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Takeover of ‘Ubergeeks’ firm keeps rapid-growth Bristol tech company on path to further development

February 12, 2024
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Takeover of ‘Ubergeeks’ firm keeps rapid-growth Bristol tech company on path to further development

Bristol specialist software firm Deazy, named as one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech businesses for the past two years, is poised for more rapid expansion after making a strategic acquisition. The takeover of Geektastic adds technical assessments to its offering, giving it a powerful platform to demonstrate the skills...

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Boost for Bristol brewery as more drinkers develop taste for its no-alcohol beer during dry Janaury

February 12, 2024
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Boost for Bristol brewery as more drinkers develop taste for its no-alcohol beer during dry Janaury

Sales of Bristol craft brewery Butcombe’s alcohol-free beer soared by 95% last month as more people took part in dry January or turned to so-called zebra drinking – alternating between alcoholic and non-alcoholic tipples. Butcombe launched Goram IPA Zero nearly three years ago as its first foray into the...

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Growth for Michelmores’ corporate team as new joiners boost its offering in the Bristol market

February 11, 2024
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Growth for Michelmores’ corporate team as new joiners boost its offering in the Bristol market

Law firm Michelmores has strengthened its national corporate team with four new appointments. The four, who all previously worked for Cheltenham firm BPE Solicitors, include Partner Adam Kean, associate Ben Adams, solicitor  Harry Jones and paralegal  Philippa Kean. Their arrival continues the expansion of the firm’s corporate capability across its Bristol...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 11, 2024
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Monday February 12 Nothing listed Tuesday February 13 Q1 result: TUI AG Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, Claimant count rate Wednesday February 14 Final: Coca-Cola HBC Interims: Dunelm Group, Pan African Resources Trading announcement: Severn Trent Economic announcements: Retail price index, Consumer price index, Producer price index Thursday February 15...

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Digital infrastructure practice launched by Granger Reis with global expert at the helm

February 7, 2024
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Digital infrastructure practice launched by Granger Reis with global expert at the helm

Bristol-based global executive search firm Granger Reis has recruited one of the world’s foremost experts in the digital infrastructure leadership market to lead its new practice covering the fast-growing sector. Steve Dargan, pictured, left, with Granger Reis managing partner Jamie Page, has more than 17 years’ experience and has joined...

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New MD for long-established Bristol PR firm as its founder steps into new executive chairman role

February 7, 2024
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New MD for long-established Bristol PR firm as its founder steps into new executive chairman role

Bristol-based Empica, one of the South West’s longest established public relations agencies, has appointed a new managing director. Natalie Birrell, pictured, who has been working with the agency as client services director since 2019 takes up the role from its founder Martin Powell, who moves to the newly-created role...

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Osborne Clarke helps with launch of global fund backing tech firms to take action over climate change

February 7, 2024
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Osborne Clarke helps with launch of global fund backing tech firms to take action over climate change

Lawyers from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised on the introduction of a $250m (£189m) fund aimed at backing purpose-driven technology founders. Some $100m of the total will act as a seed fund to back 25 early-stage companies while $150m will be a climate-focused...

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‘Outstanding’ associate at Thrings elected to national committee for young lawyers in the sector

February 6, 2024
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‘Outstanding’ associate at Thrings elected to national committee for young lawyers in the sector

An associate with legal firm Thrings is helping to shape the future of junior practitioners in the family law sector following her election as co-chair of the national committee of Young Resolution (YRes). Zhenja Cann, pictured, who works in Thrings’ Bristol office, has taken up the role at the...

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Grundon targeting more expansion in Bristol with new investment in its city-based sales team

February 6, 2024
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Grundon targeting more expansion in Bristol with new investment in its city-based sales team

Waste management firm Grundon is growing its presence in Bristol with the appointment of an award-winning sales lead and two new apprentices. Nick Malvern, who was the firm’s Salesperson of the Year in 2023, has transferred to Bristol to lead the team after spending the past two years based...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 5, 2024
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Monday February 5 Final: Porvair Q3 result: Federal Bank (The) GDR Trading announcements: Vodafone Group, HG Capital Trust, CEPS, Aptamer Group, Gaming Realms, Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, Bushveld Minerals, Fireangel Safety Technology Group Economic announcements: PMI composite, PMI services Tuesday February 6 Final: React Group Interims: Renishaw, Mattioli...

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Unique Bristol attraction taps into city’s creativity to re-awake with new ‘mind-bending’ extension

February 2, 2024
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Unique Bristol attraction taps into city’s creativity to re-awake with new ‘mind-bending’ extension

The world’s first ‘amazement park’, Bristol’s Wake The Tiger, today opened its long-awaited second phase to the public, promising a unique addition to the city’s creative and tourism offerings. The extension, described as mind-bending, adds an extra 1,000 sq m of walk-through fantasy to its existing experience, which has attracted...

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Race for space on cards in Bristol’s industrial market amid economic woes and shortage of new buildings

February 2, 2024
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Race for space on cards in Bristol’s industrial market amid economic woes and shortage of new buildings

Take-up in Bristol’s industrial and logistics property market slumped by 36% last year due to a lack of space combined with the impact of macro-economic factors, according to new research. And while demand remains strong, the market will remain constrained by a lack of buildings that are immediately available....

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‘Open and friendly’ Burges Salmon lands top staff satisfaction title for unprecedented third year running

February 2, 2024
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‘Open and friendly’ Burges Salmon lands top staff satisfaction title for unprecedented third year running

Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon has become the first law firm to claim legal website RollOnFriday’s prestigious accolade of best place to work for three years in a row. The survey, which has been running for two decades, is widely viewed as the definitive guide to the firms that are happy...

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