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EasyJet launches Bristol flights spring schedule

August 4, 2011
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Budget airline easyJet has launched next year’s spring schedule from Bristol Airport with the promise of 40 low-fare routes. The airline, the UK’s largest, has increased capacity on a number of  popular destinations including Crete, Dalaman and Pisa. More than 6,400 flights next spring are now on sale. EasyJet...

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High-flying Brabazon offices land three new tenants

August 4, 2011
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Brabazon Office Park in Filton has attracted three new occupiers. Joint agents BNP Paribas and Alder King Property Consultants have let Unit Three – a 2,482 sq ft office – to Third Dimension Software on a new 10-year lease at a rent of £15.50 per sq ft. The company...

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Life’s a beach for record-breaking Bristol animators

August 3, 2011
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Bristol filmmakers, including Oscar winners Aardman and students from the city's School of Animation, have set a new record for making the world's largest stop-motion film – a year after they produced the smallest.That film featured Dot, a character just 9mm tall living in a microscopic world set. For...

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London-to-Bristol innovation showcase is ticket for co-operation

August 3, 2011
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Some of the businesses helping make Bristol a hub for innovation are taking part in a showcase of the city’s creativity for London-based entrepreneurs. The one-day ‘mission’, called London to Bristol and supported by pioneering Bristol IT firm Sift Media, is aimed at getting companies out of the capital...

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Shahaid wins first BPAA student award

August 3, 2011
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Shahaid wins first BPAA student award

Bristol student Shahaid Hussain is on track for a successful career in the property industry after being recognised by the city’s professional body. Shahaid, from Greenbank, is the first winner of the Bristol Property Agents’ Association’s (BPAA) Student of the Year award. The 39-year-old recently obtained a First from...

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Bristol firms in running for prestigious National Business Awards

August 3, 2011
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Renishaw, the innovative advanced engineering group, and Everything Environmental, the ethical promotional gift company, have been shortlisted in this year’s National Business Awards. Wotton-under-Edge-based Renishaw, where annual pre-tax profits recently soared by 203% to £80.4m, is among firms in the mid-cap category, sponsored by accountants and business advisers Grant...

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Bristol-led refinancing deal gives Synergy a healthy outlook

August 2, 2011
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Barclays Corporate in Bristol has led a seven-bank, multi-million pound refinancing agreement to support international sterilisation services group Synergy Health's continued global expansion. Swindon-based Synergy, which employs more than 4,000 people worldwide and specialises in the medical devices and healthcare sectors, has expanded rapidly in recent years through a...

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Whyatt Pakeman welcomes new partner to the firm

August 2, 2011
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Whyatt Pakeman welcomes new partner to the firm

Whyatt Pakeman Partners, an independent firm of Bristol-based chartered accountants, has appointed Richard Bunker as a partner following the merger of his own practice with Whyatt Pakeman Partners. Richard brings with him many years of valuable experience as a tax specialist working with companies, professional practices, owner-managed businesses, farmers...

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Bishop Fleming moves into Midlands with merger

August 2, 2011
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Bishop Fleming, the Bristol-based accountants with a string of offices across the South West, is to merge with Midlands-based Rabjohns to create a firm that straddles the M5 corridor from Cornwall to Worcester. The enlarged firm will have 21 partners and 230 staff. Bishop Fleming, by far the larger...

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‘Magic Circle’ litigation partner joins Burges Salmon

August 2, 2011
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Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has recruited Kari McCormick, previously a litigation partner at Clifford Chance, who brings with her more than 15 years’ experience in dispute resolution, including complex multi-party litigation for insurance companies, banks and corporate entities. Kari joins more than 80 lawyers in the firm’s successful disputes and litigation...

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GVA gains top place for public sector work

August 2, 2011
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Property consultancy GVA, which has a regional office in Bristol, has been ranked as the largest supplier of services to the public sector with a 44% market share. The figure, for 2010/11, has been released by the Government Procurement Service (formally Buying Solutions). GVA’s Bristol office provides a range...

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Taxman has e-traders in his sights, warn accountants

August 1, 2011
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Traders on eBay are being targeted for tax evasion by HM Revenue & Customs, warn PKF accountants and business advisers. “Targeting traders on e-marketplaces such as eBay is unlikely to contribute much directly to HMRC’s target of collecting additional tax of £7bn each year by 2014/15,” said Tony Moorby, director...

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Low Carbon South West chair awarded Honorary Degree

August 1, 2011
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Alan Bailey, the chair of Low Carbon South West, the UK’s largest environmental business trade association, has received an Honorary Degree of Master of Science from the University of the West of England (UWE) in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of a low-carbon economy in the...

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