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The LAST WORD: Danny Bartlett, external affairs manager, Philip Morris Ltd

October 18, 2019
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The LAST WORD: Danny Bartlett, external affairs manager, Philip Morris Ltd

Each week Bristol Business News gives a member of the business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Danny Bartlett, external affairs manager at Philip Morris Ltd, answers our 10 questions. What was the last…  Film you watched? Spider-Man: Far From Home. I’m a huge Marvel...

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BT agrees pre-let on 11-storey city centre office building more than a year ahead of its completition

October 18, 2019
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BT agrees pre-let on 11-storey city centre office building more than a year ahead of its completition

BT is to open a major hub in Bristol city centre in one of the largest pre-let office deals ever agreed in the city. In a sign of the strength of the market – and a lack of supply – the telecoms group has agreed to occupy 201,000 sq...

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Innovative Bristol project inspires trial scheme to help refugees launch their own businesses

October 18, 2019
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Innovative Bristol project inspires trial scheme to help refugees launch their own businesses

A pilot scheme to encourage refugees to set up businesses has been launched in Bristol following the success of a research project in the city last year. The scheme, which is being delivered by ACH Bristol, the leading local social enterprise specialising in refugee integration and employment services, is...

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Red letter day for automated handwriting firm founded by graduates after it lands top prize

October 18, 2019
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Red letter day for automated handwriting firm founded by graduates after it lands top prize

A business set up by two University of Bristol graduates which uses artificial intelligence to create automated handwritten letters has beaten off competition from more than 2,000 others to win £25,000 worth of seed funding. Scribeless, founded by Robert Van Den Bergh and Alex Robinson, both 23, scooped one...

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Bristol’s first ‘pro-working’ space grows at the double as demand soars

October 18, 2019
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Bristol’s first ‘pro-working’ space grows at the double as demand soars

Origin Workspace, Bristol’s first co-working space dedicated to ‘pro-working’, is to open a second phase in December in a move that will double its floorspace and provide upmarket office accommodation for hundreds of entrepreneurs. Phase 1 of Origin, which opened in May, transformed part of a former office block...

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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

October 18, 2019
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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

The University of Bristol’s ambitious plans to create a new enterprise campus centred on world-class innovation next to Temple Meads railway station received a double boost this week. The planned flagship Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC), pictured – a key element of the £300m campus at Temple Quarter –...

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Bristol conference addresses the challenges firms face over the workplace of the future

October 18, 2019
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Bristol conference addresses the challenges firms face over the workplace of the future

Flexible working, workplace culture and employee wellness will be key themes in the future of employment and businesses need to be aware of their impact, an event in Bristol heard. Called The Irresistible Organisation, it featured input from thought leaders and a panel of experts at the coalface of...

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Carter Jonas brings together South West commercial teams in new Bristol hub

October 18, 2019
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Carter Jonas brings together South West commercial teams in new Bristol hub

National property consultancy Carter Jonas has opened its new Bristol office following the acquisition earlier this year of city-based Williams Gunter Hardwick – a move that gave it a base in Bristol for the first time. The 4,833 sq ft office in St Catherine’s Court, Berkeley Place, Clifton, brings...

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Planning associate appointment strengthes Barton Willmore’s Bristol office

October 17, 2019
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Planning associate appointment strengthes Barton Willmore’s Bristol office

National planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has expanded its infrastructure and environmental planning team in Bristol with the appointment of Will Spencer. Will, pictured, joins the team as an infrastructure and environmental planning associate having previously worked for the three years as a development consent order and statutory...

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Six new members bring more diverse backgrounds and experiences to LEP board

October 17, 2019
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Six new members bring more diverse backgrounds and experiences to LEP board

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has refreshed its board – and addressed a major gender imbalance – by recruiting six new business leaders to help it shape the economic future of the region. The six senior businesses leaders – five of them women – work across...

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FRP Advisory continues to build Bristol restructuring team with new director appointment

October 17, 2019
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FRP Advisory continues to build Bristol restructuring team with new director appointment

National specialist business advisory firm FRP has appointed Jonathan Dunn as a director in its Bristol restructuring team. Jonathan joins the 11-strong team, led by partner Andrew Sheridan, from accountancy group BDO in Bristol, where he was an associate director. FRP said he brought more than 15 years’ experience...

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Award recognises Milsted Langdon partner’s role in raising profile of forensic accounting

October 17, 2019
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Award recognises Milsted Langdon partner’s role in raising profile of forensic accounting

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon’s forensic partner Roger Isaacs has been named Partner of the Year in a major national awards scheme. Roger, pictured, received the accolade at the 2019 British Accountancy Awards in recognition of his work in significantly raising the profile of his specialist field in the...

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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

October 17, 2019
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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

The days of the South West’s family-owned firms automatically being passed on to their founders’ offspring are long gone, with few now believing in a right to succession, according a new survey. Instead, most owners want to ensure their offspring are qualified to take over on merit not blood...

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