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Bristol trio in running for national Institute of Directors awards

July 21, 2016
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Three bosses of Bristol area firms have been selected to compete at national level in the coveted Institute of Directors (IoD) 2016 Director of the Year Awards. The three – Mark Crutchley of Circadian Trust, James Piper from Ecosurety and Almeda Facilities’ Brady George – were winners in last month’s regional...

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Rethink Recruitment’s radical approach to staff wellbeing wins it Happiest Workplace award

July 21, 2016
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Rethink Recruitment’s radical approach to staff wellbeing wins it Happiest Workplace award

Giving staff time off to do charity work, an emphasis on their health and wellbeing – plus lots of social events – have earned Rethink Recruitment’s Bristol office the title of the South West’s Happiest Workplace. The prestigious award was presented to the firm at a special ceremony yesterday...

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Business West urges Govt to act as unemployment edges up amid fresh fears of an economic slowdown

July 20, 2016
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Business West urges Govt to act as unemployment edges up amid fresh fears of an economic slowdown

The region’s largest business organisation, Business West, has called for “stability, clarity and action” from the Government after official figures showed a small rise in unemployment across the South West and fears grow of an economic slowdown. The number of people out of work and claiming benefit edged up...

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Growth in private sector work helps drive up annual revenue and profits at Bevan Brittan

July 19, 2016
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Growth in private sector work helps drive up annual revenue and profits at Bevan Brittan

Annual net profits, revenue and staffing have all increased at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Bevan Brittan as a result of growth in its private sector work as well as from its core public sector clients. Revenue increased by 8% to £37.7m while net profits grew by 9%.  Profit per...

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Thrings looks for further growth with new office opening as it prepares for post-Brexit market

July 19, 2016
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Thrings looks for further growth with new office opening as it prepares for post-Brexit market

M4 corridor law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, is to open a base in Southampton as part of its ambitious expansion plans to address changes in the legal market. The new office, which opens in October, will initially focus on agriculture, landed estates and private client...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 18, 2016
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Monday July 18 Interim: Microgen Trading statements: British Land, City of London Investment Group, Rio Tinto AGMs: Mereo Biopharma, MS International, Summit Therapeutics Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday July 19 Interims: Arbuthnot Banking, Secure Trust Bank, Synectics Finals: IG Group, Versarien Trading statements: Evraz, Polymetal International, Royal Mail, Scapa...

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Farnborough Airshow: $35bn order haul lands victory for Airbus against rival Boeing

July 18, 2016
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Farnborough Airshow: $35bn order haul lands victory for Airbus against rival Boeing

European aerospace giant Airbus has emerged as the winner in the traditional dog fight between it and giant US rival Boeing at this year’s Farnborough Airshow – with a total of 279 sales against 182. Airbus’s haul is worth $35bn (£26.4bn) at full list prices and was made up...

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Farnborough Airshow: Take-off for Bristol-led innovative wing development project

July 18, 2016
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Farnborough Airshow: Take-off for Bristol-led innovative wing development project

Engineers from aerospace giant Airbus’s Filton plant are leading a £17.7m project to develop an innovative way of designing and manufacturing aircraft wings. The team is working with world-leading engineering and scientific technology firm Renishaw, based near Bristol at Wotton-under-Edge, on the project, which aims to reduce development time....

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St George’s to start building a sound future after council approves funding

July 18, 2016
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St George’s to start building a sound future after council approves funding

Building work is about to start on iconic music venue St George’s Bristol £5.5m extension in September following the award of a major grant. The charity which runs the former church off Park Street has received the official go ahead from its biggest funders Arts Council England (ACE) and...

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The LAST WORD: Emma Grant, arts and filmmaking consultant, Milestones Trust

July 15, 2016
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The LAST WORD: Emma Grant, arts and filmmaking consultant, Milestones Trust

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 Emma Grant, an arts and filmmaking consultant at Milestones Trust – a Bristol-based charity that supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia –...

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Chance for businesses to comment on M49 motorway junction plans

July 15, 2016
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Chance for businesses to comment on M49 motorway junction plans

Businesses and the public are being invited to learn more about plans for a new junction on the M49 at Avonmouth and make comments on the three alternative proposals. The new junction will improve road access and a much-needed connection into the high-growth areas of Avonmouth and Severnside, and...

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UWE looks to a bright future as it prepares to open £16.5m innovation centre

July 15, 2016
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UWE looks to a bright future as it prepares to open £16.5m innovation centre

UWE Bristol has named its flagship development in the West of England University Enterprise Zone as Future Works ahead of it opening next month. The 4,100 sq m innovation centre will sit at the core of the zone – one of the first enterprise zones linked to a university...

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Top chefs cook up plan for new Bristol food hub as part of city’s latest urban regeneration scheme

July 15, 2016
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Top chefs cook up plan for new Bristol food hub as part of city’s latest urban regeneration scheme

Plans for top-level restaurants and a European-style food hall and market tapping into Bristol’s burgeoning food and drink sector have been revealed for Redcliff Quarter. Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton, who runs The Pony & Trap at Chew Magna, and restaurateur and chef Mark Hix – former head chef at...

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