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GVA Bristol surveyors gain their chartered status

July 30, 2013
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GVA Bristol surveyors gain their chartered status

Two surveyors at independent property adviser GVA’s Bristol office have passed their APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) exams following two years of study and professional training. The APC, when added to full-time study and learning received at university, leads to RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) membership. It is the...

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Top name speakers confirmed for Women Outside the Box festival

July 30, 2013
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Top name speakers confirmed for Women Outside the Box festival

The full line up of speakers for Women Outside the Box (WOTB), Bristol’s innovative festival of female entrepreneurship, has been announced. Headline speaker for the event on October 7 is Julie Meyer MBE, one of Europe’s most influential entrepreneurs. She will be joined by big-hitters from a number of...

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Biomass power station victory for Bond Dickinson lawyers

July 29, 2013
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Biomass power station victory for Bond Dickinson lawyers

Planning lawyers at Bond Dickinson, the national law firm with a major office in Bristol, have helped global renewable energy firm RES win development consent for a biomass power station in Northumberland.  The scheme is the first of its kind to be granted a development consent order by Energy...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 29, 2013
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Monday July 29 INTERIMS Fidessa Group, Hammerson, InterContinental Hotels Group, Intertek Group, JKX Oil & Gas, Keller Group, Senior, Vernalis, XP Power Ltd. (DI) AGMS Albion Venture Capital Trust, Ashley House, Cranswick, Medilink-Global UK Ltd., Mountfield Group, National Grid UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS CBI Distributive Trends Surveys (11:00) Consumer Credit...

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Outset does the business by helping launch 200 new firms in Bristol

July 26, 2013
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Outset Bristol, which helps individuals start their own businesses, has reached the milestone of helping create 200 businesses and more than 220 jobs across the area less than three years since the programme started. Outset Bristol’s innovative programme blends pre- and post start-up support workshops, mentoring and coaching. To...

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Upbeat second quarter economic figures welcomed by Business West

July 26, 2013
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Upbeat second quarter economic figures welcomed by Business West

Business West, the region’s leading business organisation, has welcomed yesterday's official economic growth figures, saying they reflect the picture among local businesses. But it warned that business could not turn around the regional economy by themselves – the Government had a role to play by creating an enterprise-friendly environment....

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Bristol market beckons for Bruton Knowles as it opens office in city

July 26, 2013
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Bristol market beckons for Bruton Knowles as it opens office in city

National property consultancy Bruton Knowles has opened an office in Bristol and recruited two of the city’s best-known and experienced commercial property specialists to build its team. Paul Matthews, who has 32 years’ experience of the Bristol market, joins from the city office of BNP Paribas. He was formerly...

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£5.8m armoured vehicle programme contract secured by SciSys

July 25, 2013
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£5.8m armoured vehicle programme contract secured by SciSys

Specialist West software group SciSys has won a £5.78m contract with defence giant Lockheed Martin UK to work on its programme to upgrade and improve the British Army’s Warrior armoured fighting vehicle fleet under the MoD’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP).  The group, which has its headquarters in Chippenham...

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Economic growth strengthens in second quarter

July 25, 2013
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Economic growth strengthens in second quarter

The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the second quarter of this year, boosted by consumer and business spending, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed this morning. While Chancellor George Osborne will welcome the much-hoped-for good news as a sign that the economic recovery is gaining...

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Renishaw shares tumble then recover as it posts record revenues

July 24, 2013
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Renishaw shares tumble then recover as it posts record revenues

Shares in West advanced engineering group Renishaw tumbled by more than 8% in early trading this morning after it revealed a 2% drop in annual pre-tax profits. The profits fall – from £86m to £84.4m – came despite annual revenues reaching £349.6m, a record for the 40-year-old business, which...

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Creative dad and daughter in double celebration as they graduate together

July 23, 2013
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Creative dad and daughter in double celebration as they graduate together

Creative duo Mark Barton and his daughter Daizie will have a double celebration today when they both graduate from UWE Bristol. Mark will be awarded an MA in Media: Practice and Culture, while Daizie will graduate with a BA Honours degree in Drama. They will receive their degree certificates...

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Bishop Fleming takes title of fastest-growing accountants for second year in a row

July 23, 2013
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Bishop Fleming takes title of fastest-growing accountants for second year in a row

West accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has been named as the UK’s fastest-growing full-service firm among the Top 50 accountants for the second year running. Research conducted for Accountancy Age, the industry’s respected magazine, shows that Bishop Fleming’s 23% annual growth rate outpaced all the other firms in its yearly...

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£11m medical tech firm acquisition handled by Bristol professional advisers

July 22, 2013
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£11m medical tech firm acquisition handled by Bristol professional advisers

Bristol-based lawyers and accountants have advised on the £11m acquisition of Gloucestershire medical technology firm Leonhard Lang (UK) by the healthcare business of Irish group DCC. Mark Naughton and Chris Burgess of Grant Thornton’s Bristol corporate finance team advised Leonhard Lang (UK) on the sale, with tax experts Mike...

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