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Search starts to find Bristol’s happiest workplace – the humdrum and boring need not apply

December 17, 2014
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Search starts to find Bristol’s happiest workplace – the humdrum and boring need not apply

A competition has been launched to find Bristol’s happiest workplace – and staff working for the city’s forward-looking employers are being urged to enter. The contest is being staged by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA , which wants to know exactly what sets some of the...

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Jobless fall welcomed by Bristol Chamber, but it warns of weaknesses in economy

December 17, 2014
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Bristol Chamber & Initiative has welcomed another decrease in unemployment but warned that “fundamental weaknesses” remain in the economy which threaten to hold back recovery. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published this week show unemployment across the South West fell by 2,000 between August and October,...

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Greens can build a better Bristol, party leader insists on visit to city

December 10, 2014
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Building a fairer and more sustainable society would create jobs and boost the economy, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said on a visit to Bristol. Speaking to Bristol Business News, Ms Bennett said it was a stereotype that her party was anti-business. But it wanted big businesses to behave...

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Easyjet to add another three routes from Bristol Airport next summer

December 10, 2014
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Low-cost airline easyJet today announced a further three new routes to its growing portfolio of destinations from Bristol Airport. Starting in April and May next year, the airline will fly to Bilbao, Isle of Man and Zante. EasyJet is already the airport’s largest operator and today’s announcement follows hot...

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HMRC targets solicitors to get their tax payments in order

December 10, 2014
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HMRC targets solicitors to get their tax payments in order

Solicitors in Bristol are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to bring their tax affairs up to date or face tougher penalties. A new UK-wide tax scheme, the Solicitors’ Tax Campaign, is the latest voluntary disclosure opportunity from HMRC that gives specific groups of taxpayers the chance...

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Our year as European Green Capital will change people’s lives, Mayor vows as city takes over title

December 8, 2014
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Our year as European Green Capital will change people’s lives, Mayor vows as city takes over title

Bristol today promised to stage the best-funded and most-comprehensive programme of events yet by any European Green Capital as it officially took over the title. The European Commission bestowed the title on the city from this year’s holders Copenhagen in a  ceremony in the Danish capital. Bristol is the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 8, 2014
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Monday 8 December Final: Jelf Group AGMs: Hunter Resources, Stellar Diamonds EGM: Patagonia Gold Tuesday 9 December Interims: Ensor Holdings, Imimobile, Iomart Finals: easyHotel, OMG, Pressure Technologies, RWS Holdings, Treatt, Victrex, Zytronic Trading statement: ASOS AGMs: AB Dynamics, Billing Services Group, Debenhams, GCM Resources, Leed Resources, Xeros Technology Economics:...

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The LAST WORD: Gilbert Lemon, partner, Smith & Williamson

December 5, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Gilbert Lemon, partner, Smith & Williamson

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 Gilbert Lemon, partner at the Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group, Smith & Williamson, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you...

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Engine Shed’s role as platform for economic growth outlined as it marks its first anniversary

December 5, 2014
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Engine Shed’s role as platform for economic growth outlined as it marks its first anniversary

Bristol’s innovation hub Engine Shed has celebrated its first year by revealing that it has created 128 jobs and contributed £8m to the West of England’s economy. The building, a unique collaboration between the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and the  West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP),...

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McCann Bristol brings in experienced creative director to take agency to next level

December 5, 2014
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McCann Bristol brings in experienced creative director to take agency to next level

Integrated communications agency McCann Bristol has recruited Paul Cottrell, a former creative director from Ogilvy in Melbourne. Paul, pictured, joins the agency following a period of double digit growth and a doubling of the head count in 2014. His agency career spans 20 years and two continents. In that...

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Happy campers turn hobby into fast-growing business for entrepreneurial family

December 5, 2014
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Happy campers turn hobby into fast-growing business for entrepreneurial family

A campsite run by Bristol businessman Jules Sayer and his family has fought off competition from more than 1,000 sites across the country to be named as the top seller by an independent guide. Visitor numbers at Petruth Paddocks in Cheddar have soared by an amazing 500% over the...

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New business development manager to drive further growth in South West for Grant Thornton

December 5, 2014
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New business development manager to drive further growth in South West for Grant Thornton

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Adina Watt as business development manager for the South West. Adina, pictured, moves to the region from the North West where she was the firm’s business development manager in its Manchester and Liverpool offices. Prior to joining Grant Thornton she held the same...

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Four new recruits strengthen Burges Salmon’s pensions team

December 5, 2014
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Four new recruits strengthen Burges Salmon’s pensions team

Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has continued to expand its pensions team with four new appointments. Crispin Freeman, Charlotte Osmond, Amy Davies and Stacey Yon have joined following sustained growth across the firm’s pension client base. Crispin joins as a senior associate from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co while...

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