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Film firm latest to move to Finzels Reach as it develops into new creative business hub for Bristol

March 14, 2019
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Film firm latest to move to Finzels Reach as it develops into new creative business hub for Bristol

BAFTA award-winning creative film and digital production company BDH has relocated to new studio space at Bristol’s Finzels Reach development – the latest firm to move to what is fast-becoming a new business hub for the city. BDH, which has been based in Clifton for 20 years, has taken...

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Spring Statement: Bristol business reaction

March 13, 2019
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Spring Statement: Bristol business reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement was overshadowed by Brexit when it should have helped shape long-term economic needs, Business West, the region’s largest business group, said today. The organisation, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, has become increasingly alarmed at the impact the political scrabbling...

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Spring Statement: National business reaction

March 13, 2019
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Spring Statement: National business reaction

The CBI said Chancellor Philip Hammond made an admirable attempt to set out a long-term vision for the UK economy in his Spring Statement against a hugely uncertain political backdrop. But the pro-Europe business organisation – which is strongly opposed to a no-deal departure from the EU – said...

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Spring Statement: As it happened

March 13, 2019
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Spring Statement: As it happened

Chancellor Philip Hammond got to his feet at 12.43pm today to deliver his Spring Statement. But against the backdrop of Brexit turmoil, few commentators expected it to contain much that will be significant. Growth will be 1.2% this year (compared to 1.6% in last October’s Budget), 1.4% in 2020...

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Marketing, events and operations manager joins Bristol Media to fly flag for city’s creative industries

March 12, 2019
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Marketing, events and operations manager joins Bristol Media to fly flag for city’s creative industries

Bristol Media, the membership organisation tasked with promoting the city’s creative sector, has appointed Kirsty Phillips as marketing, events and operations manager. Kirsty, pictured, brings a wealth of client service and marketing communications expertise to the newly-created full-time post.  She will be charged with delivering an exciting programme of...

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Solicitor apprenticeship scheme started by Womble Bond Dickinson and Bristol City Council

March 12, 2019
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Solicitor apprenticeship scheme started by Womble Bond Dickinson and Bristol City Council

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has teamed up with Bristol City Council to launch a solicitor apprenticeship scheme aimed at widening entry to the legal profession. The apprenticeships will take six years to complete and consist of four years studying towards a law...

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Surveyor joins Bristol office of Colliers International to strengthen its national capital markets team

March 11, 2019
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Surveyor joins Bristol office of Colliers International to strengthen its national capital markets team

Global real estate advisor Colliers International has expanded its national capital markets team in Bristol with the appointment of Carys Allen as a surveyor. Carys previously worked with rival JLL in Bristol for nearly two and a half years, where she gained experience in property and asset management, office agency, development...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 10, 2019
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Monday March 11 Finals: Old Mutual, Clarkson, Polymetal Tuesday March 12 Finals: G4S, Cairn, French Connection, Domino’s Pizza, 888 Holdings, Computacenter Interim: Close Brothers Economic announcement: GDP (January) Wednesday March 13 Finals: Morrison, Prudential, Standard Life, Aberdeen, Balfour Beatty, Hikma Pharmaceuticals Economic announcement: Spring Budget Thursday March 14 Finals:...

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Global shop window for Bristol’s £40bn key developments at international property show

March 8, 2019
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Global shop window for Bristol’s £40bn key developments at international property show

Bristol is to make its biggest show of strength ever to the international property development market next week by promoting schemes worth more than £40bn. The city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, YTL Development’s Brabazon scheme at Filton Airfield – a possible site for a long-awaited arena – and Bristol...

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Stake in Bristol’s Zap-Map app snapped up as green energy firm charges into electric vehicle market

March 8, 2019
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Stake in Bristol’s Zap-Map app snapped up as green energy firm charges into electric vehicle market

The Bristol-based firm behind Zap-Map, an app for electric vehicles owners that helps them find charging points, has secured a £1m investment from green power firm Good Energy. Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy has acquired a 12.9% share in Next Green Car Ltd, with an option to take a majority share...

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Mentoring scheme takes off to help women in aerospace overcome industry’s gender imbalance

March 8, 2019
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Mentoring scheme takes off to help women in aerospace overcome industry’s gender imbalance

An online mentoring platform to help professional women working in the aerospace and aviation industries progress their careers by connecting them with female mentors has been launched today to coincide with International Women’s Day. The platform is part of the ‘alta’ mentoring scheme, which began four years ago and...

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Thatchers bowled over as it is awarded official cider status for ICC Cricket World Cup

March 8, 2019
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Thatchers bowled over as it is awarded official cider status for ICC Cricket World Cup

The organisers of this summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup have appointed North Somerset-based Thatchers as its official cider. The family-owned firm will have exclusive pouring rights for its Thatchers Gold and Thatchers Haze brands in all 11 venues during the six-week long tournament. In total, 48 matches will be...

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Friends and clients join accountants for firm’s 10th anniversary dinner

March 8, 2019
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Friends and clients join accountants for firm’s 10th anniversary dinner

Bristol independent practice Corrigan Accountants has celebrated a decade in business with a special dinner for past and present members of staff, long-standing clients and friends. The event, held in the newly refurbished Cooper’s Hall at Bristol Old Vic, marked 10 years since Ed Corrigan left major national practice Baker Tilly after 20 years...

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