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New senior corporate banker at HSBC

November 25, 2011
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HSBC has appointed Paul Wood as senior corporate banking manager for the South West. In his new role Paul will focus on the extensive corporate market in the region, supporting businesses with a turnover of £25m-plus and ensuring that HSBC continues to meet the needs of its corporate clients....

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Ultimate Finance founder and non-exec director quit

November 25, 2011
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Richard Pepler, chief executive and co-founder of Bristol-based factoring group Ultimate Finance, has quit the business with immediate effect. Mr Pepler, who was previously sales and marketing director at Bibby Factors in Bristol, launched the business nine years ago and has since built it up to become one of...

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Jobs boost for Airbus on strong orders for its A350 airliner

November 24, 2011
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Airbus is to create 200 jobs at Filton due to demand for its new A350 airliner, it confirmed today. The plane, which will use lightweight composite wings designed and part-built in Bristol, was due to come into service in 2013 but will has been delayed to the first half...

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Merchant Venturers appoint lawyer David Marsh as new Master

November 22, 2011
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David Marsh, managing partner of leading Bristol law firm Burges Salmon, is the new Master of the Society of Merchant Venturers, the historic business-led organisation that encourages entrepreneurialism and has extensive charity interests across the city. David, who has been a Merchant Venturer for 10 years, has identified support...

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Sales team of the year award for Bristol Mercedes-Benz dealer

November 21, 2011
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Sales staff at Bristol’s Mercedes-Benz dealership are celebrating being part of the regional group that recently won the manufacturer’s Sales Team of the Year Award. The Cribbs Causeway dealership is one of the Sytner group of Mercedes-Benz sites in the West judged as having the best UK sales team...

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Bristol to stage UK’s first major green festival

November 20, 2011
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A world-class festival of sustainability is to be staged in Bristol next summer in a move which organisers hope will make the city synonymous with all things ‘green’ in the same way as festivals in Edinburgh, Hay and Cheltenham are linked with the performing arts and literature. Bringing together...

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Friday Analysis: Localism makes a comeback

November 18, 2011
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The Localism Act, which gives local communities more say about planning and development, was given Royal Assent on Tuesday. But is it good news for Bristol and the West? According to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), it is an encouraging shift of power from central government to communities. For...

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Media: Montage Communications lands Brabantia PR account

November 18, 2011
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Bristol-based digital marketing outfit Montage Communications has won a five-way pitch to manage the UK-wide public relations account for Brabantia, one of the top housewares brands in Europe. Montage, based near Whiteladies Road, Clifton, has been running Brabantia's international social media account for the past 12 months and now...

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Planemaking rivals go head to head to land major new orders

November 18, 2011
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Airbus rival Boeing has struck what is potentially its biggest ever commercial order within days of breaking its previous sales record at the Dubai Air Show. The American planemaker has secured a commitment from Indonesia's Lion Air to buy 230 single aisle Boeing 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900 ERs...

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Bank fined for leaving rubbish on Bristol pavement

November 18, 2011
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Banking group Santander has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £380 costs this week for persistently leaving commercial rubbish on the pavement outside one its Bristol city centre branches. A council officer found waste belonging to the bank in Baldwin Street eight times in the last year outside...

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Love nominated as chairman of the year

November 17, 2011
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South West entrepreneur Mike Love (pictured) was shortlisted last night for Grant Thornton's 2012 Chairman of the Year Quoted Company awards.  Dr Love has grown a number of companies, including CODASciSys, which at its peak featured in the Top 50 companies on AIM. It was taken private by Unit4 Agresso in...

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Takeover is just the job for Xchangeteam as it joins the Pertemps network

November 17, 2011
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Marketing, media and communications recruitment specialist Xchangeteam, which operates from offices in Bristol and London, has been acquired by the Pertemps Network.  Chief executive Emma Brierley, who founded Xchangeteam in 1999, said: “We are delighted to have become part of the successful Pertemps Network Group while still retaining our operational independence...

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South West demand grows for industrial and logistics space

November 17, 2011
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Strong demand for industrial and logistics space of more than 50,000 sq ft in the South West reflected activity nationwide with UK take-up in the third quarter rebounding from 5.6m sq ft in Q2 to nearly 7m sq ft, according to DTZ Research’s Property Times UK Industrial report.  It was...

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