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Guide to help businesses reboot for a post Covid-19 world launched by Bristol comms agency

June 2, 2020
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Guide to help businesses reboot for a post Covid-19 world launched by Bristol comms agency

Bristol-headquartered strategic communications consultancy JBP has published a guide to help businesses engage more effectively with staff and customers as the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted. Called Reboot Your Business, the guide gives expert advice to employers from the day their staff return to the workplace through to reshaping their...

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Raft of promotions across its offices strengthens regional law firm Wards

June 1, 2020
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Raft of promotions across its offices  strengthens regional law firm Wards

Regional law firm Wards Solicitors has made a number of promotions, including a new head of conveyancing, four new partners and two associates.  Rebecca Stuart, an existing partner at the firm with more than 15 years’ experience in residential conveyancing, takes up the role of head of conveyancing while...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 1, 2020
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Monday June 1 Final: Sirius Real Estate Interim: Hollywood Bowl Tuesday June 2 Finals: Card Factory, Inspired Energy, Vianet Group Wednesday June 3 Finals: Angling Direct, ASA International, Instem plc Interim: SSP Group Thursday June 4 Finals: Allied Minds, Auto Trader, Pennon Group, Renewi plc Q1 announcement: PJSC Rushydro...

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Cultural groups channel Bristol’s collaborative spirit to ease the lockdown with online art

May 29, 2020
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Cultural groups channel Bristol’s collaborative spirit to ease the lockdown with online art

Bristol’s cultural organisations have joined forces to present a programme of online arts experiences for audiences missing the buzz and community of the city’s vibrant arts scene. Launched today, Bristol Arts Channel is a collaboration with commissioning and development organisation The Space and Bristol & Bath Creative R&D.  The...

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Foreign inward investment boost for Bristol as UK bounces back from Brexit doubts

May 29, 2020
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Foreign inward investment boost for Bristol as UK bounces back from Brexit doubts

Bristol attracted 15 investment projects from overseas last year, new figures show, making it the seventh best performing regional location in the UK and underlining its growing reputation as an international business hub. The city’s strong performance was despite the South West as a whole suffering a 14% decline...

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Union calls for urgent action to protect Bristol Airport as pandemic devastates UK aviation sector

May 29, 2020
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Union calls for urgent action to protect Bristol Airport as pandemic devastates UK aviation sector

The success of Bristol Airport as it prepares to come out of lockdown is vital to the region’s economy, with thousands of jobs hanging in the balance, according to research commissioned by the Unite trade union. The airport expects to resume some domestic flights next month after spending the lockdown...

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South West firms now UK’s least confident as Covid-19 hits region hard

May 29, 2020
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South West firms now UK’s least confident as Covid-19 hits region hard

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a severe blow to confidence levels among South West firms – with the region now the UK’s least optimistic, according to the gloomy results of another survey. Overall confidence slumped by 16 points during the past month to minus 51% – an unenviable record...

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Covid-19 ‘lifeline’ support scheme for Bristol’s creative firms extended

May 28, 2020
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Covid-19 ‘lifeline’ support scheme for Bristol’s creative firms extended

Bristol creative businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic are being offered extra support, including grants to spend on mentoring and specialist training. The additional help is being made through the West of England Combined Authority’s (WECA) Creative Scale Up programme.   The scheme is already providing online peer and...

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VWV strengthens partnership with two new promotions

May 27, 2020
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VWV strengthens partnership with two new promotions

Bristol-headquartered law firm VWV has promoted solicitors Leila Goodarzi and Rebecca Fox to partners, taking the total number in its partnership to 86. Leila, pictured right, who joined the firm as a trainee in 2010, will now lead the firm’s estates tax and trust team in Bristol, working on...

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Smith & Williamson donates to vital community food groups tackling hunger during lockdown

May 26, 2020
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Smith & Williamson donates to vital community food groups tackling hunger during lockdown

A charity combatting hunger in Bristol with food that would otherwise have been thrown away has received £60,000 from the city office of national financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson. FareShare, which has its regional centre in St. Jude’s, is part of a UK national network of...

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Knight Frank’s Bristol residential investment team boosted by arrival of new partner

May 26, 2020
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Knight Frank’s Bristol residential investment team boosted by arrival of new partner

Property agency Knight Frank has appointed Craig Wallace as a partner in its in Bristol office’s residential investment and development valuation & advisory team. Craig, pictured, will provide valuation services to lending institutions, local authorities, residential property developers and investors on schemes across the South West, South Wales and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 24, 2020
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Monday May 25 Bank holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday May 26 Nothing listed Wednesday May 27 Finals: Biffa, British Land, Hibernia REIT, Ramsdens Holdings Interim: Britvic Trading announcement: Provident Financial Thursday May 28 Final: Urban Exposure Interims: Daily Mail & General Trust, Jadestone Energy Trading announcement: IWG Friday May 29...

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Investment firm Foresight to get clear vision of its energy assets, thanks to Bristol tech company

May 22, 2020
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Bristol tech firm Sennen, which produces bespoke software that makes renewable energy operations safer and more efficient, has won a major new client. Sennen’s team is now working with leading renewable energy infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group to develop a system that will help it manage...

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