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Direct Bristol-Zurich flights to take off next month

November 4, 2011
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West of England firms doing business in Zurich will be able to fly direct to the Swiss financial centre when a new a three-times-a-week service from Bristol Airport launches next month. Helvetic Airways launches the flights on December 5 with tickets costing from £145 return. The service will give...

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Bristol mobile phone jobs at risk as Orange group cuts costs

November 3, 2011
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Jobs in Bristol are at risk under plans by Everything Everywhere, the firm which runs mobile phone brands Orange and T-Mobile, to axe 550 staff following a review of its business. The group said the cuts, which account for about 4% of the company’s workforce, will affect sites in...

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Housing association recruits assistant director of finance

November 3, 2011
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Arcadia Housing, which owns and manages more than 11,000 homes, has appointed chartered accountant Edward Rowberry as assistant director of finance. His appointment comes as the group takes part in a series of stock swaps with other regional housing associations and builds a new head office in Worle, Weston-super-Mare.   Ed, who...

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West innovation takes centre stage at Venturefest

November 3, 2011
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Innovative business talent comes to the fore today at Venturefest Bristol 2011, the showcase event at the Bristol & Bath Science Park. The event aims to bring together new technology and innovation-based business ideas with the funding and support they require to help them grow. Core to Venturefest is...

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Medical and science firms are creating North Bristol hotspot

November 3, 2011
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North Bristol is becoming a hotspot for medical and scientific businesses with increased demand for space from medical companies on its business parks. The claim comes from  Chris Davies, South West leasing manager at SEGRO, the commercial property investment and development company. He said: “This part of North Bristol is rapidly...

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Aztec West properties offloaded in £10.35m deal

November 2, 2011
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Three buildings at Bristol’s Aztec West business park have been sold for a total of £10.35m. Property agents DTZ advised Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) on the sale of Buildings 200, 1100 and 1200 to London-based property investment group Hansteen UK. The portfolio of assets includes two modern multi-let...

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Top honours for Bristol financial duo

November 2, 2011
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Accountants Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office is celebrating two high-profile successes this month with a tax advisor making into the Top 35 UK Private Client Practitioners Under 35 list and an associate director being awarded fellowship to the Personal Finance Society. Imogen Hilton-Brown has been officially recognised as a rising...

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Merchant Venturers give £30,000 to ex-servicemen

November 1, 2011
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Bristol's Merchant Venturers have made a £30,000 grant to an innovative Forces Self Build Scheme taking shape in West Street, Bedminster. The Merchants’ gift will go towards building and construction training to help 12 ex-servicemen to build their own homes – as well as ensuring the presence of a skilled workman on...

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Grant Thornton’s tax team boosted by new manager

November 1, 2011
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Claire McRea has joined the Bristol office of accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton as a manager in its tax team. Claire, who grew up in Bristol and has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of the West of England, joins from Target Chartered Accountants in...

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Worldwide sales light up Imps despite tough Spanish market

November 1, 2011
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Bristol-based Imperial Tobacco, the South West’s largest business by turnover, overcame tough conditions in some of its markets to achieve a 3.7% increase in total annual revenues to £29.2bn with adjusted operating profit up from £2,53bn to £3.1bn, a rise of 1.2%.  Profits before tax rose from £2.11bn to £2.15bn, some way short...

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Zoo hires new marketing boss

October 31, 2011
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Bristol Zoo Gardens has appointed Owain Cassidy as its new head of marketing, public relations and development.  Owain, who was previously the head of marketing and communications for a children’s charity in Wales called Ty Hafan, has worked in the marketing sector for nine years.   He said: “Bristol Zoo...

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Work gets under way on £35m regeneration

October 31, 2011
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DTZ’s Bristol project and building consultancy team is providing professional building surveying services for the £35m regeneration of Dolphin Square Shopping Centre in Weston-super-Mare. The 200,000 sq ft scheme is to be transformed into a complex including an eight-screen cinema, 112-bed Premier Inn hotel, an indoor bowling alley and eight...

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Save St Michael’s, urges property specialist

October 31, 2011
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A Bristol-based heritage property specialist is calling for action to ensure the future of redundant churches, schools and theatre buildings in the South West – or the region could lose some of its most interesting buildings. James Edwards, a town planner with Colliers International said: “There is a real risk...

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