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VWV lifts number of trainees across following expansion into London and Watford

September 15, 2017
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VWV lifts number of trainees across following expansion into London and Watford

Growth in its London and Watford offices has enabled Bristol-based law firm VWV to take on more trainees this year. It has recruited nine trainees who have now started their training contracts in a range of seats including commercial property, construction, property litigation, private client, employment and corporate.   ...

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Last chances for Bristol businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

September 15, 2017
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Last chances for Bristol businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

Bristol businesses have just a few weeks left to comment on a new economic blueprint for the West of England which aims to make it a “beacon of growth and innovation”. The draft strategy was launched in July by West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and interim chair of...

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New business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank in Bristol

September 14, 2017
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New business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank in Bristol

Allied Irish Bank (GB) has appointed James Penman as its business centre leader for Bristol and the South West region. James, pictured, was previously with Principality Commercial, Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays and has extensive experience working with commercial and corporate customers in the region...

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Bishop Fleming recruits more trainees following period of strong growth

September 14, 2017
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Bishop Fleming recruits more trainees following period of strong growth

A 12% increase in turnover to £22.3m has enabled regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, to recruit 24 new trainees this month, taking the total to 30 over the past year. To keep pace with growing demand for its accounting, tax, corporate, restructuring...

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Appointments and a promotion boost RBS’s regional structured finance team

September 14, 2017
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Appointments and a promotion boost RBS’s regional structured finance team

RBS has strengthened its regional structured finance team in Bristol with two appointments and a promotion. Stefan Gunn and Rebecca Jarrett join as directors and will cover the South West, Thames Valley, Solent and South Wales. Peter Glinn, who joined the bank in 2015 through its apprenticeship programme, has...

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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned in Bristol next month

September 14, 2017
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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned in Bristol next month

The search is on to find Britain’s female start-up of the Year – with the winner following in the footsteps of two Bristol-based businesswomen. The successful entrant will be crowned in Bristol next month following a live pitching session on stage at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, which...

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Law firm boss goes flat out for Cycle To Work Day – on a Victorian penny farthing that can’t go uphill

September 13, 2017
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Law firm boss goes flat out for Cycle To Work Day – on a Victorian penny farthing that can’t go uphill

While plenty of Bristol commuters pedalled to their jobs for Cycle To Work Day this week, it’s safe to say none were on a bike quite like that ridden by law firm Osborne Clarke boss Peter Clough. Peter completed the journey from his home in Stoke Bishop to the...

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Jason Donovan to top the bill at this year’s fundraising The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner

September 13, 2017
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Jason Donovan to top the bill at this year’s fundraising The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner

Actor and singer Jason Donovan has been announced as the headline act for The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner in Bristol next month, which will raise thousands of pounds for disadvantaged young people across the South West. The platinum award-winning singer and former Neighbours star, pictured, will entertain guests at...

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Scam-busting scheme launched in Bristol by Barclays CEO to tackle rising tide of youth-targeted fraud

September 11, 2017
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Scam-busting scheme launched in Bristol by Barclays CEO to tackle rising tide of youth-targeted fraud

Barclays and City of Bristol College this week teamed up to launch a national scheme to warn young people of the dangers of fraud and scams as cases that deliberately target schoolchildren and students continue to rise sharply. The banking group’s UK CEO Ashok Vaswani, pictured, officially unveiled the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 11, 2017
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Monday 11 September Finals: Abcam, K3 Capital Group, 1pm, Seeing Machines Interims: Be Heard Group, Cloudcall Group, Crossrider, Deltex Medical Group, EKF Diagnostics Holdings, HGCapital, John Laing Infrastructure Fund, Luceco, Pennant International. Restore, Starwood European Real Estate Finance, XLMedia Trading statement: Associated British Foods AGMs: Bailey (C.H.), Empyrean Energy,...

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Bristol ethical tea firm Pukka insists it won’t weaken its values despite surprise takeover by Unilever

September 8, 2017
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Bristol ethical tea firm Pukka insists it won’t weaken its values despite surprise takeover by Unilever

Pukka Herbs, the Bristol-based highly ethical herbal tea and supplements business, has been snapped up by global grocery and household products giant Unilever in a deal that has brewed up strong feelings in the organic food industry. Unilever, whose brands range from Domestos to Marmite as well as PG...

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Fresh approach to ethical food retailing serves up strong growth for pioneering Bristol firm

September 8, 2017
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Fresh approach to ethical food retailing serves up strong growth for pioneering Bristol firm

Bristol-based online ethical food retailer Fresh-range plans to triple sales to around £1m by the end of this year as demand continues to grow rapidly. The firm, founded in 2014 by Bristol entrepreneur Rich Osborn, pictured, is scaling fast after gaining new investment. It hit its crowdfunding target of...

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Leisure industry first as firms’ masterstroke creates pop-up pool for summer swimmers

September 8, 2017
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Leisure industry first as firms’ masterstroke creates pop-up pool for summer swimmers

Circadian Trust, the firm managing leisure centres across South Gloucestershire for the local authority, has teamed up with swimming pool specialist Rio Pools to create what is believed to be a first for the UK leisure industry. The Bradley Stoke-based firm was keen to be able to offer summer...

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