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TLT team smooths way for surface repair specialist’s sale to European group

May 17, 2019
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TLT team smooths way for surface repair specialist’s sale to European group

The shareholders of Plastic Surgeon, the UK’s largest surface repair specialists, have been advised by Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT on its acquisition by global expert in property damage control Polygon Group. Devon-headquartered Plastic Surgeon provides high-quality, long-lasting repairs to any hard surface for a range of industries including...

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Bad bosses and office culture blamed for tech firms’ recruitment and retention crisis

May 17, 2019
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Bad bosses and office culture blamed for tech firms’ recruitment and retention crisis

Employees in tech start-ups and scale-ups tend to leave their jobs because of work culture or bad management having joined them based on salary, a new report has revealed. The report, produced by Bristol-headquartered tech and engineering specialist recruitment firm ISL, surveyed nearly 200 people who had left their jobs...

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Thrings acts for steel stockholder as it moves into manufacturing with takeover of near neighbour

May 16, 2019
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Thrings acts for steel stockholder as it moves into manufacturing with takeover of near neighbour

The Bristol office of regional law firm Thrings has helped the UK’s largest independent pre-stressing steel stockholder and distributor buy a steel manufacturing business based less than a mile away. Megasteel, based just outside Malmesbury, Wiltshire, acquired Sweetnam & Bradley, based in the town, for an undisclosed sum. Both...

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Foot Anstey makes five partner promotions to recognise ‘well-respected’ lawyers

May 16, 2019
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South West law firm Foot Anstey has made up three of its lawyers to partner while also promoting two existing partners to higher equity levels. Will Whitt (banking) and Mark Rhys-Jones (dispute resolution) – both based in the firm’s Bristol office – are now mid-equity and senior equity partner...

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Partner promotion for Bishop Fleming audit director recognises her ‘outstanding contribution’

May 15, 2019
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Partner promotion for Bishop Fleming audit director recognises her ‘outstanding contribution’

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming’s corporate audit director Ria Burridge has been promoted to partner less than three years after joining the firm. Ria, who is based in Bishop Fleming’s Bristol office, takes up her new role from June 1.  The firm said the promotion was in recognition of her...

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Happy returns for Andrews as it lands property awards haul for second year running

May 15, 2019
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Happy returns for Andrews as it lands property awards haul for second year running

Estate agency and lettings group Andrews has retained two prestigious awards at a major annual residential property industry event. The Keynsham-headquartered group landed a raft of awards at the ESTAs last year – the first time it had entered. The ESTAs are held in high regard by the industry...

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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

May 15, 2019
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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

Bristol-based lighting firm Global Design Solutions (GDS) is to create 100 jobs and quadruple its turnover after securing contracts worth £500,000 with South Korean car giants Kia and Hyundai. The jobs, which will be spread across its factory in St Annes and a new plant in South Korea, follow...

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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed YTL Arena Bristol managing director Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who has been vice-chair for four years, will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Clifton-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015. ...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 12, 2019
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Monday May 13 Finals: Angling Direct, Clearstar Inc., Centralnic Group Interims: Diploma, Wey Education, TBC Bank, Bank of Cyprus Holdings Trading statements: Centrica, Dignity Economic announcement: Halifax House Price Index Tuesday May 14 Finals: Braemar Shipping Services, Concepta, Great Eastern Energy Corp, Land Securities, Premier Foods Interims: EI Group,...

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Co-working becomes ‘pro-working’ as high-spec shared office space is officially opened

May 10, 2019
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Co-working becomes ‘pro-working’ as high-spec shared office space is officially opened

Bristol’s first office building dedicated to ‘pro-working’ has been officially opened as competition in the shared workspace market intensifies. Origin Workspace says Phase 1 of its £9m renovation of the former Bristol office of international property consultancy JLL office at 40 Berkeley Square, Clifton, brings a new form of...

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‘Sort out Brexit’ plea to MPs by Chamber of Commerce as economy is helped by stockpiling

May 10, 2019
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‘Sort out Brexit’ plea to MPs by Chamber of Commerce as economy is helped by stockpiling

Bristol Chamber of Commerce has again called on Parliament to resolve Brexit and tackle the UK’s long-term economic challenges after figures out today showed that stockpiling by manufacturers ahead of the UK leaving the EU had helped boost growth. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the...

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Boost for Bristol’s science sector as UWE launches redeveloped and extended labs

May 10, 2019
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Boost for Bristol’s science sector as UWE launches redeveloped and extended labs

New and enhanced science laboratories at UWE Bristol have been officially opened following a £7m redevelopment project, better preparing students for work in the city’s growing science-related sectors. Known as the ‘Lab Zone’ and made up of a connected series of research labs and teaching spaces, pictured, the area...

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Bid to convert former police station into a thriving centre for arts and community activities

May 10, 2019
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Bid to convert former police station into a thriving centre for arts and community activities

A charity formed by leading figures in Bristol’s arts community has launched a bid to buy a former police station and transform it into an artists’ and community hub. Bricks has been formed in response to the critical need for spaces for artists and community activities for the benefit...

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