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Ocean estate agents hail Taxi Studio’s work in creating its new brand identity

January 23, 2015
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Ocean estate agents hail Taxi Studio’s work in creating its new brand identity

Bristol design studio Taxi has created a new brand identity for estate agency chain Ocean as it prepares to expand beyond the city. Ocean, which now has eight branches in Bristol, was launched in 1983. It quickly established itself as an agency with customer service at its heart and...

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Business leaders welcome jobless fall in South West but warn over rise in youth unemployment

January 23, 2015
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Business leaders welcome jobless fall in South West but warn over rise in youth unemployment

The latest drop in unemployment has been welcomed by business groups – but they warned that the pace of the fall has slowed and urged the Government to do more to help young people into work. Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol...

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Top 20 ranking in industry league table for fast-growing Bristol agency Workbrands

January 22, 2015
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Top 20 ranking in industry league table for fast-growing Bristol agency Workbrands

Bristol-based brand and design agency Workbrands has been named among the UK’s Top 20 Fastest Growing B2B agencies by business-to-business marketing resource B2B Marketing. The agency, which appears in the table at number 16, has expanded significantly over the past 18 months with a clutch of new client wins,...

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New partner joins EY’s expanding Bristol tax practice

January 20, 2015
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New partner joins EY’s expanding Bristol tax practice

Big Four accountancy firm EY has appointed Karen Kirkwood as a partner to lead its Bristol tax practice as it continues to expand the team in the region. Karen, pictured, has 20 years’ experience providing tax advice to a broad range of companies and private equity backed businesses. She...

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Businesses urged to join debate on future of libraries in Bristol

January 20, 2015
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Businesses urged to join debate on future of libraries in Bristol

Businesses are being invited to have their say on the future of Bristol’s libraries at an event today (Wednesday January 21). The city council is consulting on the issue and inviting feedback from all parts of the community. This evening’s event, at the Central Library on College Green, will...

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Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios prove picture perfect location for film production equipment business

January 20, 2015
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Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios prove picture perfect location for film production equipment business

A firm supplying TV and film productions such as Downton Abbey with everything from lighting and power generators to pop-up changing rooms and gaffer tape has become the latest business to open a base at Bristol’s successful Bottle Yard Studios. Location One’s Bristol office is its second regional branch...

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New regional senior director appointed to head GVA’s Bristol office

January 20, 2015
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New regional senior director appointed to head GVA’s Bristol office

National property advisory firm GVA has appointed Jo Davis to head its Bristol office. Jo, who also leads the firm’s planning team covering the South West and South Wales, becomes one of nine regional senior directors at GVA – the title given to those heading UK offices. In an...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 18, 2015
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Monday 19 January Interim: Conviviality Retail Trading statement: Evraz EGM: BSD Crown Economics: Rightmove house prices, CBI trends – total orders, selling prices, business optimism Tuesday 20 January Interim: IG Group Final: Unilever Trading statements: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto EGM: IS Solutions Wednesday 21 January Trading statements: Diploma, Dixons...

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The LAST WORD: Stephen Rosser, chief executive, Clarke Willmott

January 16, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Stephen Rosser, chief executive, Clarke Willmott

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 Stephen Rosser, chief executive of national law firm Clarke Willmott, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Chasing Mavericks, the story of...

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Former head of BDO Bristol appointed to lead restructuring firm Quantuma’s move into South West

January 16, 2015
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Former head of BDO Bristol appointed to lead restructuring firm Quantuma’s move into South West

Specialist restructuring firm Quantuma has expanded into the South West by opening an office in Bristol headed by former BDO practice head Graham Randall. The firm, which operates from bases in Southampton, Marlow, London and Brighton, provides specialised restructuring advice on all forms of insolvency procedures. Until recently Mr...

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Bristol’s Harbourside to get cultural boost from link-up between Arnolfini and UWE

January 16, 2015
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Bristol’s Harbourside to get cultural boost from link-up between Arnolfini and UWE

Arnolfini and UWE Bristol have forged a new partnership to enhance the art and cultural offer on Bristol’s Harbourside. Under the link-up, which will be agreed in full this spring, the two organisations will share resources and facilities and collaborate on programming and education workshops, seminars and events, and...

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Workplace equality report ranks UWE as the UK university most committed to LGBT employees

January 16, 2015
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Workplace equality report ranks UWE as the UK university most committed to LGBT employees

UWE Bristol has been named as the number one university for commitment to supporting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) staff. The university appears at 11 place in this year’s Top 100 Workplace Equality Index, produced by Stonewall, the organisation working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men...

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South West ‘most active’ legal adviser rankings headed by Foot Anstey’s corporate team

January 16, 2015
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South West ‘most active’ legal adviser rankings headed by Foot Anstey’s corporate team

Law firm Foot Anstey’s corporate team has been named as the most active legal advisers, by volume, in the South West in independent research. The report by global information services group Experian places the team at the top of the region’s table of advisers with 35 transactions completed last year. It acted...

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