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Colston Hall outlines how Bristol firms can play their part in venue’s long-awaited transformation

March 8, 2019
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Colston Hall outlines how Bristol firms can play their part in venue’s long-awaited transformation

Bristol businesses have been told how they can play a part in the city’s biggest ever arts redevelopment project. Bristol Music Trust, the charity behind Colston Hall, has officially launched opportunities to support the transformation of the iconic venue.  Bristol businesses recently gathered at Avon Gorge by Hotel Du...

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Banquet underlines Bristol’s growing confidence in doing business with China

March 8, 2019
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Banquet underlines Bristol’s growing confidence in doing business with China

Bristol is ready to work with China to maximise the opportunities of two-way trade links, business and civic leaders were told at the city’s Chinese New Year gala banquet. Guests at the high-profile event included Madame Bao Ling, minister counsellor for economic and commercial at the Chinese Embassy in...

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Bristol and Bath tech groups team up to strengthen links between society and technology

March 8, 2019
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Bristol and Bath tech groups team up to strengthen links between society and technology

The Tech4Good networks in Bristol and Bath, which have been operating since early 2017, are to merge to create a single group bringing together social innovation and tech across the two cities. Tech4Good South-West (T4GSW) will launch next month under the umbrella of the global network and non-profit TechSoup...

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TLT team gets result for London council on major mixed-use development near football club

March 6, 2019
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TLT team gets result for London council on major mixed-use development near football club

A ‘significant and complex’ lease disposal agreement to kick-start a major development opposite a London football ground has been supported by Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT. A multi-disciplined team of real estate experts from the firm worked with Waltham Forest Council in East London on the agreement to dispose...

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VWV host Burmese lawyers’ visit to hear about challenges of legal life in Myanmar

March 6, 2019
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VWV host Burmese lawyers’ visit to hear about challenges of legal life in Myanmar

Four Burmese lawyers have been given advice by counterparts from the Bristol headquarters of national law firm VWV on how to tackle the challenges of legal life in Myanmar, where criminal procedure remains based on an 1898 British colonial act. U Kway Hoe, Daw Thuzar Yin, Daw Aye Mon...

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PR agency Grayling appointed to raise incubator SETsquared’s national profile

March 5, 2019
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PR agency Grayling appointed to raise incubator SETsquared’s national profile

International public relations agency Grayling’s Bristol office has appointed to raise the national profile of the SETsquared Partnership, the global number one business incubator network backed by the University of Bristol. Since its launch in 2002, SETsquared has supported more than 3,500 businesses and helped raise £1.8bn in investment....

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Alder King’s dominance of regional commercial property market comes of age with 18th annual title

March 5, 2019
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Alder King’s dominance of regional commercial property market comes of age with 18th annual title

Bristol-headquartered property consultancy Alder King has retained its title as the South West’s ‘most active agent’ for the 18th year in succession. As well as winning the overall title, the firm also achieved what organisers of the annual property competition described as ‘unassailable’ leads for its activity in the...

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Associate director promotion for Savills’ Bristol development team member

March 4, 2019
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Associate director promotion for Savills’ Bristol development team member

International real estate advisor Savills has promoted Adam Greenhalgh to associate director in its Bristol development team. Adam, pictured, joined Savills in Bristol in October 2017 after spending a year at Market Tech UK and four years at Cushman & Wakefield, where he focussed on retail and leisure developments. ...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 3, 2019
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Monday March 4 Finals: Johnson Service Group, Synthomer, Keller, Rotork Economic announcement: Construction PMI (February) Tuesday March 5 Finals: Intertek, John Laing, Direct Line, BBA Aviation Interim: Ashtead Economic announcement: Services PMI (February) Wednesday March 6 Finals: Legal & General, Michael Page, Aggreko, Just East Thursday March 7 Finals:...

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‘Breakthrough bursary’ scheme launched by Bristol’s SETsquared tech hub to widen diversity in sector

March 1, 2019
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‘Breakthrough bursary’ scheme launched by Bristol’s SETsquared tech hub to widen diversity in sector

Bristol’s SETsquared technology accelerator has launched a bursary to help entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds access its world-beating business support. The scheme follows a SETsquared Bristol-funded research report last year that showed that while Bristol is a widely diverse city, there is a lack of black, Asian and minority ethnic...

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Bristol to get first multi-use office and retail building as work starts on high-profile city centre site

March 1, 2019
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Construction work is under way on a major city centre regeneration scheme that will bring a new type of development to Bristol while also providing much-needed premium office space. The Assembly Bristol site on Temple Way has been vacant since 2008 when the former Clerical Medical HQ was demolished....

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Skaters urged by Bristol coffee roasting firm to get on board with Ethiopian charity

March 1, 2019
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Skaters urged by Bristol coffee roasting firm to get on board with Ethiopian charity

Bristol firm Extract Coffee Roasters is appealing to local skaters to donate their spare boards to a charity that empowers young people in Ethiopia through skateboarding. St Werburghs-based Extract launched its ‘Kickflip Deck Amnesty’ today and aims to collect at least 100 boards to send to Ethiopia Skate, which...

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Build-to-rent model poised to help ease city’s housing crisis, seminar in Bristol to be told

March 1, 2019
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Build-to-rent model poised to help ease city’s housing crisis, seminar in Bristol to be told

More than 2,000 build-to-rent apartments are set to be developed in Bristol over the next two years to help meet spiralling demand for housing in the city, according to property experts. This new model of housing is designed specifically for the rental market and is set to play a...

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