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Senior chartered building surveyor joins Malcolm Hollis in Bristol

March 18, 2019
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Senior chartered building surveyor joins Malcolm Hollis in Bristol

Independent commercial building consultancy Malcolm Hollis has appointed Ross Uren as a senior chartered building surveyor in its Bristol office. Ross, pictured, has 20 years’ experience in the surveying industry and specialises in project and programme management.  He joins the Malcolm Hollis team from the Bristol office of international...

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Gregg Latchams family lawyer gives expert advice to separating couples in new book

March 18, 2019
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Gregg Latchams family lawyer gives expert advice to separating couples in new book

A senior associate at Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams has contributed to a new book which aims to help parents who are separating. 101 Questions Answered About Separating With Children contains information and guidance for parents from a range of expert family solicitors, barristers, mediators and other professionals, including...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 17, 2019
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Monday March 18 Nothing listed Tuesday March 19 Finals: TP ICAP, John Wood, Antofagasta Interim: FedEx Trading updates: ASOS, Ocado Economic announcement: Employment data including job creation (December), unemployment rate (January), average earnings (January) Wednesday March 20 Finals: Genel Energy, Kingfisher, Ferrexpo Interim: Micron Technology Economic announcement: CPI (January)...

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Bristol developer Cubex sets out vision for two major housing and workspace schemes in city

March 15, 2019
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Bristol developer Cubex sets out vision for two major housing and workspace schemes in city

More than 1,800 homes, a major new speculative office building and a hotel are planned for two separate schemes that could change the face of two areas of Bristol. Both are being proposed by city-based developer Cubex, which this week formed a strategic partnership with investor PfP Capital on...

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Students get creative as £5m city centre college campus goes live

March 15, 2019
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Students get creative as £5m city centre college campus goes live

The first phase of Bristol’s £5m city centre Access Creative College games and media campus has opened with an action-packed launch party. Students, parents and members of the city’s education and business communities celebrated the opening with a host of live performances and student showcases.  Those attending experienced the...

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What’s the story? Bristol to host Social Media Week with focus on responsible content creation

March 15, 2019
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What’s the story? Bristol to host Social Media Week with focus on responsible content creation

Global conference Social Media Week is to return to Bristol this June – the only city in the UK outside of London to be involved. Bristol will be one of 25 locations worldwide to host the week, held previously in 2016 and 2018. On those occasions it included keynotes...

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Shop offers opportunity for experienced business figure with taste for in-cider trading

March 15, 2019
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Shop offers opportunity for experienced business figure with taste for in-cider trading

The owner of Bristol Cider Shop, which has been at the forefront of the craft cider revolution since 2010, is seeking a business partner with the skills and experience to take it to the next level. Since opening the celebrated shop on Christmas Steps – and relocating it in...

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Using local suppliers for local pubs helps brewery go the distance to reduce its food miles

March 15, 2019
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Using local suppliers for local pubs helps brewery go the distance to reduce its food miles

A brewery and pub chain based just outside Bristol is toasting success in slashing its food miles by streamlining its supply chain, including using more local firms. The reduction of just under 850,000 food miles achieved last year by Butcombe Brewing Company, which is based in Wrington, came despite it continuing to...

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Students’ rubbish ideas to help Bristol Waste box clever over waste and recycling

March 15, 2019
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Students’ rubbish ideas to help Bristol Waste box clever over waste and recycling

Bristol Waste, the firm that handles domestic waste collection and recycling across the city, has worked with a group of design students to develop innovative answers to common problems linked to wheelie bins and recycling boxes. The second and third-year design students from Bath Spa University’s Bath School of Art...

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Firm that pioneered poo-powered bus goes electric with trial of clean, green vans

March 15, 2019
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Firm that pioneered poo-powered bus goes electric with trial of clean, green vans

GENeco, the Avonmouth-based renewable energy and recycling company best known for its poo-powered Bio-Bus, has plugged into the electric vehicle revolution to extend its zero-emission credentials. The firm, part of Bath-headquartered Wessex Water, is trialling six fully-electric Nissan eNV200s, pictured below, at three sites – Avonmouth, Trowbridge and Berry Hill in Dorset....

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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

March 15, 2019
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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

West of England organisations that support fair trade have been praised by TV personality Nick Hewer for “putting their money where their mouth is” at the region’s recent Fair Trade Business Awards. Countdown presenter Mr Hewer, a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation,...

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New HR director for Bishop Fleming as it looks to build on employee engagement innovations

March 15, 2019
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New HR director for Bishop Fleming as it looks to build on employee engagement innovations

Anna Averis has been appointed as the new HR director at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol. Anna has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior HR professional and has previously successfully developed and implemented people initiatives to increase employee engagement and...

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VWV staff’s feet of endurance earn them top places for The Prince’s Trust Future Steps challenge

March 14, 2019
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VWV staff’s feet of endurance earn them top places for The Prince’s Trust Future Steps challenge

Bristol-based law firm VWV has raised £11,660 in support of The Prince’s Trust Future Steps challenge, with one of its teams claiming first place for fundraising out of nearly 700 from across the country. The firm as a whole also ended up in first place overall for funds raised...

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