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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

March 27, 2015
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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP Businesses in our region continue to face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and future innovation. However, how can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be met now...

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Record number of delegates expected at Bristol’s prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at Bristol’s prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is hoping to welcome up to 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended...

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Smith & Williamson to host finance and business briefing for SMEs

March 26, 2015
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Smith & Williamson to host finance and business briefing for SMEs

The latest changes to accounting practices, tax, regulations and company compliance procedures will be explained at a finance and business briefing staged by the Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson. The breakfast event on April 21 is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...

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Munich office opened as first step in European expansion for Bristol recruitment group RSG

March 26, 2015
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Munich office opened as first step in European expansion for Bristol recruitment group RSG

Bristol-based Resource Solutions Group (RSG), which launched 40 years ago and is now one of the UK’s largest independent recruitment organisations, has opened an office in Germany as the first stage of a Europe-wide expansion programme. The Munich office is operating under the group’s Sanderson brand, one of its...

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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

March 25, 2015
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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

More than 800 jobs have been created in 222 businesses over the past year through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Growth Fund. The £10m-plus handed out by the fund has enabled the wide range of businesses to gain training, attract investment and carry out research and...

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Strong growth and cutting-edge work secure coveted Law Firm of the Year award for Osborne Clarke

March 25, 2015
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Strong growth and cutting-edge work secure coveted Law Firm of the Year award for Osborne Clarke

Bristol-headquartered Osborne Clarke has been named law firm of the year at the prestigious Legal Business Awards. The firm was commended in particular for its recent growth trajectory and its focus on sectors and issues that are at the cutting edge of the law such as building smart cities...

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City centre hotel appoints new director of operations

March 25, 2015
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City centre hotel appoints new director of operations

The new director of operations at Bristol city centre’s DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is Greg Csikos, who joins from Bristol City Centre Marriott. Greg, pictured, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the four-star, 200-bedroom hotel in Redcliffe Way. Originally from Budapest, Greg moved to the UK in 2006...

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Bristol’s Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
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Bristol’s Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Bristol firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall on May 14...

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Retirement expert boosts Smith & Williamson’s private wealth team

March 23, 2015
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Retirement expert boosts Smith & Williamson’s private wealth team

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has appointed Roger Perry to help its private clients explore their retirement options. Roger, pictured, has almost 30 years’ financial services experience, including an in-depth knowledge of pensions and inheritance tax planning. He joins Smith & Williamson’s...

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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

March 23, 2015
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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

The deadline is looming for Bristol firms to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. Entries for the prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 must be in by March 31. Nominations are open to anyone working...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 23, 2015
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Monday 23 March Interims: Finsbury Food, Nanoco, ScS, Volution, YouGov Finals: CityFibre Infrastructure, GVC, Michelmersh Brick, Telit Communications Trading statement: Pennon Economics: CBI trends – selling prices Tuesday 24 March Interims: Game Digital, Wolseley Finals: 7digital, 888, AG Barr, Clarke (T), Faroe Petroleum, Gulf Marine, IQE, Quixant, S&U, Skyepharma,...

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The LAST WORD: Asif Khan, business development manager, Learning Partnership West

March 20, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Asif Khan, business development manager, Learning Partnership West

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 Asif Khan, business development manager at Learning Partnership West, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Catch Me Daddy at the Watershed....

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The search for Bristol’s happiest workplace narrows to five contenders

March 20, 2015
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The search for Bristol’s happiest workplace narrows to five contenders

Five firms are battling it out to earn the coveted title of Bristol’s happiest workplace. Animation studio Aardman, publisher Immediate Media, distribution firm Shiner, recruitment group Opus and digital media pioneers Sift Media are today named as the shortlist in the first contest of its kind in Bristol. Launched...

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