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Artificial Intelligence recruitment deal is largest secured by China Bureau

August 1, 2019
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Chris Butt Cognisess

Bristol and West of England China Bureau, which fosters trade and cultural links, has struck the biggest business deal in its 21-year history with a contract between an Artificial Intelligence pioneer and China’s second-biggest recruitment company. The bureau helped secure the deal – potentially worth millions of pounds –...

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Continued growth for Turley in Bristol as it takes on new associate director

August 1, 2019
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Continued growth for Turley in Bristol as it takes on new associate director

National planning consultancy Turley has strengthened its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) team in Bristol with the appointment of Andrew Malcomson as associate director. Andrew, pictured, joins from the Bristol office of planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, where he worked for six-and-a-half years, most recently as an associate environmental...

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Michelmores staff rise to the challenge to bring in cash for its three chosen charities

August 1, 2019
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Michelmores staff rise to the challenge to bring in cash for its three chosen charities

A team from regional law firm Michelmores has raised more than £8,500 for its three charities of the year by completing the National Three Peaks Challenge. The 32-strong group, pictured, scaled Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales in less than 24 hours.  In...

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Accountancy firm and recruitment group appoint Speed as their PR agency

August 1, 2019
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Accountancy firm and recruitment group appoint Speed as their PR agency

Bristol-based public relations and communications agency Speed has boosted its professional services client portfolio with two major client wins. The agency, the largest of its type in the South West, has been appointed by regional accountancy group PKF Francis Clark, which recently opened an office in Bristol, and city-headquartered...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from Bristol are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m. PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to...

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Trio of new directors bolster JBP’s board as it targets further growth

July 31, 2019
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JBP, the Bristol-headquartered national communications consultancy, has strengthened its board with the appointment of three new directors.  The agency, which was launched in 1984 by Jennifer Bryant-Pearson, said the trio would play pivotal roles in its continued growth. The new directors – all existing JBP staff members – are...

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Administrators tap into Burges Salmon expertise to complete sale of Bathstore outlets

July 30, 2019
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Administrators tap into Burges Salmon expertise to complete sale of Bathstore outlets

Corporate restructuring and insolvency lawyers in the Bristol head office of national firm Burges Salmon have chalked up another deal involving a failed retailer as the high street shake-out continues. The team has advised administrators from accountancy firm BDO on the sale of 44 Bathstore.com outlets to DIY chain...

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Family law team set up in Bristol by Ashfords as it recruits senior associate

July 30, 2019
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Family law team set up in Bristol by Ashfords as it recruits senior associate

Law firm Ashfords has launched a family team in Bristol with the appointment of Samantha Newton as a senior associate. Samantha, pictured, has joined from rival Thrings, where she trained and worked for nearly seven years, most recently as a senior associate in its Bath office.  Described by legal...

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Firms’ Monopoly-style grand day out brings in much-needed £1k for Bristol homeless shelter

July 29, 2019
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Firms’ Monopoly-style grand day out brings in much-needed £1k for Bristol homeless shelter

Five Bristol firms have taken part in a city-wide Monopoly-style challenge to raise more than £1,000 for the Julian Trust night shelter. The charity event was organised by Bristol law firm Meade King and involved the firms’ teams visiting Bristol landmarks and competing in various challenges enroute. These included taking...

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Sanderson and RSG founders launch investment business for fledgling recruitment firms

July 29, 2019
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Sanderson and RSG founders launch investment business for fledgling recruitment firms

The two Bristol-based recruitment pioneers behind some of the city’s top business success stories have launched an investment programme to help entrepreneurs in the industry develop their own companies. Over the past four decades Mike Beesley and Keith Dawe have created a group of independent companies that are now...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 28, 2019
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Monday July 29 Interims: GlobalData, Hammerson, Hiscox, Keller Trading announcements: Cranswick, Gama Aviation Tuesday July 30 Finals: Games Workshop, NWF Interims: Aggreko, Centrica, Elementis, Greggs, Hutchison China, Jupiter Fund Management, Low & Bonar, Lsl Prop, Provident Financial, Seplat Petrol, Spectris Trading announcement: Reckitt Benckiser Economic announcement: Import Price Index...

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Carbon neutral target date brought forward by Bristol Airport as it faces flak over growth plan

July 26, 2019
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Carbon neutral target date brought forward by Bristol Airport as it faces flak over growth plan

Bristol Airport has reduced the time it expects to take to become carbon neutral by five years as it continues to come under attack from environmentalists over its ambitious expansion plans. The airport is now aiming to be a carbon neutral by 2025 instead of its original date of...

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Industrial scheme underway at Avonmouth as race for space continues

July 26, 2019
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Industrial scheme underway at Avonmouth as race for space continues

Construction work has started on a new development at Avonmouth which will bring more than 150,000 sq ft of much-needed industrial space to the area and create around 400 jobs. Northampton-based property investor Barwood Capital and Trebor Developments, based in Birmingham, have secured detailed planning consent for Portside Park...

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