. Among those taking part in the launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition on September 30...

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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

September 15, 2017
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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

Small and medium-sized enterprises from across the South West are being invited to the preview of a unique programme aimed at supporting and investing in the business leaders of the future. Productivity through People is a collaboration between four world-class organisations with the University of Bath School of Management,...

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