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More jobs on the way at R&D tax consultancy ForrestBrown as it unveils 2019 growth plans

January 4, 2019
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More jobs on the way at R&D tax consultancy ForrestBrown as it unveils 2019 growth plans

Further growth is planned at Bristol-based specialist R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown this year as it prepares to take on more than 40 new staff and expand its tax associate programme. The firm, which became the UK’s largest business of its kind in 2018 just five years after its...

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Capital move for Marco Pierre White’s fast-growing hospitality group as it takes over iconic hotel

January 4, 2019
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Capital move for Marco Pierre White’s fast-growing hospitality group as it takes over iconic hotel

Black and White Hospitality, the North Somerset-headquartered hotel and hospitality management company, has added an iconic London venue to its fast-growing portfolio. The firm, co-founded by chef Marco Pierre White, has taken over the day-to-day operation of the 29-bedroom Lansbury Heritage Hotel, close to Canary Wharf, pictured. It will...

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Future trade links to be explored as Bristol China Bureau returns to city for first gathering of 2019

January 4, 2019
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Future trade links to be explored as Bristol China Bureau returns to city for first gathering of 2019

Bristol and West of England China Bureau members will return to their roots for the first China Pow Wow of 2019 next week following a series of outreach events held across the region.  The special celebration at Bristol’s M Shed on Thursday evening will review progress made last year and outline the bureau’s visions for...

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Former KPMG director joins The BD Consultancy in business development role

January 4, 2019
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Former KPMG director joins The BD Consultancy in business development role

The BD Consultancy, the Bristol-based business development group, has appointed Catriona Tully as a business development consultant. Catriona, pictured, has 18 years’ experience as a business development and marketing director in professional services firms such as global accountancy group KPMG, where she was a director for nine years in...

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RWA abstract expressionism exhibition sponsorship launches Bishop Fleming’s centenary year

January 4, 2019
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RWA abstract expressionism exhibition sponsorship launches Bishop Fleming’s centenary year

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, has boosted its backing for the arts in the city by sponsoring the latest exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). The Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism show The New American Painting...

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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bristol firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation –...

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From Montpelier to Montpellier? EasyJet launches new flights to French city from Bristol Airport

January 4, 2019
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From Montpelier to Montpellier? EasyJet launches new flights to French city from Bristol Airport

Low-cost airline easyJet is to add another destination from Bristol Airport this summer – taking its total to 67 and strengthening its position as the airport’s largest operator. The service to Montpellier will launch on June 2 using a 186-seat Airbus A320 aircraft and then operate twice weekly –...

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Region’s first events industry showcase MEET South West launches registrations

January 4, 2019
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Region’s first events industry showcase MEET South West launches registrations

Registration is now open to hear industry leaders share their insight and guidance at MEET South West, the region’s first dedicated exhibition and conference showcase. Delegates at the event, at We The Curious in Bristol on January 30, will have access to experts offering authoritative insight from a variety...

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Cadbury House’s health club and spa signs on former footballer as new ops manager

January 3, 2019
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Cadbury House’s health club and spa signs on former footballer as new ops manager

Former professional footballer Silviu Prioteasa has joined the management team at Cadbury House hotel’s theclub & spa as operations manager. theclub & spa, one of the UK’s largest independent health clubs, is owned, along with Cadbury House, by Black & White Hospitality, the hotel chain whose main shareholder is...

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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

January 3, 2019
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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

A groundbreaking project supporting the expansion of creative technology in the West of England is seeking people working in the field of automation to apply for one of 24 paid fellowships. The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5m government-backed initiative led by UWE Bristol in partnership with...

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Leading European additive manufacturing industry role for Renishaw manager

January 3, 2019
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Leading European additive manufacturing industry role for Renishaw manager

A senior manager at South Gloucestershire-based global engineering group Renishaw is playing a key role in shaping the future of Europe’s advanced manufacturing industry after being appointed to chair a new committee. Stewart Lane, pictured, is leading the Additive Manufacturing (AM) committee of CECIMO, the European trade body representing...

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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands EU-funded space contracts

January 2, 2019
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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands EU-funded space contracts

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which last year moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland to protect EU-funded work, has ended 2018 and started 2019 by winning four multi-million pound contracts. The group, which has a base in Bristol and whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space,...

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Former Mott Macdonald Bristol office lead joins RPS as director

December 31, 2018
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Former Mott Macdonald Bristol office lead joins RPS as director

The Bristol office of international built environment consultancy RPS Group has appointed James Stone as its new director. James, pictured, has extensive experience in the South West commercial property market. He joins from global engineering and development consultancy Mott Macdonald, where he led its Bristol-based team. Specialising in project...

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