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Fast-growing café/bar group Loungers to move to larger Bristol head office

October 29, 2014
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Fast-growing café/bar group Loungers to move to larger Bristol head office

Bristol-based café/bar group Loungers is to relocate its head office to larger premises following a period of rapid expansion.  The group, formed by long-standing friends Alex Reilley, Jake Bishop and Dave Reid, opened its first venue on North Street in the Bedminster in 2002 and now runs nearly 50...

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Lawyer to take part in New York Marathon and give testicular cancer a run for its money

October 29, 2014
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Lawyer to take part in New York Marathon and give testicular cancer a run for its money

Family lawyer David Harper of regional firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, is preparing to run the New York Marathon this weekend – just four months after being treated for testicular cancer. David, pictured, will join an estimated 60,000 runners on the start line on Staten Island...

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Promotions at the double boost Baker Tilly’s Bristol tax team

October 27, 2014
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Promotions at the double boost Baker Tilly’s Bristol tax team

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly has strengthened its Bristol office with two promotions in its tax team. Matthew Sewell, who has been with Baker Tilly for five years, becomes tax partner while Andrew Gordon, who has more than 10 years’ experience of working with a mix of international companies, multi-national...

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Burges Salmon advises Skanska on £8m development land sale in Bath

October 27, 2014
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Burges Salmon advises Skanska on £8m development land sale in Bath

Real estate sector experts from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon have advised property development and construction group Skanska UK on a £8m residential development land sale in Bath. The Burges Salmon team, led by real estate partner Ross Polkinghorne, advised Skanska on all real estate aspects of deal...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 26, 2014
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Monday 27 October Trading statement: Petra Diamonds AGM: Brooks Macdonald Economics: Confederation of British Industry reported sales figures, Nationwide house price data Tuesday 28 October Finals: Epistem, Utilitywise Trading statements: BG, BP, Guinness Peat, Lloyds Banking, Standard Chartered, UBM AGM: Indus Gas EGMs: Balfour Beatty, Bellzone Mining, Doriemus, TUI...

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Strong end to year predicted for Bristol’s office market as pent-up demand sparks major deals

October 24, 2014
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Strong end to year predicted for Bristol’s office market as pent-up demand sparks major deals

Bristol’s rapidly-recovering office market is poised for a number of significant deals over the next few months which will make 2014 the strongest year since before the recession. Increased take-up in the third quarter means Bristol has already overtaken the annual average for the previous five years. Now property...

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The LAST WORD: Rebecca Tregarthen, Chairman of IoD, Bristol

October 24, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Rebecca Tregarthen, Chairman of IoD, Bristol

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Rebecca Tregarthen, Chairman of IoD Bristol, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? Lucy starring Scarlett Johanssen Book you read? Marianne Dreams...

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Burges Salmon does the double at Bristol Law Society Awards

October 24, 2014
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Burges Salmon does the double at Bristol Law Society Awards

Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon is celebrating success at the double at last night’s Bristol Law Society Awards 2014. Tristan Williams was named as Chartered Legal Executive of the Year and Thomas Carpenter as Law Student of the Year.  Hosted by legal commentator and journalist Joshua Rozenberg, the...

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Latest Bristol-Guangzhou link will harness cities’ leading innovation in energy, education and urban design

October 24, 2014
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Latest Bristol-Guangzhou link will harness cities’ leading innovation in energy, education and urban design

Bristol and its Chinese sister city Guangzhou are to explore closer links between their important educational, industrial and energy sectors following the second visit by a high-powered delegation to Bristol in as many weeks. A Bristol-Panyu Urbanisation and Cooperation group is to be established to look at how the...

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Bristol firm Ecoegg ‘reshores’ manufacturing back to UK from China

October 24, 2014
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Bristol firm Ecoegg ‘reshores’ manufacturing back to UK from China

Bristol-based Ecoegg, an award-winning designer of eco-friendly laundry products, has created nine jobs and is exporting to more than 30 countries worldwide after bringing its production back from China. Having developed its innovative Dryer Egg, the latest in its range of eco- and skin-friendly products, firm was keen to...

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Bristol musical instrument firm looking for perfect pitch at royal innovation event

October 24, 2014
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Bristol musical instrument firm looking for perfect pitch at royal innovation event

Nu Desine, the Bristol firm behind the revolutionary AlphaSphere electronic musical instrument, is to take part in a pitching event with a royal twist. The firm, based at Bristol’s SETsquared innovation hub, has been shortlisted to take part in Pitch@Palace, a project spearheaded by the Duke of York and...

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Increase in private client work at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office helps group achieve strong growth

October 24, 2014
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Increase in private client work at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office helps group achieve strong growth

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has contributed to the business’s strong annual growth. Funds under management and advice for the group rose by 5.6% in the year to April 30, reaching £15bn for the first time – a rate of growth double...

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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

October 24, 2014
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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

Bristol business leaders today welcomed the latest positive national economic figures but concerns remain that the pace of growth is slowing and further problems could lie ahead. The Office for National Statistics figures show the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.7% in the three months to September...

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