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Companies House delays risk damaging businesses’ credit status, warns Bishop Fleming

January 13, 2017
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Companies House delays risk damaging businesses’ credit status, warns Bishop Fleming

Businesses are at risk of having black marks against their credit profile because of Companies House delays in processing filed documents and accounts, according to accountancy firm Bishop Fleming. The firm, which has its largest office in Bristol, is warning that a backlog of up to a fortnight in...

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Trade links on the menu at Bristol’s Chinese New Year banquet

January 13, 2017
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Trade links on the menu at Bristol’s Chinese New Year banquet

Bristol firms with links to China – or those wishing to explore them – are being invited to welcome in the Year of the Rooster at a special Chinese New Year celebration banquet in the city next month. The gala banquet is being stage by the Bristol and West...

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Inspirational speakers lined up for second Royall Wealth Club meeting

January 13, 2017
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Inspirational speakers lined up for second Royall Wealth Club meeting

The Royall Wealth Club, the innovative Bristol-based community of forward-thinking individuals, stages its second meeting later this month with a platform of inspirational speakers. The club, which covers Bath and Bristol, was launched last October with the intention of bringing together successful people from all walks of life to meet,...

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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office in healthcare sector role

January 12, 2017
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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office in healthcare sector role

International property agency Cushman & Wakefield has appointed experienced healthcare sector specialist Sophia Sham as an associate in its Bristol office. Sophia, pictured, joins the firm’s UK healthcare advisory team. Her arrival further boosts the team, which was formed in April last year and has already valued or advised...

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Production Guild board role for Bottle Yard Studios’ director

January 12, 2017
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Production Guild board role for Bottle Yard Studios’ director

Fiona Francombe, site director of Bristol’s successful Bottle Yard Studios, has joined the board of The Production Guild of Great Britain, the UK’s most prestigious membership organisation for film and TV production management professionals. Based at Pinewood Studios, The Production Guild represents and supports those working in a wide...

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Another delay for Bristol’s arena as council parts company with main contractor

January 12, 2017
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Another delay for Bristol’s arena as council parts company with main contractor

The long-awaited Bristol Arena has been delayed yet again following the departure of its main contractor, it was revealed this week. It should now open by autumn 2020, Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees said. Bristol City Council has chosen not to progress to a main building contract with Bouygues...

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New chair for Bishop Fleming as firm aims for further growth

January 11, 2017
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New chair for Bishop Fleming as firm aims for further growth

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, has appointed Ian Smith as chair. He succeeds Jerry O’Sullivan, who recently completed his six-year term in the role. Ian, pictured, who took up the post on January 1, is a corporate and business services partner who...

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Bristol’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

January 9, 2017
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Bristol’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Bristol firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business are being urged to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their fifth year, the coveted awards champion businesses that demonstrate commitment to using and promoting fairtrade and supporting fair and ethical business practices. Bristol...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 7, 2017
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Monday 9 January Interim: Ilika Final: Safestore Trading statement: International Consolidated Airlines AGMs: Craven House Capital, Wey Education Economics: Halifax house prices Tuesday 10 January Interim: Games Workshop Trading statements: boohoo.com, Carr’s, Games Workshop, Just Eat, Nichols, Robert Walters, William Morrison AGMs: Carr’s, Focusrite EGMs: Brammer, Domino’s Pizza Wednesday...

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Bristol office market in line for powerful year as Hinkley Point C fuels demand

January 6, 2017
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Bristol office market in line for powerful year as Hinkley Point C fuels demand

Bristol commercial property experts are predicting a stellar year for the city’s office market as occupier demand grows – much of it driven by the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant. They point to a strong end to 2016, including the long-expected announcement that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)...

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Osborne Clarke advises on Ministry of Cake sale to French patisserie group

January 6, 2017
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A Bristol-based cross-border corporate team from international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised leading mid-market private equity house LDC and the management team at Ministry of Cake on its sale to Mademoiselle Desserts. Osborne Clarke originally advised LDC on its investment in Taunton-based Ministry of Cake in May 2014...

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Thatchers toasts £8.3m investment in first cider canning line

January 6, 2017
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Thatchers toasts £8.3m investment in first cider canning line

Family-owned cider producer Thatchers has installed its first canning line at its North Somerset production hub. The firm, best known for its flagship Thatchers Gold cider, has invested £8.3m in the production facility – meaning it can now press and package all of its ciders. It previously used a...

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The LAST WORD: Sarah Cade, managing director, Avon Data Systems

January 6, 2017
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The LAST WORD: Sarah Cade, managing director, Avon Data Systems

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 Sarah Cade, managing director at hotel management software firm Avon Data Systems, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Bad Moms Book...

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