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Oil and gas recruitment firm sets up in Bristol as city’s energy sector strengthens

February 1, 2013
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Oil and gas recruitment firm sets up in Bristol as city’s energy sector strengthens

Specialist recruitment company MDE Group is set to create 20 jobs over the next 18 months following the recent opening of its Bristol office. The Norwegian company, which specialises in recruiting staff for oil and gas deepwater and greenfield projects around the globe, said it was attracted to Bristol...

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Acquisition-hungry overseas firms develop taste for UK food and drink brands

January 31, 2013
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Acquisition-hungry overseas firms develop taste for UK food and drink brands

Overseas acquisitions in the food and drink sector doubled last year, with an increasingly large proportion of business buyers coming from outside Western Europe, new research shows. According to a new report from business and financial advisory firm Grant Thornton, takeovers in the sector by foreign-based firms accounted for...

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Jobs boost for Airbus’s Filton plant as minister confirms £1.4m injection

January 31, 2013
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Jobs boost for Airbus’s Filton plant as minister confirms £1.4m injection

Aerospace giant Airbus has confirmed it is to receive a £1.4m investment for its Filton plant from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF), helping create 200 engineering jobs. The funding will form part of a larger Airbus investment package, totalling more than £6.5m at Filton, helping secure the giant...

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Major Govt legal panel appoints Bristol law firm VWV’s real estate team

January 31, 2013
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Major Govt legal panel appoints Bristol law firm VWV’s real estate team

The real estate team at Bristol law firm VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards) has been appointed to a top Government legal panel to work on property and estates work. Some 67 firms applied for the seven places on the Procurement Service Legal Services Framework Agreement which undertakes a wide range...

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KLM to increase capacity on popular Bristol-Amsterdam route

January 30, 2013
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KLM to increase capacity on popular Bristol-Amsterdam route

Bristol Airport’s link with Amsterdam is to be strengthened this spring when Dutch airline KLM introduces additional capacity on its four-times daily service between the two cities. KLM will increase capacity by over 12% from the start of the summer schedule by introducing the new Embraer 190 aircraft on...

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Online outlet launched for made-in-Bristol products and independent traders

January 30, 2013
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Online outlet launched for made-in-Bristol products and independent traders

The Bristol Shop, the first e-commerce site dedicated to products sold by the city’s independent traders and artists, has gone live. It already sells more than 350 products from 50-plus designers, craft people, musicians and retailers – and hopes to have more than 2,000 items within months. It will...

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Renishaw boosted by Chinese orders but sales in Europe and US edge down

January 30, 2013
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Renishaw boosted by Chinese orders but sales in Europe and US edge down

A spate of large orders in China pushed up half-year profits and sales at advanced engineering group Renishaw. The orders, in the Chinese consumer electronics market, helped lift pre-tax profit during the second half of 2012 by 39% to £43.3m on revenue up 18% at £174.2m. However, the group,...

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Black market cigarettes will hit profits, warns Imperial Tobacco

January 30, 2013
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Black market cigarettes will hit profits, warns Imperial Tobacco

Bristol-based Imperial Tobacco today warned that growing cigarette smuggling in Europe will hit its profits this year. The warning came as Imperial, the world’s fourth-largest cigarette group, said its overall cigarette sales dropped by 1% during the final three months of last year. However, its net revenue came in...

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Top national award in the sights of Bristol finance advice firm

January 29, 2013
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Top national award in the sights of Bristol finance advice firm

Milsted Langdon Financial Services, the independent financial advice arm of chartered accountants Milsted Langdon, is in the running for a prestigious national industry award. The firm, which has an office in Bristol, has been shortlisted for Best Small Adviser Firm (under 25 registered individuals) at the Professional Adviser Awards...

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Digital Bristol Week gets under way

January 29, 2013
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Digital Bristol Week gets under way

The first Digital Bristol Week is underway with informative, networking events aimed at those already working in and those seeking a career in digital industries. The week offers a broad range of free events, workshops and panels as well as networking, training and knowledge exchange for the creative industries. Hosted...

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Awards recognise Bristol’s tourism and hospitality stars

January 29, 2013
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Awards recognise Bristol’s tourism and hospitality stars

Tourism, hospitality and retail businesses across the Bristol area are celebrating their success at this week's Bristol Tourism and Hospitality Awards. Organised by Destination Bristol, Sounds Commercial and supported by Bristol Marriott Hotels, the awards not only celebrate business excellence within the tourism and hospitality industry, but also recognise...

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Bristol Young Students showcased as awards reach the final countdown

January 29, 2013
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Bristol Young Students showcased as awards reach the final countdown

Thirteen teams from Bristol’s secondary schools have been selected as finalists of the RSG 2012 Bristol Young Student of the Year awards. Nearly three-quarters of Bristol’s secondary schools signed up to take part in the awards, which aim to create employment opportunities across the city by pairing students with...

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Business group refloats Bristol ferry operator following liquidation

January 29, 2013
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Business group refloats Bristol ferry operator following liquidation

The Bristol Ferry Boat Company has resumed services after being rescued by a consortium of investors including original owner Ian Bungard. The business went into liquidation in November after struggling with mounting debts – much to the disappointment of loyal passengers including commuters and residents as well as tourists....

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