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Senior associate made up to partner in Foot Anstey’s Bristol office

April 27, 2016
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Senior associate made up to partner in Foot Anstey’s Bristol office

West of England law firm Foot Anstey has promoted senior associate Stuart Cleak to partner in its Bristol-based real estate group. Stuart, pictured, who specialises in renewables and energy, heads a team advising developers and funders of energy projects. He has detailed knowledge and expertise in the sector and...

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Partner promotions signal further growth at TLT

April 26, 2016
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Partner promotions signal further growth at TLT

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT is promoting four of its associates to partner, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 115. The new partners, whose promotions take effect on May 1, are real estate lawyer Philip Collis, energy and renewables corporate lawyer Kay Hobbs, banking &...

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New partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ company commercial team

April 26, 2016
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New partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ company commercial team

Regional law firm Thrings has appointed experienced commercial litigation specialist Caroline Watson as a partner in its company commercial team. Caroline, pictured, has acted for national and international clients from the financial services, IT, manufacturing and insurance sectors in commercial disputes for more than 12 years. She has joined...

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Business West chair takes up top role at West of England LEP

April 26, 2016
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Business West chair takes up top role at West of England LEP

Stephen Robertson, the chairman of Business West – the region’s largest business organisation – has been appointed as the new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Stephen, pictured, whose appointment is subject to ratification at the next LEP board meeting in June, is a widely...

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350th academy school appointment keeps Bishop Fleming at the top of the class

April 25, 2016
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350th academy school appointment keeps Bishop Fleming at the top of the class

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has a major office in Bristol, has signed up its 350th academy school client. The addition of the Riviera Primary Academy Trust in Paignton bolsters Bishop Fleming’s position as one of the UK’s top three auditors for academy schools. Riviera Primary Academy Trust director...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 24, 2016
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Monday 25 April Interims: Avacta, Lok’n Store Finals: Allied Minds, GVC, Randall & Quilter AGMs: Biome Technologies, Hammerson, Minoan, Sterling Energy EGM: Ubisense Economics: CBI trends – total orders, selling prices, business optimism Tuesday 26 April Interims: AB Dynamics, Egdon Resources, Redefine International Finals: boohoo.com, Cambian, Horizon Discovery, Whitbread...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: British Chamber of Commerce in Germany in the South West launch

April 22, 2016
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: British Chamber of Commerce in Germany in the South West launch

The British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG) has launched a membership region in Bristol to support firms looking to do business in Germany. The launch event was staged at the city office of law firm DAC Beachcroft and was attended by a number of firms already trading in...

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New funding puts Bristol Energy Cooperative on course to be UK’s largest community energy company

April 22, 2016
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New funding puts Bristol Energy Cooperative on course to be UK’s largest community energy company

Bristol Energy Cooperative has signed agreements that add funding of £3.95m for its community energy projects – taking  the total raised since its November launch to £9m. The new funding – from Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos, Bristol City Council and Social and  Sustainable Capital (SASC) – is being used to add...

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Three new arrivals bolster PR agency PPS Group’s growth plans

April 22, 2016
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Three new arrivals bolster PR agency PPS Group’s growth plans

Public relations consultancy PPS Group has made three appointments to its Bristol team to support its ambitious growth plans. New team members are associate partner Ben Lowndes, account director Steve Jolly and Isaac Casson, who has joined as an associate. Ben, pictured, joins PPS after gaining significant experience of...

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Queen’s Awards for trio of innovative Bristol businesses

April 22, 2016
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Queen’s Awards for trio of innovative Bristol businesses

Three Bristol area firms whose products range from subsea technology for the oil and gas industry to waterproof covers for plaster casts and tea for expats have gained prestigious Queen’s Awards. Portishead-based Viper Subsea Technology and Precision Dippings Manufacturing from Yate have received their awards in recognition for Enterprise...

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Trailblazing loyalty scheme on the cards for Bristol’s independent retailers

April 22, 2016
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Trailblazing loyalty scheme on the cards for Bristol’s independent retailers

The Bristol Food Card – a scheme to incentivise shoppers to support local, independent retailers – has been launched ahead the city’s pioneering Food Connections festival. The project is a unique collaboration of more than 90 food and drink business from across the city – all offering promotions to card...

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Upgrade on the way for South Bristol industrial estates following acquisition

April 22, 2016
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Upgrade on the way for South Bristol industrial estates following acquisition

Two of South Bristol’s longest-established industrial estates are to be refurbished after being acquired by new owners. South Liberty Lane and Brookgate industrial estates have, between them, more than 300,000 sq ft of warehousing and industrial space in 34 units. The estates, three miles south of the city centre...

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Land sale will be final piece in Harbourside development jigsaw

April 22, 2016
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The regeneration of the north side of Bristol’s Harbourside is nearing completion after more than two decades of development with the imminent sale of the former Canon’s Marsh Gasworks site. The parcel of land, which sits between Anchor Road and the Floating Harbour, is the last remaining piece of...

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