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Promotions at DTZ’s Bristol office point to firm’s growth ambitions

August 26, 2014
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Promotions at DTZ’s Bristol office point to firm’s growth ambitions

National property agency DTZ has made five promotions at its Bristol office as part of its continued growth. The appointments are among 101 announced by the national firm across the UK. James Marsh has been promoted to director in professional advisory services while Philip Cranstone, of industrial agency, and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 26, 2014
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Monday 25 August Bank holiday Tuesday 26 August Interims: Antofagasta, Bunzl, FBD Holdings, Kingspan, Petrofac, Randal & Quilter, Regus, UTV Media, WPP Trading statement: Stagecoach AGM: Sirius Real Estate Wednesday 27 August Interims: 888 Holdings, APR Energy, Candover Investments, Cape, Chime Communications, Churchill China, Evraz, Foxtons, Grafton, Hansteen Holdings,...

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Rebrand for Bristol comms agency JBP as it targets further growth

August 22, 2014
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Rebrand for Bristol comms agency JBP as it targets further growth

Bristol-headquartered national strategic communications consultancy JBP has rebranded on the back of a 17% growth in annual sales. The agency, which this year celebrates 30 years in business, grew revenue to more than £2m and now plans to double its turnover within the next three years. Managing director Chris...

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Boots retail contract for Bristol company bringing a touch of style to disabled parking permit wallets

August 22, 2014
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Boots retail contract for Bristol company bringing a touch of style to disabled parking permit wallets

Bristol-based Blue Badge Company, which made the world’s first stylish wallets for disabled parking permits, is to have its products stocked by Boots stores across the UK. The unique blue badge holder designs will be on the shelves of around 2,000 Boots outlets and on the retailer’s website. Blue...

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Bristol art house cinema The Cube scripts its own future after raising funds to buy its building

August 22, 2014
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Bristol art house cinema The Cube scripts its own future after raising funds to buy its building

Bristol independent cinema The Cube’s fundraising appeal has given the self-styled ‘microplex’ a happy ending – allowing it to buy the freehold of the building and determine its own future. The Cube raised the £185,000 needed from donations by supporters and fundraising events along with a £90,000 contribution from...

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Healthcare division launched by recruitment firm Alexander Daniels with high-profile appointment

August 22, 2014
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Healthcare division launched by recruitment firm Alexander Daniels with high-profile appointment

Recruitment group Alexander Daniels, which has offices in Bristol and Birmingham, has appointed Mike Willmoth to head its new healthcare division. The firm, which already operates in the finance, accountancy, corporate governance and engineering sectors, sees growth opportunities in the fast-changing healthcare sector. A trained paramedic, Mike has a...

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New brand identity for Bristol Sport as it aims for table-topping position

August 22, 2014
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New brand identity for Bristol Sport as it aims for table-topping position

Bristol Sport, the management company behind many of the city’s leading clubs including Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby, has adopted new branding. The identity, which includes new logos on its teams’ shirts, underpins Bristol Sport’s plans to become the South West’s lead business for sport, sponsorship, entertainment and events. It...

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Passenger numbers soar to new high at Bristol Airport as holidaymakers jet off on new routes

August 22, 2014
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Passenger numbers soar to new high at Bristol Airport as holidaymakers jet off on new routes

Bristol Airport has achieved its busiest day ever with more than 25,000 passing through the terminal on Thursday last week. The record for a 24-hour period is another milestone for the expanding airport and comes as work on a £8.6m extension to its 14-year-old terminal building is about to...

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Ashfield Land sells major leisure and retail development for £40.5m months ahead of opening

August 21, 2014
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Ashfield Land sells major leisure and retail development for £40.5m months ahead of opening

Bristol-based property developer Ashfield Land has sold a major leisure and retail development in Swindon for £40.5m months before it is due to open. Guernsey-based property investment company UK Commercial Property Trust (UKCPT), which has major interests in Bristol, paid nearly £8m more for the Regent Circus scheme than...

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Gloucester Road traders catch the mood as Bristol prepares to host one-day cricket international

August 21, 2014
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Gloucester Road traders catch the mood as Bristol prepares to host one-day cricket international

Shops and bars along Bristol’s Gloucester Road, Britain’s longest street of independent traders, are preparing for a boost from Bank Holiday Monday’s cricket international between England and India. Some 16,000 cricket fans will descend on the area for the first of the Royal London One-Day International series at the...

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Bristol agency Brandon Hill lands contract to stage major UK space conference

August 20, 2014
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Bristol agency Brandon Hill lands contract to stage major UK space conference

Bristol-based events and communications agency Brandon Hill Communications has been appointed to stage the UK’s leading space industry event, the UK Space Conference 2015. The two-day event, held every second year, focuses on how the UK can make an impact in a global market which, according to estimates, could...

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Engineering group Alderley strengthens control systems business with new sales manager

August 19, 2014
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Engineering group Alderley strengthens control systems business with new sales manager

Spencer Linsell has been appointed sales manager at Alderley Systems, part of the Alderley group of specialist engineering companies. Spencer, pictured, brings with him a strong knowledge of integrated process and metering systems gained from working in the oil and gas industry for the past 10 years. In his...

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Imperial Tobacco’s sales suffer on tighter Russian anti-smoking laws and Middle East conflicts

August 19, 2014
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Imperial Tobacco’s sales suffer on tighter Russian anti-smoking laws and Middle East conflicts

Tighter regulations on smoking in Russia and continued violence in the Middle East combined to hit sales at Imperial Tobacco – but the Bristol-based global group said an emphasis on its key brands was paying off in the face of a shrinking worldwide market. The group, which has its...

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