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More apprentices join Bevan Brittan as it widens its talent pool

February 15, 2017
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More apprentices join Bevan Brittan as it widens its talent pool

Three apprentices have started out on their legal careers at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Bevan Brittan – its second intake this financial year as business volumes continue to grow. The new arrivals follow on from a cohort of three who joined the firm last September, in addition to its...

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Firms will be at risk from government’s ‘rushed’ digital tax scheme, accountants warn

February 14, 2017
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Firms will be at risk from government’s ‘rushed’ digital tax scheme, accountants warn

Government plans to force millions of small businesses to make online quarterly updates to the taxman from April next year are far too rushed and could put some firms in danger of closure. The warning has come from regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in...

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Senior appointment boosts Alder King’s Bristol business rates team

February 14, 2017
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Senior appointment boosts Alder King’s Bristol business rates team

Property consultancy Alder King has appointed Ian Smith as a consultant in its Bristol-based business rates team.  Ian, pictured, joins the firm after 40 years with the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) in the South and South West and brings unrivalled knowledge and expertise, particularly in the valuation of specialist...

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Room at the top for home-grown talent at Barcan+Kirby

February 14, 2017
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Room at the top for home-grown talent at Barcan+Kirby

Alex Castiglione, who joined Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby as a temporary receptionist 15 years ago, has been promoted to its head of commercial property. Alex, pictured, arrived at the firm in 2002 to cover maternity leave. Before she reached the end of her temporary contract she was offered the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 11, 2017
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Monday 13 February Finals: Finesse, Reckitt Benckiser AGM: Winey Tuesday 14 February Interim: A&J Muck low Finals: Acacia Mining, Rolls-Royce, Spectra’s Trading statement: Tuli Travel AGMs: Pressure Technologies, RWS Holdings, Tuli Travel Economics: Retail price index, Consumer price index, Producer prices, House price index Wednesday 15 February Interims: Animal...

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Bristol placed high on ‘vibrant economy index’ but its record on inclusion is again challenged

February 10, 2017
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Bristol placed high on ‘vibrant economy index’ but its record on inclusion is again challenged

Bristol is one of the most resilient and sustainable cities in England with a strong creative and cultural scene, according to new analysis published today – but it lags behind many other areas of the country when it comes to inclusion, equality and prosperity. The city is ranked ninth...

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New M49 junction will put economic growth in the fast lane, says property industry

February 10, 2017
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The green light for a new junction on the M49 near Bristol will be a shot in the arm for the regional economy, city property experts have said. Construction is set to start by the end of this year after Highways England, Bristol City Council, and South Gloucestershire Council...

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Innovative centre for next-generation aircraft wings gets ready for take-off

February 10, 2017
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Innovative centre for next-generation aircraft wings gets ready for take-off

Construction work has started on Airbus’s industry-leading £38m wing structure test centre at its giant Filton plant. Around two hundred Airbus employees who will work in the Airbus Wing Integration Centre (AWIC) gathered at the site to mark the start of building work. The new facility will be an advanced...

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US acquisition fuels move into energy technology for OVO

February 10, 2017
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US acquisition fuels move into energy technology for OVO

OVO, the fast-growing Bristol-based energy supplier, has made its first acquisition – a US firm behind pioneering energy technology. VCharge, which is headquartered near Boston, has developed systems that make transmitting renewable energy more reliable. The groundbreaking technology uses advanced algorithms to balance grid requirements with the needs of individual users.  ...

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Sale of innovative research technology platform handled by TLT Bristol team

February 10, 2017
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Sale of innovative research technology platform handled by TLT Bristol team

A team from the Bristol headquarters of national law firm TLT has advised on the sale of research technology platform Usurv to market and customer insights company MARU Group. The acquisition of Usurv, which was founded in Bath and is now based in Kent, gives MARU a proprietary technology...

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Former Deloitte vice-chairman becomes first chairman at Consumer Intelligence

February 10, 2017
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Former Deloitte vice-chairman becomes first chairman at Consumer Intelligence

Bristol-based Consumer Intelligence, the provider of consumer insight for clients in the financial sector, has appointed Louis Jordan as is first chairman as it looks to further develop the business. The firm was launched 13 years ago by Ian Hughes, the former development director of Bristol-based pioneering direct marketing services...

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Lawyer specialising in classic car cases included in top-of-the-range private client guide

February 10, 2017
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Lawyer specialising in classic car cases included in top-of-the-range private client guide

David Stedman, a solicitor advocate in the Bristol office of law firm Clarke Willmott, has been named in a prestigious national guide which covers the top 500 private client advisers and wealth managers in the UK. David, pictured, specialises in commercial and private client litigation with a particular focus...

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Senior hire and two director promotions for Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

February 10, 2017
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Senior hire and two director promotions for Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

The Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson has been strengthened with the arrival of an associate director in its transaction services team and two senior-level promotions. Marcus Graham, pictured, has joined Smith & Williamson’s growing transaction services team from Deloitte in London. A...

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