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Aztec West office deal completed by BAM

June 21, 2013
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Aztec West office deal completed by BAM

Another building has changed hands at Aztec West, the latest in a string of deals at the North Bristol office park. Investment and asset management company Threadneedle UK Property Trust has acquired the 30,000 sq ft 930 Aztec West for £5.6m from BAM Properties, which recently let it to...

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Arts centre opens in Bristol’s historic former Assizes building

June 21, 2013
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Arts centre opens in Bristol’s historic former Assizes building

Bristol’s historic Guildhall and Assize Courts building in Broad Street has been given a new lease of life and reopens tomorrow as a new arts centre ahead of being transformed into a luxury hotel next year. The Grade ll listed building, most recently used as a magistrates’ court, was...

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Bond Dickinson advises on management buyout of mixing console firm

June 21, 2013
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Bond Dickinson advises on management buyout of mixing console firm

The Bristol office of national law firm Bond Dickinson has advised the management team at mixing console manufacturer Allen & Heath on their acquisition of the business. The £43m debt and equity deal was backed by independent private equity fund manager Electra Partners. Bond Dickinson has a long-standing relationship...

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Experienced family lawyer joins TLT as associate

June 21, 2013
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Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has appointed Mark Sage as an associate in its family team. Mark has more than 15 years' experience advising clients involved in family breakdowns, divorce, dissolution and separation and has extensive experience of international cases representing UK expats across the world. He is a...

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Chancellor ‘must prioritise economic development’ in spending review, say West firms

June 21, 2013
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Chancellor ‘must prioritise economic development’ in spending review, say West firms

West businesses will be looking for Chancellor George Osborne to reallocate departmental budget savings to local areas so they can determine their own economic futures in his spending review next week. Businesses feel the Government needs to meet its commitment to implement Lord Heseltine’s recently-announced proposals for a Single...

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Airbus A350 to fly at Paris Air Show tomorrow

June 20, 2013
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Airbus A350 to fly at Paris Air Show tomorrow

European aerospace giant Airbus last night confirmed its long hoped for fly by for its A350 will go ahead tomorrow at the Paris Air Show. The aircraft, with a major input in wing design by engineers at Airbus's Filton plant near Bristol, has only flown twice before – the...

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Responsible businesses rewarded for their work at gala awards dinner

June 20, 2013
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Responsible businesses rewarded for their work at gala awards dinner

Businesses across the West are celebrating winning awards for community and sustainability work from Business in the Community. The national charity, led by HRH The Prince of Wales, is committed to building resilient communities, diverse workplaces and a more sustainable future. The annual Responsible Business Awards ceremony, at St...

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Stars line up to unleash their artistic talents on Bristol’s 80 giant Gromits

June 20, 2013
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Stars line up to unleash their artistic talents on Bristol’s 80 giant Gromits

Musician Jools Holland, actress Joanna Lumley, Britain’s foremost hat designer Philip Treacy and Bristol graffiti artist Inkie have today been named among the final line-up of top-flight artists and celebrities taking part in the city’s ground-breaking charity initiative Gromit Unleashed. With less than two weeks to go before 80...

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Take advantage of taxman’s capital allowance increase, transport firms are told

June 20, 2013
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Take advantage of taxman’s capital allowance increase, transport firms are told

Bristol-based chartered accountants Whyatt Pakeman Partners are urging hauliers and transport firms to take advantage of new enhanced capital allowances. The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), introduced in 2008, enables businesses to claim 100% tax relief on qualifying expenditure on plant and machinery in the year of purchase. From January...

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Pioneering project to link refugee artists with creative businesses goes live

June 20, 2013
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Pioneering project to link refugee artists with creative businesses goes live

The work of new and emerging artists from refugee backgrounds is to be showcased to West organisations and businesses to explore ways they can be employed on creative projects. The groundbreaking initiative, the result of a link-up between St George’s Bristol and Platforma South West, the arts and refugees...

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Filmmakers link up to launch Bristol venture that puts new talent in the frame

June 20, 2013
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Filmmakers link up to launch Bristol venture that puts new talent in the frame

The former head of broadcast at Bristol-based Aardman Animations, Miles Bullough, and former BBC creative executive Jesse Cleverly have teamed up to launch an entertainment content incubator to help creatives looking for funding and expertise. The pair are calling on emerging and established creators to get in touch with...

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Mayor Ferguson isolated as City Council unites against residents’ parking zones

June 19, 2013
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Mayor Ferguson isolated as City Council unites against residents’ parking zones

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol Mayor George Ferguson was last night described as “arrogant” and “undemocratic” in attempting to force his residents’ parking zones (RPZ) plans onto communities that did not want them. Mr Ferguson faced the combined opposition of an angry public and all parties on Bristol City...

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Changes in legal market put 28% of West law firms on danger list

June 19, 2013
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More than a quarter of West law firms are at risk of failure in the next 12 months, according to an alarming new report. But the research by R3, the insolvency trade body, shows that the West’s expected failure rate of 28% over the next year is lower than...

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