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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 24, 2019
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Monday November 25 Final: Cerillion Interims: Cake Box Holdings, D4t4 Solutions, Sirius RE, Sysgroup, Thruvision Group Economic announcements: BBA mortgage lending figures, CBI distributive trades surveys Tuesday November 26 Finals: Compass Group, Paragon Group, Ten Life, Treatt, UDG Healthcare Interims: Augmentum Fintech, Cranswick, Draper Esprit, GB Group, Design Group,...

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YTL submits Bristol Arena plan with promise to develop ‘year-round entertainment venue’

November 22, 2019
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YTL submits Bristol Arena plan with promise to develop ‘year-round entertainment venue’

YTL, the Malaysian industrial conglomerate, has vowed that its Bristol Arena scheme will give the city a “365-day entertainment destination” as it submitted the much-delayed project for planning permission. The firm, which owns Filton Airfield – where it is developing a major new housing and employment scheme – said...

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Revenue goes up at recruitment firm as staff get that half-day Friday feeling

November 22, 2019
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Bristol-based specialist recruitment firm ISL has introduced a four-and-a-half-day week for its staff in a move it says is already paying off with a marked increase in revenue. The firm launched the scheme as a trial in which its 30-strong team agreed they could ‘earn’ Friday afternoons off if...

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Fun and games as creative agency Diva moves into new studio space

November 22, 2019
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Fun and games as creative agency Diva moves into new studio space

Bristol creative agency and video games marketing specialist Diva has opened a new studio space in central Bristol after outgrowing its Queen Square head office. The 4,000 sq ft of loft-style workspace on St Thomas Lane, Redcliffe, will provide additional capacity for its fast-growing creative and client services teams.  Diva, which...

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Success for Bristol attractions in region’s top tourism awards

November 22, 2019
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Success for Bristol attractions in region’s top tourism awards

Bristol tourist attractions and hotels – as well as a volunteer at one of the city’s biggest museums – were among the winners in a major regional awards scheme last night. Greg Malpas, who volunteers at Aerospace Bristol, won Gold in the Customer Service Superstar category, while BBC Bristol...

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EasyJet sees case for package holidays as it looks to announce new services from Bristol Airport

November 22, 2019
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EasyJet sees case for package holidays as it looks to announce new services from Bristol Airport

Low-cost airline easyJet is to announce new routes from Bristol Airport within the next few weeks following the acquisition of take-off and landing slots formerly owned by defunct travel group Thomas Cook. The airline, the largest operator from the airport, paid £36m for the six summer slot pairs and...

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Temple Bright acts for Channel 4 on its new Bristol Creative Hub

November 22, 2019
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Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised Channel 4 on legal work linked to its new Bristol Creative Hub. The recently opened 3,200 sq ft office, in the historic Fermentation Buildings at Finzels Reach, pictured, will become a base for key creative decision makers supporting Channel 4’s...

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EY’s Bristol office maintains strong growth as firm steers expansion towards regions

November 22, 2019
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EY’s Bristol office maintains strong growth as firm steers expansion towards regions

Rapid expansion has continued at international accountancy group EY’s Bristol office with nearly 100 staff recruited over the past year. The group said the headcount in its South West and Wales practice had reached nearly 450 through apprenticeship, graduate and senior hires. This time last year it put the...

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JBP strikes gold – and two silvers – at regional public relations awards

November 22, 2019
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JBP strikes gold – and two silvers – at regional public relations awards

Bristol-headquartered strategic communications consultancy JBP landed three awards at a prestigious ceremony to celebrate the South of England’s public relations industry. The agency, which also has offices in Cardiff, London, Manchester and Warwick, landed one Gold and achieved runner-up Silver status in two other categories at the regional Chartered...

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TLT to provide legal advice to firms taking part in groundbreaking creative tech project

November 22, 2019
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TLT to provide legal advice to firms taking part in groundbreaking creative tech project

Members of the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), the £6.5m project to expand the use of creative technologies across the region, are to get free legal advice from Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT. Under the new professional services support programme, SWCTN members will be able to access legal...

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Diversity and inclusion manager takes up newly created role at Burges Salmon

November 22, 2019
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Diversity and inclusion manager takes up newly created role at Burges Salmon

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has appointed Fiona Smith as its first diversity and inclusion manager. The firm, which employs around 750 people in its Bristol head office and London office, said the appointment of Fiona, pictured, reflected its commitment to diversity and inclusion are integral and the...

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National Grid appoints Womble Bond Dickinson to its slimmed-down legal panel

November 21, 2019
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National Grid appoints Womble Bond Dickinson to its slimmed-down legal panel

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), which has its second-largest office in Bristol, has been appointed to a new legal panel for energy giant National Grid following a competitive tender process. WBD is the only new firm to be appointed to the panel, which has also been reduced...

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New Bristol office senior partner and clients and markets regional lead for PwC

November 21, 2019
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PwC, the global accountancy group, has appointed a new senior partner for its Bristol office and filled the newly created role of clients and markets regional lead.  Tom Ayerst, pictured right, who heads PwC’s regional deals business, will fill the Bristol office senior partner (OSP) position left vacant in...

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