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Bristol law firms among the winners at this year’s Legal 500 UK Awards

January 11, 2019
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Bristol law firms among the winners at this year’s Legal 500 UK Awards

The Bristol bases of four national law firms are celebrating success in one of the UK’s most prestigious legal sector award schemes. VWV, TLT and Burges Salmon – all headquartered in Bristol – and transatlantic firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s office in the city were among the winners at the...

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CBI leader urges government to rule out no deal Brexit on visit to Bristol

January 11, 2019
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CBI leader urges government to rule out no deal Brexit on visit to Bristol

The director-general of the CBI used a speech in Bristol today to warn that a no deal Brexit would hit the South West’s manufacturing and services industries hard as well as scuppering vital export deals. Addressing a gathering of senior business figures at Bristol Old Vic, Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured,...

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UWE-backed tech project on track to shunt train delays into the history books

January 11, 2019
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UWE-backed tech project on track to shunt train delays into the history books

They’re the bane of every rail commuter’s life but train delays – from leaves on the line and the wrong kind of snow to major signal failures – could become a thing of the past within the next few years under a pioneering project involving tech experts from UWE...

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Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

January 11, 2019
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Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has boosted its Bristol office with the appointment of transport and automotive partner Ed Barratt from city rival Burges Salmon. Ed, pictured, who has spent his entire career at Burges Salmon since qualifying in 2004, will join the transport and automotive sector as part...

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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

January 10, 2019
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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

SCISYS Deutschland, the German arm of the specialist IT group SCISYS, has landed its fourth space-related contract in as many weeks. The latest deal, with an anticipated contract value of €2.8m (£2.5m), has come from long-term customer the European Space Agency (ESA).  SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol...

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Energy sector expertise secures another major deal for Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

January 10, 2019
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Energy sector expertise secures another major deal for Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

International law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office has led on another major deal in the oil and gas industry as it continues to strengthen its position as a lead player for energy sector transactions. A multidisciplinary team from the firm headed by Bristol-based corporate partner Simon Hewes advised...

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Bristol’s shipshape locations help bring Laurel & Hardy biopic to life

January 9, 2019
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Bristol’s shipshape locations help bring Laurel & Hardy biopic to life

Stan & Ollie, the highly anticipated new biopic starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie comedy duo Laurel & Hardy, opened in UK cinemas today after filming in Bristol two years ago. The production team behind the movie – one of a string of feature...

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Gregg Latchams takes on business development consultant to develop its sales and marketing strategy

January 9, 2019
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Gregg Latchams takes on business development consultant to develop its sales and marketing strategy

Business development consultant Rebecca Jenkins has been appointed by Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams to support its growth. Ms Jenkins, a director at sales and marketing specialist Results with Marketing and associate director at business development consultancy Tinderbox – both also based in Bristol – will work closely with...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards...

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New commercial director takes helm at SS Great Britain to steer its ambitious growth plans

January 8, 2019
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New commercial director takes helm at SS Great Britain to steer its ambitious growth plans

Bristol most-popular visitor attraction, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, has appointed Phil Smith as its new commercial director to strengthen its senior management team. Mr Smith’s arrival from the Ironbridge Gorge Museum near Telford, where he was deputy chief executive, coincides with SS Great Britain’s nomination for the prestigious European...

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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s Bristol industrial & logistics team

January 7, 2019
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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s Bristol industrial & logistics team

The Bristol office of national commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Rhys Jones as a graduate surveyor in its industrial & logistics team. Rhys, pictured, joins from Bruton Knowles in Bristol, where he spent two years in the agency department after graduating from the UWE in Real Estate....

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 7, 2019
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Monday January 7 Nothing listed Tuesday January 8 Final: Safestore Trading updates: WM Morrison, SIG, Majestic Wine, Carr’s Group Wednesday January 9 Final: Shoe Zone Interims: Constellation Brands, Bed Bath & Beyond Trading updates: Sainsbury’s, Big Yellow, Superdry, Ted Baker, Taylor Wimpey, Greggs, Topps Tiles Thursday January 10 Interim:...

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The LAST WORD: Ned Dorbin, investor, BGF

January 4, 2019
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The LAST WORD: Ned Dorbin, investor, BGF

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 Ned Dorbin, investor in the South West office of BGF, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Darkest Hour Book you read?...

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