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No hot air, but plenty of heated debate at Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast

August 19, 2016
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No hot air, but plenty of heated debate at Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast

Can businesses operate with a purpose was theme of the annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast – with nearly 200 early-riser guests enjoying the debate. The event, sponsored by regional law firm Thrings for the fourth consecutive year, heard from an expert panel made up of Steve Fuller, from...

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Ladder manufacturer steps into brighter future in refurbished warehouses

August 19, 2016
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Ladder manufacturer steps into brighter future in refurbished warehouses

The UK’s largest independent manufacturer of ladders is moving from its Yatton base into two warehouse units on the Tweed Road Industrial Estate in Clevedon. Ladder producer Titan Ladders, which was formed in 1933, produces aluminium, timber, fibreglass and steel ladders for trade, industrial and domestic use nationwide. It...

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Former Somerfield chill store nets new tenant after nearly decade out in the cold

August 19, 2016
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Former Somerfield chill store nets new tenant after nearly decade out in the cold

The lack of industrial space in Bristol has been underlined by a deal on a building that has been empty for more than eight years. Netting and fencing equipment manufacturer Tildernet is to move to the 55,677 sq ft unit on Cater Road in Bishopsworth following an extensive refurbishment...

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‘Exceptional’ year for Watershed earns it nomination for coveted Cinema of the Year Award

August 19, 2016
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‘Exceptional’ year for Watershed earns it nomination for coveted Cinema of the Year Award

Bristol’s iconic Watershed film and digital media centre has been shortlisted for UK Cinema of the Year 2016 at the prestigious Screen Awards, which showcase excellence in film distribution, exhibition and marketing in the UK film industry. The nomination recognises an exceptional 12 months for Watershed in which its...

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Developer joins Scott Logic’s software consultancy team

August 19, 2016
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Developer joins Scott Logic’s software consultancy team

Bristol software development firm Scott Logic has made a further addition to its growing workforce. Paulin Shek has joined as a software developer after spending a year working as a data science consultant with Mango Solutions in Chippenham. Originally from Wimborne, Dorset, Paulin, pictured, graduated from the University of Oxford with...

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Towering achievement for Sanderson Weatherall London-Paris cycle challenge

August 19, 2016
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Towering achievement for Sanderson Weatherall London-Paris cycle challenge

Sanderson Weatherall’s Bristol office partner Mark Sheridan has joined colleagues from the chartered surveyor and property consultancy’s other offices in completing its annual charity bike ride from London to Paris. The 215-mile feat raised more than £3,000 for The British Heart Foundation. The annual fundraising ride, now in its...

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Industrial market accelerates as major Bristol distribution schemes come on stream

August 19, 2016
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Industrial market accelerates as major Bristol distribution schemes come on stream

Take-up of large industrial units in the South West has soared this year to its highest level since the recession, with a number of huge distribution schemes around Bristol putting the city in the driving seat. The total take-up reached 2.4m sq ft during the first six months of...

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Survey points to stagnation as West firms’ confidence falls and spending plans are put on hold

August 19, 2016
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Survey points to stagnation as West firms’ confidence falls and spending plans are put on hold

Confidence among West of England firms has dropped significantly following the vote to leave the European Union, according to one of the first regional surveys conducted since the historic referendum result. A third of businesses expect sales to flatline over the next 12 months while more than half plan...

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Thatchers makes another stand for Bristol sport – this time by boosting ties with Rovers

August 18, 2016
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Thatchers makes another stand for Bristol sport – this time by boosting ties with Rovers

Cidermaker Thatchers has continued to build its brands among West of England sports fans by stepping up its sponsorship in the blue half of Bristol. The North Terrace at Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Stadium has been renamed The Thatchers End. Ironically, the stand was once named after Blackthorn cider –...

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Chocolate Factory office scheme set to boost West of England’s tech and creative sectors

August 18, 2016
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Chocolate Factory office scheme set to boost West of England’s tech and creative sectors

Work to convert a landmark building on the former Cadbury’s factory site in Keynsham into modern workspace is underway and on schedule for completion next summer. The 100,000 sq ft of high-quality employment space in what will be branded as The Chocolate Factory is being viewed as key to...

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Bristol solicitors join Novum Law as demand grows for its specialist expertise

August 17, 2016
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Bristol solicitors join Novum Law as demand grows for its specialist expertise

Specialist personal injury law firm Novum, which has an office in Bristol, has continued its expansion by appointing five new solicitors, two of them from Bristol-based practices. It is the firm’s highest number of new solicitor appointments since 2014 and reflects growing demand for its expert legal services. Joining...

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Bright outlook at SciSys triggers sharp rise in share price

August 16, 2016
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Bright outlook at SciSys triggers sharp rise in share price

Shares in SciSys, the specialist IT group with a base in Bristol, soared this week after it said its half-year financial results are likely to be “significantly” better than expected. The group, which sells complex software systems to the space, defence, media and government sectors, said a favourable trading...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 15, 2016
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Monday 15 August Interims: Bovis Homes, Clarkson, Ithaca Energy Final: Nakama Group Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 16 August Interims: Antofagasta, Cairn Energy, H&T Group, John Menzies, John Wood Group, Marshall Motor Holdings, Mears Group, Polypipe, TORM Finals: BHP Billiton Trading statements: Marketing Group AGMs: Acorn Minerals, Castings EGMs: Plant Health Care Economics: Consumer price index, Retail price...

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