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Greggs gets an appetite for expansion on industrial estates

December 7, 2011
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National bakery chain Greggs has opened an outlet on the Beeches Industrial Estate in Yate, near Bristol, as part of a nationwide programme to focus on places other than on its traditional high street locations.  The baker, which has already opened units in similar non-retail locations in Avonmouth, Bridgwater, Exeter, Swansea and Cardiff, will provide a...

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Surveys point to gloomy New Year for West businesses

December 6, 2011
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Confidence levels among firms in Bristol and the West are tumbling as the outlook for 2012 deteriorates further, two gloomy surveys show today. Manufacturers, who have generally experienced good trading conditions this year, expect output and orders to decline next year while overall business confidence is falling on fears...

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Queen’s Award No 3 for Britain’s biggest organic dairy producer

December 6, 2011
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Yeo Valley, the North Somerset family-owned company which has become Britain's biggest producer of organic dairy food, has been presented with its third Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 10 years. Lady Gass, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, presented the award before an invited audience at Holt Farm...

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Report backs Filton Airfield closure plan

December 6, 2011
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Bristol’s position as a major aerospace manufacturing centre would not be affected by the closure of Filton airfield, a report has concluded. BAE Systems plans to shut Filton Airfield in a year’s time with South Gloucestershire Council planners recommending constructing up to 2,500 homes and a large business park...

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Re-using business waste is child’s play for charity – and it needs more

December 6, 2011
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Bristol play charity Children’s Scrapstore is asking local businesses to donate more scrap materials so it can keep up with demand from schools for its pioneering PlayPod. The charity is celebrating installing its 50th Scrapstore PlayPod – a large box filled with donated waste or scrap which children use...

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Agents stress fringe benefits of north Bristol office building

December 5, 2011
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One floor of a newly-refurbished office building overlooking the M4/M5 interchange in north Bristol has come onto the market. Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, which owns the Axis Beta building at Almondsbury, has appointed Colliers International to let the 4,000 sq ft second floor. James Preece from Colliers’ Bristol office said refurbished...

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Up, up and away with Helvetic as new Zurich flights take off

December 5, 2011
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Up, up and away with Helvetic as new Zurich flights take off

  Helvetic Airways has become the 12th scheduled airline operating from Bristol Airport with a new route linking Zurich, Switzerland's financial centre, with the South West. Helvetic passengers benefit from seven days free of charge in the long stay car park until the end of January.  Helvetic Airways has...

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Firms team up to help enterprising students develop their skills

December 5, 2011
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A 40-strong group of 14 to 16 year old students from Bristol’s Merchants Academy have had their business skills put under the spotlight at a workshop mentored by volunteers from law firm Osborne Clarke and accountants PwC. The workshop, held at Osborne Clarke's (OC) Temple Quay office, was part...

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Fast-growing Bristol firms gain places in UK league table

December 5, 2011
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Bristol-based companies Lifetime, a training provider, and specialist recruiter Timothy James Consulting have been named among Britain’s fastest-growing privately-owned firms. The companies are listed at numbers 41 and 66 in the annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table, which identifies companies with the fastest-growing sales over the...

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Gamers bring human ‘fox hunt’ to Bristol’s streets

December 2, 2011
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As Bristol prepares for the Christmas party season, city-based game design firm SlingShot is planning to unleash another seasonal tradition onto the city streets: a fox hunt. Hounded will hit Bristol on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 December and tickets are now on sale. The game sees human foxes...

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Alterian board recommends takeover bid

December 2, 2011
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Alterian, the loss-making Bristol-based marketing software specialist, has agreed takeover terms with Maidenhead-based SDL, one of the world’s top three providers of language services, software development and global information management services.  The terms of the acquisition value the entire issued share capital of Alterian at approximately £68.4m or 110p...

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Swiss launch new air route from Bristol

December 2, 2011
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Helvetic Airways will inaugurate on Monday the first scheduled service between Bristol and Zurich for more than four years. The new service will link businesses across the region to one of Europe’s major financial centres. Zurich also has much to offer leisure travellers including skiers – the city’s airport serves...

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Industry expert joins Helphire board

December 1, 2011
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Helphire, the Bath-based accident-claim handler which reported losses of £34.1m in the year to June 30, has recruited industry heavy-hitter John L. Davies as a non-executive director with immediate effect. The company, which works with the insurance and motor industries to provide replacement vehicles to motorists involved in accidents, went...

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