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Director’s son joins communications consultancy

January 4, 2012
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Bristol-based Mentor Communications Consultancy has appointed Toby Coulsting as operations director to help manage continued expansion. Toby, the son of Mentor training director Tina Coulsting Carter, is a former pupil of Cotham Grammar School, and was previously with City of London employee benefits consultancy and online benefits provider, Bluefin....

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London law firm opens for business in Bristol

January 4, 2012
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Top tier London law firm RPC (Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) opened a Bristol office yesterday with a team of 28 people, including 11 lawyers and three partners. Three further partners and a legal director will be joining in March. The office, which fills an entire floor at Temple Circus, will focus...

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Wessex plumbs into English Channel oil prospects

January 4, 2012
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Wessex Exploration, the Bristol-based hydrocarbon prospecting company, has won licenses to investigate five exploration blocks in the English Channel off the coast of southern England. The awards by the Department of the Environment and Climate Change will give Wessex and partner NWE Mirrabooka two years to make geological and geophysical studies at...

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New help organisation for manufacturers launched

January 4, 2012
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The organisation that formerly provided help for West of England manufacturers has been officially named as part of a consortium that will now deliver the service on a national basis. SWMAS, originally the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service and more recently MAS-SW, has teamed up with accountants Grant Thornton,...

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Solar so good for ethical trader’s carbon footprint

December 29, 2011
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Bristol-based ethical food business Essential Trading, one of the UK’s largest and most successful worker co-operatives, has marked its 40th year in business by securing a £100,000 investment to install a solar energy system. It brought in North Somerset experts Solarsense to fit the PV system at its Fishponds...

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Burges Salmon completes major drinks deal in Macedonia

December 22, 2011
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Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has advised on a major drinks industry share acquisition involving Coca-Cola, Heineken and Macedonia’s largest beer and soft drinks company. The €79.1m deal involved the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company and Heineken buying 41.2% of the minority shares in Pivara Skopje, their joint venture beverage...

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Burn out fear as nearly half of employees plan to work at Christmas

December 22, 2011
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Almost half of Bristol’s office workers have signed up to work during the Christmas break this year with 26% having to travel to the office to do so.  This is despite nearly a third believing that very little work will actually be achieved. Even those...

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SciSys wins new business

December 22, 2011
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SciSys, the specialist supplier of bespoke software systems, IT based solutions and support services, has been awarded a £2.5m contract to provide a Future Deployable GEOINT (FDG) System. The business has come from Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems & Solutions which is the prime contractor for FDG to the UK's Ministry...

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Airbus set for another dominant year

December 22, 2011
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Airbus, which delivered its 7,000th airliner earlier this month, looks set to end 2011 with 1,600 orders pushing US rival Boeing to its lowest market share in 40 years.  The European planemaker, whose airliner wings are designed and part-built in Filton, is expected to sell more aircraft than Boeing for...

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Banks provide new finance so Mears can maintain growth

December 22, 2011
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The corporate banking teams at Barclays and HSBC in Bristol have jointly refinanced social housing repair and maintenance group Mears with a five-year, £120m revolving credit facility. Gloucester-based Mears will use the facility for general corporate purposes, including re-financing the previous facility due to mature in June 2013, as...

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Mulberry bags luxury goods industry high flier as its next chief executive

December 21, 2011
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Luxury handbag maker Mulberry has headhunted the managing director of Hermès France, Bruno Guillon, to be its next chief executive. Mr Guillon will work with current chief executive and chairman Godfrey Davis for three months to ensure a smooth transition before taking over on March 1. Mr Davis will...

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Households trade down as incomes stay under pressure

December 20, 2011
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More than a quarter of households across Bristol and the West have suffered a fall in their income over the past three months, forcing them to cut back on unnecessary spending, new research shows. At the same time many people in work and earning the same are worried about...

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Pre-Christmas retail sales rise but a bleak New Year is in store, says CBI

December 20, 2011
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The high street got an unexpected pre-Christmas boost today with new figures showing sales volumes in early December grew for the first time in seven months. However, shop takings were still sales poor for the time of year and the CBI, which conducted the research behind today’s survey, said...

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