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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 11, 2019
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Monday August 12 Interims: Cablevision Ho, Grupo, Valeura Energy Tuesday August 13 Interims: Caledonia Min., CLS Holdings, H&t Group, Ifg, Marshall Motor, Mears, Menzies, Plus 500 Trading announcement: AA, Ethernity Net, Volution Group Economic announcement: Claimant Count Rate Wednesday August 14 Interims: Admiral, Apax Glb, Avast, Balfour Beatty, Bank...

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Promotion for Gregg Latchams residential property and family lawyers

August 8, 2019
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Promotion for Gregg Latchams residential property and family lawyers

Bristol-headquartered law firm Gregg Latchams has promoted two of its lawyers in recognition of their achievements and commitment to its continued success. Head of residential property Lesley Warren is now a director while family and relationships specialist Sarah Comley has been a made a senior associate. Lesley, who has...

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Experienced investment director joins LDC’s Bristol office as it targets further growth

August 8, 2019
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Experienced investment director joins LDC’s Bristol office as it targets further growth

Mid-market private equity investor LDC has strengthened its Bristol-based South West & Wales team with the appointment of Stefan Gunn as investment director. Stefan, pictured, joins from NatWest, where he was a director in its Bristol-based structured finance operation with responsibility for originating and executing transactions across the South. ...

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Law Society committee to be chaired by Bristol-based human rights lawyer

August 7, 2019
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Law Society committee to be chaired by Bristol-based human rights lawyer

Award-winning Bristol lawyer Polly Sweeney, who specialises in public law and human rights issues, has been appointed co-chair of The Law Society’s mental health and disability committee. Polly, pictured, a partner in the Bristol office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell, will officially take up the role on September...

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Foot Anstey boosts Bristol office with trio of legal director appointments

August 7, 2019
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Foot Anstey boosts Bristol office with trio of legal director appointments

Three new legal directors have joined the Bristol office of South West law firm Foot Anstey as part of its growth strategy. Christian Silk, Zahir Nayani and Joanne Boyle have arrived following the firm’s announcement last month of a new strategy to expand its core sectors from four to...

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Business immigration partner joins Clarke Willmott at time of rapid change for global recruitment

August 7, 2019
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Business immigration partner joins Clarke Willmott at time of rapid change for global recruitment

Mandie Sewa has been appointed as head of business immigration at national law firm Clarke Willmott, joining as a partner working across its seven offices, including Bristol. Mandie, pictured, has more than 19 years’ experience in UK immigration and nationality law and in her new role she will head...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 4, 2019
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Monday August 5 Interims: BBA, Dialight, Senior Economic announcement: PMI Services Tuesday August 6 Interims: Genel Energy, HSBC Holdings, InterContinental Hotels, IWG, Meggitt, Pisc Polyus S, Rolls-Royce Holdings, Rotork, Synthomer, TP ICAP, Zotefoams Economic announcement: Retail Sales Wednesday August 7 Interims: BPKD, Glencore, Hill & Smith, Legal & General,...

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The LAST WORD: Simon Face, regional director, IoD South West

August 2, 2019
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The LAST WORD: Simon Face, regional director, IoD South West

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 Simon Face, IoD South West regional director, answers our 10 questions.  What was the LAST: Film you watched? Arrival, which made it onto TV recently. It’s about...

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City centre grade A office space dwindles further as insurance group moves to landmark building

August 2, 2019
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City centre grade A office space dwindles further as insurance group moves to landmark building

One of Bristol city centre’s largest office buildings is almost full following the arrival of its latest blue-chip occupier in a deal that has reduced available prime space even further. Global insurance giant Aon has signed a new 10-year lease on the10,392 sq ft sixth floor of One Redcliff Street, pictured,...

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‘Holiday hunger’ charity beats £100k target thanks to support from Bristol businesses

August 2, 2019
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‘Holiday hunger’ charity beats £100k target thanks to support from Bristol businesses

Dozens of businesses from across Bristol have risen to the urgent challenge of raising at least £100,000 to prevent thousands of children in the city from going hungry during the school summer holidays. Almost 50 organisations have pledged around £120,000 in funding in total to support the charity Feeding...

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Bristol heading for spate of new hotel openings as operators target city

August 2, 2019
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Bristol heading for spate of new hotel openings as operators target city

Bristol’s burgeoning hotel market is set to continue its rapid growth with the opening another ‘quirky’ boutique venue later this year and work starting shortly on up to half a dozen more. In total these hotels will bring several hundred more rooms to the city centre at a time...

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Gem of an opportunity to get ahead in brewing served up by Bath Ales

August 2, 2019
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Gem of an opportunity to get ahead in brewing served up by Bath Ales

A Bristol area brewery is seeking individuals who are passionate about beer to become its first brewing apprentices. Bath Ales is offering two people the chance to train at its state-of-the-art Hare Brewery, pictured, at Warmley on Bristol’s outskirts to learn the craft of beer production.  As well as...

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HR Dept franchise targets ambitious growth as SMEs face new challenges

August 2, 2019
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HR Dept franchise targets ambitious growth as SMEs face new challenges

A major expansion over the next four years is on the cards for outsourced human resources specialist The HR Dept Bristol and North Somerset, which works with small and medium-sized firms. It is aiming to expand its retained client base from 225 to 1,000 between now and the end...

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