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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead:

August 22, 2015
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Monday 24 August Interims: Amlin, Avocet Mining, BATM Advanced Communications, Bunzl, Headlam Tuesday 25 August Interims: AFI Development, Antofagasta, Al Noor, BHP Billiton, FBD, Gulf Marine Services, James Fisher & Sons, Petrofac, Regus AGMs: Acorn Income Fund, Blinx, Blue Plant European Financials Investment Trust Economics: BBA loans for house...

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The LAST WORD: Alison Bevan, director, RWA

August 21, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Alison Bevan, director, RWA

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 Alison Bevan, director of the RWA, answers our 10 questions: What was the last: Film you watched? Harold and Maude (70s classic on DVD: I missed it...

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Only Connect teams up with Bristol Business News for its landmark 25th event

August 21, 2015
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Only Connect teams up with Bristol Business News for its landmark 25th event

Only Connect, Bristol’s exclusive business and social networking company, stages its landmark 25th event next month – and Bristol Business News has partnered with it to offer a massive 50% discount on ticket prices. The strictly black tie event, on September 17, will bring together 300-plus like-minded professionals in...

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Disney-ABC returns to Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios to shoot next series of major US production

August 21, 2015
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Disney-ABC returns to Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios to shoot next series of major US production

Disney’s ABC Studios has started filming a second series of its major US TV epic fairy tale Galavant at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios – further strengthening the city’s reputation as a prime centre for television production. ABC Studios, the TV production arm of Disney-ABC Television group, chose The Bottle Yard...

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Bristol’s pioneering Go Green business scheme signs up 1,000 firms

August 21, 2015
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Bristol’s pioneering Go Green business scheme signs up 1,000 firms

More than 1,000 Bristol firms have signed up to Go Green, the scheme helping businesses improve and demonstrate their green credentials, since its launch six months ago. Launched in February as part of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, Go Green is helping the city lead the way in...

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Bright future beckons for furniture enterpreneur who started out working from his parents’ bedroom

August 21, 2015
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Bright future beckons for furniture enterpreneur who started out working from his parents’ bedroom

A young entrepreneur who set up a business in his mum and dad’s bedroom is now on track to earn his first half million. Paul Randall, 30, launched online furniture store Rainbow Zebra from the family home in Almondsbury four years ago. In the early days the Business Studies...

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Expanding ALD Automotive heads out of town for new showpiece HQ

August 21, 2015
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Expanding ALD Automotive heads out of town for new showpiece HQ

Bristol fleet management firm ALD Automotive has drawn up plans for a new headquarters building at Emersons Green – the first major out-of-town pre-let office scheme in the city for five years. The firm, which employs nearly 400 staff at its outdated Fishponds HQ, hopes to relocate to the...

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Top biomed industry figure joins Bristol breast screening pioneer Micrima as CTO

August 21, 2015
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Top biomed industry figure joins Bristol breast screening pioneer Micrima as CTO

Micrima, the innovative Bristol firm developing technology that could revolutionise breast cancer detection, has appointed respected biomedical professional Dr Peter Bannister as chief technology officer. Dr Bannister joins from Cardiff-based Alesi Surgical, where he held the post of head of operations responsible for research and development, manufacturing and distribution....

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Warning that changes to enterprise investment schemes could hit tech firms’ growth

August 21, 2015
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Warning that changes to enterprise investment schemes could hit tech firms’ growth

Bristol tech companies could have their growth plans scuppered by new rules introduced in this year’s Finance Bill, accountancy firm Baker Tilly is warning. Government initiatives such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) have been successfully used by small tech firms over recent...

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Poland visit will offer valuable business connections in Central and Eastern Europe for rookie exporters

August 21, 2015
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Poland visit will offer valuable business connections in Central and Eastern Europe for rookie exporters

First-time exporters from the Bristol and the West of England are being invited to explore opportunities in the fast-growing Central and Eastern Europe markets by taking part in a trade mission to Poland in October. The trip to Warsaw between October 6 and 8 is dedicated to building connections...

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Gleeds Bristol office taken on to oversee conversion of iconic Georgian buildings

August 20, 2015
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Gleeds Bristol office taken on to oversee conversion of iconic Georgian buildings

The Bristol office of international property and construction consultancy Gleeds has been appointed to project and cost manage the conversion of one of the city’s most iconic Georgian parades. The six Grade II listed Georgian townhouses at 3-8 Redcliffe Parade West have been used as offices for many years...

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Burges Salmon joins pioneering Business in the Community school programme in Bristol

August 20, 2015
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Burges Salmon joins pioneering Business in the Community school programme in Bristol

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has become the sixth major employer in the city to join Business Class, a Government-backed education programme led by Business in the Community (BITC), the responsible business network. Business Class aims to create effective and mutually beneficial partnerships between businesses and secondary schools facing...

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Arrival of experienced recruiter bolsters Alexander Daniels’ accountancy and finance team

August 20, 2015
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Arrival of experienced recruiter bolsters Alexander Daniels’ accountancy and finance team

Recruitment group Alexander Daniels, which has an office in Bristol, has strengthened its accountancy and finance division with the appointment of experienced clerical and transactional specialist Kate Campbell. She joins the Birmingham-based group, which opened its Bristol office three years ago, after spending several years working in recruitment in...

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