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New home for Synergy Creative after year of intense growth

December 7, 2016
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New home for Synergy Creative after year of intense growth

Bristol-based brand engagement agency Synergy Creative has moved to larger premises following a period of strong growth. The firm, which works with blue-chip clients to engage their employees and customers through creative communications and campaigns, has relocated from Westbury-on-Trym – where it has spent the past eight years –...

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Engine Shed extends business lounge access to Institute of Chartered Accountants members

December 7, 2016
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Engine Shed extends business lounge access to Institute of Chartered Accountants members

The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) has joined the growing list of organisations whose members can use the business lounge at Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub for free. The lounge is already a popular stopping off point and meeting place for members of a wide range of bodies including...

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Exclusive viewing of Bristol’s latest luxury development project for city’s leading property figures

December 6, 2016
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Exclusive viewing of Bristol’s latest luxury development project for city’s leading property figures

Around 100 Bristol property professionals enjoyed an exclusive tour of the city’s newest luxury residential development at an event organised by developer Kersfield and accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson. The invitation-only gathering was an opportunity to see the transformation of Burwalls, the Wills family’s Grade...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 5, 2016
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Monday 5 December Interims: Evgen Pharma, Plastics Capital, Purplebricks, ReNeuron Economics: New car registrations, Official reserves, Markit/CIPS UK services, composite PMI Tuesday 6 December Interims: Ashtead, Consort Medical, Fulcrum Utility Services, Imagination Technologies, iomart, Northgate, Vianet Finals: OMG, On the Beach, RWS, Victrex Trading statements: easyJet, Ultra Electronics, Wolseley...

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New bridge to take shape next week and open up city’s new Finzels Reach quarter

December 2, 2016
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New bridge to take shape next week and open up city’s new Finzels Reach quarter

Work starts on Monday on the S-shaped bridge over the Floating Harbour which will connect Castle Park with Finzels Reach, the new city quarter being created on the former Courage Brewery site. The 91m curved steel bridge will be assembled from parts weighing up to 20 tonnes transported by...

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Engine Shed on track to become a stronger platform for inclusive growth

December 2, 2016
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Engine Shed on track to become a stronger platform for inclusive growth

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub has celebrated its third anniversary by looking back at its success and ahead to its next phase of growth. Engine Shed houses the world-leading SETsquared business incubator, the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Invest Bristol & Bath and a number of other...

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Rising Star award for Burges Salmon real estate senior associate

December 2, 2016
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Rising Star award for Burges Salmon real estate senior associate

Drew Nesbitt, a senior associate with Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon, has been named Rising Star of the South West at the British Council for Offices (BCO) NextGen Awards. The inaugural awards are part of BCO’s NextGen programme, which mentors and encourages the next generation of professionals to become...

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Bristol move for fast-growing estate administration firm

December 2, 2016
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Bristol move for fast-growing estate administration firm

Estate administration specialist Kings Court Trust has relocated to Bristol from Bath following a period of sustained growth. The firm, which works with bereaved families, has taken 6,600 sq ft in the landmark Spectrum Building on Bond Street. It said the space would offer a more flexible working area for its...

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Inside Media sweeps the board at regional PR awards

December 2, 2016
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Inside Media sweeps the board at regional PR awards

Inside Media, the Bristol-based communication agency, has won five awards and was named Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy at the PR industry’s regional ‘Oscars’. Inside Media scooped four Gold and one Silver at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) South of England and Channel Islands’ PRide Awards. In total...

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Aspiring creatives invited to agency’s open afternoon to learn about internships

December 2, 2016
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Aspiring creatives invited to agency’s open afternoon to learn about internships

Bristol communications agency Purplefish is hosting an open afternoon for young people interested in pursuing a career in communications, marketing and public relations. The consultancy is looking for talented, energetic and enthusiastic people for its 2017 internships scheme, which is open to both undergraduates and graduates. The event on...

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Lawyers in leotards and solicitors in sequins. Burges Salmon’s Strictly Legal raises £40,000 for charity

December 2, 2016
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Lawyers in leotards and solicitors in sequins. Burges Salmon’s Strictly Legal raises £40,000 for charity

The Bristol head office of law firm Burges Salmon was transformed into a colourful ballroom last night as it staged its flagship charity fundraising event Strictly Legal. The dazzling display of lawyers and staff jiving, tangoing and rhumba-ing in the atrium and restaurant/café areas raised around £40,000 for the...

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Rebound in confidence following Brexit poll, survey shows, but majority of firms still fear slowdown

December 2, 2016
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Rebound in confidence following Brexit poll, survey shows, but majority of firms still fear slowdown

Business confidence has bounced back after being hit by the Brexit referendum result, according to the latest Business Barometer from regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming. However, 56% of business owners remain doubtful about the year ahead and half have no plans to take on additional staff next year. In...

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£24m Bristol Airport terminal extension officially opened by Transport Secretary

December 2, 2016
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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling officially opened Bristol Airport’s new £24m west terminal extension this afternoon as the airport prepares to handle more than 8m passengers next year. The extension transforms the security search process for passengers as well as creating an enlarged baggage reclaim area, customs facilities, more retail...

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